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Monday, October 31, 2011

O'Malley Against Online Gambling

Funds generated from Maryland's lottery system are the state's fourth largest revenue source, and O'Malley says legalizing online gambling could hurt the money stream.

Maryland Urges Safety Precautions On Halloween

Girl in cow costume, another girl in princess costume, dad walks dog (in a tutu)

The Maryland State Highway Association will continue giving out reflective vests for trick-or-treaters until 4 p.m. today, and it's urging kids and parents to think seriously about safety this Halloween. 

Activists Hope To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay's 'Horror Story'

A group of advocates are using Halloween to call attention to the need to make the Chesapeake Bay a little less scary -- at least when it comes to pollution.

In Woodbridge, Foreclosures Hit Hard

The town of Woodbridge, Va., is a classic example of today's mortgage crisis: hundreds of homes lay vacant, and hundreds more run the risk of being foreclosed on at any time. Now, residents there are demanding that banks do more to prevent these foreclosures.

Suit Accuses Catholic U. Of Discrimination

A George Washington University professor is accusing Catholic University of discrimination against Muslim students, although his suit does not cite any explicit complaints from students.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Commentary: The Guilt Of The Candy

Halloween conjures images of costumed children trick-or-treating through neighborhoods, lugging sacks full of candy. But for mother of six Vineeta Ribeiro, Halloween is fraught with tough decisions and more than one serving of guilt.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 31

Halloween on the big screen and a Golden Dragon on Studio's stage.

Union Station's Main Hall Closed For Repairs

The main hall at Union Station is closed for repairs this weekend, after a piece of plaster fell from the ceiling last week.

Tourmobile Ends Service After 42 Years

After more than 42 years of guiding visitors around the nation's capital, a popular D.C. tour bus will be making its final lap on Monday.

Hundreds Show For AIDS Walk Washington

A little wet, wintry weather didn't stop the hundreds of supporters who came out for the AIDS Walk on Saturday.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Garagiola To Seek Nomination In Maryland

In the midst of acrimony over Maryland's newly drawn 6th Congressional District, State Sen. Rob Garagiola is expected to seek the Democratic nomination for the seat this week.

October Snow Arrives In D.C. Area

Grab your hats and mittens! Wintry weather hits the D.C. Metro area.

Hundreds Of Birds Killed At Wind Facility

Hundreds of dead birds are causing environmentalists to seek better safety measures at wind facilities.

Maryland Casinos Losing The Gamble

Less money means less gambling, as two Maryland casinos take a hit due to tough economic times.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Coworkers, Neighbors Testify In Lululemon Trial

eila rab

Witness testimony continued Friday in the murder trial of Brittany Norwood. Eila Rab, a coworker, testified that Norwood asked for Jayna Murray's number so she could be let back into the Lululemon store.