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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Looking Forward To Final Portion Of The ICC

In Maryland, the second portion of the Intercounty Connector has yet to open, but state and Prince George's County officials are already looking forward to opening the third part of the road.

Blue Crabs Take A Hit From Cold Snap, But Are Still Clawing Back

In December, the water in the Chesapeake Bay got so cold that one-third of all adult crabs died, but they are still within healthy population levels.

Animal Shelter Hopes Food Pantry Will Keep Pets In Homes

Pets are often the unsung victims of economic downturn, but a cat shelter in Alexandria, Va., is trying to take the financial burden off animal ownership.

Virginia Offers $5,000 Merit Grants To Teachers

Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell and the Virginia Department of Education are rolling out a new teacher merit-pay plan that invites some districts to compete for grants to award teachers in 'hard-to-staff' schools.

D.C. Council Member Wants Businesses To Help Combat Truancy

A D.C. Council report finds nearly one in seven high school students are chronically truant. Now one council member is asking local businesses to play a bigger role in keeping young people in school.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Theater for the short attention set, identity art, and an evening with Margueritte.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maryland Acquires Land For Final Part Of ICC

Maryland now has the land in Prince George's County that will allow for the final phase of the Intercounty Connector to be completed.

MoCo Synagogue Vandalized On Eve Of Passover

As police in Montgomery County, Md., search for the vandals responsible for the damage to a synagogue in Potomac, some temple members and business owners are considering its connection to the start of Passover.

Security At D.C.-Run Juvenile Justice Center In Question

New questions are being raised about the safety and security of a juvenile detention center in Maryland that houses young people from the District.

Former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer Dead At 89

William Donald Schaefer, who had served as both Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor during a lengthy political career, has died. He was 89.

Schaefer will lie in repose Monday at the State House in Annapolis and next Tuesday at Baltimore's City Hall.

Georgetown Waterfront Cleanup Still Underway

Crews are still working furiously to pump out the lower level of the Washington Harbor complex on the Georgetown waterfront, after last night's high tide once again flooded the area.

Power Breakfast: Social Insecurity

From Capitol New Connection -- Until now, Social Security has mostly stayed out of the budget fray. That's likely to change, however, when Congress reconvenes in May.

This story is the first installment in a two-part "Social Insecurity" series.

Va. Redistricting: Prince William Co. Chair Slams State Plan

In Virginia, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart continues to be one of the loudest critics of the redistricting plans emerging from Virginia's General Assembly. In Prince William County, he'd rather see the state go with something closer to his board's strategy for resetting voting districts.

D.C., Nationals Still Wrangling Over Late-Night Metro

Better hope the next Nationals home game doesn't go to extra innings.

The baseball team and the District have yet to hammer out an agreement over who foots the bill for any after-hours Metro trains.

Montgomery County Switches On Solar Power

Officials in Montgomery County now have more than one reason to pray for sunny days. (Actually, they have 1,250.)

The county marked the installation of its first solar power panels on government buildings Monday afternoon.

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