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  • Two Cups Flour: The quest for the right recipe for a busy life

    Two Cups Flour: Where have all the photos gone?

    Two Cups Flour: Where have all the photos gone?

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:39:16 GMT
    It’s 6 p.m. on a school night and once again I am fiddling with the computer while dinner burns. This is because my daughter brought home one of those school “projects” that really means an assignment for mom and dad. The week before Spring Break.
    It’s 6 p.m. on a school night and once again I am fiddling with the computer while dinner burns. This is because my daughter brought home one of those school “projects” that really means an assignment for mom and dad. The week before Spring Break.
  • Pothole patrol: Harsh winter makes for bumpy DC area roads

    Pothole patrol: Harsh winter makes for bumpy DC area roads

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 7:29 AM EST2014-02-19 12:29:10 GMT
    If you find one, you'll know it. Most of us will hit a pothole at some point, but thanks to the rough winter, they're popping up more and more across the D.C. region. The worst part? They can do some serious damage to your vehicle.
    If you find one, you'll know it. Most of us will hit a pothole at some point, but thanks to the rough winter, they're popping up more and more across the D.C. region. The worst part? They can do some serious damage to your vehicle.
  • DC Council to take up pot decriminalization bill

    DC Council to take up pot decriminalization bill

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 7:30 AM EST2014-01-15 12:30:28 GMT
    District of Columbia lawmakers are scheduled to vote on legislation that would decriminalize small amount of marijuana.
    District of Columbia lawmakers are scheduled to vote on legislation that would decriminalize small amount of marijuana.
  • Getting Over the Elf

    Getting Over the Elf

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 2:03 PM EST2013-12-18 19:03:13 GMT
    It is almost time to send the Elf packing.
    It is almost time to send the Elf packing.
  • Remembering lost boys on a birthday

    Remembering lost boys on a birthday

    Thursday, October 10 2013 11:45 AM EDT2013-10-10 15:45:04 GMT

    Wednesday was my son's birthday -- and it has me thinking about three other little boys. I never got the chance to meet them in person, but they cross my mind a lot.

    Wednesday was my son's birthday -- and it has me thinking about three other little boys. I never got the chance to meet them in person, but they cross my mind a lot.

  • Do the numbers back up "Richest County in America" ?

    Do the numbers back up "Richest County in America" ?

    Monday, September 30 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-09-30 21:12:31 GMT

    Sure, on the surface the numbers are impressive. Dig a little deeper, and it's a different story to tell.

    Sure, on the surface the numbers are impressive. Dig a little deeper, and it's a different story to tell.

  • Back to school for some area schools

    Back to school for some area schools

    Monday, August 26 2013 7:43 AM EDT2013-08-26 11:43:21 GMT
    Many students and teachers are heading back to school Monday. Montgomery County Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr and DC Chancellor of School Kaya Henderson joined us to talk about the school year ahead.
    Many students and teachers are heading back to school Monday. Montgomery County Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr and DC Chancellor of School Kaya Henderson joined us to talk about the school year ahead.
  • 7-year-old autistic child Michael Kingsbury found dead in car near family's home

    7-year-old autistic child Michael Kingsbury found dead in car near family's home

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-07-09 19:35:55 GMT
    D.C. police say a 7-year-old boy with autism has been found dead in a car near the family's home.
    D.C. police say a 7-year-old boy with autism has been found dead in a car near the family's home.
  • Does a company's labor standards affect your purchases?

    Does a company's labor standards affect your purchases?

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-14 14:07:37 GMT
    Finding out which clothing companies truly practice and support fair labor standards -- and which ones pass off inhuman conditions as the failings of a third party contractor -- is really hard. No one wants to name names. But someone should.
    Finding out which clothing companies truly practice and support fair labor standards -- and which ones pass off inhuman conditions as the failings of a third party contractor -- is really hard. No one wants to name names. But someone should.
  • FBI looks into Va. gov McDonnell's link to donor

    FBI looks into Va. gov McDonnell's link to donor

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-04-30 10:43:35 GMT
    The FBI has begun examining the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of a federal investigation.
    The FBI has begun examining the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of a federal investigation.
  • The pain of losing a family member, your pet

    The pain of losing a family member, your pet

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 1:33 PM EST2013-01-15 18:33:38 GMT
    Our cat is dying. I'm finally able to admit that to myself. For several days he hasn't eaten. He's lost weight and grown weaker.
    Our cat is dying. I'm finally able to admit that to myself. For several days he hasn't eaten. He's lost weight and grown weaker.
  • Holiday cards

    Holiday cards

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 1:58 PM EST2012-12-26 18:58:52 GMT
    Allow me a bit of snarkiness, since it is the holiday season. If you're sending me a pre-printed holiday card, without so much as a smidge of ink from your own handwriting – please, don't bother.
    Allow me a bit of snarkiness, since it is the holiday season. If you're sending me a pre-printed holiday card, without so much as a smidge of ink from your own handwriting – please, don't bother.
  • Beating the school supply surprise

    Beating the school supply surprise

    Monday, August 20 2012 4:29 PM EDT2012-08-20 20:29:32 GMT
    If you are a first timer in the school supply shopping craze -- there is a little secret that will save you lots of time and money. It's a secret I wish I'd known when I sent my tender 5 year old off.
    If you are a first timer in the school supply shopping craze -- there is a little secret that will save you lots of time and money. It's a secret I wish I'd known when I sent my tender 5 year old off.
  • Fishy Business

    Fishy Business

    Friday, August 17 2012 7:21 AM EDT2012-08-17 11:21:17 GMT
    Melanie Alnwick's observations on the arrival of goldfish from the County Fair to her household.
    Melanie Alnwick's observations on the arrival of goldfish from the County Fair to her household.
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