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  • Dane Ellis, a full-service attendant at the Exxon station at the corner of 4th Street S.E. and Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. in Washington, D.C., fills a car with gas on Monday, April 11, 2011. Gas prices here are already more than $4 a gallon, which is more than the national average. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Drives against gas taxes start running on empty

    A backlog of proposed road projects and repairs to aging highways, bridges and transit systems has leaders in Maryland and Virginia eyeing the perennially unpopular proposal of raising their states' gas taxes to generate revenue in what has become a national challenge for states to find funds for transportation fixes.


  • Former Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican

    Referendum approach to D.C. budget autonomy hailed

    The District's plan to pursue financial freedom from Congress through an amendment to the D.C. charter is being hailed after the prospect of budget autonomy has seemingly gone nowhere in the 18 months since it was proposed by a prominent congressional Republican.


  • McDonnell holds off on state health care exchange

    Local leaders appear at odds on how to proceed with implementing health insurance exchanges as part of President Obama's health care overhaul. A deadline looms next week for officials to send outlines of their proposals to the federal government.


  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), second from left, cheers on Tim Kaine (D) as he delivers his victory speech after winning the Virginia election for U.S. Senate at his election night party at the Richmond Marriott, Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    ELECTION 2012: Kaine edges Allen to win pricey Va. Senate seat

    Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine won one of the most expensive and consequential U.S. Senate races in the country Tuesday, delivering Republican George Allen a second consecutive razor-thin loss and ensuring that the purple state again will have two Democrat-blue senators come January.


  • Workers with Zamudio's Complete Tree Service load branches from a downed tree into a shredder on Cameron Mills in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Hurricane Sandy brought down two large trees here, one of which fell across the street. The trees took down the power lines. Fortunately no one was hurt. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    McDonnell: Virginia 'very blessed' that storm damage was not worse

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that, while there was still clean-up to do, the worst of Hurricane Sandy had passed through the state and the commonwealth was "very blessed" that the damage was not as extensive as in places like New Jersey and New York.


  • Area picks up, starts return to normal in storm’s wake

    Schools, government offices and transportation systems in the D.C. metro area are set to resume full operations on Wednesday after Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of the East Coast but did less damage than expected to the District and its suburbs.


  • A woman evacuates from a home on Arlington Terrace during a mandatory evacuation order in the Huntington neighborhood of Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, while high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy pound the Atlantic coast. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Sandy socks East Coast

    Swirling from the nation's capital to New England, a hurricane-fueled superstorm struck the most populous region of the United States on Monday with the type of brute force that had been predicted for days.


  • Hurricane forces candidates to drop events

    The arrival of Hurricane Sandy one week before Election Day has forced both presidential campaigns to shuffle schedules, but the massive "Frankenstorm" has particularly complicated the final push by Team Obama, cutting into the president's campaign time and raising concerns among his advisers over voter turnout -- especially in deadlocked Virginia.


  • A driver maneuvers his classic American car along a wet road in Havana on Oct. 25, 2012, as a wave crashes against the car. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. (Associated Press)

    D.C. area declares state of emergency as Sandy approaches

    Officials in the D.C. area girded for heavy rains and dangerous winds on Sunday into next week, as Hurricane Sandy creeps up the eastern seaboard.


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