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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,


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

Md. drivers are 'quick study' with speed cams, more coming

When it comes to speed cameras, drivers are a quick study. Area police departments are increasingly employing the cameras to slow traffic in target areas, such as school zones.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 08:01pm EST

Tags: speed cameras,

App serves as parking space scout

Parker uses real-time information to show drivers available metered spaces and garage parking. It also includes the parking rates in the given spot.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 06:08am EST

Tags: Parker, parking spot app

Inauguration construction, planning under way

Voters elected Barack Obama to another four-year term Tuesday. Twenty-four hours later and the inauguration stage is already under construction at the Capitol.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 06:32am EST

Tags: inauguration, National Park Service, Barack obama, Martin Luther King Jr.,

D.C. reduces fines for speed cams

The penalty for being a lead foot gets a little lighter, starting Monday.

Monday - 11/05/2012, 05:54am EST

Tags: speed cameras,

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