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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Arlington County Libraries To Extend Hours

Additional funding means Arlington County, Va., is planning to expand its hours at several public library branches.

National Building Museum To Begin Charging Admission

Citing economic pressures, the National Building Museum in downtown D.C. is slated to begin charging admission in July. Certain areas of the museum and events held throughout the year will still be free, according to a statement from the museum.

Arrest In Carl Diener Murder Case, More Than A Year Later

Police have arrested two men in the killing of a retired federal worker in the Clarendon area of Arlington in 2009.

HOT Lanes Enforcement Stepped Up

Watch out on the region's HOV lanes today, as law enforcement officers will be swarming entrances to the lanes as part of Capital Region HOV Awareness Day.

Report: Va.'s Tobacco Commission Needs Work

The panel charged with doling out hundreds of millions of tobacco industry dollars in Virginia's depressed tobacco farming areas could use some improvement, according to a report released by the Commonwealth's auditing body.

U.S. Open: For Fred Funk, One Last Major In His Hometown

More than 150 golfers will play at this week's U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, but this year is extra special for one of them, a College Park native with strong ties to the D.C. area.

U.S. Open: 1964's Winner Looks Back At Congressional

This week's U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club is the third at the Bethesda course, and the occasion has the winner of the first Open held there remembering the 1964 tournament's legendary finish.

Proposed Ethics Overhaul For D.C. Government Faces Criticism

With the District swirling with scandals, the D.C. Council is looking at ways to overhaul the city government's ethics rules. But it may be back to the drawing board for the proposed measure.

Montgomery Co. Firefighters May Be Looking For New Fundraiser

Firefighters in Montgomery County say a bill winding through the county council will make it more difficult for them to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy.

Webb Wants More Preservation Money For Civil War Sites

Senator Jim Webb of Virginia is among a group of four senators seeking more federal dollars for Civil War battlefield preservation.

The Hill's Alex Bolton: Democrats Draw Boundaries In Deficit Talks

Democrats in Congress are drawing a firm line in negotiations with Republicans over the debt limit, The Hill's Alex Bolton tells WAMU's Pat Brogan, but they're still facing questions about the recent scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Also, Bolton explains the significance of the fact that more than 30 Republicans voted to eliminate a tax break for ethanol producers.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Flag Day is forever, the National Museum of American History pops up, and The Kids Are Alright folds.

New Va. Laws Focus On School Safety

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law several bills intended to improve school safety Tuesday.

BRAC Could Become Campaign Issue In Virginia

Some candidates planning to run in Virginia's upcoming General Assembly election are trying to take advantage of frustration about more than 6,000 new daily commuters who will soon flood the intersection of Interstate 395 and Seminary Road in Alexandria.

D.C. Council Takes Final Vote On 2012 Budget

The D.C. Council has taken its second and final vote on the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, and that meant a lot of haggling and back and forth at the Wilson Building.

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