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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Pepco purchases Solar Decathlon house; wheelchair accessible cabs


This photo taken Sept. 30, 2011 shows the University of Maryland's winning entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. The house was recently purchased by Pepco. (Stefano Paltera - AP)
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Pepco has purchased the award-winning Solar Decathlon house, designed by the University of Maryland, and plans to use it as a “living classroom.” (DC Urban Turf)

If D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown gets his way, wheelchair accessible taxi cabs could be on the city’s streets by the end of the year. (City Paper)

Despite more and more movies and television shows being set in Washington, it has gotten much harder to film on location in the District. (Washington Post)

Start-up Virginia, a new organization designed to help entrepreneurs network with each other and grow their companies launched this morning at George Mason University. (ARL Now)

By Andy Smith  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/31/2012

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