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Friday, November 18, 2011

Door To Door: Foxhall Village, D.C. And Pimmit Hills, Va.

In this week's trip around the region, we visit Northwest D.C.'s Foxhall Village and Virginia's Pimmit Hills.

Globetrotting Before Graduation: The Expanding World Of Study Abroad

The increasing number of foreign students opting to study in the U.S. is a major economic boost for the Washington region.

Moderating Our Energy Consumption

A Falls Church homeowner has created an energy-efficient house to reduce his environmental footprint and shrink his home heating costs.

'Our Lady' Seeks To Curb Road Rage On 95

A shrine to "Our Lady of the Highways" sits on the side of Interstate 95 in northern Maryland, and it was created by a group of priests who are praying for us all to be safer drivers.

Maintaining A Life When You Work In Law

As a growing number of female attorneys opt out of the intense pace of Washington law firms, there's one woman who's successfully found a middle path between career and family.

Robert's Rules: The Man Who Sought Order From Chaos

A new edition of Robert's Rules of Order, the most widely used manual of parliamentary procedure in the United States, is out, and according to one local tour guide, it has forever changed the way group discussions and meetings are moderated.

This Week On Metro Connection: Moderation

From the workplace to the highway to the dinner table, we look at the struggle to find moderation in a region known for its hard-charging habits.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Protesters Occupy Key Bridge Under Police Watch

Police escorted Occupy protesters during their march from McPherson Square to Key Bridge Thursday afternoon, but it was peaceful and the effects on traffic were less than expected.

Local Lawmakers Want More From Super Committee

The deadline for the super committee's deficit reduction bill is looming, and now local lawmakers are pressuring them for more.

Metro Police Crack Down On Crime

Metro Transit Police have had some success cracking down on crime in and around the system, officials say. 

Asbestos Report Finds Poor Conditions For Workers

After taking a construction job to pay for school, on Montgomery College student discovered what he calls disturbing practices by some of the region's asbestos abatement companies.

White House Shooter Charged With Attempted Assassination

A man arrested Wednesday in conneciton with a shooting last week near the White House is being charged with the attempted assassination of President Obama and his staff.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Agreement Between D.C. And Walmart Roils Activists

Walmart now plans to bring six stores to the District of Columbia, but activists are upset that the D.C. government hasn't pressed the retailer to agree to a community benefits package.

Survey: Job Satisfaction For Federal Workers Down

Survey results show that job satisfaction amongst federal workers is down 1.5 percent this year -- Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post offers insight the meaning behind the discrepancies between agencies.

D.C. Earns Green Award From EPA

It's not quite an Emmy, but D.C. and its residents are being acknowledged by the EPA with its Green Power Community of the Year Award.