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Monday, June 6, 2011

Developers Eye Alexandria Waterfront

The waterfront in Old Town Alexandria is about to get a makeover, and developers have already started making plans.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Roving Art Gallery Rolls Into The District

The District got a visit from a roaming art gallery this week, and its owner just didn’t want to leave.

Ford's Theatre Honoring Julie Andrews And Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Ford's Theatre in Washington is honoring Julie Andrews and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for their contributions that exemplify President Abraham Lincoln's legacy.

ParkMobile To Provide Pay-By-Phone Parking Meter Service In D.C.

The D.C. Department of Transportation has selected ParkMobile to provide its new pay-by-phone parking meter system.

Dancing Protesters Return To Jefferson Memorial In Defiance

Tourists visiting the Jefferson Memorial got more than they bargained for this weekend, as Park Police temporarily shut down the memorial after the return of some dancing protesters.

Police Investigate Early Morning Sexual Assault in Herndon

In Virginia, Fairfax County police are investigating a sexual assault that they say occurred early Saturday morning in Herndon.

Rocket Launch From Virginia's Eastern Shore Will Test New Technologies

A rocket launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore is planned this week to test new technologies.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pink-Filled Streets For The Race For The Cure

Thousands of runners hit the streets of downtown D.C. Saturday morning for the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Former Account Manager Gets Seven Years for Stealing from Clients

In Virginia, a former account manager at Wachovia Bank has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from her clients' accounts.

State Party Leaders Face More Uncertainty for 2011 Election Season

In Virginia, the announcement by veteran State Sen. William Wampler that he will not seek re-election is yet another sign that the General Assembly will change significantly after November’s elections.

F-18 Superhornet Named as Replacement for Grounded Air Show Headliner

In Maryland, organizers say the Navy's F-18 Super Hornet will headline the 4th annual Ocean City Air Show next weekend. But, that was not the original plan.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Gov. McDonnell Ask For State Employees' Help To Balance Budget

State employees who've always thought they had the perfect idea to improve Virginia's government now have the ear of the Governor, and the employee with the best idea will get more than a penny for his or her thoughts.

Arlington County Board Seeks To Reduce Emissions

Arlington County is trying to slash carbon dioxide emissions, but the community energy plan approved in May by the County Board doesn't include mandates or penalties for carbon dioxide reductions.

Ocean City Plans Free Gas Giveaway

The city council in Ocean City, Md., has stirred up controversy while admittedly trying to nab headlines with a free gas promotion aimed at tourists.

D.C. Considers New Approach To Youth With Behavioral Problems

In the aftermath of a 2010 mass shooting on South Capitol Street that left four District teenagers dead, city lawmakers are looking at ways to change how the city deals with youth behavioral problems.