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Sunday, January 22, 2012

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 23

Joshua Bell, a play called Art and some art called something else.

Arlington Property Values Continue To Rise

Property values in Arlington County are continuing to rise from last year.

D.C. Sees A Boom In Green Buildings

The District has seen a boom in environmentally sustainable buildings over the last few years, and now D.C. has more LEED certified green buildings per capita than any state in the country.

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dies At 85

Former Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, lost his battle with cancer and died Sunday at age 85.

Marion Barry Released From Hospital

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry has been released from Sibley Memorial Hospital following a procedure involving the urinary tract.

Lawmakers Undecided On Next Step For SOPA/PIPA

After protests erupted in opposition to SOPA and PIPA, lawmakers are trying to decide on how to move forward... while being inundated with callers.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dew Tour Returns To Ocean City This Summer

Ocean City vacationers may want to extend their stay a little longer this August, as the Dew Tour plans to bring it's extreme sports competition back to the coastal resort town this summer.

McDonnell, O'Malley Suggest D.C. Area For Test Range

Gov. Bob McDonnell and Gov. Martin O'Malley are asking the federal government to select the region to host an unmanned aircraft systems test range.

Wintry Mix For D.C. Area

A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain may cause slippery traveling conditions and power outages in parts of the region. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Principal Suspends Students Caught Drinking From Activities

A high school principal in Montgomery County is levying punishments against students cited for underage drinking, despite objections that the school shouldn't be involved at all.

Activists Against Citizens United Occupy Supreme Court

With the two-year year anniversary of the controversial Citizens United decision, protesters have taken to the Supreme Court to voice their opposition to corporate personhood.

Friday, January 20, 2012

All Metro Lines Affected By Weekend Track Work

Tack some extra minutes onto your planned travel time this weekend, as scheduled track maintenace should affect riders on all five Metro lines.

CQ Roll Call: Reid Pulls PIPA, Daniels To Deliver SOTU Response

Vote on SOPA, PIPA bills postponed, how the Internet took Congress by surprise, and gearing up for the State of the Union.

Lesbian Couple Accuses Hospital Of Discrimination

A married lesbian couple is accusing Washington Adventist Hospital of discrimination during an emergency room visit.

Alexandria City Council Prepares To Vote On Waterfront Plan

The Alexandria City Council is preparing to vote on a comprehensive redevelopment plan for its waterfront. The plan has been more than a year in the making, and some opponents are still trying to derail the changes.