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City State Archive: March 2011


  • PETA takes up McDonnell offer

    An unexpected group is taking up Gov. Bob McDonnell on his invitation for private entities to sponsor Virginia rest stops: PETA Published March 31 2011

  • Morning Roundup: March 31

    House reviving D.C. school-vouchers program; Two years of major gridlock expected for D.C. gateway; Shake Shack to Nationals Park; Barry driving with invalid plates; Ward 8 has highest unemployment in U.S.; McDonnell vetoes four bills; Redistricting map squeezed Marshall; Md. Senate passes booze tax Published March 31 2011

  • Morning Roundup: March 30

    Nats Park neighborhood still a work in progress; More D.C. police getting six-figure salaries; McDonnell's midnight amendments; Va. redistricting maps released; Obama nudges Kaine; Dulles Metrorail station names; Protests outside Gaithersburg abortion clinic; Md. lawmakers consider DREAM Act. Published March 30 2011

  • Morning Roundup: March 29

    Exclusive Allen interview; Va. couple accused of felony child abuse; D.C. Council begins Gray hearings; Gray talks 'trust'; Rayful Edmond's infamous legacy returns; Circulator fare increases?; O'Malley's wind plan fading Published March 29 2011

  • D.C. Council hearing of Gray hirings begins

    A hearing into the personnel practices of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray started this morning with council member Mary M. Cheh's announcement that a second hearing will be tentatively scheduled for April 7. Published March 28 2011

  • McDonnell, Cantor praise VCU

    The VCU Rams got a pat on the back from Virginia lawmakers Gov. Bob McDonnell and Rep. Eric Cantor for their victory Sunday over top-ranked Kansas in the NCAA basketball tournament. Published March 28 2011

  • What's up with that?

    The Maryland General Assembly is considering a proposal to raise taxes on liquor, beer and wine. Published March 28 2011

  • Morning Roundup: March 28

    Mayor Gray faces challenging Monday; VCU celebration included vandalism; Va. General Assembly submitting redistricting plans; Gas prices impact Metro ridership; Unions anticipate win in Md. legislature. Published March 28 2011

  • Blogger enters Va. House race

    A writer for a conservative-leaning blog is using his online presence to launch a campaign for the Virginia House seat of Fairfax Democrat Mark Keam. Published March 24 2011

  • Mourning Roundup, March 23

    Poll: Gray's popularity drops; Cheh's request for subpoena power rebuffed; Webb as secretary of state?; Gov. O'Malley faces critical point in second term, including his offshore wind plan; Md. Assembly begins full debate on 2012 budget; Post: Metro trains involved in rail-yard collisions Published March 23 2011

  • No. Virginians healthiest in state

    Fairfax places number one for healthiest Virginian counties, while the western Buchanan County is the unhealthiest. Published March 21 2011

  • What's up with that?

    The fledgling Gray administration in the District is being investigated by the FBI, the U.S. attorney's office and Congress over its personnel practices. Published March 20 2011

  • Murder hoax unraveled with tale of moved car

    The story of a woman charged with a brutal murder in a Bethesda yoga boutique unraveled after she told detectives her attackers briefly freed her so she could move her slain coworker's car, The Washington Post reported this morning. Published March 20 2011

  • Congress probes D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's election campaign is now the focus of a congressional probe, according to a Washington Times story Friday. Published March 18 2011