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Ready for the storm? The height of hurricane season is here

September is the peak of hurricane season. Stock up on emergency kits and batteries now - before the unexpected hits.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 05:11am EDT

Tags: hurricane season, weather preparedness, Virginia Emergency Management Agency, Hank Silverberg

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Analyst: Dominion's energy diversity the way of the future

Dominion Virginia Power's new long-range plan shifts the utility's emphasis to natural gas, with large-scale solar and offshore wind power as primary sources. And energy analyst Mark Cooper says that "the smart utilities are heading in that direction."

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 04:23pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Dominion Power, energy, diversity

New water taxi touts potential for commuter runs

A new water taxi carries passengers more quickly from the National Harbor to the Georgetown Waterfront.

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: water taxi, Georgetown waterfront, National Harbor, Potomac Riverboat Company, transportation, Hank Silverberg

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Congresswoman: Secret Service "ruined" Wednesday's celebration

The U.S. Secret Service came in for some sharp criticism from Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton over how they handled security at Wednesday's March on Washington anniversary celebration.

Saturday - 08/31/2013, 01:52pm EDT

Tags: Eleanor Holmes Norton, march on washington, Secret Service, Hank Silverberg

Metro seeks cause of Friday derailment

Metro is still looking for the cause of the off-hour derailment on the Red Line that disrupted service early yesterday.

Saturday - 08/31/2013, 09:41am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Metro, Red line, derailment

NPS wades into debate over Bi-County Parkway

The man in charge of Manassas National Battlefield Park assures residents Route 234 won't be closed to traffic until the proposed Bi-County Parkway is built.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:36am EDT

Tags: bi-county parkway, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Hank Silverberg

Screwup temporarily kills Alexandria utility tax increase

There has been a bit of a surprise for Alexandria residents: A utility tax hike passed by the city council in June has not been collected for the last two months.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:00am EDT

Tags: utility bill, utility tax increase, Hank Silverberg

Loudoun delegate calls on governor to punt Bi-County Parkway

A Loudoun County delegate is calling on Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to stop moving ahead with the controversial Bi-County Parkway and leave it in the hands of the next governor.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:41am EDT

Tags: Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli, Bob McDonnell, bi-county parkway, Hank Silverberg

Later school start times in region supported by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Thousands of school kids are heading back to class this week and next week, and many of them are getting up before the sun. But one tweet from a top educator could help fuel efforts to ring that school bell just a bit later.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:01am EDT

Tags: SLEEP in Fairfax, Hank Silverberg, school start times, school, Arne Duncan, education

Panda cub healthy; 2nd cub stillborn

The first post-natal checkup for Washington's new celebrity - the panda cub born at the National Zoo - has had good results. But a second cub, delivered 26 hours after the first, was severely deformed and stillborn.

Sunday - 08/25/2013, 05:16am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, panda cub, panda, national zoo

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