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Friday, September 23, 2011

Arlington National Cemetery Sees Fixes

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After reports of mismanagement marred assessments last year, the Army's Inspector General reports that operations at Arlington National Cemetery have improved considerably.

Public Input Needed For D.C. Sustainability

D.C. is launching a new sustainability initiative to make the city a greener, healthier place, and they're asking for input from residents.

WaPo McCartney: Davis Takes Over Leslie Johnson's Seat In PG County, Discord Erupts During D.C. Council Meeting

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis of this week's top stories, including a profanity-filled D.C. Council meeting that ended with a closed-door session, and the new council member elected to take over Leslie Johnson's seat in Prince George's County.

District Man Avoids Deportation

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A young man escapes imminent deportation, but activists charge that other non-violent undocumented workers are still treated no better than those with established criminal records.

CQ Roll Call: Fiscal Budget Needed To Avert Shutdown, Lamar Alexander To Step Down

The federal government's fiscal year comes to a close next week, and so far there's no budget for the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1. The House passed a stopgap measure to provide federal disaster aid and to keep the government running for seven weeks.

Metro Adds Online Payment For SmarTrip

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At long last, commuters can add money to their SmarTrip cards online thanks to a new feature from Metro.

Suspicious Package Reported At Wilson HS

Students and staff evacuated Wilson High School Friday morning, as a suspicious package was reported to be on school grounds. Fortunately the scare proved unfounded.

Fairfax County Looking For Revitalization

Fairfax County officials are pushing for a series of underground stations to transform the region from a sleepy suburban enclave into a thriving urban core.

Student Suspended Over Banana Costume

The right to free speech is raised at a Stafford County high school after academic officials suspended a student for sprinting around in a banana costume.

WTU Appeal: Teachers Get Back Pay, Jobs

The Washington Teachers Union won a major victory Thursday, as an arbitrator ruled D.C. owes 75 teachers fired in 2008 approximately $7 million in back pay.

Solar Decathlon Team Builds Home For D.C. Mom

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A D.C. resident may be the unexpected beneficiary of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, with Habitat for Humanity helping her buy the student-built, energy-efficient home.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 23

Films galore, George's art, Warhol's headlines and O'Neill's Moon

D.C. Council Bars Reporters From Meeting

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Reporters were escorted by police from a meeting of the D.C. city council Thursday, by a unanimous vote of the council, citing the discussion of "personnel issues."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Teen Pregnancies Up In Montgomery County

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Teen pregnancies in Montgomery County are on the rise, especially within the Latino community.

WMATA: Top 10 Worst Stations For Crime

Metro released their crime statistics for the second quarter of 2011. Which stations rounded out the top 10?

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