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Secrets of content commuters

Even though the D.C. region boasts some of the longest commute times, many people aren't that upset about it.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:02am EDT

Tags: commute, Wall Street Journal, Kristi King

Miriam's Kitchen: Beat the 'shutdown blues' by volunteering

Furloughed federal workers likely won't report to work Monday. But they could head into town to volunteer: Miriam's Kitchen needs help making hot sauce.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 08:27am EDT

Tags: Miriams Kitchen, Kristi King, shutdown, government shutdown

Shutdown could wipe out region's economic growth

The partial government shutdown could erase the entire year's projected economic growth for the Washington region, if it continues for three weeks, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:37am EDT

Tags: shutdown, government shutdown, Stephen Fuller, George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis, economy, Kristi King

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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony forced to move because of shutdown

The grounds of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial are secured with padlocked gates because of the government shutdown, preventing a ceremony from taking place over the weekend.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 08:12am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, government shutdown, National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Have a cold? Stay home the first couple of days

Colds are highly contagious and account for about 40 percent of time lost from work in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 08:20am EDT

Tags: colds, preventing colds, NIH, Kristi King

With no ambulances available, D.C. fire truck transports toddler to hospital

Scared their child was going to die, a D.C. couple was bewildered that no ambulance was available to help Saturday night. The boy had to be taken from their Northeast D.C. home to the hospital in a fire truck.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 02:23pm EDT

Tags: Kristi King, ambulance, fire truck

Book chronicles more than a century of D.C. baseball history

There's been plenty of interesting baseball history in the city, and author Fred Frommer has gotten it all down in a recent book.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 01:09pm EDT

Tags: Washington Senators, JFK, Fred Frommer, Kristi King, baseball, history

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Lawyer: Chances to pull Navy Yard shooter's clearance were missed

A veteran of the federal security clearance process for more than 40 years says critical opportunities were missed to have the security clearance of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis pulled or suspended.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 09:15am EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, Sheldon Cohen, security clearance, Kristi King, dick uliano, Aaron Alexis

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Drivers pose dangers to highway workers, police

As two Maryland Transportation Authority police officers recover after their cruiser was struck on Interstate 95, AAA Mid-Atlantic says drivers striking or nearly striking people on the highway happens all too frequently, despite Move Over laws.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 01:19pm EDT

Tags: move over laws, MTA, Baltimore, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Kristi King

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