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City State Archive: February 2012


  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 28

    D.C. officials trying to unravel lottery contract; Testimony: Thomas used trust as 'check-on-demand' place; Prosecutors want Leslie Johnson to pay up; Dinged Virginia GOP now focusing on budget; Court dismisses suit on Virginia's congressional map; Virginia attorney general settles with questionable Salahi foundation; Maryland Democrats reconsidering so-called millionaire tax. Published February 28 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 27

    Gay marriage finished, Maryland assembly refocuses on budget, taxes; Nonprofit linked to Thomas' stealing goes before D.C. Council; Rosecroft Raceway: Losing slots bid would doom the horse track; Injuried P.G. firefighters face painful recovery; Maryland next to request No Child Left Behind waiver; D.C. Council rings up big cellphone bills; Metro opens public hearings on fare increases. Published February 26 2012

  • What's up with that?

    Six months after the Aug. 23 earthquake, the Washington Monument is still closed and awaiting repairs. What's up with that? Published February 26 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 20

    Violent crime surges in D.C.; Virginia assembly's money committees release spending plans; Huguely trial goes to jury; Maryland Senate to debate work-zone speed cameras operating in off hours; Virginia rarely enforces speed from the air; After key vote, gay-marriage debate continues in Maryland churches: Poll: Most Virginians oppose changes in abortion, gun laws. Published February 20 2012

  • No more 'DCFD' — at least at Engine Co. 7

    Some interesting photos made their way to us today. They appear to show a worker painting the bay doors at the D.C. fire department's Engine Co. 7 in Southwest — a task we were able to confirm was performed Thursday. Published February 17 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 16

    Maryland gay-marriage debate begins in undecided House; Johnson wants installment plan for his $100K fine; Huguely defense: Love died of suffocation; D.C. police to restore online crime map; Thomas whistle-blower among those vying for his Ward 5 seat; Funeral services today for Alexandria paramedic; Sentencing today for Ehrlich campaign manager. Published February 16 2012

  • GOP Day among dozens filing for Thomas' council seat

    Tim Day, a Republican who blew the whistle on D.C. council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s use of his nonprofit to steal funds from the city, has filed a petition to appear on the ballot in a special election to replace the disgraced legislator from Ward 5. Thomas resigned last month after pleading guilty to federal theft and tax fraud charges. Published February 15 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 15

    Virginia House approves bill defining life as beginning at conception; Expert in Huguely trial: Love could have been alive for hours after attack; Group questions Casa de Maryland's nonprofit status; Lobbyists working hard to defeat Prince George's proposed bag tax; Maryland gay-marriage bill advances to House floor; Barry, Catania have shouting match; Metro to admit liability in Fort Totten crash. Published February 15 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 14

    Huguely trial turns to Love autopsy report; Effort to recall Gray, Brown moves to signature gathering; Virginia House moves to define life as beginning at conception; Jury selection begins in Capitol Street mass shooting; Conservatives move in with Occupier at Freedon Plaza; Miller: Ethics panel reaches conclusion on Currie; D.C. school enrollment falls, charter rolls increase; O'Malley to testify on offshore wind measure. Published February 14 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 13

    D.C. gambling deal over, but questions remain; Wilder blames fellow Democrats in Virginia Senate for handgun repeal; O'Malley routinely diverts money reserved for transportation; Scandal bills emerge in Maryland assembly; Virginia lawmakers debate teacher tenure; Rep. Wolf asks for delay on Eisenhower Memorial. Published February 13 2012

  • Kaine lauds White House change on contraception

    U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine said he was "pleased" about the White House's decision Friday to alter its rule on contraception in announcing that religious employers will not have to cover birth control for their employees and that the responsibility would fall to private insurers. Published February 10 2012

  • McDonnell to deliver weekly GOP address

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who also serves as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will deliver the weekly Republican response to the president's radio address on Saturday. Published February 10 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 9

    Defense lawyers aim for manslaughter at Huguely murder trial; D.C. fire department spokesman put on leave over racism accusations; McDonnell's agenda takes hit in Virginia Senate; Va. considers special assembly session; Alexandria paramedic injured in fall from overpass; D.C. workers won't be prosecuted in fraud case; O'Malley, Franchot spar again. Published February 9 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 8

    D.C. Council repeals iGaming; Opening statements expected in Huguely trial; D.C. fire official scrubs Twitter account of racism charges; Franchot: Gas tax hike 'crushing'; D.C. mayor acknowledges missteps; Trump acquires Old Post Office Pavilion; Sharpton cuts video supporting Maryland gay marriage. Published February 8 2012

  • McDonnell touts good news on roads — and oysters

    Virginia's transportation and oyster businesses are booming, according to the office of Gov. Bob McDonnell. Published February 7 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 7

    Opening arguments next in Huguely trial; D.C. lawmaker tries to save iGaming; McDonnell-Romney appearances in D.C. area Thursday; Va. Senate repeals handgun law; Va. assembly poised to pass voter ID law; Racist accusations roil D.C. fire department; Yvette Alexander survives probe, remains on ballot; Slots to Prince George's face big hurdle in Md. House. Published February 7 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Feb. 6

    Murder trial begins for Virginia lacrosse player; Georgetown civic group wants to install surveillance cameras; McDonnell, O'Malley tangle on TV; Police raid OccupyD.C. camp; Many Virginians without nest egg; Maryland 'robocalls' trials continue; Sulaimon Brown goes to traffic court. Published February 6 2012