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New rules govern harvest of ginseng

Because ginseng, which is used for medicinal purposes and often seen in foods and supplements, is so lucrative, it's over-harvested and on a threatened species list in Virginia. New regulations, however, are intended to ensure the survival of the species.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 07:44pm EDT

Tags: ginseng

Put on the brakes! It's 'Stop on Red Week'

You're running late and you hit another traffic light. Be warned: This is national Stop on Red Week. Police are on the lookout for red-light runners all week.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:26am EDT

Tags: red light cameras, traffic light, Stop on Red Week

A hair cut to start off the school year right

A Virginia-based salon company is doing what it can to help needy students look their best at the start of this school year, one hair cut at a time.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 06:51am EDT

Tags: Hair Cuttery, Share-a-Haircut, back-to-school,

Watch the roads: August is the deadliest driving month

When you think of the deadliest month to drive, the height of summer travel probably doesn't come to mind. But if you're planning a road trip soon during the dog days of summer, plan to use extra caution out on the road.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 05:37am EDT

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, The American Safety Council

WTOP's Top 10: The best farmers market

It's loved for more than its fresh produce and locally- sourced food items. As one patron describes, the farmers market in Del Ray in Alexandria is the kick-off of the neighborhood's social weekend.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Tags: farmers market, Top 10, Del Ray, Alexandria,

Pro-Snowden signs posted at Pentagon Metro station (VIDEO)

A coalition of current and former military members, police and other public officials have posted three back-lit signs at the Pentagon Metro station in support of NSA-leaker Edward Snowden and urging military personnel to uphold their oath to the U.S. Constitution.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 02:05pm EDT

Tags: edward snowden, NSA, pentagon, Metro,

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Sunday is last chance to catch Shark Weekend at National Aquarium

Shark Weekend is in its 14th year with the main focus of promoting shark conservation.

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 09:03am EDT

Tags: National Aquarium, Shark Weekend 2013, Jay Bradley, Department of Commerce

New commuter lot opens in Northern Va.

A new commuter lot is set to open, offering more options for Virginia commuters.

Saturday - 07/06/2013, 07:43am EDT

Tags: I-66, commuter lot parking, Gainesville, commuting, vdot,

Lack of evidence to back dog poisoning claim in Logan Circle

Reports that someone was leaving poisoned dog treats in Logan Circle are unfounded, says the Washington Humane Society.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 12:50pm EDT

Tags: animal abuse, animal cruelty, humane society,

NOAA kicks off Lightning Safety Week

NOAA wants residents to brush up on their knowledge of lightning safety, considering June, July and August are peak months for lightning storms and lightning deaths.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 04:01pm EDT

Tags: NOAA, lightning

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