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Speed and red-light cameras operate as normal on July 4

The Fourth of July may be a holiday, but it's no excuse to disregard traffic laws: speed and red-light cameras are still operating as normal.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 05:29am EDT

Tags: speed cameras, red light cameras, july 4th, July Fourth, ari ashe

National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban a boon for holiday safety

The National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban is helping keep the local emergency rooms less hectic on the holiday.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:58am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, alcohol, National Mall, fireworks, Dr. Robert Shesser, George Washington University Hospital, US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Local venues plan free Fourth of July parties

In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:43am EDT

Tags: A Capitol Fourth, National Mall, National Symphony Orchestra, iota, Rock & Roll Hotel, 9:30 Club, tim bracken,

Baltimore celebrates Fourth with music, fireworks

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 03:28am EDT

Tags: Baltimore

Protect against food poisoning at your next cookout

Food is a central component to many Fourth of July celebrations. And cooking and eating outside in the sunny summer weather is a popular way to enjoy the holiday. But this can mean trouble. Food that sits in the heat too long can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: cookout, grilling, july 4th, paula wolfson, food, sick, food poisoning, diarrhea

Metro to run extra trains for fireworks in D.C.

Metro says it will operate extra trains during the evening of the July Fourth holiday to help passengers get to and from the National Mall for the fireworks display.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:28am EDT

Tags: Metro

Cookouts take bigger bite out of your wallet

Rising beef prices will make for a heftier grocery bill as you plan for your Fourth of July cookout.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 04:33am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, july 4th, cookout, cost of a cookout

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