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Friday, September 16, 2011

Delays Expected With Weekend Track Work

The yellow and blue lines will face delays this weekend as Metro performs routine inspections on the Potomac River bridge.

CQ Roll Call: Debate On Job Creation, Senate Passes Bill To Avert Partial FAA Shutdown

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Daily Briefing, gives and analysis of Obama's jobs plan and on a bill that helped prevent a partial FAA shutdown.

Va. Historical Society Unveils Slave Name Database

A database containing 1,500 Va. slave names was unveiled Thursday, giving scholars and family historians a new resource for examining histories within families and the state of Virginia.

WaPo's McCartney: Virginia's New Abortion Regulations, Kaine-Allen Poll

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks to WAMU about the new abortion regulations in Virginia and the 2012 Senate race.

Future Still Uncertain For Many PW Co. Flood Victims

Bulldozed mobile homes

Dozens of Woodbridge residents whose homes were destroyed in last week's flooding may get some more time to try to find a new place to live. 

Student Dies After Bowie State Stabbing

Authorities and Bowie State University school officials are trying to pick up the pieces Friday, after 19-year-old Dominique Frazier was fatally stabbed by her college roommate.

Wells Wants To Beef Up Bike Laws

Bike accident

One D.C. lawmaker is hoping to make it easier for cyclists injured on the road to file civil suits against drivers of automobiles that hit them.

Fairfax Voters To Decide On Huntington Floodwall

Huntington cleanup

Voters in Fairfax County might get the chance to voter on whether to fund a floodwall in the Huntington neighborhood.

Youth Voices: Sibling Rivalry Not A Competition

Youth Voices commentator Tailor Coble found her sibling rivalry was less about being better and more about being herself.

Howard Co. Inmates Cultivate Produce, Purpose

Inmates in Howard County's correction facilities are finding a welcome distraction and outlet in cultivating gardens.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Va. Board Approves Abortion Regulations

The Virginia Board of Health approved emergency regulations of abortion clinics that critics say may cause many state clinics to shut down.

Waterspout Strikes Ocean City, None Injured

ocean city waterspout

An unexpected waterspout struck Ocean City, Md. late Thursday, causing minor cosmetic damage to area buildings and cars, but leaving none injured in its wake.

MoCo Council Looks At Teen Curfew Bill

teen protesting curfew

The Montgomery County Council looked at the first version of a controversial bill that would institute a curfew for county teenagers.

Redskins Make Play For Solar Power

The Redskins are pioneering a new green energy initiative, generating significant chunks of their power using new solar panels.

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