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Plenty of chances to have a blast at fireworks shows

Fireworks shows are always a special part of 4th of July festivities around the country, and beaches in the region will be no different.

Saturday - 06/29/2013, 02:21pm EDT

Tags: fireworks,

D.C. Council blasts ambulance scheduling plan

After a series of problems with the District's ambulance fleets, the D.C. Council signaled Friday that it wants to take a closer look at manpower and staffing levels and repudiated an attempt by the Fire Department to rebalance the number of ambulances available during the course of a day.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 07:29pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Council, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, ambulances,

Tips to stretch your grocery dollar

Here are some tips from Martha Stewart to keep the grocery bill from requiring a second mortgage.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 03:59am EDT

Tags: grocery shopping, Martha Stewart, wtop saves you money

Elder abuse: 'The silent epidemic'

Saturday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and a local health official calls the problem "the silent epidemic."

Saturday - 06/15/2013, 06:14pm EDT

Tags: elder abuse,

Once homeless, veteran builds homes for others

Even while she was homeless, Regina Best started building homes for others.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 07:11am EDT

Tags: Habitat for Humanity, veterans

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Veterans build on tradition of service on the Mall

Military veterans took their solid foundation of service to the National Mall on Sunday afternoon, and helped build solid frames for homes to be donated.

Sunday - 06/02/2013, 05:14pm EDT

Tags: Habitat for Humanity, National Mall,

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Local agencies hang out with hackers for your benefit

Hackers are often seen as criminals, so the last thing one would expect to hear is that local agencies are working with them. But they did this weekend and they say it's for your benefit.

Sunday - 06/02/2013, 01:21pm EDT

Tags: Hack for Change, National Day of Civic Hacking, Greg Bloom, Code for DC, Mission Launch, Laurin Hodge,

No Va. taxes on hurricane supplies this week

Virginia's tax-free holiday runs through May 31, making it the perfect time to stock up on emergency supplies before hurricane season officially starts on June 1.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 12:23pm EDT

Tags: hurricane, tax free, tax break, hurricane supplies, Dominion Power

Memorial Day Parade a chance to engage with service members

The National Memorial Day Parade brings national attention to military service members and retired veterans. It's also a day for the country to engage with men and women who've served.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 05:43am EDT

Tags: memorial day, national memorial day parade

Playground gets a Jerusalem-themed makeover

The playground at the Agudas Achim Congregation, in Alexandria, is 30 years old, but on Sunday morning it was unveiled to the community completely rebuilt with a new look.

Sunday - 05/26/2013, 04:46pm EDT

Tags: Agudas Achim, playground

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