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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Debt Ceiling Debate Returns To Capitol Hill

Last summer, Virginia almost lost its triple-A credit rating because of partisan sniping in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling. Now Republican leaders are drawing a line in the sand over that debate once again.

D.C. Honors Veterans In Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Monday.

Tourists Expected To Flock To Cities This Summer

Cities will be the hotspots for tourists this year, according a transportation advocacy group.

Active Military Can Visit Museums For Free

Active-duty military personnel and their families will receive free admission to more than 1,600 museums across the country this summer.

D.C. Swimming Pools Open For Summer

It's a warm and slightly muggy Memorial Day weekend... perfect weather for a dip in the pool, most of which are now open for the summer.

Bay Foundation Advises On Unhealthy Waters

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is reminding beach visitors to be mindful of unhealthy water in the Bay and other waterways.

Warner And 'Gang Of Six' Craft Deficit Reduction Package

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is holding out hope that he and a bipartisan group of lawmakers can craft a broad package to reduce the deficit.

Democrats Confident In Regaining House

The region's Democrats are confident in their ability to retake the U.S. House after this year's elections.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 28

How to make this Memorial Day memorable.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Virginia Travel Campaign Encouraging Road Trips

Virginia tourism officials are encouraging travelers to skip the flights and hit the roads.

AAA Offers Memorial Day Travel Tips

Traveling with children this Memorial Day weekend? Here are a few tips for a more pleasant trip.

Seagrasses Declining In Local Waters

Water quality and high temperatures are causing seagrasses to decline in coastal bays on the Eastern Shore.

Reward Offered For Info On C&O Canal Theft

Police are offering a reward in Maryland for information about stolen equipment in the C&O Canal.

Dewey Beach Laws Are Costly For Musicians

Two new laws in a popular Delaware resort have musicians and bar owners up in arms.

Rolling Thunder Rolls Into D.C. Memorial Day Weekend

The 25th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally for veterans kicks off this weekend, closing some roads in the area.