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City State Archive: August 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier say she demoted one of her veteran commanders as a result of poor reviews. But the commander said the demotion was retaliation for speaking out on department practice for police escorts, including Charlie Sheen's. What's up with that? Published August 14 2011

  • McDonnell plans New Hampshire trip

    The Virginia governor, widely considered to be on the short list for a vice presidential pick next year, is slated to be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Republican Party's annual fundraiser on Sept. 26th in Concord. Published August 12 2011

  • Md. Tax-Free Week Begins Sunday

    Maryland shoppers won't have to pay sales tax on most clothing and footwear during the state's Tax-Free Week beginning Sunday. Published August 11 2011

  • Ahead of deadline, groups express concern over release of climate-change documents

    Four groups have written a letter to University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan expressing concern that UVa. may turn over protected records to a conservative group seeking documents related to climatologist Michael Mann. Published August 11 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 11

    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 Published August 11 2011

  • NoVa leaders to McDonnell: Restore our funding!

    A consortium of Northern Virginia leaders is pushing Gov. Bob McDonnell to reverse a $60 million reduction in state aid to localities in the current fiscal year and to eliminate the reduction in the upcoming biennial budget — the only full budget that Mr. McDonnell will get to push during his tenure. Published August 11 2011

  • McDonnell declares "Day of Mourning" for SEALs

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday declared August 12 a day of mourning for the 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs, who were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan last weekend Published August 10 2011

  • McDonnell declares "Day of Mourning" for SEALs

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday declared August 12 a day of mourning for the 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs, who were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan last weekend Published August 10 2011

  • Lynch to challenge Kaine for Democratic nomination to Senate

    Tim Kaine's got another Democratic challenger for the U.S. Senate from Virginia — and it's not Rep. Bobby Scott. Published August 10 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 10

    First findings on Gray hirings due Aug. 24; D.C. police commander demoted post-'Sheen-gate'; Conservative Black running again in Virginia; Virgina's Henrico County approves mosque; Warner overlooked for 'supercommittee'; Maryland GOP's Kittleman alone on same-sex marriage; D.C. 'jock tax' languishes on Capitol Hill; Flight to D.C. diverted, minor injuries. Published August 10 2011

  • Maryland, Virginia bond ratings appear safe

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is not downgrading Maryland's or Virginia's prized triple-A credit ratings. Published August 9 2011

  • O'Malley posts letter with bishop over gay marriage

    The O'Malley administration has posted on its blog site an exchange of letters between Gov. Martin O'Malley and Archbishop of Baltimore Edwin O’Brien on the issue of same-sex marriage in Maryland. Published August 9 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 9

    Mark Center commute begins today; Documents show key receipts unchecked in Alexander probe; Lanier's 'All Hands' dealt potential setback again; D.C. may be forced into immigration program; O'Malley, Catholics differ on gay marriage; Frederick woman missing in Aruba; Maryland teachers union rejects pension proposal; Acrimony rises in Virginia state Senate race. Published August 9 2011

  • WILD ART: Splashdown!

    A scene from the the Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool in Hyattsville on Monday. Published August 8 2011

  • O'Malley unveils car-charging station

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday attended the opening of the state's first sun-tracking electric vehicle charger as part of a continued effort to push for green technology in the state. Published August 8 2011

  • Lawsuit filed in 2008 ICE raid

    Lawyers have filed federal suit in Maryland arguing federal immigration officers violated the rights of two families during a 2008 raid in Annapolis, according to advocacy group Casa de Maryland. Published August 8 2011

  • Hospital wants to move sites in Montgomery County

    Washington Adventist Hospital is asking state regulators for approval to move from its Takoma Park home to a site near White Oak. Published August 8 2011

  • McDonnell plan addresses Mark Center traffic

    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will establish a new task force and implement a traffic management plan in an effort to head off — to the extent possible — an anticipated traffic nightmare on I-395 resulting from the move of more than 6,000 Defense Department employees to Alexandria's Mark Center. Published August 8 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Aug. 8

    O'Malley joined Dems' TV blitz to blame S&P, tea party; Fallen SEAL has local ties; Virginia redistricting creates moving target; Tour shows Mount Vernon's role in Civil War; Prince George's rethinking casino gambling; Lobby groups in Virginia giving millions to 2011 candidates; Maryland GOP lawmaker Nancy Jacobs involved in toll-increase debates; Maryland Sen. Brinkley: State's credit rating won't be lowered. Published August 8 2011

  • What's up with that?

    A recent study suggests that people's DNA determines how long they'll live while first lady Michelle Obama champions diet and exercise to promote good health. What's up with that? Published August 7 2011