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Friday, February 25, 2011

Gay Marriage Bill's Journey Hasn't Ended

The Maryland Senate has approved a bill that would legalize gay marriage by a vote of 25 to 21. The measure now goes before the House of Delegates, which is also expected to pass it, and Gov. Martin O'Malley has indicated that he will sign the measure into law.

Winds Cause Utility Pole To Fall On Metro Tracks

Friday's high winds knocked down a utility pole between the New York Avenue and the Rhode Island Avenue Stations.

'Mom Van' Provides Curbside Care

After months out of commission, the newly repaired D.C. Mobile Maternity Unit is up and running again, promoting prenatal care in communities where infant mortality is the highest.

Realtors Seek Change To Arlington Sign Ordinance

In Virginia, members of the Arlington County Board are beginning to rewrite the rules on what kind of signs will be allowed in the county.

Pre-Gadhafi Flag Raised At Ambassador's Residence

As the uprising in Libya continues, protesters joined the Libyan ambassador at his residence in the Kalorama neighborhood of D.C. to raise Libya's pre-Gadhafi flag.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Celebrate 25 years of community, 100 years of Tennessee, and the wonders of technology in the region this weekend.

International AIDS Conference Brings Local Spotlight

World leaders will converge on the District next summer for the 2012 International AIDS conference. And officials in the District say the global conference provides the perfect opportunity for D.C. to renew its fight against the epidemic.

'Green' Cab Company Set Example In Arlington

Gas prices are edging up as the conflict in Libya escalates, but one Virginia cab company is promoting a new business model.

Wind Warning Issued For Metro Area

The Washington Metro Weather is under a high wind warning until 7 p.m. The winds have led to power outages and its making driving difficult particulary on over passes and bridges.

Va. To Be First State To Regulate First-Term Abortion Clinics

Passage of a bill to do regulate clinics that offer first-term abortions followed lengthy debate in the Senate and a rare tie-breaking vote by Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Principals Discuss Prepping Students For College, Careers

A confidential survey of D.C.'s 10 comprehensive high schools highlight some of the challenges in getting their students ready for college or a career.

MoCo Fire And Rescue Put County Council To The Test

In Maryland, the Montgomery County Council is currently reviewing elements of the 2012 operating budget. In this period of belt tightening, Fire and Rescue is working to insure its needs and mission are clearly articulated.

Officers Charged With Taking Financial Cut From Auto Shop

In Maryland, 31 Baltimore police officers have been suspended, 17 of whom are facing conspiracy and extortion charges.