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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Open Road: Drivers Take To Intercounty Connector

The first stretch of the Intercounty Connector in Maryland is now open.

Fairfax Proposal Would Jeopardize Teacher Pay Raises

County Executive Anthony Griffin is calling for another year without pay raises for county employees.

Council Member Calls For Investigation Of City-Leased Vehicles

Council Member Tommy Wells seeks a closer look at government-issued vehicles after reports unveiled that the D.C. Council chair was leased two luxury SUVs.

Real Estate Experts Advise Homeowners In Wake Of Scam

Experts in Loudoun County, Va., say there are some obvious red flags to watch for when trying to buy a home.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Steel, Freedom, Earth, Wind & Fire.

Early Reviews Of ICC Mixed

So far, more than 24,000 cars have taken a ride on the ICC in Maryland Wednesday, the first day the new highway is open for traffic.

Stolen Goods Still Unclaimed In Montgomery County

Police in Montgomery County, Md., are still trying to return thousands of dollars in stolen goods following a string of burglaries in Gaithersburg, Germantown and Montgomery Village.

College Contest In Va. Could Help Demystify Redistricting

The release of new census data has set the politically-charged and often arcane task of redistricting in motion in states and localities across the country.

Virginia Honors Woman Whose Cells Remain Immortal

State lawmakers in Virginia are honoring Henrietta Lacks, a woman who launched a scientific revolution but never knew it.

Gray Backs Firing Of Teachers In 2008

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says the District will appeal an arbitrator's decision to reinstate the 75 teachers fired under former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee in 2008.

Same-Sex Marriage Bill In Maryland Passes Big Vote

A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage has passed one of its biggest hurdles in Annapolis.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011