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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Newly-Formed Coalition Of Asian-American Groups Raises Money For Japan

In Virginia, Asian-American groups from around the area have joined forces to help victims of the disaster in Japan.

Michelle Obama Named Commencement Speaker At Virginia High School

A small high school on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., is landing a big name commencement speaker: The school is expecting a visit from first lady Michelle Obama.

Ocean City Chosen To Host National Extreme Sports Tour

In Maryland, Ocean City has been chosen to host the first leg of the 2011 DEW Tour, a nationally televised extreme sports event.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Doctors Oppose Maryland Bill To Track Prescriptions

A prescription drug bill winding through the Maryland General Assembly is receiving push back from upset doctors.

FAA Changes Protocol After Air Traffic Controller Fell Asleep On Duty

Federal safety officials are taking steps to avoid a repeat of the incident on Wednesday morning when an air traffic controller fell asleep in the tower at Reagan National Airport, leaving two passenger planes to land without assistance.

This Week In Congress: The Economy, Cancer Research Funding And Congressional Approval For Libya Intervention

This week in Congress was a "district and state work period." So in Congress' absence, we contemplate the genesis of the next new word to capture the political and economic zeitgeist. The word is: "cautiomistic."

Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the upcoming hearings on D.C. government hiring practices, a vetoed physical education bill in Virginia and wavering wind power support in Maryland.

Baltimore Company Gets Renewable Energy Contract With State Department

Baltimore-based Constellation Energy says it has signed a 20-year contract with the State Department to provide electricity from renewable energy sources.

Maryland News Roundup

The Maryland House passes a budget that would increase spending by about $1.4 billion.

Latest Maryland News

Prince George's County Council Member Leslie Johnson has been charged with destroying a $100,000 check from a developer after FBI agents showed up at her house last fall.

Latest D.C. News

Surveillance cameras are being installed outside Metro's 86 rail stations to thwart crime.

Latest Virginia News

Agencies disagree over whether widening a highway in Culpepper County would harm the historic battlefield area there.

African-American Church Leaders Form Response To HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Some of the most respected African-American church leaders in Maryland and the District are coming together to craft a unified response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

McDonnell To Deliver GOP Address, Health Care Law In Mind

Virginia's governor, Bob McDonnell, will deliver the weekly Republican address this weekend. The GOP says the selection of McDonnell was timed to the first anniversary of the nation's health care law.

Corcoran Hosts Symposium On Censorship

The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington is hosting a symposium Saturday on censorship in the arts. Organizers say "Culture Wars: Then and Now" will focus the debate over freedom of expression and public support for the arts.

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