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.

  • Morning Roundup: April 7

    By Joseph WeberPublished April 7, 2011 Comments

    Gray 'cronyism' hearings resume; 9 victims in overnight D.C. violence; D.C. movie office increase raises concerns; D.C. medical marijuana ready to start; Va. Assembly rejects insurance for abortions; Dulles to get underground Metro stop; Md. Assembly has hectic final stretch

  • Va 'disappointed' with OK of pricer Dulles Metrorail plan

    By Meredith SomersPublished April 6, 2011 Comments

    Virginia's Secretary of Transportation sent a letter Wednesday morning to the chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority expressing his disappointment over the group voting for the pricier of two options for a Metrorail station at Dulles.

  • Catania questions budget increase in D.C. movie development office

    By Tom Howell Jr.Published April 6, 2011 Comments

    A D.C. Council member is questioning a 22 percent budget increase for the District's Office of Motion Picture and TV Development.

  • Morning Roundup: April 6

    By Joseph WeberPublished April 6, 2011 Comments

    Kaine announces Senate bid; Va. House advances redistricting plan; Hearing today in slaying of Redskins' Taylor; Audit finds irregularities in Brown campaign; Surprise turn in Md. bill for life-sentencing parole, Md. House considers tuition breaks for illegal immigrants

  • Wal-Mart protesters disrupt council

    By Tom Howell Jr.Published April 5, 2011 Comments

    A pack of vocal protesters barged into the D.C. Council chamber Tuesday with a gift for Ward 4 Democrat Muriel Bowser.

  • Evans: DCFD is OK

    By Tom Howell Jr.Published April 5, 2011 Comments

    D.C. Council member Jack Evans has introduced a bill that would allow D.C. firefighters to continue to wear clothing and patches with the "DCFD" insignia.

  • Morning Roundup: April 5

    By Joseph WeberPublished April 5, 2011 Comments

    Va. lawmakers in Richmond for redistricting; McDonnell considers adoptions by gays; Gray supporter quits city job; Gray supporter withdraws nomination to chairmanship; Gauguin masterpiece OK; Qatar investors fund major D.C. development project; FBI employee allegedly hit men with her car; Md. legislators compromise on pension plan; Homicides increase around region

  • Va. university presidents among highest paid

    By Paige Winfield CunninghamPublished April 4, 2011 Comments

    Somebody's likely suffering from the rising cost of college tuition, but it doesn't seem to be the presidents of five Virginia universities who made it on top-paid lists compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Morning Roundup: April 4

    By Joseph WeberPublished April 4, 2011 Comments

    D.C. residents call for Alexander probe; Alexandria proposes first commercial property tax; National Gallery painting attacked; Two shot overnight in Southeast; Man struck, killed on I-66; First retail at Metro station; Md. Assembly closing swiftly on O'Malley agenda

  • What's up with that?

    By Meredith SomersPublished April 3, 2011 Comments

    What do you think of the 25 percent unemployment rate in Ward 8?

  • PETA takes up McDonnell offer

    By Paige Winfield CunninghamPublished March 31, 2011 Comments

    An unexpected group is taking up Gov. Bob McDonnell on his invitation for private entities to sponsor Virginia rest stops: PETA

  • Morning Roundup: March 31

    By Joseph WeberPublished March 31, 2011 Comments

    House reviving D.C. school-vouchers program; Two years of major gridlock expected for D.C. gateway; Shake Shack to Nationals Park; Barry driving with invalid plates; Ward 8 has highest unemployment in U.S.; McDonnell vetoes four bills; Redistricting map squeezed Marshall; Md. Senate passes booze tax

  • Morning Roundup: March 30

    By Joseph WeberPublished March 30, 2011 Comments

    Nats Park neighborhood still a work in progress; More D.C. police getting six-figure salaries; McDonnell's midnight amendments; Va. redistricting maps released; Obama nudges Kaine; Dulles Metrorail station names; Protests outside Gaithersburg abortion clinic; Md. lawmakers consider DREAM Act.

  • Morning Roundup: March 29

    By Joseph WeberPublished March 29, 2011 Comments

    Exclusive Allen interview; Va. couple accused of felony child abuse; D.C. Council begins Gray hearings; Gray talks 'trust'; Rayful Edmond's infamous legacy returns; Circulator fare increases?; O'Malley's wind plan fading

  • D.C. Council hearing of Gray hirings begins

    By Tom Howell Jr.Published March 28, 2011 Comments

    A hearing into the personnel practices of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray started this morning with council member Mary M. Cheh's announcement that a second hearing will be tentatively scheduled for April 7.

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