City State Archive: July 2011


  • What's up with that?

    District officials temporarily allowing people hit with parking and moving violations before Jan. 1, 2010, to pay the original fines without late fees. Published July 31 2011

  • Morning Roundup: July 29

    Moran group sues Obama administration, Miller predicts passage of same-sex marriage bill, Northeast man beaten before murder, Fire house burglarized, McDonnell seeks K-12 and pension reform, Lanier is popular, Lanier is unpopular, Professor challenges same-sex dorms, McDonough to run for Congress Published July 29 2011

  • WILD ART: Pay-by-phone parking announcement

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Thursday that the Department of Transportation has completed the rollout of pay-by-phone parking across the District. Published July 28 2011

  • PG County Exec expresses 'disappointment' over possible bond rating downgrade

    Last week it was Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell expressing "outrage" that a negative outcome to ongoing negotiations on the federal debt ceiling could jeopardize his state's prized AAA bond rating with credit rating agency Moody's. Today it was Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. Published July 28 2011

  • Allen, Kaine spar over debt ceiling

    As the seemingly never-ending debate over increasing the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling rages on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine are taking different tacks on how to go about fixing the problem. Published July 28 2011

  • Gray mum on Thomas, his defense fund

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray says the decision on whether D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. should resign amid a corruption investigation belongs to Mr. Thomas, not the mayor. Published July 28 2011

  • Morning Roundup, July 28

    Money proving Virginia's swing state status; REPORT: Redskins trade Haynesworth; BREAKING: D.C. takes big step on medical marijuana; D.C. announces amnesty for ticket scofflaws; Barry's son pleads to drug possession; Walter Reed hospital officially closes. Published July 28 2011

  • Poll: Allen, Kaine remain tied

    A poll released Wednesday by the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling confirms once more what politicos across Virginia and the country have long known: The race for U.S. Senate in Virginia is essential tied. Published July 27 2011

  • McDonnell wary of Dulles labor agreement

    A compromise proposal on funding for the second leg of the Dulles Rail project has Virginia kicking in an extra $150 million, in part to help cut down on toll rates on the Dulles toll road; some estimates have the toll rates jumping to as high as $17 over the next 30 years. Published July 26 2011

  • Virginia considers a "Caylee's Law"

    Virginia state lawmakers moved Monday toward crafting legislation that would criminalize failing to quickly notify law enforcement officials of a missing child, following the Casey Anthony trial in Florida. Published July 25 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Hundreds of wool-wearing Civil War enthusiasts spent the weekend re-enacting the battle of Bull Run in triple-digit heat. Published July 24 2011

  • Democrats respond to McDonnell on judicial vacancies

    Democrats on Friday responded to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's strongly-worded letter Thursday to state party leadership urging the General Assembly to finish up its special session on redistricting and fill judicial vacancies. Published July 22 2011

  • Metro temporarily lifts no-drinking rule

    Metro is making an exception to its "no drinking" policy to allow customers to bring bottles of water on the system because of the hot weather. Published July 22 2011

  • O'Malley to say Friday whether he'll sponsor a same-sex marriage bill

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will announce Friday afternoon whether he will sponsor a same-sex marriage bill in next year's General Assembly. Published July 21 2011

  • Orange joins Gray in L.A.

    D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange Sr. joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray in Los Angeles today to tout the District as an ideal filming location at a meeting with studio executives. Published July 21 2011

  • Morning Roundup: July 21

    D.C. to allow gun dealer in police headquarters; Board reverses, approves less costly Dulles Metrorail station; McDonnell criticized for debt talks; Fire at Watergate; Prince George's Johnson collects pension; Region braces for heat wave; Maryland still trying to find developer for Baltimore slots casino. Published July 21 2011

  • 'Furious' McDonnell pens fiery letter to Obama over potential downgrade

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who reiterated Wednesday he's "furious" that the federal budget impasse has threatened Virginia's prized AAA bond rating, sent a letter to President Obama urging a quick solution to the federal deficit talks. Published July 20 2011

  • Gray says D.C. will regulate pedicabs

    D.C. officials are taking steps to regulate the city's growing number of pedicabs. Published July 20 2011

  • District announces plan to help residents during heat wave

    The District on Wednesday afternoon activated a multi-agency plan in response to forecasts for temperatures in the upper-90s to 100 degrees over the next several days, with heat-index values predicted to reach 115 degrees. Published July 20 2011

  • Morning Roundup: July 20

    Accuracy of Prince George's speed cameras questioned; Airports authority meets amid pressure to reverse decision on Dulles Metrorail station; Airports authority considering $7.2 million boardroom amid outcry for choosing pricier Dulles station; Maryland's home delivery of wine soaring; Five injured when tree branch falls in Capitol Hill park; Snakeshead fish on Maryland menus? Published July 20 2011

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