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Latest National Harbor Items
  • The Capital Wheel at National Harbor will soar 175 feet above the Potomac with views of the District, Maryland and Virginia. It is expected to be completed by May. (associated press)

    National Harbor hopes to get liquor license for new Ferris Wheel

    The D.C. area's newest attraction could soon come with liquor.


  • The Capital Wheel at National Harbor will soar 175 feet above the Potomac with views of the District, Maryland and Virginia. It is expected to be completed by May. (associated press)

    Ferris wheel may exempt Harbor from minimun wage law

    Days after a Prince George's County lawmaker introduced a bill to exempt amusement parks from paying the county's increased minimum wage, developers announced plans to build a 175-foot Ferris wheel on the Potomac River's edge at National Harbor.


  • Phebie Warren, the director of the Little Busy Bee day care center in Ft. Washington, Md., loads her trunk with bottled water as a large portion of Prince George's County will be without water for the next 3-5 days as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission prepares to repair a 54-inch water line which is close to bursting, Ft. Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Water crisis averted in P.G. County

    Prince George’s County averted a crisis when it was announced Wednesday that water would not be shut off for as many as 200,000 residents, leaving businesses, restaurants and hotels scrambling to reopen after preparing for multiday closures.


  • Casinos hold little allure for D.C., Virginia

    With casino approvals expanding down the East Coast into the mid-Atlantic, two jurisdictions remain resistant to their financial allure — the District and Virginia — and that's not likely to change anytime soon.


  • Resale of the week: Potomac views in Fort Washington

    Not many homeowners can boast about being able to kayak to Old Town Alexandria or ride bikes to National Harbor from their homes. But residents of a five-bedroom, four-bath Colonial in Fort Washington's Waterside community can do this and much more in a spacious home that features views of the Potomac River.


  • Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has said that "National Harbor is the perfect location for this high-end $1 billion entertainment complex," in speaking of a casino recommended for the site. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    P.G.'s consultant on casino has ties to harbor developer

    Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III was decidedly cool about the prospect of gambling in Maryland back when he was a state delegate, but he warmed up to the idea in February as a county-commissioned study picked National Harbor as an ideal spot for a casino.


  • (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Studying a move that could lead to a new Maryland casino, games

    With a developer in place for a proposed Prince George's County casino and a new study supporting the viability of expanded gambling in Maryland, there appears to be a growing consensus as to how lawmakers will seek to legalize table games and add a sixth casino in the state.


  • MGM strikes agreement for National Harbor casino

    MGM Resorts International struck an agreement on Friday to build a casino destination at the National Harbor waterfront complex near the nation's capital, if lawmakers end up allowing the casino and table games like blackjack while also cutting the state's high tax on gambling proceeds.


  • A patron tries her luck at a slot machine. ( Peter Lockley / The Washington TImes )

    Cordish urges Maryland to wait on gambling expansion

    The owner of the state's largest casino says building a new gambling hall in Prince George's County would stack the deck against his facility.


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