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City State Archive: October 2011

  • Warner supports streamlining Tourist visa process

    Virginia Senator Mark Warner, Democrat, is looking to give Virginia's already-robust tourism industry an international boost. Published October 7 2011

  • Bartlett meets with O'Malley, talks redistricting map

    Maryland GOP Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican, said Thursday night he has met with Gov. Martin O'Malley to discuss a recently-released congressional redistricting map, which would put more Democrats in his Western Maryland district and hurt his chances of winning an 11th term. Published October 6 2011

  • Cuccinelli says EPA report supports his assertions

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II on Wednesday blasted the Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of a recent inspector general´s report that found it failed to follow federal rules in its process of using climate change data to conclude greenhouse gases are a threat to human health. Published October 5 2011

  • Allen proposes 'Freedom to Work Act'

    Republican George Allen injected labor into the race for U.S. Senate in Virginia on Wednesday, releasing a three-pronged plan on workers' rights dubbed the "Freedom To Work Act." Published October 5 2011

  • MWAA: First phase of Dulles rail project slightly behind schedule

    Completion of construction on the $2.8 billion first phase of rail-to-Dulles is slightly behind schedule — nine days, to be exact — the president and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said Wednesday. Published October 5 2011

  • McDonnell asks agencies to brace for budget cuts

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking state agencies to steel themselves for potential cuts of between 2 and 6 percent as he begins to prepare his one and only biennial budget for the next two fiscal years. Published October 4 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Oct. 4

    Panel issues proposed congressional map for Md; D.C. police ready of "Occupy Wall Street" type protests; Allen, Kaine crisscross Va. to help 2011 candidates; Poll: Marylanders divided over gay-marriage, Dream Act; D.C. sets Oct. date for iGaming meetings; O'Malley appears in videos supporting gay marriage; Deer-vehicle crashed up in Md.; Attorneys for Leslie Johnson ask for sentencing delay; Va. man pleads guilty for buying whale teeth. Published October 4 2011

  • "Super NoVa" Transit study to examine transportation needs

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday announced that the state will conduct a study to assess current and projected commuter patterns in Northern Virginia in an attempt to deal with every Virginian's favorite topic — transportation. Published October 3 2011

  • Morning Roundup, Oct. 3

    Exclusive: Gonzales poll today on O'Malley, Cardin reelection; No. Va. state Sen. candidates debate taxes, abortion; One missing in Bay plane crash; Teachers union press McDonnell for salary increases; District homicides below 2010 rate; Winds delay Washington Monument inspection; Sun: One proposed redistricting plan would help GOP Rep. Andy Harris. Published October 3 2011

  • McDonnell: 'Surprised' if Christie runs

    Speculation on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's potential presidential bid was the topic du jour on the Sunday talk shows. But Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Christie's "boss" at the Republican Governors Association, said he'd be "surprised" if Mr. Christie takes the plunge. Published October 2 2011

  • What's up with that?

    A 2010 survey shows D.C. 8th-graders largely are struggling with reading, 10 percent have attempted suicide and 30 percent have engaged in sexual intercourse. What's up that? Published October 2 2011