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Another Battle Shaping Up Over Transportation Funds In Virginia

A top state senator in Virginia believes President-elect Barack Obama may be the force that finally gets new transportation funding passed in the General Assembly.

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Salvation Army Toy Program Seeks Last-Minute Donations

In Maryland's Prince William County, volunteers with the Salvation Army's toy drive worry that, without last-minute donations, there won't be enough presents to go around this year.

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Area Realtors Cautiously Predict Recovery Next Year

Washington-area realtors say they're cautiously optimistic that the area's real estate markets will begin recovering over the next year.

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D.C. Board of Education Recommends More Day Care Centers

The current state of early childhood education in D.C. reveals a huge discrepancy between income groups.

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Montgomery County Council President Wants Other County Workers To Give Up Raise

In Maryland's Montgomery County, teachers and support staff have agreed to give up yearly raises to help close a county budget shortfall.

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Secret Santa Drops Presents in Sterling

A mystery Santa Claus has delivered nearly 500 toys to a northern Virginia church.

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Cell Phone Companies Warn of Delays During Inauguration.

First, Inauguration planners warned there were no rooms left. Then they predicted roads and subways would be overwhelmed by the crush of visitors.

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D.C. Agrees To Make Homeless Shelters More Accessible

The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the D.C. government that requires the city to make homeless shelters more accessible to people with disabilities.

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Disadvantaged Local Students Give Back to the Community

Students at KIPP D.C.'s Will Academy are giving back by helping refugees in the Congo and by raising awareness about local issues.

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New Public Address System For Metro Stations

Metro has started using a new public address system in dozens of underground rail stations in hopes of improving poor sound quality.

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