Local paddling group wins battle with government over Potomac River

President Trump loves golfing, and when he does it locally, it can affect some D-M-V residents. The Canoe Cruisers Association has been paddling on the Potomac for years, but when the president golfs at his course across the river in Sterling, Virginia, paddling on the Potomac came to a stop because of a security ban on activity on the river. The CCA fought for their river back, and won, and celebrated back on the Potomac.

Local Special Olympian’s family worries about possible loss of federal funding

Desiree Holland, 48, is a Special Olympics champion. Her mother says she’s been participating in the games since she was 8. But Desiree’s mother also says she worries about the impact a possible loss of federal funds might have on the program.

Coast Guard lieutenant appears in U.S. federal court on drug, gun charges

Federal prosecutors are calling him a domestic terrorist. Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Hasson, who lives in Silver Spring, appeared in U.S. Federal Court following his arrest on Friday, February 15, 2019, on drug and gun charges. Prosecutors say they found 15 guns and more than one thousand rounds of ammunition in Hasson’s home at the time of his arrest.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, county executives, call for the end to partial federal government shutdown

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and four county executives urged President Trump, and Congress, to work together to end the longest shutdown in U.S. history that is affecting their constituents.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 8

This week in “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, hosts Julia Karron and Jarrod Golub talk about the results of Pennsylvania’s special House election and the implications for the 2018 midterm congressional elections. They also discuss a Maryland gerrymandering case coming up…

Amtrak unveils comfier seats, better lighting in coaches

WASHINGTON – Amtrak riders in the Northeast and Midwest can expect to see more comfortable rides in the coming months as the passenger rail service continues interior overhauls of more than 450 of its coaches. Amtrak’s efforts to refresh the…

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