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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Va. Board Approves Abortion Regulations

The Virginia Board of Health approved emergency regulations of abortion clinics that critics say may cause many state clinics to shut down.

Waterspout Strikes Ocean City, None Injured

ocean city waterspout

An unexpected waterspout struck Ocean City, Md. late Thursday, causing minor cosmetic damage to area buildings and cars, but leaving none injured in its wake.

MoCo Council Looks At Teen Curfew Bill

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The Montgomery County Council looked at the first version of a controversial bill that would institute a curfew for county teenagers.

Redskins Make Play For Solar Power

The Redskins are pioneering a new green energy initiative, generating significant chunks of their power using new solar panels.

West Nile in Md. Prompts Mosquito Spraying

Officials in New Carrolton, Maryland are spraying for mosquitos after a case of West Nile Virus surface in the town this week.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fairfax Voters To Decide On Huntington Floodwall

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Voters in Fairfax County might get the chance to voter on whether to fund a floodwall in the Huntington neighborhood.

Youth Voices: Sibling Rivalry Not A Competition

Youth Voices commentator Tailor Coble found her sibling rivalry was less about being better and more about being herself.

Howard Co. Inmates Cultivate Produce, Purpose

Inmates in Howard County's correction facilities are finding a welcome distraction and outlet in cultivating gardens.

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Door to Door: Glenmont, Md. and McLean, Va.

This week we visit Glenmont, Md., where one resident raves about the neighborhood's library and public transportation system. We also visit McLean, Va. where one woman recounts her experience moving to the community in 1954.

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Making Science Sizzle for Students

A group of scientists are utilizing their passion for their field to try and light a fire under area students, hoping to reverse the trend of decreased interest in science amongst high school students.

Rediscovering Swampoodle

Cultural Tourism DC is offering a new walking tour of the racy, raucous neighborhood of Swampoodle, a place that has disappeared into the past.