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Monday, October 24, 2011

Maryland Targeting Immigration Scammers

Maryland is seeking to undermine scammers who prey on citizenship-seeking immigrants with a targeted education campaign.

Two Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Rockville

Police are investigating a reported murder-suicide at a Rockville assisted living facility.

Maryland Energy Officials Tout New Efficiency Ranking

Officals at the Maryland Energy Administration are touting the fruits of their labor this week, after a nonprofit group released rankings showing that Maryland now ranks as the 10th most energy efficient state in the U.S.

Intruder Arrested In GWU Dormitory

A 34-year-old man was arrested this weekend after he entered a locked dormitory on the campus of George Washington University.

If Super Committee Misses Mark, Bad News For Contractors

Federal contractors are getting worried about impacts on the private sector if the super committee fails to reach a deal to cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion. 

Jury Selection Begins In Lululemon Murder Trial

The jury selection process is underway in the case of Brittany Norwood, the woman accused of killing her coworker at the Lululemon yoga store in Bethesda.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Moten To Run For Council As Republican

Peaceaholics leader Ron Moten says he's leaving the Democratic Party, and plans to run for the D.C. council seat as a Republican.

Maryland Beats Virginia In Energy Ranking

When it comes to energy efficiency, Virginia and D.C. could learn a thing or two from Maryland.

Virginia Officials To Redo Sick-Leave Policy

Virginia's plans to overhaul its sick-leave policy may affect the way some state employees use their paid personal days off.

Fairfax County Firefighter Found Dead

Authorities are investigating the death of a Fairfax County firefighter who was found dead in his firehouse Saturday.

Hundreds Rally For Iranian Opposition

Iranian Americans are seeking U.S. support, and asking the Obama administration to remove an opposition group formerly associated with Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime off the terrorist list.

Runners Go Three-Days Strong For Cancer

Participants in the National Race to End Women's Cancer are running in a three-day relay marathon to raise awareness on cancers unique to women.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Feedback Wanted For Countywide Bus System

Montgomery County planning developers are seeking feedback from residents on a new bus system that would run along 150 miles of local roads, and include some of the busiest stretches of pavement.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 24

Arms and the Man, a married couple and a man and Star Slinger.

New Virginia Law Offers Utility Assistance

A new Virginia law could give some residents an extended grace period to pay their utilities bills.