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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Environmental Groups Join EPA In Bay Cleanup Fight

A federal judge ruled Thursday that environmental groups would be allowed to back the EPA in defending policies meant to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland Incinerators Make Coal Look Clean

Maryland is rapidly becoming the waste-to-energy capital of the nation, according to one environmental watchdog group in the state.

Metro Delays This Weekend, Extra Hours For MLK Dedication


Expect delays once again this weekend, as Metro performs repairs on the Blue, Yellow, Orange and Red lines.

Protesters Want To See More D.C. Hires

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Protesters converged on a Clark Construction site on Thursday to protest what they see as an unwillingness to hire residents of the District.

D.C. Council On Emergencies: 'Stay Put'

The message to "stay put" after an emergency strikes the region should resonate with residents who were caught in traffic following the earthquake that struck the D.C. region in August.

Costs Keep Bethesda Streetscaping On Hold


Bethesda has had plans to revamp their sidewalks in place for years, but despite a recent push, councilmembers are finding that the money still isn't there.

Bird CSI: Maryland Bald Eagle Not Shot After All

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A bald eagle believed to have been shot dead last month is now said to have died of natural causes.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Former UVA President, First Amendment Advocate Bob O'Neil Retires

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The University of Virginia Law School and free speech advocates around the state will pay homage to Bob O'Neil, a steadfast defender of the first amendment.

Door to Door: Truxton Circle, D.C. & Clinton, Md.

This week, we visit Truxton Circle, where one resident says the D.C. neighborhood's name was destroyed decades ago to make room for automobile traffic. We also visit Clinton, Md., the city where President Lincoln was assassinated.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "The Outside (Karaoke)" by Taylor Swift]

Giving Artistic Outsiders A Leg Up

A group of disabled artists embrace their passion and face the challenges of breaking into the art world.

Breaking Down Barriers in the World of Comedy

Homosexuals have been on the outside of comedy for too long, and two 'Gaylarious' D.C. comedians are working hard to change that.

The Outsider Of The Animal Kingdom

Less than 100 albino American alligators are known to exist in the world, and now one has made its way to our nation's capital.

Student Tourists Make Way For D.C.

Students in a small Illinois town fundraise their way to our nation's capital.