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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

D.C. Veterans Struggle With Employment

Veterans are more likely to be unemployed than the general population, a fact that a D.C. jobs fair sought to reverse on Tuesday.

Top 10 Worst Intersections In Montgomery County

Montgomery County traffic isn't getting worse, but it also isn't getting any better, according to a transit report released this week.

Transparency Sought For Fairfax County Donors

It's not clear how much influence donations can net you on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, but most would agree with a call for transparency.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 25

agnes bolt

The art of Agnes Bolt and the sounds of Future Islands.

Perceptions Of DCPS Improve, But Not Reality

A recent survey of students and parents by the D.C. Public Schools showed some disconnect between perceptions and reality.

Authorities Search For Missing Autistic Boy

An 8-year-old autistic boy has been missing since Sunday, when he wandered away from his family in North Anna Battlefield Park in Hanover County, Virginia.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Service Planned For McQuain Mother, Son

A service is planned Saturday for Jane McQuain and her son William, who are believed to have been murdered earlier this month.

Teen Charged In 'Jihad Jane' Case Pleads Not Guilty

The Maryland teenager accused of aiding 'Jihad Jane' gather money and recruits pleaded not guilty  in court on Monday.

One Virginia Municipality On The Brink

The economic downturn has forced municipalities across the country to scale back, and one community in Virginia is paying for their expensive dreams gone wrong.

Jewish Chaplains Memorial Dedicated At Arlington Cemetery

Officials are dedicating a memorial at Arlington National Cemetary in honor of Jewish military chaplains that died in the line of duty. It's the first time such recognition is being given on a national scale.

CQ Roll Call: Obama's New Economic Initiatives Could Frustrate Congress, Republicans Have Edge On Redistricting

Obama's forthcoming series of economic initiatives that would not require Congressional support could boil up more frustrations in Congress.

Maryland Targeting Immigration Scammers

Maryland is seeking to undermine scammers who prey on citizenship-seeking immigrants with a targeted education campaign.

Two Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Rockville

Police are investigating a reported murder-suicide at a Rockville assisted living facility.

Maryland Energy Officials Tout New Efficiency Ranking

Officals at the Maryland Energy Administration are touting the fruits of their labor this week, after a nonprofit group released rankings showing that Maryland now ranks as the 10th most energy efficient state in the U.S.

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