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Friday, October 21, 2011

Public Weighs In On UMD-UMB Merger

A proposal has been made to merge the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the public gets its chance to weigh in Friday.

Arlington Company Taps Social Media For Sustainability

energy meter

Most people don't give much thought to their energy use, but what if a Facebook app showed how you fared compared to your neighbors?

Edwards Not On Board With Maryland Redistricting

Legal challenges are on the way for Maryland's new Congressional district map, but one of its biggest opponents doesn't plan on getting involved.

Trade Agreements Help Maryland Poultry


Maryland and Delaware poultry farmers are expected to see a spike in revenue from their supply of unwanted chicken parts.

Bikeshare Hikes Prices For Casual Riders

Bicycle commuters aren't immune from increased travel costs, as Capital Bikeshare has opted to raise the prices and hourly rates for short-term memberships.

New Apartments Provide Greener Living

Officials are unveiling a $33 million newly renovated building - a complex they say will introduce a greener life to its residents.

Traffic Vs. Worst Case Scenarios At Mark Center

Alexandria residents experienced some mock worst-case scenarios to ease any concerns about the city's emergency response plans that may have been affected by the Department of Defense's new building.

Gas Tax On Annapolis' Agenda In 2012

Congressional redistricting in Maryland sparked fireworks in the Maryland General Assembly, but the issue will pale in comparison to what is looming.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 21

Spooky hands, Poe with few props and Boo at the Zoo.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vying For Influence In Fairfax County

All members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are up for reelection next month, and campaign finance documents show that many are vying for influence.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Gaithersburg Road Breaks The Mold

The extension of Watkins Mill Road in Gaithersburg isn't particularly remarkable in and of itself, but the inclusion of private funding makes it a trail blazer for Montgomery County.

Virginia Parents Plead Guilty After Barricading Children

Two parents in Prince William County pleaded guilty after they were discovered to have barricaded their children in a room by nailing drywall across the door.

Federal Funds Sought For National Cathedral Repairs

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is seeking $15 million of federal disaster funds to go towards the repairs of the National Cathedral, which was damaged in the August earthquake.

Energy Efficiency Accolades For Maryland

In a new report, Maryland came in 10th in the nation in energy efficiency, besting both D.C. and Virginia by virtue of of the 2008 Empower Maryland Act.

D.C. Man Killed By Falling Tree Branch

A popular personal trainer from NW D.C. was killed Wednesday morning after being struck by a falling tree branch.