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Mineral still recovering after earthquake

One year ago today the earth shook. In one small Virginia town - the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake - the quake changed life dramatically. WTOP's Hank Silverberg takes a closer look at life in Mineral.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 01:47pm EDT

Tags: earthquake, Hank Silverberg, Mineral, Va., mineral, Louisa County, earthquake anniversary


ACLU to keep close watch on new Va. voter ID law

Voters going to the polls in Virginia will need to show identification or they will be turned away in November.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 07:03am EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, voting, voter id laws, Hank Silverberg

Four cities in region make best places to live list

Four local communities made the top 20 list of best small cities to live across the country.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 05:58am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, reston, cnn money, best places to live

West Nile virus pops up across region

It's here again - West Nile virus turned up in at least two people in Virginia and two people in Maryland, and many places in the region are reporting mosquitoes have the virus as well.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 09:28am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Jorge Arias, West Nile virus


Big rigs banned on Express Lanes

Don't expect to see 18-wheelers on the Capital Beltway's Express Lanes when they open in December.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 09:42am EDT

Tags: express lanes, Hank Silverberg

Hurricane season brings flood insurance reminder

Rain water coming into homes from a flood is not covered by a standard homeowner's insurance policy.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 04:32am EDT

Tags: flood insurance, Hurricane Irene, Hank Silverberg, hurricane

McDonnell calls new drunken driving law 'tough love'

A new law in Virginia will require ignition locks for all convicted drunken drivers, even first-time offenders.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 03:51am EDT

Tags: drunk driving, Bob McDonnell, ignition lock, Hank Silverberg

Virginia trying to find victims of eugenics

It's one of the darkest chapters in American history: the forced sterilization of thousands of people throughout 50 years. Now, there's an effort to find those who survived.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 06:59am EDT

Tags: eugenics, Hank Silverberg, Patrick Hope, Virginia General Assembly

County fairgoers urged to be cautious around animals

Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked 12 cases of swine flu to agricultural fairs in Hawaii, Ohio and Indiana, local health officials are warning people to take precautions as they go to county fairs in Virginia and Maryland.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 11:03am EDT

Tags: county fairs, Hank Silverberg

Probe of Dulles Greenway tolls unlikely

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says there's little he can do about the tolls on the Dulles Greenway.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 06:14am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, dulles greenway, Macquiare Group Ltd.

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