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Monday, May 7, 2012

Investigation Into Adelphi Hit-And-Run Continues

Police are continuing the investigation of deadly hit and run accident in Adelphi, Md. last Saturday.

Protesters Fight For Immigration Rights

Protesters unhappy with how deportation cases are being handled will be voicing their concern at immigration offices across the country today.

Prince Harry Visits The District

A member of the British royal family visits Washington today to accept an award and visit with wounded soldiers.

Economic Picture Improves For Blacks In Virginia, Report Finds

The earnings gap between blacks and whites in Virginia persists, although it's improving, according to a new study.

Priest Dies After Maryland Church Shooting

A priest from Maryland has died after a shooting at her Howard County church late last week.

Virginia Man Arrested For Alleged Obama Death Threats

A man who allegedly threatened to kill the presidents is in custody in Virginia today.

D.C.'s Affordable Housing Options Decrease

The number of affordable rental units in the city decreased by half over the past decade, according to the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute's new report.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 7

The Alternate Present, Street Arts Across America, and Hadag Nahash.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fairfax County Split Over Route 1 Progress

A new survey shows Fairfax County residents are pleased with progress along the Route 1 corridor in the Mount Vernon area. But some say the pace of progress is way too slow.

Lawmakers Pushing To Reform Hatch Act

Lawmakers in the region are pushing to reform a law that bars all D.C. city workers from running for elected office.

Jefferson Statue Goes Up At State Capitol

A plan to raise rates at parking meters during peak periods in the District has been approved.

D.C. Council Approves Rate Hikes For Parking Meters

A plan to raise rates at parking meters during peak periods in the District has been approved.

Stafford County Plans To Lower Taxes

While many jurisdictions continue to raise taxes to make ends meet, one county in northern Virginia is doing the opposite.

More Than Half Of Virginia's Younger Doctors Are Women

According to a new study, for the first time in Virginia's history, the majority of younger physicians are women.

Dominion To Offer Energy Efficiency Programs

Dominion Virginia Power has been given the green light to move forward with several energy-efficiency and demand-reduction programs, which will help customers save money over time.