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City State Archive: November 2011

  • McDonnell elected RGA chairman

    It wasn't exactly a nail-biter, but Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was officially elected to continue serving as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association Wednesday at the group's conference in Orlando. Published November 30 2011

  • Bipartisan group of top Virginia politicos back school tax credit

    What do Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, Senate candidate Tim Kaine — all Democrats — have in common with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senate candidate George Allen, and Gov. Bob McDonnell — have in common besides being commonwealth lawmakers? Published November 30 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Nov. 30

    Gray challenged by Safeway, Wal-Mart deals; D.C. considering plates with Redskins, other sports logos; McDonnell want to cut two state agencies; Maryland outspends neighbors; Hinckley wants more at-home time; Iraq veteran in Fairfax court over sons' treehouse; Catholic U. allowed to keep same-sex dorms; Barry files for re-election; O'Malley defends India trip Published November 30 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Nov. 29

    Democrats have ties to Virginia redistricting suit, despite denial; Community input unlikely to change D.C. online gambling plans; White House shooting suspect deemed mentally competent; Conservative lawmakers win skirmish in so-called 'War or Rural Maryland'; Montgomery County police have possible DNA link in mall carjackings; Opening arguments begin in trial of Ehrlich political aide; D.C. to permanently end arrests for expired tags; Lincoln filming busy on Richmond streets; Richmond Tea Party says audit is retaliation. Published November 29 2011

  • Maryland posts biggest tax scofflaws

    Thirty-seven companies and individuals owe Maryland more than $100,000 in unpaid taxes, according to a list released this month by state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot. Published November 28 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Nov. 28

    Battle over Ten Commandments in Virginia reaches federal court; Giordano to be released from Aruba prison; Caps fire Boudreau; O'Malley, McDonnell take business battle offshore; Elderly shoppers attacked in Montgomery County; Harris has Democrat challenger in 1st District; Arlington County considers eminent domain at Courthouse Plaza. Published November 28 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Some retail stores opened their doors on Thanksgiving to beat their Black Friday competitors. What's up with that? Published November 27 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Nov. 23

    Video shows Johnson taking bribe; McDonnell considers cuts, even layoffs, in budget; Wal-Mart agrees to set aside jobs for D.C. residents; Sexual assault reported at Occupy D.C.; Md. lawmaker seeks tougher penalties for mass thefts; Alleged East Coast rapist likely on trial first in Prince William; Sun: Internal poll gives Rep. Edwards early lead over Ivey, challengers. Published November 23 2011

  • DPVA hits back against Crossroads ad targeting Kaine

    The smoke had barely cleared from the 2011 elections before the conservative group Crossroads GPS launched an ad campaign targeting former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine. Now, the Democratic Party of Virginia is hitting back. Published November 22 2011

  • Norton signs on to congressional opposition of Secure Communities

    D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton added to the District's groundswell of opposition to Secure Communities — a federal program intended to deport violent offenders who are in the country illegally — by signing a letter that calls on President Obama to immediately terminate the program. Published November 22 2011

  • WILDART: Gray's new hires

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announces the appointment of Sheila Bunn as his deputy chief of staff and Pedro Ribeiro to be his head of communications, replacing Linda Wharton-Boyd, who was moved to the District's Department of Health, during a press conference at city hall on Nov. 21. Published November 22 2011

  • Judge says Md. redistricting lawsuit can go forward

    A black activist group claiming that Maryland officials gerrymandered the state's new congressional map received an initial court victory Monday, when a federal judge declined to throw out their lawsuit despite protest from state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. Published November 22 2011

  • 'Personhood,' Dulles rail funding among first bills filed for 2012

    Monday marked the first day legislators could pre-file bills for Virginia's 2012 General Assembly session, and Delegate Robert G. Marshall wasted no time. Published November 22 2011

  • VIDEO: Don't call it a flash mob

    Montgomery County police are investigating a "mass theft" from a Silver Spring 7-Eleven store that involved as many as 50 people and are seeking help identifying people seen in the store's surveillance video, police announced Monday. Published November 21 2011

  • ICC to open Tuesday

    Maryland officials will open a new stretch of road on the Innercounty Connector on Tuesday, extending the $2.6-billion toll highway an additional 10.4 miles and into Prince George's County. Published November 21 2011

  • Va. Democrats asking court to decide on Bolling's voting privileges

    Virginia Senate Democrats are taking to court their fight over Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's Assembly voting privileges, saying Monday they will file a petition to determine whether he can vote on organizational matters, such as the important task of setting up committees. Published November 21 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Nov. 21

    Redistricting suit likely to roil Virginia Assembly; D.C. Council now has ethics-reform bill; Maryland audit: assisted-living homes not getting inspected; Gray announcing (another) staff shakeup; Virginia's gun background check being challenged; Maryland revokes 157 nursing assistants' certificates; Sun: Franchot has a tin ear; Prince George's police seek accidentally released slaying suspect. Published November 21 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Wal-Mart plans to put six more stores in Washington. What's up with that? Published November 20 2011

  • FEMA helps Virginia with Lee damage

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved federal disaster assistance to help eight local Virginia governments and the state recover from damage caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, which brought heavy rain and flooding into the region Sept. 8-9, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced late Thursday. Published November 18 2011

  • McDonnell touts economic development prospects from India

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, currently on an 11-day trip to Israel and India, said Thursday that he expects to have several agreements signed with India-based companies that want to either invest or expand their operations in the state within the next 60 days. Published November 17 2011