Waiting for federal approval, Metro’s planned purchase of rail cars at risk

Federal transit officials have yet to decide whether Metro can replace older subway cars with new ones.

Anne Arundel County and Howard County home sales

Listings of homes sold recently in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

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D.C. adopt a pet

Nino, a 6-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.

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D.C. Animal Watch

Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

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New program helps low-income D.C. homeowners convert to solar energy

The Solar Advantage Plus Program will provide photovoltaic systems for 134 D.C. households this year.

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Prince George’s County Animal Watch

Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

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Fairfax County Animal Watch

Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

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Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

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Arlington resident wins international bicycle tourney qualifier

Cyclist Mary Breed will compete at an amateur world road race this fall in Denmark.

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Alexandria-Arlington news in brief

First payments due on Alexandria property tax; Gadsby’s Tavern reopens; other news.

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A little planning can help you escape these summer-drive bottlenecks

The big new worry is where the southbound 95 Express Lanes merge with the regular lanes.

Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices

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Southern Maryland community calendar, May 28-June 4, 2015

Events include a “Geocache Bash,” a networking job fair, “Guess the Book Contest” and sailing on a skipjack.

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Volunteering in Southern Maryland

Nonprofit organizations and county agencies seek help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties

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Southern Maryland home sales

Listings of homes sold recently in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

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Herndon moves forward on plan to overhaul historic downtown

The pending arrival of Metro’s Silver Line brings new urgency to planning effort dating back to 1980s.

After gumbo and beer, customer leaves a $2,000 tip at a D.C. restaurant

The bartender, chef and owner at Blue 44 in upper Northwest got a nice surprise from a regular patron.

Anne Arundel County and Howard County crime report

Listings of incidents reported recently by police in Anne Arundel and Howard counties and in Annapolis.

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Public hearings beginning on I-66 HOT lanes

The hearings are an important chance to air views about rebuilding a major commuter route.

NOAA calls for below-average hurricane season, but emphasizes preparedness

The current El Nino could suppress hurricane activity this year, though NOAA cautions that "it only takes one."

WSSC tap water is mmm, mmm good!

Tap water for Montgomery, Prince George's counties was chosen as the tastiest, the utility said.

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