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

  • Kaine bests Allen in fourth-quarter fundraising

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 24, 2012 Comments

    Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine raised $1.65 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, giving him $3.3 million cash on hand to start the new year in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Webb.

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 24

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 24, 2012 Comments

    D.C. youths in killings were in city's justice system; Congress considers nationalizing D.C. veterans memorial; Chief Lanier, NPS director testify today on Hill about Occupy D.C.; Miller says 5-cent gas hike too small; D.C. rivers part of State of the Union security zone; Ehrlich campaign cash paid for Schurick's defense; Trial under way for Prince George's officer in missing-guns case.

  • McDonnell announces first bulls-to-Russia export

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 23, 2012 Comments

    Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday that the commonwealth has expanded its exporting repertoire to include Virginia Holstein bulls, which were recently shipped off to Russia — the first ever direct export of that product to the country.

  • Teachers' groups push back against GOP education proposals

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 23, 2012 Comments

    On Monday's "Lobby Day" for the Virginia Education Association and the Virginia PTA, members of the House Republican caucus managed to "pre-but" an afternoon rally by the groups, touting some of their own education proposals this morning that have been roundly denounced by teachers' groups.

  • Kaine, Allen: Rubber stamps?

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 23, 2012 Comments

    Tim Kaine will be a rubber stamp for President Obama, George Allen will be a rubber stamp for oil companies — or so the charges of the opposing camps for the two U.S. Senate candidates in Virginia would have voters believe.

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 23

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 23, 2012 Comments

    McDonnell leads way in restoring ex-cons' rights; Smithsonian: Metal detector not always on; New radio station to rival WTOP; Lawmaker wants pot sold in Virginia liquor stores; Congressional redistricting map in Va. still faces legal hurdles; Family drops suit in Petworth murder; O'Malley expected to introduce gay-marriage bill today.

  • What's up with that?

    By Meredith SomersPublished January 22, 2012 Comments

    Metro is considering an unlimited monthly pass, similar to New York City's version, as an incentive to keep up ridership amid talks of boosting fares to balance its budget. What's up with that?

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 19

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 19, 2012 Comments

    Billionaire gives $7.5M to repair Washington Monument; O'Malley budget would increase tax payments for top 20 percent of Maryland wage earners; Dance halls still a problem in Prince George's; Column: Barry in political 'survival mode'; Authority considering no Metro stop at Dulles; D.C. Republican Committee leader resigns; Woman used children to rob elderly victim; Churchill research center coming to George Washington University; D.C. police sergeant arrested in bar assault.

  • Coalition pushed for consumer reps on health exchange board

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 18, 2012 Comments

    A new coalition aimed at promoting better consumer choices for Virginians in the health care arena are advocating that a consumer-driven health benefit exchange be set up in the state.

  • Morning Roundup, Jan. 18

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 18, 2012 Comments

    Bill would add Virginia to health-care opponents; Another guilty plea in D.C. corruption case; Issa calls hearing on Occupy D.C.; O'Malley budget includes tax hikes; D.C. Council reaches deal on medical marijuana; GOP withdrawals 'loyalty oath'; Metro police sued on free speech; Occupy protesters toss apparent smoke bomb onto White House lawn.

  • Defiant Dems propose tax hikes

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 17, 2012 Comments

    If tax increases are off the table in the Republican-led Virginia General Assembly this year, someone needs to tell Northern Virginia delegates Patrick Hope and Vivian Watts.

  • Bolling edges Cuccinelli in '11 fundraising

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 17, 2012 Comments

    It's Bill Bolling by a hair over Ken Cuccinelli — at least in terms of 2011 fundraising.

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 17

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 17, 2012 Comments

    Maryland plays slots catchup; Dormant Occupy D.C. returns to action; Busch changes strategy to help gay marriage bill; Post: 'Cheh gets Limbaugh treatment'; D.C. gives more to public than charter schools; O'Malley budget expected to be tax and spend; Gun rallies in Richmond.

  • Marshall formally announces Va US Senate bid

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 16, 2012 Comments

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- State Delegate Bob Marshall formally announced his U.S. Senate candidacy Monday.

  • McDonnell proposes to eliminate state mandates on localities

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 16, 2012 Comments

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is no fan of mandates imposed by the federal government on the states — be it the federal health care overhaul or environmental regulations.

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