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Time to get sneaky: The best gift hiding spots

Shoppers endure jammed parking lots and stacks of advertisements in search of the perfect gift. But that's only one part of the equation.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 04:45am EST

Tags: houselogic.com, Christmas presents, hiding spots,

Emails, texts may not be as important as you think

The chirp of your email may be distracting you more than you realize.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 06:49am EST

Tags: BerylHealth, email

Advocates: More Md. road funding needed to keep residents, jobs

A call for increased fees in Maryland is more than just an effort to relieve gridlock, advocates say.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:33am EST

Tags: gas tax, transportation, Gus Bauman, Roger Berliner, Lon Anderson, AAA Mid-Atlantic

Local auto shop offers car repairs for struggling families

A family-owned auto shop in Fairfax County has an unusual way of helping people who are looking for a job or struggling to make ends meet.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 10:49pm EST

Tags: unemployment, Wiygul Automotive Clinic

Empowerhouse more than just energy-efficient (PHOTOS)

A new home for two local families also stands as a public model of energy efficiency and affordability.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 06:43am EST

Tags: empowerhouse, energy efficiency, Lakiya Culley, Habitat for Humanity

Wife of Marylander detained in Cuba calls for release

Three years after aid worker and Maryland native Alan Gross was jailed in Cuba, his wife, Judy, has detailed his deteriorating health conditions while again calling for his release.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 06:32am EST

Tags: Alan Gross, Judy Gross, vigil,

More people and limited commuting options mean greater congestion

With the region's population expected to reach more than 6 million by 2040, transportation officials warn already sluggish highways will likely become more congested, Metro trains could reach capacity and drivers may have to pay higher fees to fund projects.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 08:29am EST

Tags: National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, congestion, Metro

PETA: Spare a turkey, eat vegan this Thanksgiving

Two PETA members, dressed as turkeys, handed out dozens of boxes of vegan meals to spread the message that there are Thanksgiving meal options for people who would prefer to spare a turkey's life.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 03:07pm EST

Tags: peta, Turkey, Thanksgiving, White House,

Dulles airport travelers at higher risk of secondhand smoke

Dulles International is one of five major airports with designated smoking areas. A study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found air pollution is five times higher in airports with inside smoking areas compared to those that are smoke- free.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 08:57am EST

Tags: dulles airport, smoking, travel, CDC,

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Holiday travel: Heads up, more drivers on their phones

The days surrounding Thanksgiving are some of the year's busiest on the roads, and a survey suggests more drivers will have their eyes on their phones while driving.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 09:32am EST

Tags: Thanksgiving, travel, distracted driving, State Farm

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