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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Chesapeake Bay Foundation in court over restoration

The bay advocacy group announced Wednesday that it is siding with the Environmental Protection Agency in a dispute with farm groups over its bay restoration strategy.

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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Park Service to add 500 signs on the Mall

New maps and directional signs are being added to the Mall to help visitors find Washington’s monuments and museums.

By Associated Press  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Hinckley gets more time off from St. Elizabeths

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago is being granted additional time away from the D.C. psychiatric hospital where he lives

By Associated Press  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/06/2011

BWI plans emergency exercise Saturday

Baltimore-Washington airport will conduct federally required emergency planning exercises Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011

D.C. schools investigate suspicious substances

Police and paramedics scrambled across the city Thursday afternoon chasing reports of letters containing a suspicious substance that arrived at several D.C. public schools, authorities said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty and Bill Turque  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Many students lack civics knowledge, study shows

High school seniors may be old enough to vote, but just one-quarter of them demonstrate at least a “proficient” level of civics knowledge and skills.

By Education Week  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Grand jury indicts man in 2008 triple homicide in Fairfax Co.

A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of taking part in an armed home-invasion robbery in 2008 in Springfield during which three men were killed.

By Associated Press  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Yeardley Love murder a year ago today

It’s been a year since Yeardley Love was murdered at her University of Virginia apartment and a fellow student was accused of killing her.

By Washington Post Staff Writers  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Montgomery County passes 5-cent bag tax

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday passed a 5-cent bag tax that will kick in Jan. 1.

By Michael Laris  |  11:35 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Prince George’s County local election results

Brentwood community activist Roger E. Rudder beat a late write-in challenge by former mayor Betty Jean Schmiedigen to become the new mayor of the Town of Brentwood.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Episcopal property dispute back in court

A years-long fight between the Episcopal Church and several conservative congregations has landed back in a Fairfax County courtroom.

By Associated Press  |  03:21 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Fishing boat capsizes in Chesapeake Bay; four aboard

Two people died Friday after a 23-foot fishing boat capsized in the Chesapeake Bay near Breezy Point Beach.

By Patricia Sullivan and Matt Zapotosky  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/20/2011

White House considers requiring campaign contribution disclosures for federal contractors

The White House says it's considering requiring companies pursuing federal contracts to disclose their campaign contributions.

By Associated Press  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Sewer overflow in Bowie

About 13,000 gallons of untreated wastewater from a sewer overflowed onto Old Chapel Road in Bowie yesterday.

By Washington Post editors  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Reckless driving citation for Montgomery Judge Brian Kim

A Montgomery County District Court judge was cited for reckless driving Thursday after another driver told police the judge was driving erratically and cut her off, according to Maryland State Police

By Dan Morse  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Metro proposes service cuts

The service cut proposals that the transit authority is preparing to present to the public in May hearings include some relatively minor changes in D.C. Metrobus routes, but a significant change in weekend train service

By Robert Thomson  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Shutdown in D.C.: No trash pickup, libraries, DMV

D.C. would stop trash collection for three days, and the libraries and DMV offices would close.

By Washington Post Staff  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Tysons grandmother denied bond

The grandmother accused of dropping her 2-year-old granddaughter from a Tysons Corner walkway was denied bond in court today, reports say.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/07/2011

We’re looking for your tips

We've heard the rumors: an entire neighborhood, subdivision, or city block composed almost all of federal workers. Do you, or someone you know, live with a lot of federal workers? As the government shutdown looms, help us find the places in our region that will be most affected by nominating the ultimate federal worker neighborhood.

By Washington Post Staff  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Region sees strong job growth

Fewer people sought unemployment compensation in February as more new jobs became available, nearly as many as during boom times, a new Labor Department report says

By Washington Post editors  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Bill would require 4,000 D.C. police officers

The District of Columbia police department would be required to maintain 4,000 sworn officers under legislation aimed at addressing concerns about attrition on the force.

By Associated Press  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Fire damages Temple Hills tattoo parlor

Authorities say a fire that broke out at a tattoo parlor in Temple Hills was quickly extinguished.

By Associated Press  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 04/04/2011

A.M. headlines around the D.C. region

Here’s our morning collection of some of the top headlines from news sources in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Come back to PostLocal.com for updates on all the top headlines of the day.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  07:14 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/01/2011

AM headlines from around the region

By Patricia Sullivan  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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