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This Thursday, Jan. 9, 2013, photo, shows a 2013 1040-ES IRS Estimated Tax form at H&R Block tax preparation office in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) ** FILE **

Billions in income leaving D.C. region for low-tax states

- The Washington Times

Billions of dollars worth of income once destined for tax collectors in Virginia, Maryland and the greater District of Columbia has instead bankrolled official government business elsewhere as new statistics highlight migration patterns among money-makers out of the mid-Atlantic.

Patrick Wilson (right) stars with Ashley Judd in "Big Stone Gap," which opens Friday.  (

Patrick Wilson recalls the real characters who inspired ‘Big Stone Gap’

- The Washington Times

They say you can never go home again, but actor Patrick Wilson has done precisely that for his new film “Big Stone Gap.” “We settled there a couple hundred years ago,” Mr. Wilson told The Washington Times of the eponymous town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where he and his brother would return for summers to visit their grandparents. A road and a bridge in town even bear his family name.

"If we can get this agreement to my desk, then we can help our businesses sell more 'Made in America' goods and services around the world, and we can help more American workers compete and win," said President Obama, insisting that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is good for the middle class. (Associated Press)

Obama administration designates 2 new marine sanctuaries

Associated Press

The White House is announcing the designation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries — the first chosen in 15 years — as part of President Barack Obama’s efforts to protect the environment.

Stevie Wonder performed Saturday evening at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center for nearly four hours.   (Eric Althoff)

Wonder, in four-hour marathon show, goes to highs and lows

- The Washington Times

Stevie Wonder took the opening moments of his concert at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center Saturday evening to call attention to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America, as exemplified by the mass shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College in the town of Roseburg last week.

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