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.

  • District announces plan to help residents during heat wave

    By Joseph WeberPublished July 20, 2011 Comments

    The District on Wednesday afternoon activated a multi-agency plan in response to forecasts for temperatures in the upper-90s to 100 degrees over the next several days, with heat-index values predicted to reach 115 degrees.

  • Morning Roundup: July 20

    By Joseph WeberPublished July 20, 2011 Comments

    Accuracy of Prince George's speed cameras questioned; Airports authority meets amid pressure to reverse decision on Dulles Metrorail station; Airports authority considering $7.2 million boardroom amid outcry for choosing pricier Dulles station; Maryland's home delivery of wine soaring; Five injured when tree branch falls in Capitol Hill park; Snakeshead fish on Maryland menus?

  • Maryland wine list: Updated July 19

    By David HillPublished July 19, 2011 Comments

    The Maryland comptroller's office said Tuesday that 150 wineries have requested permits allowing them to ship wine to Maryland residents. A new law allowing direct wine shipping took effect July 1, and 66 of the wineries -- 11 in state and 55 out of state -- have received permits.

  • Obama to hold town hall at U.Md. College Park

    By Matthew CellaPublished July 19, 2011 Comments

    University of Maryland officials announced Tuesday that President Obama will visit campus for a town hall event on Friday.

  • O'Malley close to decision on whether to sponsor same-sex marriage bill

    By David HillPublished July 19, 2011 Comments

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley could announce by the end of the week whether he plans to sponsor a same-sex marriage bill in next year's General Assembly, an administration official said Tuesday afternoon.

  • D.C. Council member wants to repeal online gambling

    By Joseph WeberPublished July 19, 2011 Comments

    A D.C. Council member says he wants to repeal a provision that would bring online gambling to the nation's capital.

  • Gray responds to reports of irregular campaign contributions

    By Tom Howell Jr.Published July 19, 2011 Comments

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Democrat, has responded to today's Washington Post story alleging irregular donations to his 2010 mayoral campaign:

  • Morning Roundup: July 19

    By Joseph WeberPublished July 19, 2011 Comments

    Post: Gray campaign accepted cash donations above legal limit; D.C. Lottery postpones online games; Final decisions on Metrorail to Dulles expected this week; Virginia ends fiscal 2011 with surplus; Vulnerable candidates in Virginia congressional delegations stockpile cash; DYRS employee accuses boss of sexual abuse; D.C. shootings close to firefighter patrol.

  • Thomas response expected on Friday

    By Tom Howell Jr.Published July 18, 2011 Comments

    A prominent D.C. attorney says he will file an answer within days to a lawsuit alleging council member Harry Thomas Jr. siphoned off more than $300,000 in public funds earmarked for youth baseball.

  • Morning Roundup: July 18

    By Joseph WeberPublished July 18, 2011 Comments

    D.C. Council recess gives members time to reflect; Virginia Democrats have fundraising edge; Maryland robo-call case going to court; Metro starts aggressive social media effort; Allen, Kaine spar over debt ceiling; Tour bus that crashed in New York started in Washington; Federal employees worry about paychecks amid debt limit debate.

  • What's up with that?

    By Meredith SomersPublished July 15, 2011 Comments

    Should the District deploy firefighters on city streets to deter crime and protect participants in a summer jobs program on payday?

  • Maryland GOP names interim director

    Maryland GOP names interim director

    By David HillPublished July 13, 2011 Comments

    The Maryland Republican Party has appointed state Delegate Justin D. Ready as its interim executive director.

  • Morning Roundup, July 11

    By Joseph WeberPublished July 11, 2011 Comments

    Report: Pepco most hated U.S. company; Gray nominee rejected; fight for control of Virginia Senate taking shape; McDonnell endorses congressional plan to cut spending; District won't meet deadline on national sex-offender registry; District among hottest U.S. cities.

  • What's up with that?

    By Meredith SomersPublished July 10, 2011 Comments

    Through the first half of the year, Prince George's County recorded more homicides than the District.

  • Metro board backs shorter station names

    By Meredith SomersPublished July 8, 2011 Comments

    Perhaps in a nod to a generation that communicates in bursts of 140 characters or less, Metro's leaders are endorsing plans to tighten up lengthy and confusing station names.

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