Local News from WAMU 88.5

Monday, June 11, 2012

U Street Construction Begins Today, Blocking Lanes And Parking

A street improvement project along U Street NW is expected to tie up traffic and parking along the popular corridor for the better part of a year. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

McDonnell Gives Thanks To UVA President

Gov. Bob McDonnell is expressing his gratitude toward University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, who announced her resignation Sunday.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 11

Children of Paradise, stuffed animal art, and Battles.

Moran Focuses On Issues For Tuesday's Primary

Democratic incumbent Jim Moran is trying to fight back a challenge in Virginia's primary on Tuesday against progressive Democrat Bruce Shuttleworth.

UVA President Teresa Sullivan Steps Down

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is leaving her position, effective Aug. 15.

Former First Ladies Honored At Archives

The National Archives is honoring two former first ladies on their 100th birthdays.

Construction Plans Set To Improve U Street

Washington's popular U Street will soon become a construction zone.

D.C. Students Learn Value Of Composting

Some students say a new composting program at D.C. schools is helping transform yesterday's trash into a greener future.

Alexandria Primary Election Heats Up

This Tuesday, voters will be busy with primaries for the United States House and Senate, but one election in Alexandria may be the hottest race on the ballot.

Fatalities Rise On Coastal Highway

Ocean City police are warning pedestrians about the dangers of crossing Coastal Highway.

Coal Ash Provision Stalls Transportation Bill

The transportation bill is vital for projects throughout the region, but it's been held up on Capitol Hill because of the Republican's coal ash provision.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Conservationists Use Recorded Bird Calls To Attract Other Birds

Conservationists in Maryland hope to attract endangered birds back to the eroding Skimmer Island with recorded bird calls.

Maryland Officials Look To Ban Baby Bumper Pads

Maryland health officials have concluded the risks of baby bumper pads to infants outweigh the potential benefits.

Friday, June 8, 2012

O'Malley: Wisc. Recall Defeat Doesn't Affect Presidential Election

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley dismissed the notion that the victory for Republican governor Scott Walker had any implications for the presidential election.

Thunderbirds To Headline Ocean City Air Show

Soaring above the skies of Ocean City this weekend will be the Thunderbirds — six airmen in F-16s who still get as much of a rush out of the spectacle as the people for whom they perform.