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City State Archive: July 2011


  • Maryland wine list: Updated July 19

    The Maryland comptroller's office said Tuesday that 150 wineries have requested permits allowing them to ship wine to Maryland residents. A new law allowing direct wine shipping took effect July 1, and 66 of the wineries -- 11 in state and 55 out of state -- have received permits. Published July 19 2011

  • Obama to hold town hall at U.Md. College Park

    University of Maryland officials announced Tuesday that President Obama will visit campus for a town hall event on Friday. Published July 19 2011

  • O'Malley close to decision on whether to sponsor same-sex marriage bill

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley could announce by the end of the week whether he plans to sponsor a same-sex marriage bill in next year's General Assembly, an administration official said Tuesday afternoon. Published July 19 2011

  • D.C. Council member wants to repeal online gambling

    A D.C. Council member says he wants to repeal a provision that would bring online gambling to the nation's capital. Published July 19 2011

  • Gray responds to reports of irregular campaign contributions

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Democrat, has responded to today's Washington Post story alleging irregular donations to his 2010 mayoral campaign: Published July 19 2011

  • Morning Roundup: July 19

    Post: Gray campaign accepted cash donations above legal limit; D.C. Lottery postpones online games; Final decisions on Metrorail to Dulles expected this week; Virginia ends fiscal 2011 with surplus; Vulnerable candidates in Virginia congressional delegations stockpile cash; DYRS employee accuses boss of sexual abuse; D.C. shootings close to firefighter patrol. Published July 19 2011

  • Thomas response expected on Friday

    A prominent D.C. attorney says he will file an answer within days to a lawsuit alleging council member Harry Thomas Jr. siphoned off more than $300,000 in public funds earmarked for youth baseball. Published July 18 2011

  • Morning Roundup: July 18

    D.C. Council recess gives members time to reflect; Virginia Democrats have fundraising edge; Maryland robo-call case going to court; Metro starts aggressive social media effort; Allen, Kaine spar over debt ceiling; Tour bus that crashed in New York started in Washington; Federal employees worry about paychecks amid debt limit debate. Published July 18 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Should the District deploy firefighters on city streets to deter crime and protect participants in a summer jobs program on payday? Published July 15 2011

  • Maryland GOP names interim director

    The Maryland Republican Party has appointed state Delegate Justin D. Ready as its interim executive director. Published July 13 2011

  • Morning Roundup, July 11

    Report: Pepco most hated U.S. company; Gray nominee rejected; fight for control of Virginia Senate taking shape; McDonnell endorses congressional plan to cut spending; District won't meet deadline on national sex-offender registry; District among hottest U.S. cities. Published July 11 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Through the first half of the year, Prince George's County recorded more homicides than the District. Published July 10 2011

  • Metro board backs shorter station names

    Perhaps in a nod to a generation that communicates in bursts of 140 characters or less, Metro's leaders are endorsing plans to tighten up lengthy and confusing station names. Published July 8 2011

  • Morning Roundup: July 7

    Pressure mounts on airports authority over Dulles Metro station; Warner, Webb introduce bill to lift drilling moratorium; Redistricting work begins in Maryland; Attacker on B-W Parkway remains at large; O'Donnell PAC took in $1.4 million from major donors in 2nd quarter; Virginia Democrats meet next week for elections; Cuccinelli gives opinion on University of Virginia's firearms policy. Published July 7 2011

  • D.C. Lottery's online gambling could be city's next emerging scandal

    Jonetta Rose Barras in her column in the Washington Examiner takes on what could be an emerging scandal resulting from "unanswered questions and unreported relationships" over online gambling in the District. Published July 6 2011

  • Morning Roundup: June 6

    A pressured Johnson resigns from P.G. council post; D.C. proceeds with medical marijuana as feds reconsider its hands-off approach; Kaine OK with potential challenge from Rep. Bobby Scott; Northern Virginia business leaders opposing deal with unions for Dulles rail construction; Thirteen die on Virginia roads over Fourth; Redistricting begins in Maryland; Slots revenue declined last month in Maryland. Published July 6 2011

  • Morning Roundup: July 5

    McDonnell increases national profile with selected trips; O'Malley names redistricting advisory committee; Fourth weekend deadly; Prince George's tops D.C. in homicides in first six months; Kaine releases second-quarter fundraising figures; Maryland union to collect millions from nonmembers; Pentagon has plan to ease gridlock at Mark Center; Prince George's residents not inspired by potential council replacements for Johnson. Published July 5 2011

  • What's up with that?

    The District is on track to roll out an unprecedented online gambling system. Published July 3 2011