King Memorial the backdrop for statehood fight; Homicides surge in Prince George's, decline in D.C.; Maryland's Franchot hammers Congress on debt; Court filing reveals more about Gaithersburg man held in Aruba disappearance; Nine victims now for serial slasher; Virginia adds $50M to surplus; MoveOn supporters target Maryland GOP Rep. Harris; Census: Maryland with more Hispanics, gays
Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot lashed out Wednesday at federal lawmakers, blaming recent scrutiny of the state's finances on Congress' contentious national debt-ceiling debate.
Maryland officials sold $512 million in municipal bonds Wednesday to help pay off state debt and finance infrastructure projects, but doubts remain over how the ongoing federal debt debate will affect the state's future investments.
Opponents say they have not exhausted their options for fighting a proposal to build a Catholic hospital on the grounds of Montgomery College in Germantown, despite approval of the plan last week by the state Board of Public Works.
The best way to use additional dollars that enter the D.C. piggy bank prompted hours of debate on Tuesday among council members, prompting one to term it a "bizarre bazaar."
Maryland officials on Wednesday shot down a Virginia company's bid to take over taxi service at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after current BWI drivers raised concerns over the company's track record and intention to reduce staff.
Neither D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray nor City Administrator Allen Y. Lew appears to have lost confidence in the District's public works chief despite a new report that calls "illegal" the leasing or purchase of several dozen SUVs, including one for Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown.
ANNAPOLIS - Tough economic conditions have contributed to an unprecedented drive for the largest shares of the state's $341 million school-construction money, exposing political rifts throughout the state.