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City State Archive: August 2011

  • Perry to headline Va. GOP Event

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will headline the Republican Party of Virginia's Grassroots Luncheon on Sept. 14, Chairman Pat Mullins announced today. Published August 31 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 31

    Judge denies postponement in Lululemon murder case; Nonprofit charged with using HIV-program money for D.C. strip club; Planners agreeing on Dulles rail extension; O'Malley, McDonnell assess Irene damage; Home prices fall in D.C. region; Panel: Md. needs to be more business friendly; Virginia strikes deal to improve once-shuttered rest stops. Published August 31 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 30

    Gray hires new chief of staff; O'Malley tours Irene damage; Ex-D.C. officials (still) calling for lottery probe; D.C. officer in transgender shooting has prior alcohol run-ins; Va. county official sent embezzled money to Nigeria; Maryland resumes wind-energy talks; Bolling: Obama's policies 'anti-business.' Published August 30 2011

  • McDonnell, O'Malley praised for Irene response

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are linked once again. Both governors received high marks from the Daily Beast for their responses to Hurricane Irene thus far. Published August 29 2011

  • D.C. lawmaker Winter will lie in state

    The body of former council member Nadine P. Winter will lie in state at the John A. Wilson Building on Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., council Chairman Kwame R. Brown said. Published August 29 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 29

    IRENE UPDATE: Schools without electricity are closed; Outages update; Planes flying and trains running. Published August 29 2011

  • WILD ART: D.C. prepares for Hurricane Irene

    The D.C. Department of Public Works says they have 75,000 bags today and more coming tomorrow. They'll be distributing sandbags until midnight Friday and will start again at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Published August 26 2011

  • WILD ART: Alexandria prepares for Hurricane Irene

    In a city that saw severe flooding during Hurricane Isabel in 2003, business owners and residents are wasting no time preparing for Hurricane Irene. Published August 26 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 25

    MLK memorial dedication 'rain or shine'; Irene into Chesapeake Bay by Saturday; Aruba officials release Gardner photos; Allen connected to coal; O'Malley: Tax hikes tied to 'supercommittee' decisions; D.C. mayor probe sparks reform calls; Va. GOP has post-primary euphoria. Published August 25 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 24

    Region awakes to earthquake aftermath; Virginia primary results; Man in Aruba mystery had money problems; Report: Gray administration involved in 'cronyism'; Overtime in MoCo linked to U.S. Open; Drop in Maryland's infant mortality rate. Published August 24 2011

  • Earthquake: Commuters

    Metro rail and bus services reported no major damages or customer injuries but riders experienced significant delays as trains slowed to 15 mph while rail crews inspected the underground system. Published August 23 2011

  • Earthquake: D.C. schools

    D.C. Public Schools say they are making adjustments in the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake. Published August 23 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 23

    Irene could impact MKL memorial dedication; Police thwart plot for explosives on Mall; D.C. collects $80.4M in parking fines; Kaine helping Dems keep control of Va. Senate; Virginians head to polls today; Warner is fifth-richest congressional member. Published August 23 2011

  • Times had Jack Evans story in '07

    D.C. Council member Jack Evans has paid $135,897 for professional sports tickets over the past decade with money from his constituent services fund, according to review of the city's Office of Campaign Finance. Published August 22 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 22

    Back to school in area jurisdictions; First glimpse today at MLK memorial; McDonnell, O'Malley spar on CNN; Low turnout expected in Va. primaries; Verizon employees returning to work; D.C. GOP joins in movement to oust Thomas; Gray, Ghandi named in lottery whistleblower suit Published August 22 2011

  • What's up with that?

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray wants use the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication as a platform for state rights for the District. What's up with that? Published August 21 2011

  • Brown announces chief of staff's departure

    D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown announced Friday his chief of staff, Nicole Streeter, has left his office under good terms to pursue "new endeavors." Published August 19 2011

  • Audit clears Peaceoholics, calls for changes in grant program

    The D.C. auditor has recommended changes to how the District doles out grants after finding a nonprofit lacked the internal controls to monitor its funds, though it made a "significant contribution" in diffusing city gang disputes. Published August 18 2011

  • Cuccinelli may take on Warner in 2014

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli may take on U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in 2014, according to the Washington Post. Published August 16 2011

  • McDonnell named RGA chairman

    As expected, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was named chairman of the Republican Governors Association after Texas Gov. Rick Perry jumped into the 2012 presidential race, the association announced Monday. Published August 15 2011