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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Md. And N.J. Governors Fight Over Cap-And-Trade Program

Maryland is one of ten states that participate in a coordinated cap-and-trade program designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change -- but one of those states is dropping out.

D.C.'s Unemployed Have Another Option In 'Ticket To Work'

A group that helps social security beneficiaries get back in the employment game is bringing its mission to D.C.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

All that jazz, known unknowns, and the art of Earth.

Virginia Celebrates Its Parks' 75th Birthday

Attendance at parks in Virginia is setting records as a destination for millions of visitors, and Governor Bob McDonnell is proclaiming this June as a month to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Virginia's park system.

Loretta Goodwin: Daring To Dream, Amid Apartheid

Loretta Goodwin is a senior director at the American Youth Policy Forum, where she researches, organizes and conducts professional learning opportunities for policy leaders on issues related to education and youth development. She lives with her family in Arlington.

Alexandria Considers Bikeshare Pilot Program

In Virginia, Capital Bikeshare could be expanding into Alexandria, where the city manager is considering a pilot program that would expand the system already in place in Arlington and the District.

Paul Ferrara, Who Pioneered Use Of DNA, Dies

Paul Ferrara is being remembered as forward-thinking and a visionary.

Population Changes In MoCo May Affect Housing Market

Census figures show two populations on the rise in Montgomery County, Md.: the number of adult children living at home with their parents and those approaching retirement age.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Hill's Alex Bolton: Obama To Meet With House On Debt Ceiling

President Obama is planning to meet with House Republicans Wednesday and House Democrats on Thursday. Among the planned topics is the nation's debt ceiling. Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill, speaks with WAMU's All Things Considered host, Pat Brogan, about what's expected.

Bus Company Behind I-95 Crash To Be Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation is shutting down the company behind Tuesday's fatal bus accident on I-95 in Virginia.

Virginia Governor Signs Human Trafficking Legislation

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Dulles International Airport Tuesday afternoon to sign three new pieces of legislation aimed at curbing the problem of human trafficking in the Commonwealth.

Report: Md. Not On Path To Reach Emission-Reduction Goal

In Maryland, a group of environmentalists says the state is not doing enough to curb climate change.

Sulaimon Brown To Testify Before D.C. Council Monday

Sulaimon Brown, the former D.C. mayoral candidate who's at the heart of a controversy surrounding the Mayor Vincent Gray's administration, will finally appear before the council to testify about his allegations.

'From Nowhere:' A Refugee From Ethiopia, 10 Years Later

Violent crackdowns in North Africa and the Middle East are prompting thousands to leave their homes and seek refuge in other countries. A life of uncertainty lies ahead, as it has for thousands fleeing violence in previous conflicts. One man living in our area fled a massacre of Ethiopian students in 2001, and he says his struggle continues 10 years later.

Road-Rage Charge Dismissed Against Redskins' Haynesworth

A northern Virginia judge has dismissed a road-rage assault charge against Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth.

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