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Virginia Lawmakers Take Another Crack At Budget Compromise

After coming to a stand-still that could have left Virginia without a budget for the coming year, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are trying to thaw the budget process with some compromise.

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Area Senators Help Kill Contraception Amendment

An amendment that would have allowed employers to to decide whether or not to cover contraceptives based on their religious beliefs was killed in the Senate today, with the help of area lawmakers.

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D.C. Committee Approves Food Truck Tax

The growing food truck scene in the District has filled the stomach of many hungry residents. A bill that made it through committeewould slap the small businesses with a 10 percent sales tax that they would likely have to pass along to customers.

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Kaiser Permanente Expands Operations In D.C. Region

The non-profit health provider Kaiser Permanente is expanding their operations in the D.C. region -- building four new medical centers and expanding two others.

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Cherry Blossoms Will Arrive Early This Year

The cherry blossoms are scheduled to arrive earlier this year after a light winter -- meaning the peak bloom will coincide with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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In Experimental School, Tight-Knit Community Helps Students Succeed

High school graduation rates are notoriously poor in areas of high poverty. But the Baltimore Talent Development High School has had remarkable results getting students to graduation using a specialized curriculum, and providing each student with an adult who truly cares about their success.

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Veterans Write To Cope With Battlefield Memories

A group of local veterans are offering writing classes to help other vets work through their memories of war.

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Parents Brace For Change In The Lives Of Their Disabled Children

Virginia is preparing to close most of its institutions serving disabled residents, which is prompting cheers from some residents and major worries for others.

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The Stress Of Life On The Streets

Through a D.C. housing program, hundreds of residents have left a life of park benches and emergency shelters for homes they can call their own.

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Moran Reprimands Metro For 'Go To Hell Barack' Ad

Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran is criticizing Metro for allowing the posting of an ad telling the President to "go to hell" at the Clarendon Metro station.

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