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City State Archive: April 2011

  • Norment: 'We're coming to get you'

    Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. consoled himself with a brief history lesson last week as he mourned the passage of a new redistricting plan largely drawn by Democrats, who hold the majority. Published April 29 2011

  • Republicans hold redistricting marathon in Richmond.

    Republicans are holding a redistricting marathon in Richmond. Published April 28 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 28

    Officials capture final D.C. youth escapee from S.C.; Source: D.C. to investigate council member Alexander; Details released on Haynesworth episode at W Hotel; GPS sends trucks into tiny Northern Va. neighborhood; U.Va. climate change issue resurfaces; Md. lottery used in laundering of drug money Published April 28 2011

  • McDonnell recalls growing up Catholic

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell reminisced Wednesday about growing up Catholic. Published April 27 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 27

    Orange wins D.C. Council seat; Source: Teen fatally shot by D.C. police pulled BB gun; Zoo makes changes after stabbing; Sulaimon Brown tough to subpoena; Fairfax won't sue over BRAC; McDonnell supports singles adopting Published April 27 2011

  • Davis elected vice chairman of airports authority

    Seven-term former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis has been elected again — this time as vice chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Published April 26 2011

  • McDonnell to weigh in on controversial BRAC move

    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell plans to tell Defense Secretary Robert Gates how he feels about the traffic gridlock expected when 6,400 defense workers are relocated to the Mark Center at 395 and Seminary Road. Published April 26 2011

  • Field widens in Va. Senate race

    Four candidates are likely vying for the votes of those who won't be casting their ballot for front-runner George Allen in the U.S. Senate GOP primary. Published April 26 2011

  • D.C. ELECTION: Biddle at polling station

    Sekou Biddle smiled and asked rival campaign volunteers if they had "any last-minute suggestions" before he strode in the Shepherd Park Elementary School early Tuesday to cast his vote in defense of his at-large seat on the D.C. council. Published April 26 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 26

    Election Day in D.C.; McAuliffe 'quietly' mounting another run; Baltimore bids farewell to Schaefer; Teen arrested in zoo stabbing; Redskins' Snyder still suing; College Park flush in speed-camera cash; Va. State Police 'crippled' by computer, e-mail problems. Published April 26 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 25

    Schaefer farewell ceremonies begin in Annapolis; Montgomery Co. to name new schools chief; Va. lawmakers return to future of redistricting maps; Major delays expected for New York Ave. commuters; D.C. holds special city council election; Police investigate overnight homicides in D.C. and P.G. County; Snake caused major Easter outage. Published April 25 2011

  • What's up with that?

    The D.C. council has proposed a "jock tax" on professional athletes who live outside the city but play their games in the District. Published April 24 2011

  • AAA: Higher gas prices = emptier tanks

    More people in the District, Maryland and Virginia are running out of gas this year than last year — a problem AAA Mid-Atlantic is attributing to the soaring price of fuel in our area. Published April 21 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 21

    Va. rules faith-based groups not required to allow gays to adopt; Airports authority closes debate on which Dulles Metrorail station to build; Schaefer memorial delays bill signings; More charges related to mass S. Capitol Street shootings; Feds: MoCo must participate in deportation program; Biden blamed for missed MARC train; O'Malley to Asia Published April 21 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 20

    D.C. considers "jock tax" for non-city residents such as Ovechkin; Details of Schaefer farewell, tearful goodbyes; Final ICC piece in place; Republican Jeff Frederick returns to Va. politics; Cuccinelli sees Supreme Court delay as a good sign Published April 20 2011


    Excerpts from real cases recently dismissed from U.S. District Court in the District Published April 19 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 19

    Iconic Md. politician Schaefer dies at 89; Va. Rep. Wolf opposes pricier Dulles Metro stop; Flood watch until noon; 3 people plunge from Bay Bridge; D.C. youth corrections officer beaten; Va. death toll from storms now at 6; Huguely murder trial set for Feb.; Md. hires firm for Grasmick replacement; D.C. hearings on Brown's campaign finances under way; Congress slashes D.C. arts funding. Published April 19 2011

  • Supreme Court still silent on Cuccinelli's health care challenge

    Monday morning came and went with no word from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether it will grant Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli's request to fast-track Virginia's legal challenge to federal health care reform. Published April 18 2011

  • Morning Roundup: April 18

    Md. disabled get only a cut of booze tax; Lululemon suspect had no violent past; McDonnell gets Metro board seat; Saturday storm impacted Va. nuclear plant; Gray tries to sustain momentum; D.C. bill could create first real Gray-council face-off. Published April 18 2011

  • What's up with that?

    The District's mayor was arrested last week for protesting congressional meddling in city affairs. Published April 17 2011