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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.

  • What's up with that?

    By Meredith SomersPublished January 8, 2012 Comments

    A D.C. councilman proposed a bill that would require all city high school students to apply to at least one college before graduating. What's up with that?

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 5

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 5, 2012 Comments

    Thomas' absence from D.C. Council session fuels speculation; McDonnell seeks money to attract biotech jobs; D.C. club closed after stabbing; Field for Bartlett's House seat taking shape; Md. lawmaker Muse to announce Senate bid; Barry files for re-election; McDonnell officials tussle over Dulles rail money; Cuccinelli looks past Bolling to McAuliffe.

  • McDonnell: GOP seeing "waiting for Superman" phenomenon

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 4, 2012 Comments

    Despite a contentious, up-and-down and, at times, downright nasty Republican presidential primary race thus far, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was confident the party would rally around the eventual nominee, he said Wednesday.

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 4

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 4, 2012 Comments

    D.C. wants college applications as graduation requirement; Cuccinelli says he can defend ballot law; Bolling defines tie-breaker role; Maryland delegate has fantasy-sports bill; D.C. Council member Thomas misses repayment deadline; Virginia GOP to revisit loyalty oath; Md. state Sen. Brinkley to announce congressional plans; Rat complaints prompt inspection of Occupy D.C. camp.

  • Bolling issues memo outlining his tie-breaking powers

    By David SherfinskiPublished January 3, 2012 Comments

    Can Bolling vote? Can't he? What can he vote on? And when?

  • Morning Roundup, Jan. 3

    By Joseph WeberPublished January 3, 2012 Comments

    Virginia lawmakers take up voter ID laws; Occupy D.C. at crossroad; D.C. Council to New Hampshire; Slots in Prince George's face challenges; New Jersey appears ahead of D.C. in I-gaming race; D.C. Council chairman to preview 2012 legislation; Public hearings set on Virginia budget; Paul's Virginia campaign headquarters will be in Norfolk.

  • What's up with that?

    By Meredith SomersPublished January 1, 2012 Comments

    D.C. parking enforcement officials issued 2 million parking tickets in the past 14 months. What's up with that?

  • Morning Roundup, Dec. 29

    By Joseph WeberPublished December 29, 2011 Comments

    Virginia will play big in 2012 elections; IG report: Metro skirted hiring practices; Justice clears way for online gambling; D.C. issued 1.6M parking tickets in a year; Post: Black student expelled more than whites; Butt slasher likely fled to Peru; Maryland might have most gerrymandered congressional districts; Brown returns money from tax evader Stewart.

  • Bartlett steps up fundraising for Md. House race

    By Joseph WeberPublished December 28, 2011 Comments

    Maryland Rep. Roscoe Bartlett says he's stepping up fundraising for a re-election bid now that a court has dismissed a challenge to the redistricting map that made the state's 6th Congressional District more competitive.

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 28

    By Joseph WeberPublished December 28, 2011 Comments

    D.C. resident readies for city hall recall effort; Joint effort in Virginia to challenge Romney, Paul certifications; Perry files ballot suit in Va.; Some Va. Assembly bills appear ghostwritten; Norton calls for full audit of Union Station; Va. merchants push for Amazon to pay state sales tax; More speed cameras planned for Prince George's; Maryland lawmaker wants to ban Internet 'sweepstakes' gambling.

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 27

    By Joseph WeberPublished December 27, 2011 Comments

    Police-involved shootings on rise; D.C. to announce medical marijuana growers; McDonnell budget without Potomac funds; Md. lawmakers already filing General Assembly bills; D.C. Council sets I-gaming hearing; Va. General Assembly poised to scrap over K-12 funding; Wiz fans boo Kardashian's ex, Humphries; Md. financier pitching infrastructure plan to Congress.

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 26

    By Joseph WeberPublished December 26, 2011 Comments

    Post-Christmas shopping begins; Report: Va. needs roughly $20M for recommended child mental health services; Outside firm will check for cheating on D.C student tests; Prince George's 911 operators slowed by odd calls; Montgomery Co. wants to join Capital Bikeshare network.

  • 639 Social Security numbers potentially accessible to public through Va. website

    By David SherfinskiPublished December 23, 2011 Comments

    The Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) said Friday that it "deeply regrets" confirming that personal information, including 639 Social Security numbers, was potentially made available to the public and that it has removed the information from the internet.

  • Morning Roundup: Dec. 22

    By Joseph WeberPublished December 22, 2011 Comments

    Poll: Virginians still divided on uranium mining; Census: D.C. has fastest-growing population; Frey enters race for Va. attorney general; Marylanders react to proposed redistricting map; Pepco will pay $1M fine for outage delays; Audit: Fired Md. workers rehired by other agencies; Four overnight shootings in D.C.

  • Reports suggest Harry Thomas's troubles may be mounting

    By Tom Howell Jr.Published December 21, 2011 Comments

    A federal probe into whether D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. redirected funds intended for youth sports programs has expanded to include $832,000 in public grants intended for community and gang-intervention initiatives, a neighborhood newspaper is reporting.

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