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Friday, August 5, 2011

Door to Door: Adelphi, Md. and Bluemont, Va

It's our regular trip around the region. This week, we visit the Bluemont neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, and Adelphi, Maryland.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Summertime" by Dizzy Gillespie from The Real Thing]

Thursday, September 1, 2011

D.C. Drivers Among The Worst In The Country

The insurer Allstate has released its annual ranking of the regions with the country's least safe drivers and once again, the D.C. metro area didn't fare too well.

Crowded School Days Continue in Loudoun County

Students in Loudoun County's public school system are settling in to the first week of the school year. While many are getting used to new surroundings, new teachers, and new courses, one thing is exactly the same as last year: overcrowded classrooms.

After Irene, Montgomery Co. Residents Feel Neglected By BG&E

By now, utilities have restored power to most residents in Maryland. But some who remain without say they don't fully understand why.

Va. Panel Looks To Streamline State Agencies and Programs

A panel in Virginia is studying ways to streamline state government. Last year, the group consolidated or abolished 49 boards and commissions. Now, the panel is looking at ways to restructure state agencies and programs.

University of Maryland Going Green With Solar Power

One of the largest solar panel arrays in the DC-region is now generating electricity at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Youth Voices: Losing One's Identity, Finding Another

Where we call home is crucial to our sense of identity. But what if you were adopted from another country and never knew your parents or lived in your native home?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nonprofit Accused Of Using City HIV/AIDS Funds To Benefit Strip Club

A nonprofit organization in D.C. is being accused of using money from a city HIV/AIDS program to renovate a warehouse that's now being used as a strip club.

Montgomery Co. Councilmember Calls For Alternative To Youth Curfew

Montgomery County Council member Phil Andrews is speaking out about his opposition to a county wide youth curfew.