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people who cannot effectively read print.
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May has been proclaimed Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month in Maryland and public health leaders are making sure people in the D.C. region know the dangers of ticks and Lyme disease.
Monday - 05/12/2014, 12:17pm EDT
The slope failure in the Piscataway Hills neighborhood of Fort Washington still is
being evaluated. People don't know when they'll be allowed back into their homes.
Monday - 05/12/2014, 07:54am EDT
You don't have to be so extravagant, according to a CBS poll.
Sunday - 05/11/2014, 04:24pm EDT
The Capital Crescent Trail now is open near Georgetown. It's been closed for cleanup and repairs since severe storms more than a week ago.
Sunday - 05/11/2014, 01:33pm EDT
Air conditioning service technicians are expecting a busy weekend as high temperatures hit the 80s and those AC units come on for the first time in months. But homeowners can take steps on their own, and avoid calling in a pro.
Friday - 05/09/2014, 07:33am EDT
A Virginia Tech study finds a soapy pan under a light will attract and kill more stink bugs than a commercial trap.
Thursday - 05/08/2014, 10:04am EDT
Fairfax County is considering whether to regulate how frequently
people can host large gatherings in their homes.
Thursday - 05/08/2014, 07:29am EDT
A bicyclist was injured Wednesday morning near Observatory Circle providing a grim example of the dangers riders face navigating urban streets on International Bike To School Day.
Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 02:08pm EDT
The Washington Wizards may be playing an away game against the
Indiana Pacers, but fans can join game-time fun at the Verizon Center.
Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:08am EDT
Prince George's County officials say they have no idea at this point when
evacuated residents will
be allowed back into their homes.
Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 03:01am EDT
Speed cameras have become so commonplace in D.C. and Maryland, that drivers are taking notice and slowing down. However changes in speed limits and where the cameras are placed can help or hurt drivers.
Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:03pm EDT
Hacker or pro now everyone in the area can play on a course designed by one of the world's all-time greatest golfers, Jack Nicklaus.
Monday - 05/05/2014, 02:30pm EDT
The Wizards are warning fans to be wary of fraudulent playoff tickets.
Monday - 05/05/2014, 12:21pm EDT
An 8-year-old from Jefferson, Md., and her family are off to Hawaii, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.
Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 01:11pm EDT
In a letter to the University of Maryland community, President Wallace Loh calls for safety improvements at the deadly intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Knox Road.
Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:51am EDT
Students at Fairfax County Public Schools may be able to sleep a
little longer if the school board approves proposals that would push back the
school start time.
Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 07:54am EDT
A family is safe but fire destroyed their Waldorf, Md. home Monday morning.
Thursday - 04/17/2014, 11:27am EDT
When the I-95 Express Lanes open in Northern Virginia in early 2015, every vehicle
using the HOV lanes 24 hours a day, seven days a week will need an E-ZPass or E-Z pass
Flex to use them lawfully.
Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:27pm EDT
Will lettuce be considered a luxury if prices jump thirty four percent?
Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 07:54am EDT
Barbecue grills are dangerous if not handled properly.
Monday - 04/14/2014, 12:20pm EDT