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Friday, October 7, 2011

New D.C. Gardening Program Takes Root


Local schools are starting to reap the benefits of a gardening program introduced as part of the Healthy Schools Act last year.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wolf Rebukes Norquist On House Floor

grover norquist

Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf (R) admonished the strict anti-tax policies of Grover Norquist, saying his fellow GOP lawmakers have to be more flexible to tackle the deficit.

Ethics Task Force Rejected By D.C. Council

Council members resoundingly rejected Vincent Orange's ethics reform bill yesterday, saying the existing ethics reform effort needs time to take shape.

McDonnell: EPA Regulations Cost Too Much

bob mcdonnell

At a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Alexandria, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell described EPA regulations as "job killing."

Md. Professor Wins Share Of Nobel Prize

adam riess

A professor from Johns Hopkins University won a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics Tuesday for his work in observing the expansion of the known universe.

Court Upholds D.C.'s Assault Weapons Ban

A federal appeals court upheld D.C.'s ban on assault weapons, as well as certain other gun restrictions.

Maryland Redistricting Plan Released

The draft of Maryland's Congressional redistricting plan could have negative consequences for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

Maryland Gov. Appears In Gay Marriage Video

Shot of Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley in marriage equality video.

Maryland's gay marriage advocates are already ramping up publicity in advance of the issue coming before the state legislature in January.

NRC: Va. Nuclear Plant Not Damaged In Earthquake

The federal government's nuclear regulators say Dominion did what it was supposed to when an earthquake shook its North Anna Power Station in Virginia in August.

DC Lottery Seeks Input On Online Gaming

Residents in the District will finally get a chance to weigh in on the city’s internet gaming law. 

Occupy DC Gathers In McPherson Square

Occupy DC protester with sign reading "Join us: the 99 percent."

Organizers of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration say the movement’s grassroots effort is designed to call attention to the greed and lack of ethics in corporate America. Now, the protests are spreading to cities across the country, including D.C.

Wild Oysters Get Boost From Area Restaurants


The Oyster Recovery Partnership is fighting back against disease and pollution, supplementing wild oyster populations with the help of local restaurants.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 4

Shiny sculptures, Dandi and Gandhi, plus really exceptional bras.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 5

Army Choir

Flashpoint gets specific, Dance Exchange gets crafty, the American Art Museum gets Encuentros and St. John’s gets the U.S. Army Chorus.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Md. Child Neglect Law Could Have Big Impact

anthony brown

Experts who work with abused children were cheered over the weekend, as Maryland politicians finally agreed to join 49 other states in making child neglect a crime.