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Sunday, May 27, 2012

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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Weekend To Remember Love Ones Lost

While many in the D.C. area are taking the Memorial Day holiday to relax, family and spouses of service members who lost their lives serving their country are taking the time to remember the fallen.

Analysis: Mayor Vincent Gray, 'A Fool Or A Liar'

With two campaign aides pleading guilty in connection to a federal probe looking into fraud in his 2010 campaign, Washington Post columnist says Mayor Vincent Gray is 'either a fool or a liar,' when he says he wasn't aware of improprieties.

Lady Arm Wrestlers Kick Butt, Entertain In Charlottesville

A group of strong-willed and strong-armed ladies in Charlottesville have pioneered the Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers — an organization that raises money while doing battle with one another.

Metro Maintenance On Green, Red Lines

While many will enjoy a three-day vacation this weekend, track work on the Metro marches on as ever, with crews performing repairs and installations on the Red and Green Lines.