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Monday, June 4, 2012

Secure Communities In D.C. Starts June 5

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and other city leaders are preparing for the implementation of the Department of Homeland Security's "Secure Communities" program in the District.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 4

Jazz Meets the Classics, John Cage meets The Phillips, and Bill W. founds AA.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

George Zimmerman In Police Custody

George Zimmerman, the man charged with murder in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday.

Wilson Bridge Undergoes Four-Month Maintenance

Extended maintenance of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge begins Monday.

Fairfax Residents Preparing For Summer Floods

Residents in the Huntington neighborhood of Fairfax County are preparing for another storm-filled summer with potentially devastating floods.

Gang Trial Info Used To Target Criminals In Virginia

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's office is using information obtained during a recent gang leader's trial to help crack down on criminal street gang activity.

Vote On Pro-Labor Clause For Silver Line Scheduled For This Week

The decision on the controversial pro-labor provision for Phase 2 of the Dulles Rail Project is on the line this week.

'Green Lane Project' Aims For More Bike Lanes

A new initiative is paving the way for more bicycle lanes in the District.

Researchers To Investigate Art In Society

Researchers will receive grants to investigate the impact of the arts on different parts of society.

Competition Builds For Baltimore's New Carousel

Carousel proposals from two Maryland companies are on the table for Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

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!