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Times had Jack Evans story in '07

D.C. Council member Jack Evans has paid $135,897 for professional sports tickets over the past decade with money from his constituent services fund, according to review of the city's Office of Campaign Finance.

Morning Roundup: Aug. 22

Back to school in area jurisdictions; First glimpse today at MLK memorial; McDonnell, O'Malley spar on CNN; Low turnout expected in Va. primaries; Verizon employees returning to work; D.C. GOP joins in movement to oust Thomas; Gray, Ghandi named in lottery whistleblower suit

What's up with that?

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray wants use the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication as a platform for state rights for the District. What's up with that?

McDonnell named RGA chairman

As expected, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was named chairman of the Republican Governors Association after Texas Gov. Rick Perry jumped into the 2012 presidential race, the association announced Monday.

What's up with that?

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier say she demoted one of her veteran commanders as a result of poor reviews. But the commander said the demotion was retaliation for speaking out on department practice for police escorts, including Charlie Sheen's. What's up with that?

McDonnell plans New Hampshire trip

The Virginia governor, widely considered to be on the short list for a vice presidential pick next year, is slated to be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Republican Party's annual fundraiser on Sept. 26th in Concord.

Morning Roundup: Aug. 11

King Memorial the backdrop for statehood fight; Homicides surge in Prince George's, decline in D.C.; Maryland's Franchot hammers Congress on debt; Court filing reveals more about Gaithersburg man held in Aruba disappearance; Nine victims now for serial slasher; Virginia adds $50M to surplus; MoveOn supporters target Maryland GOP Rep. Harris; Census: Maryland with more Hispanics, gays

NoVa leaders to McDonnell: Restore our funding!

A consortium of Northern Virginia leaders is pushing Gov. Bob McDonnell to reverse a $60 million reduction in state aid to localities in the current fiscal year and to eliminate the reduction in the upcoming biennial budget — the only full budget that Mr. McDonnell will get to push during his tenure.