Local News from WAMU 88.5

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Local Web Series Highlights Anacostia

"Anacostia -- The Web Series" is heading into its third season. And in case you haven't clicked your way to the series yet, it's an Internet soap opera, home-grown in Southeast D.C.

All-Hybrid Cab Company Wants To Expand

Upheaval in Libya has led to an increase in gas prices and that's one of the reasons a cab company in Arlington, Va., says it's glad it has a fleet of all hybrid taxis.

Chesapeake Region Leads East Coast In Sea-Level Rise

Communities across the globe are beginning to come to grips with climate change and sea-level rise. One of the places where the water is rising especially quickly is right here in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Metro Crime Highest In Five Years

Metro crime statistics show the transit agency has hit a five-year high in the number of rapes, robberies and assaults.

Principals Discuss Prepping Students For College, Careers

A confidential survey of D.C.'s 10 comprehensive high schools highlight some of the challenges in getting their students ready for college or a career.

MoCo Fire And Rescue Put County Council To The Test

In Maryland, the Montgomery County Council is currently reviewing elements of the 2012 operating budget. In this period of belt tightening, Fire and Rescue is working to insure its needs and mission are clearly articulated.

Officers Charged With Taking Financial Cut From Auto Shop

In Maryland, 31 Baltimore police officers have been suspended, 17 of whom are facing conspiracy and extortion charges.

D.C. Leaders Brace For Potential Federal Gov't Shutdown

The date March 4 is looming large over city leaders in D.C.
That's when a potential federal government shutdown could happen.

Supporters Optimistic Md. Alcohol Tax Will Be Raised

In Maryland, supporters of raising the state's alcohol tax 10 cents per drink are optimistic they will be successful this year in Annapolis.

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