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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Md. Board Votes To Raise Tolls

chesapeake bay bridge

Driving in Maryland is about to get more expensive, as the transportation board has voted to raise tolls in order to pay to fix crumbling infrastructure.

Man Dies In Car Accident On Rockville Pike

rockville pike accident

Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal car accident on Rockville Pike that left one man dead.

Police Investigating Fatal Accident on Rockville Pike

Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal car accident on Rockville Pike that left one man dead.

Floods Uncover Dinosaur Remains In Md.

A recent hurricane and heavy rains caused extensive destruction across the region, but it also helped uncover the fossilized remains of a dinosaur.

Mayor Gray Defends Twitter Restrictions

DC Fire and EMS Twitter

The Gray administration's decision to restrict public access to police and fire department communications is drawing criticism from the local press corps.

Space Industry Growing In Virginia

With the end of NASA's shuttle program, Virginia is hoping to attract some of the nascent business in private sector space travel.

Protesters: ICE Deports Mothers, Students

ruth diaz protests

Activists picketed the DHS building in protest of the deportation of non-violent illegal immigrants, in direct opposition of the Obama Administration's stated policy.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 22

Lee Boroson's "Lunar Bower"

Art as high as the sky, upcycled wardrobes and Fiesta DC

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Calverton Getting Pedestrian Upgrades

pedestrian islands

Officials are boasting of new pedestrian upgrades in Montgomery County, which they hope will curb speeders and decrease crime overall.

New Study Redefines Affordable Housing

A new study shows that transportation costs should be a bigger factor in determining affordability when purchasing a new house.

Record Numbers To Go "Car Free"

capital bikeshare

A record 10,600 commuters have pledged to go without cars Thursday in honor of the 11th annual "Car Free Day."

D.C. Ranked Sixth Smoggiest City

D.C. ranked sixth smoggiest

According to a report by Environment Virginia, the D.C. area was the sixth smoggiest metropolitan area in the country, generating unsafe levels of pollution 33 days out of the year.

Concrete In Wilson Bridge Substandard

woodrow wilson bridge

Concrete used in construction projects on I-70 and the Capital Beltway was found to be inferior after an investigation into the contractor.

Bowie State Honors Slain Student

bowie state dorm

A memorial is being held Wednesday night in honor of Dominique Frazier, the Bowie State student who was fatally stabbed by her roommate.

Shooting In Armored Car Robbery Attempt

armored car robbery

A man was shot, according to D.C. police, in the attempted robbery of an armored car on the 6500 block of Georgia Avenue NW Wednesday morning.

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