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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Small Number Of Gun Owners Applying For D.C. Concealed Carry Permits

Thirty-two people have applied for concealed carry permits in D.C. over the last two weeks, including some who admit they won't qualify under the city's restrictive rules.

D.C. Ranked As Best U.S. City For Taxicabs And Uber

A Libertarian think tank says that D.C. is the best of 50 U.S. cities in how it regulates for-hire vehicles and services ranging from traditional taxicabs to Uber.

D.C. Has Lowest Rate Of Uninsured Hispanic Children, Report Says

A new report from Georgetown University and the National Council of La Raza finds that D.C. has a lower rate of uninsured Hispanic Children than all 50 states.

Is Teen Sexting Worth Jail Time? Virginia Commission Eyes Milder Penalties

Teenagers who text sexually explicit images of themselves face stiff penalties that were originally intended for child pornographers, an issue with which the Virginia State Crime Commission is wrestling.

Proposed Rail Tunnel Project Pits Activists Against CSX

The proposed rebuilding effort for a century-old rail tunnel along Virginia Avenue in Southeast D.C. pits those calling for the modernization of infrastructure against residents and businesses concerned about noise and safety.

O's, Nationals Both Take Manager Of The Year Awards

Both the Nationals' Matt Williams and the Orioles' Buck Showalter were honored with their leagues' respective "manager of the year" awards.

'Concert For Valor' Was Unforgettable Tribute To Vets

Swarms of active-duty service members and music fans packed onto the National Mall yesterday for the concert put on in honor of the nation's veterans.

Fairfax Asks Feds for Help Funding Unaccompanied Minors

More than a thousand unaccompanied minors from Central America have found a temporary home in Fairfax County, but school officials are struggling to pay for their education.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Montgomery County School Board Votes To Stop Recognizing Religious Holidays

The school system will continue to permit seasonal days off, but officially, they won't be for religious holidays.

In D.C., The Best Jam Sessions Don’t Involve Jam Bands

D.C. jazz musicians have been building quite a jam-session scene recently.

Wells Pushes Vote On Bike Crash Bill, Despite Slim Chance Of Passage

A bill that would make it easier for cyclists involved in accidents to receive compensation from insurance companies is unlikely to make it out of committee.

Gov.-Elect Hogan Begins 'Thank You' Tour Of Maryland

It was just a week ago that Republican Larry Hogan was swept to victory in Maryland's gubernatorial election, and today he kicks off a tour of the state to thank the voters who elected him to office.

Potomac River Shows Improvement In Report, But Threats Linger

The health of the Potomac River has made great strides in the last several decades, according to a new report, but the progress is threatened by continued development which could strain the ecosystem.

Paperwork Problems Holding Up D.C. Streetcar Launch

It's unclear precisely when the streetcars will begin running along H Street NE in D.C., but sources say that issues with paperwork may be pushing back the start date.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Marshall Pushes To Reinstate Transportation 'Kill Switch' In Virginia

In a special session, Republican Del. Bob Marshall lead a veritable revolt against his party, in an unsuccessful bid to amend a major transportation agreement from last year.

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