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Md. Comptroller: School Should Start After Labor Day

The first school bell of the year should not ring until after Labor Day, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot maintains, and now he’s planning to start a petition to see how many people agree with him.

08/11/2014

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Maryland Schools May Adopt Post-Labor Day Start

Comptroller Peter Franchot is praising a vote by a state task force to recommend a longer summer break for Maryland students.

05/20/2014

Fire burns through the roof of an Alexandria warehouse on Labor Day. (Credit: Jason Woods)

Alexandria Warehouse Blaze Ruled Incendiary

Local and federal officials say a six-alarm blaze in an Alexandria warehouse that injured four firefighters was incendiary in nature.

09/10/2013

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Debate Injects Foreign Policy Into US Races

As officeholders and candidates spent the weekend greeting voters, some were encountering similar concerns about President Barack Obama’s announcement that he’ll see congressional approval this month for a military strike against the Syrian government.

09/03/2013

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8 Pools Across D.C. Open for Labor Day Holiday

Most recreation facilities in the District of Columbia are closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday, but there are still a few open pools residents can use.

09/02/2013

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Metro Running on Shortened Labor Day Schedule

Metro says its trains and buses are operating on a shortened schedule on Labor Day.

09/02/2013

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AAA: Labor Day Travel to Reach Post-Recession High in Va.

More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state.

08/29/2013

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Best Last Minute Labor Day Vacation Spots Near Washington DC

Labor Day plans fill up quickly, so here are some last-minute options that include places both near and far to enjoy beach time, the great outdoors or just getting out of Washington DC.

08/17/2013

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5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

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8 Easy DIY Projects to Ready Your Home for Fall

Weatherproofing your home or updating your decor can be a fun and easy do-it-yourself project before fall sets in. Here are a few options to inspire you to get creative.

08/12/2013

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