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City State Archive: October 2011


  • Potential cost overruns for Phase 1 of Rail-to-Dulles: $150 million

    The first phase of the 23-mile Metrorail extension from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston could come in as much as $150 million over budget, the project's executive director told members of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Wednesday. Published October 19 2011

  • Cuccinelli: 'good chance I'll run for governor'

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has been somewhat coy in answering questions about his political future — including his plans for 2013. But according to the Virginian-Pilot, he may have let loose a Freudian slip when talking to students Tuesday at Norfolk Technical School. Published October 19 2011

  • McDonnell, Obama have 'friendly' chat in Hampton

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has stepped up criticism of President Barack Obama and his policies (including telling the Washington Post on Tuesday, for example, that the Obama administration is "almost clueless" on the economy.) But a spokesman for the governor described McDonnell's private, 10-minute meeting with the president in Hampton on Wednesday as "a friendly visit." Published October 19 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 19

    Md. redistricting map reaches House; O'Malley administration uses special session to push jobs, gas-tax increase; Va. considers cutting local road maintenance payments; Va. appeals court upholds Blood member's 'Crips-related' defense; Police find body of missing 11-year-old in Clarksburg; D.C. ends arrests for expired tags; Davis wins Leslie Johnson's seat in Prince George's; Five D.C. homicides in four days; Caps are 5-0, franchise record. Published October 19 2011

  • Va. congressional delegation supports request for disaster relief

    Nine members of Virginia's congressional delegation sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday supporting Gov. Bob McDonnell's request for disaster relief in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee, which devastated parts of Prince William and Fairfax counties in early September. Published October 18 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 18

    Va. pressed to pay for aging inmate population; Searchers return to Montgomery County parks to look for son of slain mother; Applicants to grow medical pot for D.C. eye Northeast; Va. Senate Democrats collect $2.1M in third quarter; Md. gives preliminary approval to O'Malley's proposed congressional map; Currie defense witness: 'No one would call him smart'; Prince George's residents vote for Leslie Johnson replacement. Published October 18 2011

  • McDonnell to attend Obama event in Hampton

    Though President Obama declined Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request to stop in Louisa, the site of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake, during his three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia to promote his jobs package, it would appear any potential lingering hard feelings have been quashed: Mr. McDonnell will attend the president's event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton on Wednesday. Published October 17 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 17

    Md. lawmakers return to Annapolis focused on redistricting; Bartlett raises mere $1K in third quarter; Gray makes most of MLK weekend for states' rights; October was big money month for Va. Senate races; Poll: Va. voters apathetic about state races; McDonnell holds energy conference; Quick arrest in arson that displaced 23 in Prince William apartments. Published October 17 2011

  • What's up with that?

    D.C. police are cracking down on drivers with expired tags by putting them in jail. What's up with that? Published October 16 2011

  • Raising Kaine: $1.3 million in third quarter, $2.55 million on hand

    The campaign of former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine announced on Thursday that it raised $1.3 million in the third quarter and finished the quarter with $2.55 million cash on hand. Published October 13 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 13

    UPDATED: Texas congressman proposes conceal-carry in D.C.; MoCo prosecutors feared stabbing suspect was 'danger to others'; D.C. reviews emergency response to quake; Quake-damaged pinnacle being removed from cathedral; O'Malley likely to rework redistricting map; McDonnell has critics but high approval; MoCo woman killed, son missing; Va. Dems grumble about party chairman Moran; Maryland gets new area code. Published October 13 2011

  • Virginia revenues up in September; McDonnell urges caution

    September revenue collections in Virginia ticked up 3.9 percent from last year, but looming uncertainty on the federal front and overall economic uneasiness is still reason for caution, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday. Published October 12 2011

  • “Rehabilitation Schools Act” makes for odd bedfellows

    Legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb that provides a tax credit for communities to partner with the private sector to fix up old school buildings won immediate praise from prominent Virginia politicians across the political spectrum on Wednesday. Published October 12 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Oct. 12

    Maryland moving toward gas-tax hike for transportation needs; D.C. council pins hopes on new agency; Report: Virginia must improve Medicaid program; Md. Rep. Edwards critical of redistricting map; Agents at Dulles find 245 grams of cocaine in doorknob; Poll: Most Marylanders want wind energy; McDonnell invites Obama to tour quake damage; Metro released proposed changes to station names. Published October 12 2011

  • AAA asks for D.C. Council hearing on expired-tags policy

    The motorist association that represents millions of drivers in the Washington area is demanding the District re-examine rules that allow its police officers to jail drivers with expired vehicle registrations. Published October 11 2011

  • McDonnell invites Obama to tour quake-damaged town

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday invited President Obama to visit the town at the epicenter of August's earthquake to view the damage for himself. Published October 11 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 11

    D.C. protesters have offer to stay in Freedom Plaza; Quinnipiac: Obama disapproval rating remains high among Virginia GOP voters; Maryland officials meet today on transportation funding; Metro bus driver stabbed; Napolitano, O'Malley in College Park to discuss homeland security; D.C. moves forward with medical marijuana; D.C. board and commission posts remain empty under Gray; Liberty U. asks justices to take up health care law; Md. tea parties opposing new redistricting map. Published October 11 2011

  • McDonnell requests disaster assistance for victims of Tropical Storm Lee

    Published October 10 2011

  • What's up with that?

    There are anti-corporate and government greed protests occurring across the country. What's up with that? Published October 9 2011

  • FEMA denies Va.'s Individual Assistance application

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request for Individual Assistance for residents whose property was damaged by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Commonwealth on Aug. 23. Published October 7 2011