Local News from WAMU 88.5 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Local News from WAMU 88.5

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Legacy Of Traffic Gridlock On Local Bicyclists

d.c. bicycle commuters

The D.C. region's heavy traffic isn't confined to local roads and the Beltway. It now includes bikes lanes and park trails.

Creating An A+ Legacy For District Students

Teachers in the District go through a lengthy evaluation process each year, and the best of the best are offered bonuses of up to $25,000. One of those teachers talks about her teacher style, and how it earned her respect with her students, parents and fellow educators.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

VDOT To Close One Exit To I-66 On Beltway

Starting tomorrow, drivers should get used to getting over to the right to merge onto I-66 West from northbound I-495 -- the inner loop of the Capital Beltway -- the left exit onto I-66 W there will close permanently to make way for new HOT lanes. 

Warrenton Improves Access For Disabled Residents

Disabled residents in Warrenton, Va. will soon have better access to public buildings, parking lots and service areas.

Latinos Now Majority Of Children In Poverty

Latino children now make up the largest population of young people living in poverty in the United States, according to new data from the Pew Hispanic Center.

Cats Rule At New Cage-Free Shelter

Cat

The Animal Welfare League has opened a newly renovated, cage-free shelter for cats in Olde Towne Gaithersburg, hoping to increase the rate of adoptions by creating a more relaxed environment for both the animals and potential adopters.

Senators Want DOD To Address BRAC Traffic

Mark Center in Alexandria

Virginia's senators are joining two of the state's Northern Virginia congressmen in appealing to the Department of Defense to address traffic issues associated with the DOD's new office at the Mark Center in Alexandria.

Virginia May Provide More Opportunities For Inmates

Virginia is aiming to reduce recidivism among released prison inmates by giving them more opportunities while they're in jail. 

Statewide Broadband Network Goes Live In Rural Md.

barbara mikulski and martin o'malley

Maryland's statewide broadband network has officially gone live in rural Charles County, and Senator Barbara Mikulski believes it could be a model for the nation.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Federal Workers Getting Used To Near-Shutdowns

Federal workers react to narrowly avoiding a government shutdown ... again.

Obama's Back-To-School Speech Inspires Area Students

president obama

Students from Benjamin Banneker High School in NW D.C. offer their reactions to President Obama's "Back to School" speech delivered there Wednesday.

Closure Imminent For Lincoln Theatre

lincoln theatre

The historic Lincoln Theatre on U Street may have to shutter its doors as soon as next week due to a lack of operational funding.

Pages