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Gary Emerling

Articles by Gary Emerling

Gun control still in force, chief says

The Supreme Court decision overturning the District's handgun ban won't trigger an open season for guns, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police chief said Friday, because D.C. law still bans all semiautomatic weapons. Published June 28, 2008

D.C. gun ban struck down

A divided Supreme Court lifted the District's ban on handguns Thursday, ruling for the first time that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to own guns so they can protect themselves at home. Published June 27, 2008

Federal officials unable to act

The State Department has no authority to close a Saudi-supported school criticized for violent teachings, a spokesman said Tuesday, despite an official request for guidance from the Northern Virginia county that leases space for the school's main campus. Published June 25, 2008

Road funding measure stalled

Less than a week before legislators meet in a special session to fund transportation projects, progress on how to raise the money crawls like traffic on a Northern Virginia interstate. Published June 19, 2008

Islamic school draws fire

The arrest of a top official at a Saudi-financed school in Northern Virginia has fueled further criticism of the institution following findings released last week that say its textbooks contained violent and intolerant language. Published June 18, 2008

State lets Islamic school operate

State Department officials said Thursday they have no plans to close a Saudi-financed Islamic school in Northern Virginia that has failed to eliminate violent and intolerant language in textbooks. Published June 13, 2008

Connolly wins nod in 11th District

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly last night defeated former Rep. Leslie L. Byrne in a key Democratic primary that came during a series of congressional contests with low voter turnout. Published June 11, 2008

Abortion stance hurts Gilmore

Virginia Republican Senate nominee James S. Gilmore III's stance on abortion and his ties to a company that makes morning-after pills present formidable challenges to his campaign, some conservatives say. Published June 9, 2008

Gilmore is GOP Senate nominee

Former Virginia Governor James Gilmore III won a divisive contest for the state Republican Party's nomination to the United States Senate yesterday, winning by 65 votes to set up a showdown with former Governor Mark Warner. Published June 1, 2008

GOP convention contentious in Va.

The GOP's fabled "big tent" could end up a bit threadbare at the Virginia Republican Convention as two key races to be decided today have become increasingly hard fought. Published May 31, 2008

Gilmore poised for Senate nod at convention

Virginia Republicans will convene in downtown Richmond this weekend to decide on two candidates who could help define the future of the party and the political leanings of the state as a whole. Published May 29, 2008

Warner tied to late tax payments

Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner belonged to partnerships that were delinquent in paying property taxes at least 17 times during the 1990s, amassing more than $3,000 in late fees. Published May 28, 2008

Mistrial in Islamic Center lawsuit

The case against a former top official at the Islamic Center of Washington D.C. ended in a mistrial yesterday after jurors could not reach a verdict following roughly three days of deliberations. Published May 24, 2008

Warner funding outstrips his rivals

Virginia Democrat Mark Warner continues to far outpace his Republican rivals in raising campaign cash for his U.S. Senate bid. Published May 23, 2008

Virginia governors urge consecutive terms

RICHMOND -- Governors who disagree on nearly everything else concurred yesterday on the need to give Virginia's chief executives more than one four-year term. Published November 15, 2004