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City State Archive: November 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Nov. 17

    District officials, motorists prepare for Key Bridge demonstration; Man arrested in shots fired at White House; Big unions fortify Occupy D.C. camp; Airport authority, Virginia agree on labor pact; Maryland GOP Sen. Pipken: 'War on rural Md. is real'; D.C. leaders couldn't support Issa offer; Gray backs six Wal-Marts for D.C.; Bowie State gets $553K for Steinways disappointing hawkish Comptroller Franchot. Published November 17 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Nov. 17

    Virginia Assembly preparing for lean budget season, cuts; Virginia GOP sticks with Norment as Senate leader; O'Malley to lead huge delegation to India; Secret Service: Bullet hit White House window; Prince George's wants voters to decide on slots casino; Robocall election case postponed. Published November 16 2011

  • Feds release Jack, Leslie Johnson tapes

    The U.S. Attorney's office has released an audio tape of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson telling wife Leslie Johnson to stuff cash into her underpants and flush a $100,000 check down the toilet, as two FBI agents are knocking on the couple's front door. Published November 15 2011

  • Post: Duncan won't run for Bartlett seat

    Former Montgomery County executive Douglas M. Duncan, Democrat, said Tuesday that he had decided against making a run for the redrawn 6th District Congressional seat, and he is leaning toward backing financier John K. Delaney for the post instead. Published November 15 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Nov. 15

    Proposal offers D.C. budget autonomy; O'Malley backing gas-tax hike among several tough sells; Virginia has flawed methods for evaluating sex offenders; Montgomery County's top attorney: Loitering bill likely unconstitutional; Fairfax County schools voting on indoor cameras; O'Malley administration to outline historic India trip; Gang memberships soars in Prince George's County; Univ. of Maryland could cut eight varsity programs; Two Republicans running for D.C. at-large seat; Columbia allowing female-only swimming. Published November 15 2011

  • Allen will participate in GOP debates

    For someone like George Allen, who already has the funds, the record, and the name recognition for his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, it would be understandable if he wasn't exactly jumping at the chance to face his Republican rivals in the three GOP debates to be held next spring before the June primary. Published November 14 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Nov. 14

    Cathedral reopens after quake; Police have arrest warrant for shots fired near White House; Metro bus passenger shot; Prince George to vote on slots-related bill; In Virginia, rural Democrat is becoming extinct; Fundraising already started for Maryland's 2014 governor race; O'Donnell considering Hoyer challenge. Published November 14 2011

  • What's up with that?

    A Prince George's County town ended its contract with a speed camera vendor after cameras caught a bicycle going 57 mph. What's up with that? Published November 13 2011

  • McDonnell makes it official, endorses Allen

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell made it official on Friday, endorsing former Virginia governor and Sen. George Allen's 2012 U.S. Senate bid. Published November 12 2011

  • Report: Kratovil confirms he will not run for Congress

    Former Rep. Frank Kratovil will not challenge Republican Rep. Andrew P. Harris in next year's congressional election, according to reports. Published November 11 2011

  • McDonnell expected to endorse Allen Friday

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to endorse Republican George Allen in the former governor's quest to re-take his old U.S. Senate seat in 2012 on Friday. Published November 10 2011

  • FEMA approves public assistance for Louisa schools

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request for public assistance to help repair Louisa County schools damaged in the Aug. 23 earthquake centered in Mineral, Va. Published November 10 2011

  • Winners announced for Nat'l Christmas Tree lighting

    The lottery winners for the 17,000 tickets to see the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse were announced Thursday. Published November 10 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Nov. 10

    Election results still in doubt but not McDonnell; Evans' challenger quits, say victim of 'intimidation campaign'; Nationals' Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela; Bowie Police: Girls Scouts robbed of cookie dough; Occupy Wall Streeters marching to D.C.; Thousands arrested in D.C. for expired tags, registration; Maryland residents filing civil rights case against new redistricting; D.C. juvenile justice agency settles with ex-employee. Published November 10 2011

  • Engineers to winterize Washington Monument

    The engineers that captivated many with their high-climbing work on the Washington Monument will return to start prepping the landmark for winter weather. Published November 9 2011

  • McDonnell and Co. off to Israel, India

    After briefing reporters on Tuesday's elections Wednesday afternoon, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, along with his wife Maureen and several state officials, jetted off to Israel as part of an 11-day trade mission that will also include stops in India. Published November 9 2011

  • McDonnell asks SBA for Tropical Lee assistance

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday asked the Small Business Administration to make emergency low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in Virginia. Published November 9 2011

  • Occupy protesters march from N.Y. to D.C.

    Occupy Wall Street demonstrators on Wednesday began a two-week march from New York City to Washington where they will join fellow Occupy D.C. protesters. Published November 9 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Nov. 9

    Virginia GOP appears to have slight edge in state Senate races; D.C.teen shot on Halloween dies; Cheverly ends deal with speed-camera company after inaccuracies; Chairman Brown talks ethics reform on TV; District's War Memorial to reopen Thursday; Conservancy releasing new grade on Potomac water quality; GOP Bongino filing today for Maryland Sen. Cardin's seat; Currie acquitted; Groups make bids for slots at Rocky Gap in Western Maryland. Published November 9 2011

  • WILDART: McDonnell, Wilder meet at the polls

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell voted at noon today in Richmond in the 2011 election. At the polling place, he ran into former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder. Published November 8 2011