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At Impasse On Waterfront Plan, Alexandria Hires $25,000 Facilitator

In Virginia, city leaders in Alexandria have hired a facilitator to help craft a plan for three sites slated for redevelopment. The move comes after months of disagreement.

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D.C. Lotto To Hold Community Meetings Over Online Gaming

The District's push to become the first jurisdiction to allow state-sponsored, online gambling has hit a roadblock, in part because of lack of transparency with the process.

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The Arc Of Greater PW County Looks To Expand

The Arc of Greater Prince William County, a nonprofit providing care for developmentally and physically disabled citizens, says it needs to expand to meet growing community needs.

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Maryland Lawmakers Call For Eliminating Tax Loopholes

Even though the nation's borrowing limit has been raised, the battle over Washington spending has only just begun.

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Parking Amnesty Begins In D.C.

Drivers who owe old traffic fines in D.C. are catching a break starting today.

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Amnesty For Overdue Parking Tickets In D.C. Off To Good Start

Drivers in the District with overdue parking tickets are taking advantage of the city's amnesty program that kicked off today.

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Solar Company's Shutdown Becomes Political Issue

Just a little more than a year ago, President Obama was in Fremont, Calif., to tout the jobs created by a solar cell manufacturing company called Solyndra and federal loans that helped. On Wednesday, the company said it's filing for bankruptcy.
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Obama Changes Speech Date After Dust-Up With GOP

What should have been a simple matter of scheduling turned into a Washington political incident. At issue: When would President Obama give a policy speech about jobs? The president picked next Wednesday. The GOP told him Thursday would be better a choice.
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Will Consumer Queasiness Drag Down The Economy?

In the past, consumers usually talked more about cutting back than they actually did, analysts say. However, the sluggish recovery has left Americans feeling financially insecure — and more reluctant to spend.

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