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City State Archive: December 2011


  • Alexandria delegate appointed House minority whip

    Delegate Charniele Herring, Alexandria Democrat, has been appointed House Minority Whip, the caucus announced Tuesday. Published December 13 2011

  • Poll: Allen, Cuccinelli, Gingrich way up in Va.

    For all the attacks the tea party is lobbing Senate candidate George Allen's way, a poll released Tuesday shows that they don't seem to be sticking. Published December 13 2011

  • Following transfer announcement, McDonnell says prison will close

    A prison in southside Virginia will shutter its doors after Pennsylvania said it was taking back the 1,000 prisoners housed there, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday. Published December 13 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 13

    McDonnell-backed pension-reform plan wouldn't save money; Senate hears rural gripes on PlanMaryland; Maryland sees increase in youth cigar smoking; Week of wrangling in store for D.C. ethics bill; Crucifix-Santa disassembler speaks; India trip garners Md. $60 million in investment; One City-One Hire moves to Phase 2; Gray preps environmental package; Schaefer's trains find a home; Bolling-Cuccinelli: Burgers vs. paintball Published December 13 2011

  • Dueling videos: Kaine hit over health care, Allen on spending

    It didn't take long after the first debate between former Virginia governors George Allen and Tim Kaine for the spin to begin. And now, there's video proof. Published December 12 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Reports say Eddie Murphy will play D.C. "Mayor-for-Life" Marion Barry in an upcoming movie by Spike Lee. Published December 12 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 12

    D.C. ethics bill pending, fundraisers roll on; Baltimore cedes residents, influence; D.C. losing patience with Occupiers; Arlington set for bleak session; Judge to rule on Bolling's power; Health study in Spring Valley; D.C. reining in promoters; Maryland DNR lost track of guns Published December 12 2011

  • I-95 drivers to get a heads-up on travel times

    Starting Dec. 12, motorists on Interstate 95 will see travel times displayed on electronic message signs between Washington, D.C. and Fredericksburg, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday. Published December 9 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 8

    Kaine, Allen spar in first debate; Police arrest 62 as Occupy hits K Street; Man wearing Spider-Man mask robs P.G. bank; Report: D.C. has wide achievement gap; Franchot: Shop stores over Web; Arrest made in teen stabbing; McDonnell: K-12 funding will increase. Published December 8 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 7

    D.C. Council could streamline gun ownership; Kaine, Allen debate tonight; Kaine camp won't rule out 'macaca' card; D.C. Council passes ethics bill; Jack Johnson gets 7-plus years; Montgomery County kills youth curfew proposal; Police to shoot deer on Maryland golf course; Occupy D.C. will get 24-hour notice before eviction. Published December 7 2011

  • Bell announces candidacy for Va. Attorney General

    Virginia Delegate Robert B. Bell, Albemarle Republican, officially declared his candidacy Tuesday for state Attorney General, following Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli's announcement that he would run for governor in 2013. Published December 6 2011

  • Bell announces candidacy for Attorney General

    Delegate Robert B. Bell officially declared his candidacy for Virginia Attorney General on Tuesday, following current Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli's announcement that he would run for governor in 2013. Published December 6 2011

  • Falsely accused Virginia man fully exonerated after 27 years behind bars

    The Virginia Court of Appeals has fully exonerated a Virginia man who served 27 years in prison for several sexual assault convictions, after DNA evidence later linked at least one of them to another man. Published December 6 2011

  • I-95 HOV/HOT lanes project moves forward

    A $940 million transportation project along Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia is one step closer to coming to fruition, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday. Published December 6 2011

  • Brown has 'friends' but Franchot has Brooks

    Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown might have "friends" raising money for his possible gubernatorial run, but state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot also has friend and "The Human Vacuum Cleaner" on his team. Published December 6 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 6

    Jack Johnson sentenced today; Ehrlich on stump for book, Romney; Virginia panel hears pregnancy-center cases; D.C. Council undecided about Thomas; FAA chief on leaves after drunken driving arrest; Virginia assembly ambivalent on health exchange; Allen, Kaine to debate Wednesday; Democrats file suit over Bolling's authority. Published December 6 2011

  • Jacobs forms exploratory committee

    Maryland Sen. Nancy Jacobs announced Monday she has formed an exploratory committee to consider running for Congress next year against Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger. Published December 5 2011

  • New I-66 lane opens between Fairfax Drive and Sycamore Street

    A two-mile auxiliary lane on westbound Interstate 66 was to open by 7 p.m. on Monday, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced, providing Northern Virginia with the first of three planned spot improvement along the perpetually congested corridor. Published December 5 2011

  • Md. lt. gov's fundraiser the strongest sign yet of a run

    Friends of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will hold a fundraiser this month in his honor, giving perhaps the strongest indication yet that he plans to run for governor in 2014. Published December 5 2011

  • FULL TEXT: Cuccinelli announcement letter, Bolling response

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II said in a letter to staff Thursday that he will run for governor in 2013. Lt. Gov Bill Bolling, who is planning a bid of his own, responded. Published December 1 2011