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Matthew Cella

Matthew Cella

Matthew Cella is The Washington Times' Metro editor. He can be reached at mcella@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Matthew Cella

IN OTHER WORDS: O'Malley's Big Budget

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley appeared very proud of the proposed budget he submitted last week, expect for one little detail he seemed reluctant to discuss. Published January 22, 2012

IN OTHER WORDS: Judging Judge Gibney in Virginia

The outcome of Friday's ruling on Virginia's ballot access lawsuit couldn't have been too much fun for the campaigns of Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Jon Huntsman Jr. Published January 15, 2012

IN OTHER WORDS: Silence not golden for Cuccinelli, Bolling

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will likely find themselves on the opposite sides of a debate stage at least once or twice as the 2013 gubernatorial contest eventually grinds into gear. Published January 8, 2012

** FILE ** Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder (Associated Press)

IN OTHER WORDS: Football fandom triumphs over all

A three-judge panel threw out a lawsuit last week against Maryland's new congressional map, brought by plaintiffs who argued it illegally diluted black voting power. Published December 25, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: O'Malley goes Gaga against bullying

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley might be the state's chief executive, head of the Democratic Governors Association and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, but his name doesn't appear to carry as much weight in the music world. Published December 18, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

McDonnell-backed pension-reform plan wouldn't save money; Senate hears rural gripes on PlanMaryland; Maryland sees increase in youth cigar smoking; Week of wrangling in store for D.C. ethics bill; Crucifix-Santa disassembler speaks; India trip garners Md. $60 million in investment; One City-One Hire moves to Phase 2; Gray preps environmental package; Schaefer's trains find a home; Bolling-Cuccinelli: Burgers vs. paintball Published December 13, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

D.C. ethics bill pending, fundraisers roll on; Baltimore cedes residents, influence; D.C. losing patience with Occupiers; Arlington set for bleak session; Judge to rule on Bolling's power; Health study in Spring Valley; D.C. reining in promoters; Maryland DNR lost track of guns Published December 12, 2011

Virginia Tech police Officer Deriek Crouse was shot and killed on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, during a routine traffic stop on the school's Blacksburg, Va., campus. (AP Photo/Virginia Tech)

Va. Tech shooter changed clothes to evade detection

Authorities said Friday that a man who fatally shot a Virginia Tech campus police officer fled and changed clothes to evade detection before fatally shooting himself after he was spotted by law-enforcement personnel. Published December 9, 2011

Ross Truett Ashley (Virginia State Police)

Police ID Virginia Tech shooter

Virginia State Police on Friday said a 22-year-old student at Radford University was responsible for the fatal shooting of a Virginia Tech campus police officer. Published December 9, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: Your move Mr. McDonnell.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley might have been on the other side of the world last week, leading a state trade mission to India, but that didn't stop him from getting in a playful dig at Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Published December 4, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: No, Virginia, there won't be a tree lighting

The much-ballyhooed filming of Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln epic starring Daniel Day-Lewis has been underway in Richmond for some time. For those in and around Capitol Square, it's hard not to notice, what with all the actors milling around in 19th-century garb. Published November 20, 2011

Sen. Richard L. Saslaw (Associated Press)

IN OTHER WORDS: Saslaw: Shermanesque?

Saslaw: Shermanesque? Last week was pretty good for Virginia Republicans. The GOP picked up seven seats in the state House and two in the state Senate in the Nov. 8 elections, and on Wednesday Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling declared that he fully intended to use his tie-breaking vote in the Senate so that Republicans would govern as an effective majority. Published November 13, 2011