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Friday, July 13, 2012

Airport Metro Station Closed This Weekend

Metro track work will affect travellers inordinately this weekend, as the Reagan National Airport Metro stop will be closed, with buses replacing trains between Braddock Rd. and Pentagon City.

Analysis: Congress Kicks The Can On Farm Bill, Postal Service, Tax Cuts

Congress isn't expected to get much done this summer. As David Hawkings of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing explains, the lame duck sessionis the soonest we'll see any action on Capitol Hill.

Analysis: Campaign Scandal Weighing On Gray's Political Capital

It's been a busy week at the Wilson Building. D.C. reporter Patrick Madden explains the possible implications of the latest developments in the probe into Mayor Gray's 2010 campaign.

D.C. Officer Allegedly Threatens To Shoot First Lady

A Metropolitan Police Department officer is on administrative leave after he allegedly threatened to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama.

Numbers Show Home Prices Rising

New numbers suggest that the worst of the housing crisis may now be behind us.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Addresses Gray 2010 Campaign

In response to Gray's shadow campaign, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the mayor has "an obligation to clear this matter up quickly."

Fire Forces Silver Spring Apartment To Evacuate

Several units of a Silver Spring apartment building are destroyed after a two-alarm broke out Friday morning.

Montgomery County BRT Steps Closer To Approval

Montgomery County officials are drawing closer to approving plans for 23 Bus Rapid Transit corridors designed to ease traffic.

Obama On Campaign Tour In Virginia

President Obama sets off on a campaign tour in Virginia today, with scheduled stops in Virginia Beach, Roanoke and Hampton.

Door to Door: Eckington, D.C.. and Herndon, Va. (Originally broadcast February 17, 2012)

This week, we visit Eckington in Northeast D.C., and Herndon, Va.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Green Line Derailment Prompts Safety Changes On Metro

The Metro board met Thursday to discuss implementing new safety procedures after a "heat kink" caused a Green Line train to derail on July 3.

Gray Called On To Explain Shadow Campaign

D.C. Congressional Delegate Ellen Holmes Norton has added her voice to those asking Mayor Vincent Gray to explain the criminal conduct at the core of this 2010 campaign.

Advisory Board Forms For Forest Glen Annex Cleanup

The first meeting of the Restoration Advisory Board to cleanup a Silver Spring military site is set for Thursday night.

Condemned Riverdale Apartment Complex Displaces 200 People

An apartment complex in Prince George's County is condemned because of damage from the recent storms, forcing 200 people to find a new place to live.

Maryland Senator Wants To Stop Utility Outage Fees

In Maryland, when storms knock out power, utilities actually charge users a fee for services they're not deliver. One state senator wants to change that practice.