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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Montgomery County Considers Shorter 911 Dispatch Shifts

A proposal to shorten the shifts of 911-call-takers in Montgomery County could face a few hurdles before it's implemented. 

Deli Owner Found Dead In H Street NE Store

The owner of a deli in the H Street NE neighborhood wsa found dead in her store early this morning. Police are investigating her death as a homicide.

Activists Rally For D.C. Hires On City Construction Projects

D.C. jobs activists will hold a "rally for jobs and justice" outside the Wilson Building later today to protest city-funded construction projects that aren't employing enough District residents.

Virginia Cuts Funding For Disabled Foster Care Kids

Virginia officials plan to cut payments to the state's disabled children in foster care on July 1.

Chesapeake Bay Oxygen Levels Fell In 2011

The Chesapeake Bay's oxygen levels took a dive last year, which could mean bad news for marine life in the body of water this season. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

D.C. Dives: The Raven Grill

In the inaugural edition of our new series, D.C. Dives, we visit the Raven Grill, one of the city's oldest drinking establishments.

Classrooms To Cupcakes: Two Principals Exchange Old Careers For New

A year ago, two former DCPS principals exchanged the daily grind of running a school for the early-morning work of running a cupcake business, Cooks 'N Cakes.

Bethesda Diner Serves Up "Tastee" Late-Night Grub

We head to Tastee Diner in Bethesda to get some late-night grub and hear the history of a classic eatery that's been serving up comfort food since 1935.

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Catfight Continues Over Controlling Feral Felines

We go on an early-morning search for alley cats, and hear why there's so much debate over how to control feral feline populations.

Up All Night With An Elderly Parent

A Silver Spring woman shares her story of staying up all night caring for her elderly father.

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Docs, Nurses Stay Alert On Overnight Shift In Children's Cardiac Unit

We go on late-night rounds with the doctors and nurses in the cardiac unit at Children's National Medical Center.

Picciotto's Supporters Push For National Peace Memorial

Concepcion Picciotto has maintained a peace vigil across from the White House for more than 30 years. Now, some of her supporters are pushing for the creation of a National Peace Memorial at the site of her protest.

Late-Night Tourists Hit The Lincoln Memorial

We visit the Lincoln Memorial to find out why visitors are so drawn to Henry Bacon's Greek temple once the sun goes down.

This Week On Metro Connection: Up All Night

This week's show is for the night owls among us, as we bring you stories about D.C. after dark.