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Rolling Thunder rolls into town to honor veterans

Memorial Day weekend will be a louder one around the Washington area but for a cause. This is the 26th year of Rolling Thunder's annual D.C. rally when thousands and thousands of motorcycles descend upon the nation's capital to get the attention of Congress about veteran issues.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 11:13pm EDT

Tags: Rolling Thunder, Gary Scheffmeyer, POWs, MIAs,

Record-breaking attendance expected for Memorial Day survivors' gathering

A record number of families will gather in Arlington this weekend to honor their fallen military service members and to find support and comfort from other families coping with similar losses.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 05:43am EDT

Tags: TAPS, memorial day,


Police accept unused prescription drugs

Police in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia all organized drug drop off sites Saturday to encourage residents to properly dispose of unneeded medication and to keep drugs out of the hands of would-be abusers.

Saturday - 04/27/2013, 11:49pm EDT

Tags: prescription drug abuse, drugs, DEA, Lake Ridge, Va., drug take-back

Washington area readies for mosquito season

Spring is finally here and the Washington area has already had some summer-like days. Now is the time to gear up for mosquito season. So what kind of a season can residents expect?

Monday - 04/22/2013, 03:07am EDT

Tags: mosquito, CDC

Every drop of water counts at Alexandria Earth Day event

Alexandria celebrates Earth Day with a fashion show, water exhibits and beautiful weather.

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 06:46pm EDT

Tags: Earth Day, water conservation, Dr. Seuss,

Investigators mull the motive of Boston bombers

The question many people are asking is, "Why?" Why did two brothers who lived in the U.S. for almost a decade orchestrate such a heinous crime as the Boston bombings?

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 07:57am EDT

Tags: Boston Marathon bombing, Cliff Van Zandt, FBI, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev

D.C.'s Hillwood named one of the top gardens in the country

Once the cherry blossoms fade away, there's still a chance to bathe yourself in the pristine beauty of nature. There's a garden oasis you might not know about in D.C.

Sunday - 04/14/2013, 07:57am EDT

Tags: Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden,

First national digital public library to go live

The nation's first national digital public library will give visitors access to digital material from the best libraries in the country.

Saturday - 04/13/2013, 03:27pm EDT

Tags: Digital Public Library of America, Bradley Daigle, University of Virginia

Arlington will not make daycare cuts to close budget gap

In an effort to close Arlington County's $25-50 million budget gap for fiscal year 2014, the county manager wanted to get rid of the Office of Child Care. But after a public outcry, the board's chairman says that's not an option and that the cuts will happen elsewhere.

Sunday - 04/07/2013, 07:43am EDT

Tags: J. Walter Tejada, Arlington County, Office of Child Care

Poll gauges how Virginians feel about new laws

The Virginia General Assembly session might be over for this year, but citizens have provided their feedback and reactions to new laws thanks to a poll conducted by Roanoke College.

Saturday - 04/06/2013, 07:04am EDT

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Roanoke College,

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