City State


City State is The Washington Times' roundup of the best breaking news and original observations across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

  • McDonnell seeks federal aid for earthquake-damaged schools

    By David SherfinskiPublished October 24, 2011 Comments

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has requested federal assistance for two Louisa County schools that were damaged during the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Virginia on August 23.

  • O'Malley asks super committee to keep ban on Internet gambling

    By Joseph WeberPublished October 24, 2011 Comments

    The fight over Internet gaming has long been dominated by high-flying groups such as the Poker Players Alliance, but Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and other state-level legislators with a stake in lottery profits are now also laying their cards on the table, reports Roll Call.

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 24

    By Joseph WeberPublished October 24, 2011 Comments

    Familiar face in Wal-Mart deal; Trial begins in Lululemon murder case; Questions raised about Fairfax sheriff's retirement plan; Former DYRS superintendent reaches settlement; Metrobus accidents increasing; Two fatally shot in D.C.; Five robberies in Northwest Washington; 7-Eleven looking to hire 38 residents 'on the spot'; Gansler: Natural gas companies pressuring Md. residents to sell property.

  • What's up with that?

    By Meredith SomersPublished October 23, 2011 Comments

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has issued an executive order prohibiting public-safety officers from asking people about their immigration status. What's up with that?

  • Bartlett makes rare public appearance — after criticism that he's reclusive

    By David HillPublished October 21, 2011 Comments

    Maryland Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett made a rare public appearance Friday, attending a small-business conference Friday in Frederick one day after a potential challenger for his seat blasted him as ineffective and reclusive within his own district.

  • O'Malley signs redistricting map

    By Joseph WeberPublished October 20, 2011 Comments

    Gov. Martin O'Malley, Democrat, signed emergency legislation today creating new districts for congressional elections.

  • Stewart: Gray's immigration status order an 'abomination'

    By Joseph WeberPublished October 20, 2011 Comments

    Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, disagrees with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's executive order Thursday that prohibits public-safety officer from asking people about their immigration status.

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 20

    By Joseph WeberPublished October 20, 2011 Comments

    Gray campaign investigation intensifies; Md. assembly giving final stamp to redistricting map; Garagiola reportedly files for Bartlett seat; Gray signs 'sanctuary city' legislation; Fatal shooting on Metrobus; Police offer motive in fatal stabbing of Gaithersburg girl; Contributions down in 2011 Virginia races; Ehrlich chairs Romney campaign in Maryland.

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

    By David SherfinskiPublished October 19, 2011 Comments

    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.

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

    By David SherfinskiPublished October 19, 2011 Comments

    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.

  • McDonnell, Obama have 'friendly' chat in Hampton

    By David SherfinskiPublished October 19, 2011 Comments

    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."

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 19

    By Joseph WeberPublished October 19, 2011 Comments

    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.

  • Va. congressional delegation supports request for disaster relief

    By David SherfinskiPublished October 18, 2011 Comments

    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.

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 18

    By Joseph WeberPublished October 18, 2011 Comments

    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.

  • McDonnell to attend Obama event in Hampton

    By David SherfinskiPublished October 17, 2011 Comments

    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.

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