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Commentary By Peg Hacskaylo: Preserving Victim Services

It's budget season in the District of Columbia. Mayor Vincent Gray has released his vision of a spending plan -- to close a budget gap of more than $300 million. Now the D.C Council must reevaluate it's priorities. Commentator Peg Hacskaylo, executive director of the nonprofit District Alliance for Safe Housing, is asking the city to remember victims of domestic violence.

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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.

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Flash Mob Does 'Tax The Rich Shuffle' In Arlington

In Northern Virginia Monday, some residents showed their dissatisfaction with how the tax code is written in our country by dancing.

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Gas Prices Reach $4 A Gallon

AAA's daily fuel gauge, which tracks the average price of fuel across the country, indicates the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular in the District rose to $4.03 Saturday.

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Alexandria To Consider Waterfront Hotels

City planners in Alexandria, Va., want to overturn a longstanding ban on hotels along the waterfront. But the proposal is facing some serious resistance.

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Arlington Schools Help Hungry Students Beyond School Walls

An elementary school in Arlington County, Va., is partnering with a local food bank to help hungry students get the nutrition they need even when they head home for the weekend.

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Local Medicaid Money Pulled Early From D.C. Abortion Funding

A group in D.C. that helps women pay for abortion care discovered late Wednesday night that local Medicaid dollars could no longer be applied, effective immediately.

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Budget Cuts Coming To Montgomery County Fire Department

The Montgomery County, Md., has held hearings all week on the $300 million that County Executive Isiah Leggett has proposed cutting from the budget, and with about a month to go before the budget must be passed, things are beginning to get testy.

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