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Why The Loudoun County Drug Court Collapsed

We'll talk with the former coordinator of Loudoun County's drug court, which was eliminated by county supervisors earlier this year.

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Part 4: Morale Of Federal Workers Fluctuates As Cuts Loom

Federal employees have expressed frustration at the prospect of doing their jobs on diminished budgets, but workers are not uniformly opposed to looming federal cuts, and some even welcome the debate.

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Part 3: In Presidential Race, Both Sides Woo Federal Workers

Federal workers are expected to play a big role in deciding swing state Virginia in November's elections. But while many assume Republican rhetoric about smaller government would sway them toward the left, it's not that simple.

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Part 2: D.C. Area Braces For Impacts Of Federal Budget Cuts

There's a new dirty word circulating in federal government and employee circles — "sequestration" — and it's a big word that could carry a lot of big impacts.

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Part 1: 'It's Complicated': The Federal Government And The D.C. Region

The D.C. area's many ties to the federal government make the local debate about federal spending particularly complicated — but residents in the region are willing to have that deeper discussion. 

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This Week On Metro Connection: Friends And Neighbors

We bring you a bevy of stories about the roles our neighbors play in our lives — whether it's across the back fence, in the church pew, or on the basketball court.

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Local Residents Remember Summers Gone By

We hear Washingtonians' memories of a time when summer meant long road trips, ice-cold popsicles, and leisurely days spent roaming the neighborhood with friends.


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Up All Night With An Elderly Parent

A Silver Spring woman shares her story of staying up all night caring for her elderly father.


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Commentary: From The 'Boonies' To Bustling Neighborhood

Commentator Judy Downs Tinelli recalls a time before the highways and the rail lines and she offers a different view of the areas now defined by concrete and congestion.

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Soccer Goes International In D.C.

Soccer is much more than a pick-up game for this international group of players in D.C.

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