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Friday, April 6, 2012

Library Of Congress Preserves A Treasure Trove Underground

A former Cold War bunker houses the Library of Congress Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center: the world's largest collection of films, TV programs and sound recordings.

This Week On Metro Connection: Saving & Spending

As tax day approaches, we do some "Saving & Spending": from scrimping pennies to following a dream, to saving the world's largest collection of audio and video.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three Hospitalized After NW House Fire

D.C. firefighters put out a serious fire at a house in upper Northwest this morning. Three occupants of the house were transported to the hospital. 

Virginia's Phase Two Of Bay Restoration Underway

Phase Two of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay restoration plan is underway, which requires localities to develop their own strategies.

Recount Possible For At-Large D.C. Council Race

The margin between incumbent Vincent Orange and challenger Sekou Biddle for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council is only a few hundred votes, and some expect that a final tally next week could trigger a recount.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Baby Turtles: Adorable Vectors For Salmonella Bacteria

An outbreak of salmonella infections in Maryland and elsewhere is being linked to wild reptiles. 

Bad Sushi Leads To Area Salmonella Outbreak

A salmonella outbreak has seized 90 people across 19 states, with health officials believing that it could stem from contaminated sushi.

LaFerla Refuses To Concede Maryland's 1st District

In another race separated by slightly more than a hundred votes, Democrat John LaFerla is refusing to concede to Wendy Rosen, despite her declaration of victory.

Howard University Suspends Athletes For Possible Violation

Howard University has announced that they have temporarily suspended some intercollegiate athletics programs, pending a review of a potential NCAA rule violation.

Candelight Vigil Planned To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

A vigil has been planned for tonight at the memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to remember the civil rights leader's assassination 44 years ago.

Civics Education Advocates Say Virginia Law Was Wrongly Repealed

Virginia educators say a law requiring state teachers to learn about local governments and Virginia history has been repealed in error. 

Analysis: Maryland Congressional Primary, D.C.'s At-large Council Race

WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden and National Journal's Reid Wilson break down what happened in local and Congressional races in the April 3 primary in D.C. and Maryland.

Local Lawmakers To Virginia Assembly: 'No Devolution'

Local lawmakers are letting the Virginia General Assembly know that they're opposing the state's plan to cede controls and financial responsibility for some state roads to local municipalities. 

D.C. Council At-Large Race Too Close To Call

The contest between incumbent Vincent Orange and Sekou Biddle for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council remains too close to call, with just a few hundred votes separating the two.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In Maryland's 6th District, Delaney Will Take On Bartlett

Maryland businessman John Delaney got the Democratic nod in Maryland's contentious 6th district, and he will face incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R), who won the GOP primary in the recently redrawn district.