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Express Lanes for I-66?

Virginia is looking for a new way to relieve congestion on Interstate 66 and has put out a "Request for Information" to the private sector to solicit ideas.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 04:53pm EDT

Tags: Interstate 66, express lanes, Hank Silverberg, Express Lanes Project

Northern Va. residents brace for furloughs

A day without pay is apparently the biggest worry for thousands of people in northern Virginia.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:28am EDT

Tags: furlough days, Northern Virginia, Gerry Connolly, Hank Silverberg


Smithsonian Folklife Festival highlights Hungarian heritage

It's been a summer tradition on the National Mall for 47 years now. The Smithsonian Folklife festival, which began Wednesday, has a Hungarian theme.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 03:52am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, D.C., National Mall, Hank Silverberg, Hungarian heritage

ATF: Fireworks can be deadly

Ahead of the Fourth of July, the ATF is warning consumers that some fireworks can be deadly and offers some tips and suggestions to enjoy the devices safely.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 04:51pm EDT

Tags: ATF, fireworks, july 4th, fireworks safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Hank Silverberg

Another bridge across Potomac River unlikely

Another crossing between the American Legion Bridge and Point of Rocks over the Potomac River could alleviate the traffic-riddled Interstate 495 by taking traffic away from the Capital Beltway, but differences between Maryland and Virginia may make it unlikely.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 12:24pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, George Washington Parkway, American Legion Bridge, david versel, Capital Beltway, I-495

Tougher drunken driving penalties in Virginia next month

Repeat drunken driving offenders are the focus of stiffer penalties that take effect in Virginia July 1.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 09:23am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, drunk driving, DUI

Gettysburg 150th to be commemorated with hundreds of events

As many as 300,000 people could converge on the small town of Gettysburg, Pa., between June 30 and July 4 for what is likely to be the nation's biggest commemoration of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 06:26am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg

More home caregivers turning to Web for advice

As the number of Americans caring for older family members or chronically sick children grows, more people are turning to the Web for advice.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 07:10am EDT

Tags: caregiving, caregiver, medical advice, Hank Silverberg, pew research center, susannah fox, geriatric care, extended families

Metro ID's problem with intercom system

Emergency intercoms on Metro trains that don't work. The problem was detected on some trains months ago and the problems were amplified this week after a fight near the Woodley Park Station when some passengers said they couldn't contact the train operator. Now Metro says it has a solution.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 07:51pm EDT

Tags: Metro, Metrorail, safety, transit, Hank Silverberg

Region's motorists reverse trend, drive less

Despite a population boost, Washington area drivers are getting in their cars less and logging fewer miles.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 03:41pm EDT

Tags: traffic, mileage, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments, transportation, Hank Silverberg

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