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Monday, July 25, 2011

Nearly A Thousand FAA Employees On Furlough In D.C. Area

Thousands of Federal Aviation Administration workers are on furlough this week because of a failure by Congressional lawmakers to agree on funding for the agency.

Consider This By Fred Fiske: Media

It's interesting that while most of our institutions and businesses have been heading in the direction of amalgamation, increasing size and tighter control, the news industry seems to be returning to a means of dissemination, which more closely resembles the past.

Brown Comments On Thomas Case: Says He's 'Disappointed' With The Situation

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown says he is "disappointed" with the situation involving Council member Harry Thomas Jr.

Federal Judge To Determine Outcome Of State Sen. Ulysses Currie

In Maryland, a federal judge is determining whether to drop all remaining corruption charges against a powerful Democratic state senator from Prince George's County.

Virginia State Crime Commission To Discuss Medicaid Fraud And Reckless Driving

The Virginia State Crime Commission is meeting in Richmond to discuss topics ranging from Medicaid fraud to reckless driving.

Arlington Police Seek Bilingual Volunteers

Police in Virginia's Arlington County are asking people with language skills to help them communicate better with immigrant communities.

CQ Roll Call: Debt Ceiling Talks Drag On, Hundreds of FAA Furloughs in D.C. Area

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest news on Capitol Hill, including on-going debt ceiling negotiations between the House and the Senate, as well as the furlough of around 900 Federal Aviation Administration employees.

Md. Redistricting: Democrats Target Bartlett's Seat

Maryland Democrats are trying to gain another blue congressional seat as efforts to redistrict the state get under way.

After BG&E Turns On Power Saving Program, PSC Investigates

A Maryland regulatory panel is examining the use of Baltimore Gas and Electric's energy saving program.

Volunteers Gather To Beautify Arlington National Cemetery

Hundreds of volunteer landscapers are out at Arlington National Cemetery this morning to help beautify the grounds.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

D.C. Metro Area Mourns Victims In Norway Massacre

Roses, sunflowers, candles, even images of orthodox saints are being left in front of the Norwegian Embassy, at the foot of a statue of Crown Princess Martha.

Massey Slurry Pollution Case Preparing For Trail

Judges hearing a coal slurry pollution case against Massey Energy say any reference to a 2010 mine explosion is off limits at trial, along with certain phrases in opening statements.

D.C. Council Members Call For Harry Thomas Jr.'s Resignation

A second D.C. Council member has called for the resignation of colleague Harry Thomas Jr.

Maryland Redistricting Public Hearings Began This Weekend

A panel advising Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on how to redistrict the state's congressional seats kicked off its public comment sessions this weekend.

VisArts Showcases Five Local Emerging Artists

VisArts Gallery in Rockville, Md. is running a new art exhibit that showcases five local artists. The exhibition held by the non-profit is titled “D.C. Emerging.

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