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City State Archive: October 2011

  • D.C. collects $2M since August in ticket amnesty program

    The District has collected nearly $2 million in paid outstanding parking tickets since the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles agreed to look the other way on late fees, officials said Monday. Published October 31 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 31

    Political texting roils Northern Va. Senate race; Parking projects of Gray ally draw D.C.'s attention; D.C. appeals to state legislatures in statehood effort; Maryland tolls increase Tuesday; Congressional committee: No direct evidence Sulaimon Brown was offered job; Lululemon trial resumes; Montgomery County loitering bill called unconstitutional; Currie trial expect to close this week. Published October 31 2011

  • What's up with that?

    Local officials are considering a liquor license cap on H Street Corridor businesses to curb the burgeoning party scene. What's up with that? Published October 30 2011

  • McDonnell appeals FEMA denial

    Gov. Bob McDonnell, as promised, on Friday appealed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) denial of disaster assistance for Louisa County individuals impacted by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Aug. 23. Published October 28 2011

  • Anonymous texts roil NoVa Senate race

    Virginia Democrats are trying to figure out who is behind random, anonymous text messages that voters received in the past few days attacking members of their party. Published October 27 2011

  • O'Malley says he, Donna Edwards OK, 'moving forward'

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he and Rep. Donna F. Edwards have settled their disagreement over the state's new congressional map and are "moving forward." Published October 27 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 27

    Brutal details emerge in Lululemon murder trial; O'Malley asks the people; D.C. lawmakers work on ethics laws; Va. Medicaid costs swell; St. Mary's gets cruise ship for displaced dormers; D.C. ticketing thousands for blocking intersections; Howard student slain; Richmond tea party upset over treatment of "Occupy Richmond." Published October 27 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 26

    Md. panel seeks 60 percent gas-tax hike; Opening arguments begin in Lululemon murder trial; Teen arrested for carjacking was DYRS ward; Ivey eyes Rep. Edwards' Md. seat; D.C. Council considers ethics-related bills; 'Scoopgate'; Two arrested in fatal Metrobus shooting. Published October 26 2011

  • Ivey planning primary challenge against Edwards

    Glenn F. Ivey, a former Prince George's County state's attorney, is preparing a run for Congress next year against incumbent Democratic Rep. Donna F. Edwards, his spokesman said Tuesday. Published October 25 2011

  • McDonnell: Proposed MoCo resolution a 'stunning statement' to defense contractors

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ratcheted up the ongoing competition between Virginia and its neighbor to the north on Tuesday, blasting Montgomery County for a withdrawn council resolution asking Congress to spend less on wars that drew attention from Bethesda-based defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin. Published October 25 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 25

    D.C. ends 'land banking'; Jury selection resumes in Lululemon murder trial; Rep. Harris benefits from Maryland redistricting; Maryland transportation commission making final recommendations; Suspect in cabbie killing was in custody of D.C.'s youth-rehab agency; Hit-and-run kills man in Shaw; Suliamon Brown in traffic court; Ehrlich's book due out Dec. 6. Published October 25 2011

  • Garagiola cites support from colleagues in Md. legislature

    Maryland Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola announced Monday that he has received endorsements from more than 15 state legislators in his potential run for Congress. Published October 24 2011

  • McDonnell seeks federal aid for earthquake-damaged schools

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has requested federal assistance for two Louisa County schools that were damaged during the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Virginia on August 23. Published October 24 2011

  • O'Malley asks super committee to keep ban on Internet gambling

    The fight over Internet gaming has long been dominated by high-flying groups such as the Poker Players Alliance, but Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and other state-level legislators with a stake in lottery profits are now also laying their cards on the table, reports Roll Call. Published October 24 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 24

    Familiar face in Wal-Mart deal; Trial begins in Lululemon murder case; Questions raised about Fairfax sheriff's retirement plan; Former DYRS superintendent reaches settlement; Metrobus accidents increasing; Two fatally shot in D.C.; Five robberies in Northwest Washington; 7-Eleven looking to hire 38 residents 'on the spot'; Gansler: Natural gas companies pressuring Md. residents to sell property. Published October 24 2011

  • What's up with that?

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has issued an executive order prohibiting public-safety officers from asking people about their immigration status. What's up with that? Published October 23 2011

  • Bartlett makes rare public appearance — after criticism that he's reclusive

    Maryland Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett made a rare public appearance Friday, attending a small-business conference Friday in Frederick one day after a potential challenger for his seat blasted him as ineffective and reclusive within his own district. Published October 21 2011

  • O'Malley signs redistricting map

    Gov. Martin O'Malley, Democrat, signed emergency legislation today creating new districts for congressional elections. Published October 20 2011

  • Stewart: Gray's immigration status order an 'abomination'

    Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, disagrees with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's executive order Thursday that prohibits public-safety officer from asking people about their immigration status. Published October 20 2011

  • Morning Roundup: Oct. 20

    Gray campaign investigation intensifies; Md. assembly giving final stamp to redistricting map; Garagiola reportedly files for Bartlett seat; Gray signs 'sanctuary city' legislation; Fatal shooting on Metrobus; Police offer motive in fatal stabbing of Gaithersburg girl; Contributions down in 2011 Virginia races; Ehrlich chairs Romney campaign in Maryland. Published October 20 2011