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Monday, August 1, 2011

Consider This By Fred Fiske: Veterans Returning Home

Lately, it seems that nostalgia just ain't what it used to be. Perhaps it's the increasing years, and the plethora of memories, or maybe it's my reluctance to seem like an old man dwelling upon the past.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Car Tires And Rims Stolen From Commuters' Cars In Prince William Co.

Prince William County police say several commuters have returned to their cars this month to find that the tires and rims have been stolen from their vehicles.

Staffers In D.C. Mayor's Office Forced To Sign Nondisclosure Agreements

There are reports that the office of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has issued limited nondisclosure agreements to its staffers.

Debt Ceiling Talks Continue Between Democrats And Republicans

Washington is consumed with one issue, yet lawmakers still haven't figured out how to get both parties on board with raising the nation’s debt ceiling. ??

Scooter Crashes Skyrocket in Ocean City This Summer

In Ocean City, Md., police officials say there is a growing safety concern for tourists as accidents involving rental scooters soar this summer.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Opponents Of Montgomery County Teen Curfew Signed In Silver Spring

Opponents to a teen curfew in Montgomery County gathered support and signatures in downtown Silver Spring Friday night.

Volunteers In Virginia Participate In Annual Dolphin Count

Volunteers along Virginia's coast will be gazing out to sea for the annual dolphin count sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team.

Loudoun County Fair Ends On A Hot Note

Carnival rides start early today at the Loudoun County Fair in Virginia, but crowds will have to brave high temperatures yet again.

Virginia Elects First African-American Woman To State Supreme Court

For the first time, Virginia's General Assembly has elected a black woman to the state's Supreme Court.

Montgomery County To Target Drunk Drivers With Sobriety Checkpoints

Police in Montgomery County will set up a special checkpoint tonight to search for drunk drivers.

Virginia Lawmakers Can’t Agree On Congressional Districting Plan

Virginia lawmakers are deadlocked on a Congressional redistricting plan. Senators want to add a second majority black district, but House members say the Senate plan would violate federal voting laws.

DEW Tour Athlete Remains Hospitalized After Big Crash in Ocean City

In Maryland, Ocean City drew the biggest crowds in the history of the DEW Tour last weekend, with around 73,000 packed the three beachfront stadiums. But, one DEW Tour athlete stayed behind.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Virginia County Fair Exhibitors Work To Keep Animals Cool

With temperatures up around 100 degrees again in the D.C. area, staying inside is often the best bet for residents, but that's not an option for participants at the Loudoun County Fair going on this week.

One Dead After Accident At Maryland Casino Construction Site

In Maryland, one construction worker is dead and another critically hurt following an accident at the construction site of the state's largest casino.

Webb Accuses GOP Leaders Of Caving In To Partisan Demands

House Republican leaders are still trying to salvage their bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling, but the region's senators say it's dead on arrival in the upper chamber.

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