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The debate over the exact location of the Virginia-Maryland border was born out of a dispute between Potomac Shores, a corporation that owns land along the Potomac River in Maryland, and rafting companies that run river tours out of an area near Harpers Ferry in West Virginia, where the three states meet. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Maryland, Virginia renew old Potomac River border dispute

- The Washington Times

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?

Don Amos and his wife Beth of Leesburg, Va. eat dinner with his gun at The Cajun Experience during Second Amendment Wednesdays where patrons are allowed to open carry their guns, Leesburg, Va., Wednesday, August 20, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Lawmakers grudgingly draft bill to authorize concealed carry of guns in D.C.

- The Washington Times

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.

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A man in California was murdered less than an hour after he was mistakenly set free by a jury. (** FILE ** Associated Press)

Alexandria schools on alert after weapon report

Associated Press

Alexandria school officials say all schools went on lock-in after a report of a person brandishing a weapon near one school, but students are now on their way home.

This April 8, 2014 photo shows a general view of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.  The results of nearly $8 million in renovations, and a window back to the 18th century, will be on view with the reopening of the Old Senate Chamber, the old Senate Committee Room and the stairwell room. The changes will include touch-screen interactive guides, a bronze sculpture of Washington and a portrait gallery. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Md. reaching out for health care re-enrollment

- Associated Press

State officials plan to contact tens of thousands of Maryland residents who need to re-enroll in health insurance plans under the federal health care law as the state transitions to a revamped system, replacing its flawed website for the next open enrollment period that starts in November.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe waves a letter from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services during a news conference at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va.,  Monday, March 24, 2014.  McAuliffe is proposing a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program, a suggestion he hopes will persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget. McAuliffe announced that the federal government said it would not penalize Virginia if it ran a two-year pilot program.  House Republicans oppose Medicaid expansion. The federal government has promised to fund the bulk of the expansion. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

Governor, lawmakers announce Virginia budget cuts

- Associated Press

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending and will not include any increase in fees or taxes, they said.