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Monday, June 25, 2012

Marion Barry's Former Drug Supplier Tied To Jeffrey Thompson Network

The investigation continues into the vast political donor network of D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson, and new documents released show a connection between Thompson and former Mayor Marion Barry's one-time drug dealer. 

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 25

Honing your craft with abstract drawings, still-lifes, and portraits.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Virginia Republicans Push For Offshore Drilling

Virginia House Republicans continue to try to pressure the Obama Administration to open up Virginia's coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.

Supporters Of Former UVA President Plan Vigil For Board Meeting

Thousands of faculty members and staff rallied in support of ousted president Teresa Sullivan, two days before UVA's board is scheduled to meet to vote on her reinstatement.

Health Care Debate Goes To Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is scheduled to release it's ruling on Obama's controversial health care law this week.

Future Of Student Loan Rates Undecided

The president used his weekly radio address to call for an extension of low subsidized student loan rates, while Republicans in the region say it's the president who needs to compromise.

'Rally Of Honor' Held For Ousted UVA President

A "Rally for Honor" is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at UVA to support the university's ousted president, Teresa Sullivan.

Virginia Law Shields Police From Transparency

A lack of transparency is drawing attention to Virginia as a potential hotbed of corruption.

Mega Millions Prize Heading To Virginia Literary Fund

The winner of the $250,000 Mega Millions still has not stepped forward, which means the Virginia Literary Fund will receive the money.

House Appropriations Cuts EPA Funding

Some Democrats in the region are upset that House Republicans are trying to slash clean air funding.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Postal Museum Set To Open New Gallery

The National Postal Museum will be opening a new gallery showcasing more than 20,000 objects.

Beltway Construction Affects Traffic

Drivers are advised to avoid the outer loop of the Capital Beltway near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge because of ongoing construction.

Smithsonian's Film Festival Features Clint Eastwood Westerns

A three-day film festival at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is featuring Clint Eastwood westerns.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Analysis: House Takes Up Farm Bill, Sequestration Amendment

The Farm Bill has passed through the Senate, which leaves the House to consider an amendment made which could have significant financial impacts on the D.C. area.

Freak Accident In Riverdale Leaves 5 Children Hospitalized

A two-vehicle accident in Riverdale, Md. sent seven people to the hospital, including a group of children who were simply playing in a wading pool in the front yard of a nearby house.