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Loudoun commuter route to be widened to ease backups

A more than 5-mile stretch of Route 606 in Loudoun County will be widened to reduce backups and commute times.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 03:19pm EDT

Tags: route 606, Dulles International Airport, mwaa, Virginia Department of Transportation, construction, congestion, Hank Silverberg

Arlington County bike thefts spike, regional effort launched

A spike in bicycle thefts in Arlington County has led to a stepped up regional effort to catch the crooks.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 09:21am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Arlington County, bike thefts

Outsiders continue to play big role in Va. governor's race

Michael Bloomberg joins a growing group of national politicians trying to influence Virginia voters, who will choose a new governor this November.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 03:37pm EDT

Tags: virginia governor race, Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli, Michael Bloomberg, gun laws, campaign contributions, George Mason University, Hank Silverberg

Greenway toll hike to be challenged before state commission

For the first time, a state commission that oversees utility companies will hear a challenge to a proposed toll hike along the Dulles Greenway.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 06:55am EDT

Tags: State Corporation Commission, dulles greenway, toll increases, David Ramadan, Hank Silverberg, Bill Stanley

Police ask for cold clues in brutal beating of elderly man

It was a rare, violent crime in the heart of a small town and two years later to the date, police are still searching for clues.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 09:47am EDT

Tags: Culpeper, Va., Hank Silverberg

Wood-chip power could light 16,000 homes

NOVEC, which has 160,000 customers in six northern Virginia counties, will open its very first power plant next month in Halifax County in southern Virginia.

Sunday - 10/20/2013, 10:00am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, power plant, NOVEC, wood chips

Skyline Drive reopens in time for peak fall foliage

The end of the government shutdown couldn't come soon enough for the communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park as the park welcomes visitors during the peak of the fall foliage.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:49am EDT

Tags: foliage, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, shutdown, National Park Service, Hank Silverberg, leaves, fall

Region ducks and covers during earthquake drill

The 2011 earthquake that rattled the D.C. region and caused millions of dollars in damage shook the nerves of an area unaccustomed to such temblors. Two years later, a million people participated in a drill to practice how to respond to the next quake.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 02:17pm EDT

Tags: earthquake, earthquake drill, Mineral, Va., Hank Silverberg, Dave Rohrer, Fairfax County government

Coyotes spotted in Va. suburban neighborhoods

Local national parks may be closed because of the government shutdown, but that has not prevented the coyote population from looking for food in nearby neighborhoods.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 06:37am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, coyote

Virginia candidates differ on role of state attorney general

Candidates for attorney general of Virginia agree that public safety is their top priority. But in separate interviews with WTOP, Republican Mark Obenshain and Democrat Mark Herring say they have a different view of the role of the attorney general.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 03:12pm EDT

Tags: attorney general, election, Mark Obenshain, Mark Herring, Hank Silverberg

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