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Monday, June 11, 2012

Mendelson And Orange Race For D.C. Council Chair

At-large council members Phil Mendelson and Vincent Orange race to replace Kwame Brown as D.C. Council Chair.

Potomac Child Suffers Near Drowning Incident

A young child has been taken to the hospital following a near drowning incident at a community center in Potomac, Md.

Virginia Voters Head To The Polls For Primaries

Republicans and Democrats head to the polls for Tuesday's primary elections.

Fairfax Aims To Educate Public On Budget Process

Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are proposing a measure to make the budget process more transparent.

Montgomery County Holds Hearing On Tree-Trimming Bill

Montgomery County councilmembers will hold a public hearing on a bill regarding Pepco's tree-trimming efforts Tuesday night.

Unmanned Aircraft Crashes In Eastern Shore

An unmanned aircraft on a routine maintenance flight reportedly crashed near Bloodsworth Island, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay Monday.

Orange Proposes D.C. Income Tax Exemption For DCPS Teachers

Councilmember Vincent Orange is proposing to exempt DCPS teachers from paying the city's income tax, and that exemption would include his wife.

UVA Rector Addresses University President's Resignation

Less than two years after Teresa Sullivan's appointment, the University of Virginia's president is stepping down. The school's Board of Visitors has accepted her resignation and is calling for a bold new leader who can resolve financial challenges.

More Women Enrolling To The U.S. Naval Academy

A U.S. Naval Academy official says the class of 2016 is on track to have the largest female class in the academy's history.

Analysis: Virginia GOP Moves To Take Back Seats On The Hill

George Allen emerges as Republican front-runner for U.S. Senate,  Connolly seeks to maintain his seat and lawmakers await SCOTUS health care ruling.

Protesters Rally Against Pepco Rate Hikes

Protesters are taking one last stand against proposed Pepco rate hikes in downtown D.C. today with a mock funeral outside the Public Service Commission's offices. 

Driver In Office Building Crash Charged With Arson

The driver who allegedly crashed an SUV into a downtown D.C. office building has been charged with arson and other counts.

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.