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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kaine Announces Senate Run With Web Video

In Virginia, former governor and current Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine has announced a run for U.S. Senate.

Clifton Group Moving Forward With Charter School Application

The historic town of Clifton, in Fairfax County, Va., is preparing for the last few months of the town's elementary school.

Audit Finds Mistakes With Kwame Brown's 2008 Campaign Finances

An audit by the city’s campaign finance office finds a number of discrepancies with D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown’s 2008 campaign finance records.

Intercounty Connector E-ZPass Grace Period Ends

Starting Wednesday, drivers will have to have an E-ZPass device to ride the Intercounty Connector highway in Maryland. Any driver who enters the ICC toll highway without an E-ZPass transponder will be fined.

'Tysons Corner' Becomes Official Mailing Address

Tysons Corner, Va., is not only getting new Metrorail stations, but also its own designation by the U.S. Postal Service.

Liz Lerman: Discovering 'The Intersection Of Art And Real Life'

Liz Lerman -- a choreographer, performer, writer and teacher -- had a learning experience that challenged her assumptions about her own work.

Stink Bug Threat Has States Asking For Expanded Pesticide Options

Scientists representing seven states, including Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to change rules on certain pesticides to allow farmers to better fight stink bugs.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Nesting at torpedo, benefiting at La Masion Francaise, and the return of FilmfestDC.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

'Virginia Tomorrow' President Analyzes U.S. Senate Race

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is running for a Virginia U.S. Senate seat in 2012. The former Virginia governor made that announcement with a tweet and an online video Tuesday.

Audit Finds Irregularities, Mistakes With Kwame Brown's Campaign Finances

An audit by D.C.'s Office of Campaign Finance finds a number of problems with Council Chairman Kwame Brown's financial bookkeeping for his 2008 re-election bid to the council.

ICC Drivers Now Need E-ZPass To Avoid Fine

Beginning Wednesday, riding the ICC highway in Maryland without an E-ZPass device will land you a fine.

Social Media Protestor From Egypt Makes Stop In D.C.

A young woman who is known as the face of the social networking revolution in Egypt made a stop at a Washington D.C. high school Tuesday to talk to students about political activism.

MoCo Budget Hearings: Community To Speak On School Funding

In Maryland, the Montgomery County Council is set to hold the first of five public hearings for the 2012 budget. Much debate is expected to focus on the school board's request for more funding.

Kaine Announces Senate Run Online

Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine will run for U.S. Senate in 2012. Kaine made the announcement in a video posted on his Facebook page Tuesday.

Parole Bill Would Limit O'Malley's Decision Time On Life Sentences

The Maryland General Assembly could soon pass a bill limiting the governor's say in parole decisions. The House of Delegates is expected to take up the proposal Tuesday.

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