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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ocean City And Dewey Rated Among Cleanest Beaches

Two beaches along the Maryland and Delaware shoreline make the list for the nation's cleanest beaches.

Montgomery County Exec Derides Pepco After Storm

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is blasting Pepco's timeline to restore service to customers.

Utility Companies Expect Nearly A Week For Full Restoration

Pepco, Dominion and BGE say it could take nearly a week for restoration to be completed.

New System Eases Legal Aid In Virginia

Virginia's new online case management system will make it easier to provide free legal services to the poor.

Little Appetite In Virginia To Correct Failing Transparency

Last March, Virginia received a failing grade for transparency by the State Integrity Investigation. Now prosecutors and law-enforcement officials are resisting any effort to open investigation files, even in closed cases.

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.