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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.
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?
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.
University of Maryland officials announced Tuesday that President Obama will visit campus for a town hall event on Friday.
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.
A D.C. Council member says he wants to repeal a provision that would bring online gambling to the nation's capital.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Democrat, has responded to today's Washington Post story alleging irregular donations to his 2010 mayoral campaign:
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.
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.
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.
Should the District deploy firefighters on city streets to deter crime and protect participants in a summer jobs program on payday?
The Maryland Republican Party has appointed state Delegate Justin D. Ready as its interim executive director.
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.
Through the first half of the year, Prince George's County recorded more homicides than the District.
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.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution