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Monday, May 28, 2012

'Healthy Homes' Aims To Identify Health Threats

The D.C. Department of the Environment has launched a new program to help residents identify health threats in their homes.

Virginia Eases Academic Transfers For Military Kids

Virginia is joining several other states in adopting consistent rules to help military kids transition easily between schools.

Alexandria Board Without Lawyer For Waterfront Case

The Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals will not have legal representation in an upcoming Circuit Court case over the waterfront plan.

VDOT Unveils New Road Signs

The Virginia Department of Transportation has made it a little easier for visitors to get to the beach this summer.

Four Charged In Ocean City Drug Bust

Four people are facing charges in connection with more than 500 bags of packaged suspected synthetic marijuana seized at two businesses in Ocean City.

Fairfax Animals Recovering After Attack

Four barnyard animals are recovering this morning after being attacked over the weekend at a farm in Fairfax.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 28

How to make this Memorial Day memorable.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Debt Ceiling Debate Returns To Capitol Hill

Last summer, Virginia almost lost its triple-A credit rating because of partisan sniping in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling. Now Republican leaders are drawing a line in the sand over that debate once again.

D.C. Honors Veterans In Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Monday.

Tourists Expected To Flock To Cities This Summer

Cities will be the hotspots for tourists this year, according a transportation advocacy group.

Active Military Can Visit Museums For Free

Active-duty military personnel and their families will receive free admission to more than 1,600 museums across the country this summer.

D.C. Swimming Pools Open For Summer

It's a warm and slightly muggy Memorial Day weekend... perfect weather for a dip in the pool, most of which are now open for the summer.

Bay Foundation Advises On Unhealthy Waters

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is reminding beach visitors to be mindful of unhealthy water in the Bay and other waterways.

Warner And 'Gang Of Six' Craft Deficit Reduction Package

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is holding out hope that he and a bipartisan group of lawmakers can craft a broad package to reduce the deficit.

Democrats Confident In Regaining House

The region's Democrats are confident in their ability to retake the U.S. House after this year's elections.