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City State Archive: September 2011


  • Citizens United affiliate announces more cash for candidates

    An affiliate for the conservative group Citizens United announced Thursday it's putting an additional $18,000 into Virginia this year to send a "clear message" to the White House a year before President Obama attempts to win the crucial swing state in his bid for re-election. Published September 29 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 29

    D.C. police captain challenges Chief Lanier in court; Court dates set for Md. lawmaker Alston; High-climbing engineers return to Washington Monument; P.G. police say summer patrols cut violent crime; Nationals say late-season rally was profitable; Allen campaign accused of bouncing trackers; G.W. student who was Afghanistan war veteran fatally punched on D.C. street; House Democrats turn focus to GOP's Bartlett. Published September 29 2011

  • Congressmen urge more oversight for Mark Center transportation plan

    Four members of Virginia's congressional delegation have penned a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressing concern with the Department of Defense's ability to prevent a traffic nightmare surrounding the site in Alexandria in light of the department's "aggressive" occupancy schedule, which will transfer almost 5,000 employees to the site by the end of the year. Published September 28 2011

  • Fred Thompson endorses Allen for U.S. Senate

    George Allen has picked up yet another high-profile endorsement in his bid to re-take the U.S. Senate seat he lost in 2006 to Sen. Jim Webb — this time from former presidential candidate and Sen. Fred Thompson. Published September 28 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 28

    D.C. schools focus on students' emotional issues; Inspection team rappels Washington Monument; Probe subject wins Ward 5 post; FOP wins ruling on police overtime pay; D.C. employee accused of stealing $400K; McDonnell backs Frederick; Virginia withholds $20M from transit agencies; Perry fundraises in Baltimore. Published September 28 2011

  • State awarded $44 million for high-speed rail

    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that Virginia and North Carolina would receive grants totaling $48.3 million to advance the development of high-speed rail along the eastern corridor. Published September 27 2011

  • McDonnell praises, blasts Obama

    Fresh off his first major appearance as chairman of the Republican Governors Association in New Hampshire, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continued his criticism — and praise, in one case — of President Obama. Published September 27 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Sept. 27

    Quake damage closes Washington Monument indefinitely; Sentencing today for Barry's son; Redskins lose to Dallas; Pentagon sniper tried jailbreak; Va. poverty highest since '07; D.C. gets $1M annually from talking drivers, D.C. meets on police funding; Woman injured by exploding toilet, McDonnell talks in New Hampshire. Published September 27 2011

  • Poll shows Allen, Kaine neck-and-neck, Obama trailing Romney

    Another poll released Monday confirms what has already been widely known: Next year's race in Virginia to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Webb is going to be close. Published September 26 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 26

    Va. pro-business candidate had legal travails; Kaine strong in polls despite Obama slipping; Extent of Washington Monument damage revealed today; Currie trial begins; D.C. tax hike took tortuous route to vote; McDonnell in New Hampshire rekindles VP talk; O'Malley at NYC education summit, on TV; Trial starts for Fairfax woman accused of killing granddaughter. Published September 26 2011

  • What's up with that?

    The D.C. Council passed an income tax increase for residents making $350,000 or more. What's up with that? Published September 25 2011

  • More exports announcements for Virginia — and a major ribbon-cutting in Falls Church

    Gov. Bob McDonnell's excursion to Asia earlier this year is continuing to bear fruit — or in this case, soybean and grain exchanges — his office announced Friday. Published September 23 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Sept. 22

    Another Gray pick, another residency issue; D.C. ends popular Twitter account; Maryland cuts economic outlook; Md. votes on toll hikes; O'Malley, McDonnell talk education in N.Y.C.; Islamic faith an issue for GOP candidate in Virginia; Airport authority resists Rep. Wolf's proposed changes; Va. now considers two I-95 toll plazas; BGE: Irene cost $81M; Fossil find in Laurel. Published September 22 2011

  • Gray appoints Republican, two others to ethics board

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray today announced that he has appointed three well-respected citizens to the 3-member D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, an independent agency of the District of Columbia government that oversees policy and regulations related to elections, voter access and ethical standards for elected officials and city government employees. Published September 21 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 21

    D.C. Council passes tax hike; Gray to announce nominees for ethics board; P.G. officers indicted in student beating; Davis takes Johnson's open seat in Prince George's; Maryland GOP lawmaker wants apology from O'Malley; Suspicious 11th Street death ruled murder; Jury selection under way in Currie corruption trial. Published September 21 2011

  • McDonnell requests disaster relief for earthquake damage

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has requested federal disaster assistance for Louisa County in the wake of a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Aug. 23 and was centered in Mineral, Va. Published September 20 2011

  • Allen, Kaine on board for debate

    Virginia Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen are set to participate in the first debate in the race for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Published September 20 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Sept. 20

    Suspect in Bowie State killing denied bail; Toddler shot, killed; Orange calls for ethics reform, and a raise; D.C. rapes increase in 2010; Man is posing as NFL's Vince Young; D.C. auditor calls for probe of police advisory committee leader; P.G. primaries today for Johnson's seat; D.C.'s top teacher was a mechanical engineer; O'Malley administration opposes Constellation merger. Published September 19 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 19

    D.C. police cameras don't deter crime; Md. lawmaker floats plan for flash-mob legislation; D.C. welfare-to-work director fired, rehired; Md. man attends every redistricting meeting; Gray adopts, tweaks Atlanta hiring project; Little voter enthusiasm in Prince George's over Johnson seat; Man charged in seven area bank robberies; McDonnell appoints prominent lawyer to Metro board; Phillips closes at Harbor Place. Published September 19 2011

  • What's up with that?

    D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown said he would re-examine laws that govern how council members can use constituent service account money to make sure the donations are spent for the right reasons. What's up with that? Published September 18 2011