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City State Archive: September 2011


  • Va. revenue up collections over last August

    Virginia posted a 7.8 increase in revenues in August compared to last year, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday. Published September 15 2011

  • Poll: Obama underwater in Virginia, Kaine, Allen neck-and-neck

    President Barack Obama's approval ratings have sunk in recent months in Virginia – a swing state that will be crucial for his re-election chances next year – according to a new poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University. Published September 15 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 15

    Va. board votes on abortion clinic regulations; Md. assembly may put off gas tax hike; Perry: Americans don't want 'caretaker state'; D.C. spending bill moves through Senate; Michaele Salahi now with Journey guitarist?; Md. businesses got $16M in 9/11-related loans; U. of Md. student sexually assaulted in dorm. Published September 15 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 14

    Alexander gets Ward 7 challenge; Va. Democrats relish Perry's visit today; Md. lawmakers talk gas tax hike; Insanity plea appears unlikely in Lululemon killing; Leggett confident about teen curfew; Man charged in latest transgender shooting; D.C. activists want abortion ban off Senate spending bill; McDonnell hints at more changes to Va. pension plan. Published September 14 2011

  • Bubba is coming to McLean

    Former President Bill Clinton will join once-and-possibly-future Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at an Oct. 28 fundraiser for the Senate Democratic Caucus at Mr. McAuliffe's McLean home. Published September 13 2011

  • Barge hits Bay Bridge

    The southbound lanes of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge closed for several hours Tuesday morning after a barge ran into a section of the 4.5-mile structure, according to bridge officials and wire reports. Published September 13 2011

  • McDonnell: It’s not about politics; it’s about math

    Building off of the GOP presidential debate Monday night, Social Security and retirement was the topic du jour of Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell's monthly call-in show on WNIS Norfolk on Tuesday morning. Published September 13 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Sept. 13

    Kwame Brown promises sweeping ethics reform; D.C. police detail Suliamon Brown arrest; Lanier defends extra police presence; Barry now blames Gray for New Beginnings delays; Lee flood damage is substantial; Alexandria mayor responds to Mark Center security concerns; Police: No pattern is recent transgender shooting; Md. lax in collecting child support; Audit faults Va. deaf school; Md.'s new alcohol tax nets $6M; Insanity plea now unlikely in Lululemon killing; More than 100 Metro employees take home vehicles. Published September 13 2011

  • Md. voters chose Perry in straw poll

    Maryland voters chose Texas Gov. Rick Perry over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and other 2012 Republican presidential candidates in a straw poll held at the state fair, the Maryland GOP announced Friday. Published September 12 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 12

    MLK memorial dedication rescheduled for Oct. 16; Va. man dies in Nation's Triathlon; Barry ties up security fixes at juvenile detention center; Va. outlines health benefits exchange; Lee flood damage keeps closed Prince George's office building; Transgender person shot in D.C.; Allen, Kaine spar on Obama job plan; Sulaimon Brown arrested. Published September 11 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 8

    Resignation is another Gray setback; Md. legislators warned about likely cuts to federal transport money; D.C. police announce new crime reporting tool; Rep. Wolf seeking more Va. clout on airports authority board; Rain causes flooding, closures; Moody's lauds McDonnell's move; Md. lawmakers call for BGE inquiry. Published September 8 2011

  • Gray outlines D.C. jobs initiative

    D.C. Mayor VIncent C. Gray outlined a series of efforts to cut into the Distric'ts 11 percent unemployment rate an even worse problem in parts of the city east of the Anacostia River — as the nation prepares to hear President Obama's plan for job creation on Thursday. Published September 7 2011

  • MORNING ROUNDUP, Sept. 7

    Suspect named in serial 'butt slashing'; D.C. nonprofit probe leads to insults; D.C. taps reserve for quake damage; Hearing today in Aruba missing woman case; Rhee marries; D.C. cops name top officials in whistleblower case. Published September 7 2011

  • D.C. announces new speed cameras

    The Metropolitan Police Department announced today the deployment of new photo enforced locations beginning on or about September 1, 2011. Published September 6 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Sept. 6

    Key endorsements today for Johnson's Prince George's seat; Strasburg: The fire next time?; Franchot redefines Md. comptroller job; Scott won't run against Kaine; Va. Senate appears more conservative; Fairfax teacher charged with online solicitation; Metro considers new map; Cuccinelli leaves open gubernatorial run; Terps win 'ugly.' Published September 5 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to take the mound Tuesday for the first time since having major elbow surgery just one year ago. What's up with that? " Published September 4 2011

  • Campaign against drunk driving begins in Va.

    Labor Day revelers, beware: Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday kicked off the state's 10th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign, intended to deter drunk driving in the state. Published September 3 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Sept. 1

    Lottery contract faces further review, hiring for online gambling moving forward, Aruba keeps Giordano detained, Irene relief emerges as political issue, 'legacy legislators' reflect D.C. political scene Published September 1 2011