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Federal program offers half-priced homes

The Good Neighbor Next Door program from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department offers 50 percent discounts on the list prices of homes. However, to qualify buyers must be a full-time teacher, law enforcement officer or firefighter, and agree to live in the house for three years.

Tags: Department of Housing and Urban Development , Good Neigbhor Next Door , John Aaron , homebuyers

Monday - 10/11/2010, 09:11am EDT

Merit pay for teachers: Is it worth it?

A recent nation-wide U.S. Department of Education initiative to pay some teachers based on merit has spurred a local debate on implementing the system for area public schools.

Tags: merit pay , teachers , Montgomery County Public Schools , Fairfax County Public Schools , Loudoun County Public Schools , Edgar B. Hatrick , edgar hatrick , Hank Silverberg ,

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:14pm EDT

'Friends' now available for hire

A new Web site makes it possible to meet people without the hassle of going on e-dates or joining a book club.

Tags: online dating , jenny tam , rentafriend , rent a friend , Bob Kur ,

Friday - 10/08/2010, 11:38am EDT

Women closing the gap in 100K salaries

New census figures show the nationwide rate of six-figure salary earners is growing significantly faster for women than for men, according to a Washington Post report.

Tags: women salaries , women earners , $100,000 salary , six figure salary , Kristi King , jobs , employment , salaries

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 09:09am EDT

'Parlay vooz inglay?'

In the wake of State Department advisories, Americans traveling to Europe should focus on not standing out.

Tags: Evan Haning Haning , Travel Alert , travel advisory , Europe

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 11:49am EDT

D.C. Council may lengthen school day

In the wake of a national call for longer classroom hours, the City Council is considering lengthening the school day in D.C. public schools.

Tags: school day , Mary Cheh , Mark Segraves ,

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 10:33am EDT

Ohio Drive construction nearly over...hopefully

The roadwork on Ohio Drive that for some drivers has more than doubled the duration of their commutes will be finished by the end of this month or early next month, the National Park Services says.

Tags: Ohio Drive , Memorial Bridge , Southwest Freeway , Independence Avenue , Adam Tuss ,

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 08:39am EDT

Study: Americans walking less, more obese

Americans are walking almost half as much than those in other countries, which have lower obesity rates, a new study shows.

Tags: walking , obesity , Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise , David Bassett , Kristi King

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:39am EDT

Reflecting Pool shuts down for upgrades

Improvements to the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall that start later this month will close the iconic tourist attraction to the general public for up to two years.

Tags: Michelle Basch , reflecting pool , National Mall , Bill Line , National Park Service

Monday - 10/04/2010, 10:54am EDT

Inspectors believe 16th St. fire caused by arson

The D.C. fire department now thinks Wednesday's fire on 16th Street that left one dead, dozens injured and more than a hundred displaced was caused by arson.

Tags: 16th Street , D.C. Department of Transportation , DDOT , Lincoln Multicultural Middle School , Evan Haning , Colleen Kelleher , arson , pete pringer ,

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:37am EDT
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