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Fairfax Co. names best workplaces for commuters

Find out what these Fairfax County businesses are doing to make the grinding commute easier on their employees.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 08:41am EST

Tags: best places to work, sprawl & crawl, Best Workplaces for Commuters

McDonnell: Virginia $500 million a year short on transportation funds

Another year, another worry about the money needed to fix and construct roads in Virginia.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 08:10am EST

Tags: Gov. Bob McDonnell, transportation,

Wall falls, crushes sidewalk barrier at D.C. redevelopment site

D.C. officials are investigating what caused a partially demolished wall to collapse onto a sidewalk barrier built to protect pedestrians from construction for a new retail and residential complex along Wisconsin Avenue Thursday.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 02:07pm EST

Tags: construction safety, D.C. redevelopment, Wisconsin Avenue,

Bolling says no to independent run for Virginia governor

A day after bowing out of the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race, Lt. Gob. Bill Bolling questions the ability of the likely Republican nominee to serve in the state's highest office. Bolling also offered more hints at how he would continue to serve the state.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 04:43pm EST

Tags: Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli, Bob McDonnell, Republican Party of Virginia, Virginia politics

Transportation, housing can eat up incomes

Buying a cheaper house in Washington's outer suburbs may no longer be the economic bargain it used to be for families making between $44,531 and $89,063 a year.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 08:18am EST

Tags: sprawl & crawl, housing costs, real estate

911 still vulnerable to powerful storms

Two massive storms in the past five months have caused widespread outages and even an emergency system failure. The question now: Does new technology leave people more vulnerable to emergency system failures and the dangers that go with them?

Monday - 11/19/2012, 08:12am EST

Tags: derecho, superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Sandy, verizon, 911

Virginians, Marylanders petition to secede

Dozens of states have started petitions to secede from the Union. But don't expect the number of stars on the U.S. flag to shrink any time soon.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 07:22am EST

Tags: U.S. Constitution, White House, Bob McDonnell, secede, government reform,

High-speed ferry service for region?

A new study will look at five possible high-speed ferry routes on the Potomac, Occoquan and Anacostia rivers.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 11:03am EST

Tags: ferry service, Potomac River, Anacostia River, Occaquon River

Younger drivers more likely to nod off on the road

Younger drivers are more likely to drive drowsy at the wheel than their parents and other older drivers on the road, AAA finds in a new survey.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 09:47am EST

Tags: AAA, American University, National Sleep Foundation, Katie Howard, AAA Mid-Atlantic

'Fiscal cliff' threatens area jobs, railways and resources

The current stalemate in Congress over budget cuts known as the "fiscal cliff" could affect area commuters.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 02:23pm EST

Tags: Metro, fiscal cliff

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