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City State Archive: June 2011

  • Brown tweets date for online poker hearing

    D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown issued this announcement via Twitter this afternoon: "Learn more about lottery. Finance & Revenue Comm. hearing re: DC Lottery's plans to offer online games. June 29 at 10AM at the Wilson Bldg." Published June 15 2011

  • Morning Roundup: June 15

    D.C. Council passes fiscal 2012 budget; Sculptor finishes work on MLK memorial on Mall; Va. prepares to create health insurance exchange; McDonnell signs law to improve school safety; Catholic U. ending coed dorms; Metro considers new rail lines; D.C. police redraw precinct boundaries; Allen announces "Blueprint for America's Comeback" Published June 15 2011

  • McDonnell signs bill outlawing 'cyberbullying'

    Using your cell phone to send a malicious text message with "profane, threatening or indecent language" will become a Class 1 misdemeanor beginning July 1. Published June 14 2011

  • UPDATE: P.G. County identifies site for potential Redskins HQ

    UPDATE: Prince George's County officials release details on analysis/plan for bringing Washington Redskins' headquarters from Loudoun County Published June 14 2011

  • REPORT: Maryland among least free U.S. states

    A recent study ranked Maryland among the nation's least free states. Published June 14 2011

  • Morning Roundup: June 14

    D.C. lawmakers vote today on fiscal 2012 budget; Thomas case exposes ethics loophole as Nathan criticizes D.C. Council's ethics bill; Allen has a 'Blueprint for America’s Comeback'; Kaine: No 2012 budget from Senate is 'major failure'; Prince George's bids for Redskins HQ study; NORAD intercepts second plane in area in three days Published June 14 2011

  • Va. lawmakers among most educated

    Only California beats Virginia in higher education achievement by state lawmakers. Published June 13 2011

  • Morning Roundup: June 13

    New D.C. Attorney General appears ready to get tough on corruption; U.S. Open begins today at Congressional; Examiner: D.C. school system might have to rehire 75 fired teachers; O'Malley's executive order on fracking seen as political; Md. slots off to tough start; Annapolis developer starts 'Change Maryland' group; Rep. Cummings' nephew fatally shot Published June 13 2011

  • What's up with that?

    D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., Democrat, faces a $1 million civil lawsuit filed by the city's attorney general accusing him of running his Team Thomas charity as a personal and political slush fund. Published June 12 2011

  • Va.'s Warner, Wolf team up on jobs initiative

    Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Frank Wolf want the federal government to add muscle to state and local governments' efforts to keep jobs in the United States. Published June 10 2011

  • Unions call on Gray to fix broken ambulances

    In a letter on Friday to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, the D.C. Firefighters Association and National Nurses United urged the mayor the city’s ambulances are in working order and have operational air conditioners. Published June 10 2011

  • Morning Roundup: June 10

    Johnson 'legacy' faces shredding; Ramsey riled by Lanier; Thomas did not disclose; GOP criticizes cost estimate of O'Malley Asia junket; Nickles on Thomas; Virginia to reconcile redistricting plans; Speed cameras heading for the Beltway; Brown quits Metro Published June 10 2011

  • Metro tries new approach to weekend track work

    Metro on Thursday announced a new approach to weekend track work that transit officials say will minimize delays while expediting repairs. Published June 9 2011

  • Morning Roundup: June 9

    Thomas steps aside as committee chairman; Va. lawmakers meet for congressional redistricting maps; Police find record number of guns on Metro system; GOP's Mara joins DC Vote; Metro will not extend weekend wait times; Md. lawmaker wants to halt outlet plan temporarily Published June 9 2011

  • Lanier: Transfers not related to Sheen escort

    The transfer of two Metropolitan Police Department officers out of the unit responsible for providing a high-speed escort to actor Charlie Sheen was not "disciplinary in nature," Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says. Published June 8 2011

  • Md. delegate wants harsher poultry-industry restrictions

    A Maryland delegate is calling for the state to reconsider tougher restrictions on the poultry industry after an FDA study released Wednesday found low arsenic levels in some chickens. Published June 8 2011

  • NHTSA credits Lanier with drop in traffic deaths

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave its Public Service Award to Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier for leading the nation in the largest decrease of traffic fatality rates, police said Wednesday. Published June 8 2011

  • Gray on Sulaimon: "Have you been to Eatonville?"

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Wednesday flatly rejected key points of testimony from a minor 2010 mayoral candidate who says he was paid by Mr. Gray and his team to bash the incumbent, Adrian M. Fenty, on the campaign trail. Published June 8 2011

  • Kaine: Weiner should resign

    Kaine becomes first Democrat to call for Rep. Weiner to resign. Published June 8 2011

  • Morning Roundup: June 8

    D.C. Council to decide today on fate of council member Thomas; Driver in fatal Va. bus crash due in court; D.C. Mayor Gray releases documents on Whiting hire; Dream Act petitioners in Md. clear big hurdle; Frederick files papers to run again for Va. Senate; Obama at Northern Virginia Community College Published June 8 2011