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Sunday, June 3, 2012

D.C. Jazz Festival Fills Streets With Music

The annual D.C. Jazz Festival kicks off this weekend, with a little inspiration from Paris.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

NPS Announces New Trail In Virginia

The nation has 54 new official recreation trails, including one in Warrenton, Va.

Cantor's Legislative Program Disappoints Democrats And Republicans

Both the far right and the left are berating Rep. Eric Cantor's summer legislative program for the U.S. House.

Virginia Launches New Veteran's ID Card

A new veteran's ID card in Virginia will enable returning vets to take advantage of more services and benefits.

Metro Track Work Continues This Weekend

It's another weekend of scheduled track work on Metro. Riders, prepare for delays!

D.C. Area Celebrates 'National Trails Day'

Bikers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to take part in National Trails Day activities in the region.

NTSB Releases Report On Metro Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board's final report on three Metro accidents faults the rail system's inadequate safeguards and lack of communication.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Maryland Gaming Advisory Group Holds First Meeting

A Maryland Advisory Committee held its first meeting Friday to discuss the possibility of expanding gaming in the state to Prince George's County.

Loudoun County Divided Over Silver Line Commitment

Loudoun County will be holding a public hearing Monday to hear ideas as to how to pay for their $200 million commitment to the Silver Line construction project.

House Agenda Draws Barbs From Both Sides Of Aisle

The legislative agenda for the House of Representatives is drawing fire from both the right and the left, a trend expected to continue through Election Day.

Tornado Warnings Issued In D.C., Maryland, Virginia

The National Weather Service has issued sporadic tornado warnings for areas in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland through this evening, and flooding, downed trees, and disrupted transportation abound.

Months Of Maintenance Ahead For Woodrow Wilson Bridge

Those who frequent the Wilson Bridge, take heed. Inspectors will soon begin periodically closing lanes as part of an effort to inspect the concrete structure for damage.

Analysis: A Run-Down Of Gay Marriage Opponents In Maryland, New Casinos, And Local Governors On The National Stage

Referendums, slots, and recalls, oh my! - A look into the top stories of Maryland and Virginia.

Analysis: House Republicans Defeat Sex-Selective Abortion Bill, Virginia Senate Race Heats Up

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing provides an analysis on the Virginia Senate race and the sex-selective abortion bill that House Republicans recently defeated.

SunTrust Mortgage To Pay $21 Million Following Discrimination Lawsuit

SunTrust Mortgage denies wrongdoing in a racial discrimination lawsuit, but has agreed to pay a $21 million settlement to avoid costly litigation.