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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fire Dog Monument Heading To D.C.

A sculpture of a firefighter and a dog trained to help in arson investigations will soon become a permanent monument in the District.

Virginia Voters To Receive Reminder Calls On ID Law

Virginia election officials will call provisional voters to remind them to provide identification at the polls.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

McDonnell Declares State Of Emergency In Virginia

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tours storm-ravaged areas of Fairfax County and meets with the Board of Supervisors to outline a recovery plan.

Silver Line Gets Vote From Loudoun Co. Supervisor

A Loudoun County supervisor who was on the fence about the Silver Line project now says he will support it.

Second Storm Forecasted For Saturday

As the region recovers from Friday night's storm, officials at the National Weather Service say another nasty storm front may be rolling in.

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips For Power Outages

The USDA is warning the millions of people without power to be mindful about spoiled food.

Cooling Centers Around The D.C. Area

Counties and other jurisdictions around the D.C. area have activated cooling centers to help people escape the extreme heat and power outages affecting the region. 

WSSC Issues Water Restrictions Montgomery And Prince George's Co.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has issued a mandatory water restriction for residents and businesses in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.

Restoration Continues After D.C. Area Storm

D.C., Maryland and Virginia have declared a state of emergency, after Friday night's violent storm knocked down trees and power lines, and left millions without power.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fans Turn Out At AT&T National, Despite Heat

Despite record temperatures in the D.C. area on Friday, golf fans turned out in droves at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. to see Tiger Woods and co. play.

Loudoun Holds Final Work Group On Silver Line

The Loudoun County Board is meeting Friday night, with an eye towards finalizing their plans on how to pay for their share of Phase 2 of the Silver Line, if at all.

Congress Reaches Bipartisan Deal On Transportation

Lawmakers in the D.C. region were among the majority supporting a massive bill passed Friday, which not only funds transportation projects, but improves safety standards for systems like the Metro.

Dew Tour In Ocean City Will Be Bigger, Free For All

The Dew Tour, a showcase featuring some of the biggest names in action sports, will be free for all who want to attend.

Metro Track Work Continues Despite Heat

Despite the heat, Metro says scheduled track work will continue this weekend.

Metro Fares To Increase On July 1

Metro customers who use the station's parking garages will notice a 25 cent increase. A dollar surcharge will be added to all paper fare cards.