‘Gwyneth’s Law’ saving lives – When Angela Sparks became certified last summer in CPR, first aid and how to use an automated external defibrillator, she hoped that she’d never actually need those skills. [Fredericksburg.com]

Top 10 Washington transportation stories from 2013: Metro, hot lanes, gas taxes and more – Measuring progress is always difficult for commuters in a congestion region, but 2013 proved particularly challenging. Many potential benefits seemed to hold more potential than immediate benefit. [Washington Post]

School board approves two-week winter break next year – The Prince William County School Board recently approved the 2014-15 school calendar, and it includes a day off for students on Columbus Day and two weeks for winter break. [Insidenova.com]