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Monday, March 26, 2012

CQ Roll Call: Capitol Police Take On More Responsibility, Disagreement May Delay Eisenhower Memorial

In the past year, Congress has taken a more active role in handling tourist hotspots around the National Mall and Capitol, but that means access to those areas may be limited.

Montgomery County's Bus Transit Plans May Require Tax Hike

Montgomery County will likely have to raise property taxes in order to pay for a new bus rapid transit system, according to recommendations from a county task force. 

Two More Car-Sharing Operations Launch In D.C.

D.C. car-share fans now have two more options to choose from: car-sharing services from Hertz and Car2Go are now operational in D.C.

Trayvon Martin Protest Planned For Department Of Justice

The next protest in support of Trayvon Martin is scheduled for this afternoon outside the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. Protesters want DOJ to file federal charges against George Zimmerman, the man who killed Martin as he walked unarmed last month in Florida.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Supreme Court Begins Health Care Review

The Supreme Court begins its review of the President's health care law on Monday.

Original Cherry Trees Still Standing In D.C.

The first two cherry trees planted 100 years ago in the District are still standing.

Amid Wealth, Arlington Struggles With Rise In Poverty

Members of the Arlington County Board are struggling to cope with the rising number of people who live below the poverty line in the county.

Maryland House Approves Public-Private Partnerships On Infrastructure

Maryland delegates approved a measure Saturday that would allow public-private partnerships on infrastructure projects.

NASA Reschedules Rockets Launch

NASA has canceled the launch of five suborbital rockets from Virginia's coast due to inclement weather.

EPA Ranks Virginia Second For Toxic Waterways

Virginia released more than 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the state's waterways in 2010, according to a local environmental group.

Maryland Launches Health Care Reform Site

Maryland has launched a website for residents seeking information on the state's health care reform policy.

Tea Partiers Rally At Supreme Court Over Health Care

Members of the Tea Party rallied on Capitol Hill this weekend in opposition to Obama's signature health care law.

Arlington Businesses Conclude Green Games

Arlington businesses ended a yearlong competition in reducing energy use.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Trayvon Martin Supporters Protest At Freedom Plaza

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Freedom Plaza Saturday in honor of the Florida teen who was shot and killed last February.

Virginia House Proposes Sales Tax For Transportion Projects

Some Virginia lawmakers say the state is running low on transportation funds, and wants to phase in a sales tax to help pay for infrastructure projects.