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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Latest Maryland News

Maryland bans reading texts while driving, a Baltimore county congressman wants to prevent protests at military funerals and a fire cause $50,000 worth of damage in Sykesville.

Latest Virginia News

A crane accident led to legal action in Portsmouth, a brief filed in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defends the federal health care law and VDOT is on a pothole-patching blitz.

Same-Sex Marriage Bill On Hold In Annapolis

Debate in the full House over Maryland's same-sex marriage bill is on hold until Wednesday.

The District Falls Short In HIV/AIDS Education

A new report says the District isn't doing enough to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The nonprofit group D.C. Appleseed, says Mayor Vincent Gray should expand programs that offer free, clean needles to addicts and push HIV/AIDS education in public schools.

Power Breakfast: Unions And Collective Bargaining

This afternoon, the House Democratic Steering Committee hosts workers and expert advocates to speak on the embattled topic of collective bargaining.

D.C. Office Of Campaign Finance To Probe Sulaimon Brown Allegations

D.C.'s Office of Campaign Finance is opening an investigation into the allegations made by former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown.

D.C. Student Conference Tackles HIV/AIDS Awareness

High school students from the region and around the county gathered in the district Monday to gain more insight about HIV/AIDS. It is hoped many will use the knowledge in a future career.

Va. Prosecutor: Familial DNA Testing Could Have Caught Rapist

Authorities involved in the East Coast Rapist investigation say a suspect could have been arrested even sooner with the help of something called familial DNA testing.

Teaching A Changing Middle East

As protests sweep through the Middle East and North Africa, students at area schools have been hungry for information about the rapidly-changing region. Some teachers are retooling their lesson plans to incorporate current events.

Public Schools Get More Funds; DCPS Still Looks At Shortfall

D.C. Public Schools, including traditional and charter schools, will receive $76 million more than expected; the bulk of the surplus money from an increase in District revenue. And while this will help stave off some cuts, school officials say there will still be some hard choices to make.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Broadway, Boom Town on a very Fat Tuesday.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Fewer Drivers On First Day Of ICC Tolls

Ridership on Maryland's Intercounty Connector took a big dip Monday, the first day that drivers had to pay for riding the new roadway.

Students Speak Out Against UDC President

University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms is defending himself against allegations of wasting thousands of taxpayers dollars.

D.C. Mayor To Name Schools Chancellor This Week

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he'll name a new schools chancellor sometime this week, but it appears there's only one serious candidate.

Va. Ready To Prosecute In East Coast Rapist Case

Officers involved in the arrest of a man thought to be the East Coast Rapist say they always expected a tip from the public would help them solve the case.