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  • Gov. Greg Abbott
    Legal open carry coming to Texas, say reports
    Lone Star State open carry activists are hoping that Gov. Greg Abbott’s pen is fast on the draw because he’s reportedly eager to ink legislation that will legalize carrying handguns openly, according to a report from UPI late yesterday...
  • Motorcycles in Nationals Park, D.C.
    Rolling Thunder XXVIII, 2015
    Another Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom has come to a close. This year's events were held from May 22-24. Rolling Thunder, Inc. is a non-profit organization and everyone donates his or her time because they believe in the POW/MIA issue. I...
  • Jimi Hendrix, 1967. Photo by Linda McCartney. 'Music of Jimi Hendrix--'Run-Out Performance' by Levine Music School faculty May 29 at Strathmore near D.C.
    Jimi Hendrix revival concert will be bold as love May 29 at Strathmore near D.C.
    Jimi is back! The "Music of Jimi Hendrix -- Run-Out Performance" May 29 at Strathmoreis a rockin' revival of a sold-out way-out concert last January at D.C.'sLevine Music School.The Levine concert put such "a spell on"...
  • Daron Dylon Wint: Suspect in DC quadruple murder arrested
    Daron Dylon Wint: Suspect in D.C. quadruple murder arrested
    Daron Dylon Wint, 34, the suspect accused of murdering four people that were held captive, tortured, and killed in a Northwest D.C. mansion, was arrested around 11 p.m. on May 21 in Northeast Washington, D.C., according to an Associated Press...
  • Drones
    No drones allowed around the US Capital
    The decision is clear now: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a public outreach campaign for the National Capital Region around Washington, D.C. to reinforce the message that the District of Columbia and cities and towns within a...
  • Cape Henry - April 29, 1607
    April mysteries
    There are days in each of our lives that affect us in special ways, good and bad; for example: the day we are born, begin school, graduate, get married, child(ren) are born, the loss of our parents and the day we die. Each of these events has a...
  • Hervé Maury's adorable animal art adorns Sofitel Hotel's bistro in Washington, D.C. now through June 14
    Adorable animal art adorns Sofitel Hotel's bistro in D.C. now through June 14
    Whimsical, fanciful animal art graces the walls of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square's iCi Urban Bistronow through June 14.The soulful, endearing polar bears, dogs, butterflies dragonflies, and fish are by French artist Hervé Maury.His...
  • Crystal meth
    Mother places meth-bong sippy cup in son's diaper bag: Charged with assault
    Amber Alline Ingersoll dropped her son off at his grandmother’s home on October 17, 2014. His diaper bag held a sippy cup inside, which is nothing out of the ordinary when you’re a mother of a 13-month-old child. This was not a regular...
  • Purple Martins Nesting at the Steigerwald Lake Refuge
    Steigerwald Preserve: Washougal’s hidden gem
    I’ve driven past the entrance to the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge a number of times. Until joining a walking group there last week, I didn’t realize what an undiscovered gem the preserve can be.Once a dairy farm, the...
  • Plan released for future of Washington's monumental core
    Plan released for future of Washington's monumental core
    A vision for the future of green and open space in the nation's capital city is being released. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is announcing in the Federal Register of Monday, May 11, 2015 that it is opening a second public...
  • Wall Injured Gm 1
    A Wall-less Wizards may be a reality
    The Atlanta Hawks may have gotten their biggest break of the 2015 season so far. After falling behind 0-1 in the series against the Wizards, Washington point guard John Wall was unable to play Game 2 of the series as he was a last-minute scratch....
  • 'I cannot live without books,' Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams, June 10, 1815. Jefferson's personal library was the foundation of Library of Congress 200 years ago, celebrated in exhibit opening May 8
    Jefferson letters are exhibited at Library of Congress for its 200th anniversary
    "I cannot live without books,"Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend and fellow former President John Adams.That letter and others that Jefferson wrote about his personal library -- the foundation of today'sLibrary of Congress 200...
  • Visit Mt. Rainier
    Mother’s Day 2015 in the Mt. Rainier area: Wine tasting, train rides and dining
    Mt. Rainier is a beautiful place to go this time of year. The roads are now open. Here are some great ideas for Mother’s Day in the Mt. Rainier area:

Passport to Washington Wine Country, downtown Enumclaw
Sipping, shopping and art...
  • Culper
    Washington's spies
    Long beforeJames Bondstated he preferred his martinis ‘shaken, not stirred,’ his ancestors were being driven crazy by a number of secret agents who served as precursors to the CIA and OSS. When Washington’s troops departedValley...
  • Concealed carry
    Armed citizens can fight back, and they know it, stats suggest
    The past month in Washington has seen a spike of more than 5,500 new concealed pistol licenses, according to data received today from the Department of Licensing, and a story from Utah over the weekend may shed some light on why so many people are...
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