City State is The Washington Times' roundup of the best breaking news and original observations across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Pressure mounts on airports authority over Dulles Metro station; Warner, Webb introduce bill to lift drilling moratorium; Redistricting work begins in Maryland; Attacker on B-W Parkway remains at large; O'Donnell PAC took in $1.4 million from major donors in 2nd quarter; Virginia Democrats meet next week for elections; Cuccinelli gives opinion on University of Virginia's firearms policy.
Jonetta Rose Barras in her column in the Washington Examiner takes on what could be an emerging scandal resulting from "unanswered questions and unreported relationships" over online gambling in the District.
A pressured Johnson resigns from P.G. council post; D.C. proceeds with medical marijuana as feds reconsider its hands-off approach; Kaine OK with potential challenge from Rep. Bobby Scott; Northern Virginia business leaders opposing deal with unions for Dulles rail construction; Thirteen die on Virginia roads over Fourth; Redistricting begins in Maryland; Slots revenue declined last month in Maryland.
McDonnell increases national profile with selected trips; O'Malley names redistricting advisory committee; Fourth weekend deadly; Prince George's tops D.C. in homicides in first six months; Kaine releases second-quarter fundraising figures; Maryland union to collect millions from nonmembers; Pentagon has plan to ease gridlock at Mark Center; Prince George's residents not inspired by potential council replacements for Johnson.
The District is on track to roll out an unprecedented online gambling system.
New fees are scheduled to take effect at the District's Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday.
McDonnell the pragmatist; D.C. online gambling is legal; ACLU inconsistent on petition objections; D.C. fire alters course; D.C. budget in flux (again); Liquor tax more than advertised; Grasmick's last day; D.C. drivers love cameras
Virginia Delegate Robert G. Marshall is appealing to Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke in his efforts to get a rainbow flag removed from outside the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
McDonnell is popular; Wine ships to Maryland; Barry happy about Ward 8 development; Bike lanes 'on hold'; Fairfax officer fired; Man killed after taser incident
D.C. Council member Jim Graham is questioning officials' efforts to supervise a 19-year-old man accused of gunning down an innocent bystander on Saturday near the Caribbean Festival parade route on Georgia Avenue and Gresham Place in Northwest.
Gray changes the discussion; Supreme Court takes D.C. GPS case; Green groups criticize McDonnell's pace; Lottery announces online gambling start dates; Md. gay marriage supporters seek O'Malley's help; Dissension in MPD
Metro's outbound Orange Line to Vienna/Fairfax-GMU was named by Craigslist as the most romantic train station in the nation.
DNA links suspect to AU professor's killing; Equality Maryland on the ropes; DOJ will not pursue death penalty in D.C. case; PG Council spurns Baker initiative; Md. young-driver laws appear to be working; GOP looking to take over Va. Senate
More than $1.5 million in federal money is being distributed to 24 Maryland youth programs aiming to reduce juvenile recidivism and promote accountability among young people.
In July, the Prince George's County Council will begin streaming their weekly meetings live online. Welcome to the 21st century Prince George's County.
By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums