The District’s mayoral contenders squared off in a long-awaited debate Thursday that saw the campaign’s two independent candidates attempt to make up ground against the Democratic front runner.
The exact line where Maryland ends and Virginia begins is a question the likes of George Washington and King Charles I have tussled with. Is the border at the Potomac River’s edge? Maybe the low tide waterline? Or perhaps somewhere in between?
A federal judge on Thursday rejected the District’s request to indefinitely postpone his ruling granting residents the right to carry guns in public, but he said lawyers for the city can ask for a limited extension of the stay in the case.
People who have a “good reason” to feel threatened — for example, stalking victims — would be able to seek a concealed carry permit for a legally owned handgun under a new D.C. law proposed Thursday. But those with generalized fears, such as apprehension about living in a neighborhood with high crime, would not be considered eligible for such a permit, officials say.
Few in number are the original ideas that germinate and gain traction in Washington, and the issue of public schooling is no different.
Police said Thursday they are seeking to talk to a male who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared.
Members of the D.C. Council have exempted themselves from most parking tickets, but that hasn’t stopped one local paper from publicly shaming the members who park illegally.
There will be plenty of talking but probably little action Thursday when Virginia state lawmakers reconvene to discuss whether the state’s Medicaid program should expand.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan on Wednesday accused rival Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown of breaking state campaign finance rules by coordinating activity with an outside Super PAC.
The D.C. Republican Party is wading into the city’s mayoral race despite the lack of a candidate in the contest, with officials criticizing the ads of one of the nominees.
The D.C. Council and mayor are collaborating on an emergency bill that would regulate residents’ ability to carry legally registered guns outside their homes.
The Change the Mascot campaign sent out letters to 31 NFL owners, urging them to “stand on the right side of history and demand the name change.”