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Monday, June 6, 2011

Police Step Up Patrol After Attacks On Trail

Police are stepping up patrols on the Metropolitan Branch trail between D.C. and Maryland after several recent attacks.

Overnight Delays On I-95 In Virginia

Overnight roadwork on Interstate 95 in Virginia is expected to cause delays this week.

CQ Roll Call: Medicare Changes, Diamond Withdraws Fed Nomination, Santorum Running For Republican Presidential Nomination

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest news on Capitol Hill, including democratic senators request to leave Medicare unchanged, Nobel-prize winning economist Peter Diamond withdrawing his nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governor, and Former senator Rick Santorum's plans to announce his run for the Republican presidential nomination.

Democratic Senators Asking Biden To Leave Medicare Unchanged

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is one of five Democratic senators calling on Vice President Joe Biden to leave Medicare unchanged during ongoing budget negotiations.

Lt. Gov. Bolling Optimistic About Virginia's Job Force

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling says he remains optimistic about the continued growth of Virginia's workforce. He recently spoke to business leaders in Roanoke about creating jobs and investing in the economy.

Power's Back On, But Pepco Still Working On North Capitol Street

The power outage that affected several blocks of North Capitol Street for several days last week is still causing problems in the neighborhood, with several roads expected to be closed throughout the day while Pepco continues its work.

Sulaimon Brown To Testify At D.C. Council Today

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown will testify publicly for the first time about the allegations he was paid and promised a job by the campaign of Mayor Vincent Gray for his help during the race. The hearing is scheduled for today at 1 p.m.

Region's Public Safety Chiefs Make More Than Governors

The salaries of many of the police and fire chiefs in the Washington region outpace the earnings of their states' governors.

Moran: Congress Could Support Transit Through Tax Policy

Congress isn't likely to spend a lot on local transportation infrastructure projects in the near term, but Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D) says lawmakers could use tax policy to make communities less congested.

D.C. Needle Exchanges Struggle To Keep Pace With Demand

Now that Congress has dropped its effort to ban local funding for needle exchanges in D.C., one local needle exchange program is breathing a sigh of relief.

Consider This By Fred Fiske: Shopping

It's been over 10,000 years since man learned to domesticate animals and grow crops. And he moved out of the trees and the caves. It's been over 50,000 years since homo sapiens exceeded Neanderthal Man, and those who live in the new world cease being hunters and gatherers… except for my wife.

150 Years Since Civil War: A Look At How Water, Heat Affected Soldiers

This year, during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, we have been bringing you stories about those early months and skirmish, as well as how people are studying and commemorating them. Today's report is on how water and heat may have affected the ultimate outcome of the war.

Developers Eye Alexandria Waterfront

The waterfront in Old Town Alexandria is about to get a makeover, and developers have already started making plans.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

An Afro Brazilian blast, trash becomes treasure, Broadway in Bethesda, and live music returns to the Galaxy Hut.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Roving Art Gallery Rolls Into The District

The District got a visit from a roaming art gallery this week, and its owner just didn’t want to leave.