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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Latest D.C. News

National Public Radio is suspending its search for a top news executive while its board searches for a new chief executive officer.

Latest Virginia News

The University of Virginia has identified the student who died after falling from the roof of the physics building at the Charlottesville school.

Daytime Robbery At National Mall Under Investigation

As hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to downtown Washington and the Tidal Basin for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, it appears some thieves could be waiting to strike.

Needle Exchange Could Lose Funding

A program in the District to fight HIV/AIDS by providing clean needles to drug users is at risk of losing its federal funding, and that has local activists taking the fight to Capitol Hill.

Power Breakfast: Budget Cuts Slash Funding For Cyber-crime Investigators

From Capitol News Connection:

Today, before she returns to Washington, South Florida, Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz is going to her own state capital to get involved in a way that's a bit unusual for any member of Congress.

Council Tackles Nepotism, Sulaimon Brown In Day 1 Of Gray Hiring Probe

The D.C. Council will hold a second day of testimony in its probe of the hiring practices of the Gray administration. Day One featured an unscheduled appearance by one of the key figures.

Gray Returns To 'One City' Theme In State Of The District Address

Amid an administration rocked by scandals and investigations, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray returned to his campaign theme of "One City" in his state of the District address.

Environment Group Wants Maryland Regulation On Fertilizers

In Maryland, fertilizer used for lawns is being blamed for pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Latest D.C. News

Politics and Prose bookstore has found a buyer for the 27-year-old establishment.

Latest Virginia News

A worker has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a forklift at APM Terminals in Portsmouth.

Small Earthquake Hits Virginia

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a very small earthquake in Virginia early Monday morning.

USA Today Investigates DCPS Success, Possible Cheating

D.C. Public Schools officials are responding to a newspaper investigation questioning whether dramatic gains at some schools were driven by cheating.

Virginia Guard Members Deploy To Afghanistan

More than 40 soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard are headed to Afghanistan.

Taxis In D.C. Add $1 Surcharge

Beginning Monday, you'll have to shell out an extra dollar for a cab ride in the District.

Montgomery County Begins Street Cleaning

It's spring cleaning time in Montgomery County Maryland. Monday, road crews will start sweeping the streets, removing debris left behind from the winter snow season.

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