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Picturesque, But Polluted: Anacostia Gets C- In River Report

The Anacostia River is still getting below-average marks from environmental groups when it comes to pollution.

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D.C. Youth Org. Gets New Board Member With Ties To Embattled Political Donor

A newly-appointed board member of the Children & Youth Investment Trust has ties to Jeffrey Thompson, one of D.C.'s most prolific political donors who is under federal investigation related to campaign contributions.

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Metro Upgrades Await Long-Term Congressional Plan

Local lawmakers say that Congress' inability to pass long-term transportation legislation is preventing Metro from making serious headway into safety and infrastructure upgrades.

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Tension Reigns In Annapolis After Yearly Session Ends

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley was pointedly silent on the question of a special session of the General Assembly, after a late night legislative session failed to produce a budget agreement for the state.

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Analysis: Congress Takes On GSA Conference Scandal

Several Congressional committees are poised to tackle to the scandal surrounding the lavish GSA conference held in Las Vegas in 2010, but as The Hill's Alex Bolton explains, it's unlikely that any legislation will come of the controversy.

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Police, Wireless Companies Team Up On Smart Phone Thefts

MPD Chief Cathy Lanier joined forces with the FCC and wireless companies to announce a new plan to track and disable stolen cell phones, in an effort to discourage theft.

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Prospects For Offshore Wind In Maryland Dim

A bill that would have required Maryland utilities to get a certain amount of their power from offshore wind died in committee, scuttling a big push by Democrats to expand renewable power in the state.

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A Novel Idea: Arlington Plans To Add To Library Budget

While many libraries in the area are sparsely-staffed and sport restricted hours, Arlington is planning to add staff and services.

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Howard Theatre Officially Reopens

City officials will cut the ribbon today on the renovated Howard Theatre, a recently renovated historic landmark that had previously been empty for more than three decades.

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GOP Lawmakers Rally Against EPA's New Coal Plant Rules

Republican lawmakers are fighting a proposed EPA rule that would limit emissions levels allowed from new coal-fired power plants, but Democrats say it's necessary to fight global warming. 

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