City State is The Washington Times' roundup of the best breaking news and original observations across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
D.C. fire chief never fully vetted; D.C. having budget 'kerfuffle'; Romney wins Virginia; P.G. police decide to charge council member Toles with reckless driving; Details emerge about Md. assembly's 'doomsday' budget; Maryland Democrats pose another smoking ban; 50th anniversary of deadly Ash Wednesday storm; Muth indicted for first-degree murder in death of Georgetown socialite; MoCo approves cameras on outside of school buses.
Judge voids Maryland's 'good reason' handgun ban; Gray to pitch statehood at GOP convention; Donor raid reverberates through city hall; Metro announces most dangerous stations; Anne Arundel to rat owners: Neuter your rodents; Ehrlich plans law clinic for pardons.
Virginia swing status on hold Tuesday; Prince George's bag tax still alive in assembly; D.C. collected $93M in 2011 parking-ticket fines; D.C. paid roughly $700K in Medicaid for the dead; D.C. sewer authority pays bonus despite vow to save; D.C. man fatally stabbed over dog; D.C. voters face registration deadline for primary.
The D.C. Council is looking to smooth the process for registering a handgun in the District. What's up with that?
Virginia Democrats blocking budget; Speeding Prince George's lawmaker surrenders car; ACLU alarmed about D.C. police surveillance; O'Malley signing gay-marriage bill; Metro crime rate among highest in U.S.; D.C. votes to loosen handgun regulations; Registration begins for Easter Egg roll.
D.C. officials trying to unravel lottery contract; Testimony: Thomas used trust as 'check-on-demand' place; Prosecutors want Leslie Johnson to pay up; Dinged Virginia GOP now focusing on budget; Court dismisses suit on Virginia's congressional map; Virginia attorney general settles with questionable Salahi foundation; Maryland Democrats reconsidering so-called millionaire tax.
Gay marriage finished, Maryland assembly refocuses on budget, taxes; Nonprofit linked to Thomas' stealing goes before D.C. Council; Rosecroft Raceway: Losing slots bid would doom the horse track; Injuried P.G. firefighters face painful recovery; Maryland next to request No Child Left Behind waiver; D.C. Council rings up big cellphone bills; Metro opens public hearings on fare increases.
Six months after the Aug. 23 earthquake, the Washington Monument is still closed and awaiting repairs. What's up with that?
Violent crime surges in D.C.; Virginia assembly's money committees release spending plans; Huguely trial goes to jury; Maryland Senate to debate work-zone speed cameras operating in off hours; Virginia rarely enforces speed from the air; After key vote, gay-marriage debate continues in Maryland churches: Poll: Most Virginians oppose changes in abortion, gun laws.
Some interesting photos made their way to us today. They appear to show a worker painting the bay doors at the D.C. fire department's Engine Co. 7 in Southwest — a task we were able to confirm was performed Thursday.
Maryland gay-marriage debate begins in undecided House; Johnson wants installment plan for his $100K fine; Huguely defense: Love died of suffocation; D.C. police to restore online crime map; Thomas whistle-blower among those vying for his Ward 5 seat; Funeral services today for Alexandria paramedic; Sentencing today for Ehrlich campaign manager.
Tim Day, a Republican who blew the whistle on D.C. council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s use of his nonprofit to steal funds from the city, has filed a petition to appear on the ballot in a special election to replace the disgraced legislator from Ward 5. Thomas resigned last month after pleading guilty to federal theft and tax fraud charges.
Virginia House approves bill defining life as beginning at conception; Expert in Huguely trial: Love could have been alive for hours after attack; Group questions Casa de Maryland's nonprofit status; Lobbyists working hard to defeat Prince George's proposed bag tax; Maryland gay-marriage bill advances to House floor; Barry, Catania have shouting match; Metro to admit liability in Fort Totten crash.
Huguely trial turns to Love autopsy report; Effort to recall Gray, Brown moves to signature gathering; Virginia House moves to define life as beginning at conception; Jury selection begins in Capitol Street mass shooting; Conservatives move in with Occupier at Freedon Plaza; Miller: Ethics panel reaches conclusion on Currie; D.C. school enrollment falls, charter rolls increase; O'Malley to testify on offshore wind measure.
D.C. gambling deal over, but questions remain; Wilder blames fellow Democrats in Virginia Senate for handgun repeal; O'Malley routinely diverts money reserved for transportation; Scandal bills emerge in Maryland assembly; Virginia lawmakers debate teacher tenure; Rep. Wolf asks for delay on Eisenhower Memorial.
'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America