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City State Archive: November 2011

  • McDonnell requests federal disaster assistance for state, local governments for Lee

    Gov. Bob McDonnell has requested federal disaster assistance for the state and eight local governments in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee, which slammed Virginia on September 8-9. Published November 8 2011

  • McDonnell blasts Va.'s omission from offshore oil program; Webb, Warner want administration to reconsider

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Tuesday released the Obama administration's offshore oil and gas program for the next five years — a program that does not include plans for Virginia. And elected officials in the commonwealth were none too pleased. Published November 8 2011

  • McDonnell talks up trade mission to Israel, India

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will undoubtedly be watching poll returns closely Tuesday, but Wednesday he heads to Israel and India for about 12 days for his third major trade mission as governor. Published November 8 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Nov. 8

    Barry's mayoral hires now at peak seniority; Virginia Democrats make final push for today's elections; Chief Lanier to get tough on 'confrontational' protesters; Ex-Justice Stevens says recent Maryland redistricting is 'outrageously unconstitutional'; Unqualified support for Gray pick to run 911 call center; Judge: Huguely attorneys can see Love's entire autopsy-medical history; George Washington University professor cut class but gave 'A' grades; O'Malley joins national effort for same-sex marriage. Published November 8 2011

  • Bechtel to relocate operations from Maryland to Virginia

    Bechtel Corporation, one of the largest engineering, construction and project management companies on the planet, has been lured across the Potomac from Maryland to Richmond, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday. Published November 7 2011

  • Gray gets Omarosa, other celebs to tout D.C. statehood

    Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated album, "Ambition," D.C. rapper Wale is scheduled to hit the studio for a new collaboration to boost his hometown's fight for full democracy. Published November 7 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Nov. 7

    Family sues D.C. youth rehab agency over son's death; Virginia GOP hoping to extend rebirth; Northern Va. key in Assembly races; Virginia politicians barnstorm amid low-turnout forecast; Biddle's back for a D.C. Council rematch; Miller calls for delay in O'Malley land plan; Miller, Busch expect tough vote on gas-tax hike. Published November 7 2011

  • FEMA approves assistance for Louisa, denies it for Lee

    The federal government has approved disaster assistance for individuals and business owners for damage resulting from the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Virginia on Aug. 23, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday. A week ago, he had appealed FEMA's initial decision to deny the assistance. Published November 4 2011

  • Metro board approves suggestions for new station names

    Metro's board of directors on Thursday approved several recommendations for station name modifications, in preparation for service changes next year. Published November 3 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Six people were shot Halloween night in the District: What's up with that? Published November 3 2011

  • McDonnell: Romney "the steady one"

    No, it wasn't an endorsement. But Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell did have some kind words for former Massachusetts governor and current presidential contender Mitt Romney Wednesday. Published November 3 2011

  • Judge: Mann can enter fray over his climate-change papers

    A Prince William County Circuit Court judge has allowed climatologist Michael Mann to enter the legal fray over a conservative group's pursuit of his emails and documents related to his work at the University of Virginia. Published November 3 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Nov. 3

    Metro worker avoids prosecution despite stockpiling agency property; Lululemon jury swiftly convicts Norwood; McGarry retires from 'It's Academic'; D.C. lawmakers come clean on secret Tampa trip; Terps athletic program losing millions; USGS: 600 aftershocks from August quake; Gansler talks gay marriage at Salisbury University; Quake damaged Robert E. Lee home. Published November 3 2011

  • Cathedral will reopen on time

    Washington National Cathedral officials said today the reopening of the landmark building after the earthquake this summer is still set for Nov. 12. Published November 2 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Nov. 2

    Questions about Evans cloud D.C. lottery probe; Stewart endorses Allen for Senate; Video shows Norwood fumble questions in Lululemon murder trial; Reagan statue unveiled; O'Malley touts gas tax increase; Cuccinelli testifies on Hill against proposed EPA regulations; Maryland GOP elects Pipkin as Senate minority leader; Closing arguments expected in Currie bribery trial. Published November 2 2011

  • Biddle files papers for D.C. Council run

    Sekou Biddle, who served as an interim D.C. Council member for about three months before he was ousted in a special election in April, has officially begun a bid to reclaim his at-large seat in next year's election. Published November 1 2011

  • Virginia, Maryland officials announce federal funds to deal with BRAC issues

    Virginia has secured $180 million from the Defense Department to widen Route 1 near Fort Belvoir to help mitigate traffic congestion associated with the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), officials announced Tuesday. Published November 1 2011

  • D.C. officials visit NFL Bucs' facility to help bring home Redskins?

    City officials appear to be finally getting their ducks in a row to lure the Washington Redskins back to, well, Washington. Published November 1 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Nov. 1

    Six Halloween night shootings in Washington, D.C.; House wants to tighten D.C. hiring practices; Illegal immigrant gets felony murder in fatal accident; Detective in Lululemon murder trial describes Norwood interviews; Top Virginia Republicans slam Obama-zombie email; Judge: Gray must testify over lottery contract; Garagiola makes first campaign stops in Western Maryland. Published November 1 2011