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Monday, November 21, 2011

CQ Roll Call: Super Committee Expected To Admit Failure

Members of the super committee are expected to admit failure with coming up with a plan to pull the nation out of debt.

D.C. Mayor Appoints New Communications Director

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray is expected to appoint two new top-level members of his staff, including a new director of communications.

Bowser Introduces D.C. Ethics Reform Bill

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser has culled through all her fellow members' recent ethics proposals and introduced a single bill that would tackle ethics reforms  in the city.

Va. Bay Cleanup Estimate Now Tops $15B

Virginia's bill for Chesapeake Bay cleanup may be more expensive than state officials originally thought, according to a new estimate.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 21

Theatrical times in the District of Columbia.

Super Committee Still Facing Partisan Differences

The congressional super committee's deadline to trim away nation's debt is few days away, but a solid deal is nowhere in sight.

Virginia Elementary School Offers Middle School Classes

Students at an elementary school in Virginia now have the opportunity to learn what the "big kids" in middle school learn.

Virginia Looks To Standardize Police Lineups

Virginia police officers are moving toward a uniform approach when using lineups to identify suspects.

Officials Offering To Open 3 New D.C. Middle Schools

D.C. schools officials are offering to create three new middle schools that would enable students to participate in specialty programs.

Protesters Occupy Vacant Franklin School

Several protesters were arrested during an Occupy D.C.-inspired demonstration in an abandoned city-owned building.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Montgomery County Holds Annual Thanksgiving Parade

Silver Spring celebrated Thanksgiving Saturday with a parade through the city.

Complaint Against UVA For Using Cats In Medical Training

A physicians group filed a federal complaint to stop the University of Virginia from using cats in their pediatrics residency programs.

Scientists Expand Seismic Grid Across U.S.

Scientists are placing seismic sensors across the East Coast in an effort to better understand the secrets of the Earth.

New Bill Means Big Changes For MWAA

A newly passed legislation is forcing the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to change the way it does business.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Woodbridge Flood Victims Petition FEMA

Residents of Woodbridge, Va. are petitioning FEMA for individual assistance, arguing that deciding  when to give aid based on the value of property destroyed is unfair to citizens with lower income.