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City State Archive: April 2011


  • Moran: Feds give $20m for expected gridlock in BRAC move to Alexandria

    Finally, there's a bit of good news for the gridlock predicted to plague the I-395 and Seminary Road intersection when 6,400 Department of Defense workers are relocated to the Mark Center in Alexandria. Published April 14 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 14

    Congress: Internet poker in D.C. not a done deal; Suspect surrenders in fatal Northern Va. barbershop shooting; UDC exercises scant oversight over president's spending; Metro to discuss spending, less weekend service; Allen uses Obama speech to jab Kaine Published April 14 2011

  • Respect the bracelet

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray is still wearing his bracelet. Published April 13 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 13

    Rochelle Webb interview, Part 2; D.C. first to get Internet gambling; Guilty plea in AU murder case; Allen's fundraising beats Radtke's; Va. redistricting on hold for Easter; O'Malley: Assembly lawmakers 'choked' Published April 13 2011

  • Moran friends Facebook

    Rep. Jim Moran has scheduled some face time with Facebook. Published April 12 2011

  • Moran, Facebook reps talks safe social networking

    Jim Moran has scheduled some face time with Facebook. Published April 12 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 12

    Rochelle Webb tells her side; Gray, council released around midnight; Md. Assembly closes with tax increase and DREAM Act approval; Va. legislators return to redistricting; Report: Huguely unaware Love was dead; Cuccinelli determines guns OK in churches Published April 12 2011

  • Woman hit by Metro train

    A woman was struck by a Red Line train at the Bethesda Metro station just before 8 a.m. Monday morning, in what Metro officials are calling an intentional decision to place herself in front of the train. Published April 11 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 11

    Va. lawmakers consider redistricting, novelist accused of campaign finance violations, D.C. breathalyzer concerns, D.C. special election, Md. Gen. Ass. winners and losers, rash of homicides in D.C., Construction on Constitution Ave. Published April 11 2011

  • What's up with that?

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has opted to build an underground Metro station 500 feet closer to Washington Dulles International Airport than an above-ground alternative that was $300 million less expensive. Published April 10 2011

  • Warner to forego pay during shutdown

    Sen. Mark Warner says he won't accept a paycheck if lawmakers fail to agree on a funding plan to prevent an impending government shutdown. Published April 8 2011

  • What's up with that?

    A federal government shutdown could cost the District millions of dollars in revenue, disrupt services and close museums and other tourist attractions. Published April 8 2011

  • Metro debate 5-cent charge at Union Station

    The Washington Area Metro Transit Authority on Thursday discussed a 5-cent surcharge on Metrorail passengers entering and exiting the Union Station stop. Published April 7 2011

  • Gray 'cronyism' hearing in progress

    Updates from the D.C. Council hearing on the Gray administration's hiring practices Published April 7 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 7

    Gray 'cronyism' hearings resume; 9 victims in overnight D.C. violence; D.C. movie office increase raises concerns; D.C. medical marijuana ready to start; Va. Assembly rejects insurance for abortions; Dulles to get underground Metro stop; Md. Assembly has hectic final stretch Published April 7 2011

  • Va 'disappointed' with OK of pricer Dulles Metrorail plan

    Virginia's Secretary of Transportation sent a letter Wednesday morning to the chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority expressing his disappointment over the group voting for the pricier of two options for a Metrorail station at Dulles. Published April 6 2011

  • Catania questions budget increase in D.C. movie development office

    A D.C. Council member is questioning a 22 percent budget increase for the District's Office of Motion Picture and TV Development. Published April 6 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 6

    Kaine announces Senate bid; Va. House advances redistricting plan; Hearing today in slaying of Redskins' Taylor; Audit finds irregularities in Brown campaign; Surprise turn in Md. bill for life-sentencing parole, Md. House considers tuition breaks for illegal immigrants Published April 6 2011

  • Wal-Mart protesters disrupt council

    A pack of vocal protesters barged into the D.C. Council chamber Tuesday with a gift for Ward 4 Democrat Muriel Bowser. Published April 5 2011

  • Evans: DCFD is OK

    D.C. Council member Jack Evans has introduced a bill that would allow D.C. firefighters to continue to wear clothing and patches with the "DCFD" insignia. Published April 5 2011