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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

D.C. Attorney General To Sue Online Travel Companies

The District is suing four of the largest online travel companies, claiming the vendors aren't paying their fair share of hotel occupancy taxes.

Latest D.C. News

An overheated kiln in a ceramics studio at the Corcoran Gallery has not damaged any artwork and the museum will reopen tomorrow.

Jim Webb Plays Future Card Close To Vest

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) says he's not leaving the political arena when he retires after one term in the U.S. Senate next year.

Latest Maryland News

Authorities are investigating whether the shooting death Monday in Olney is linked to a previous killing.

Latest Virginia News

Man suspected of being the East Coast Rapist has pleaded not guilty.

Spring Runoff Brings Problems To The Chesapeake Bay

Heavy rains and melting snow are setting the stage for problems in the Chesapeake Bay this year.

Dogs Rescued From Hoarding House In Anne Arundel County

People are rushing to adopt 51 dogs rescued from a home in Anne Arundel County. Less than 24 hours after the county executive urged the public to help, an Animal Control official says they have more people wanting to adopt than they have dogs in the facility.

Maryland Proposes Alcohol Sales Tax

Maryland senators are debating whether to add a sales tax for beer, wine and liquor, similar to the one D.C. levies.

Kicking Bottled Water At World Water Day

As part of World Water Day, small business owners and environmentalists are calling on Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley to cut state spending on bottled water.

Power Breakfast: Schools Against Tuition Hikes

This morning if you happen to find yourself on Independence Avenue heading west -- in the vicinity of the Department of Education -- you might run into a bit of a crowd.

Few Turn Out To Discuss $851 Million Metro Improvement Plan

Leaders at Metro say a proposed $851 million Capital Improvement Plan will address the issues passengers care about the most.

Possible Motive in Lululemon Murder Case

Prosecutors in the Bethesda Lululemon murder case say they now believe they know the motive behind the slaying of store clerk Jayna Murray.

Details Revealed In Lululemon Murder Case

The prosecuting attorney in the Bethesda Lululemon murder case is revealing details in court of an unusually brutal attack, allegedly by a woman police say has no prior criminal record.

Cheh Wants Subpoena Powers In Probe Of Gray Hiring Practices

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh says she wants subpoena powers as she probes the hiring practices of the Gray administration.

Study Finds Uninsured In D.C. Have Higher Rates Of Precancerous Polyps

A D.C. program offering free colonoscopies to uninsured and under-insured residents reveals a greater rate of precancerous polyps than the national average.

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