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A U.S. Park Police officer keeps watch as the rising water of the Potomac River floods the Georgetown waterfront Monday morning. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

River overflows banks at Washington Harbour

One of the flood gates designed to protect the Georgetown waterfront from overflows of the Potomac River was raised too late to prevent the flooding of restaurants and parking garages Monday morning. Published April 18, 2011

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is hoping the Supreme Court will fast-track his health care law appeal. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Supreme Court still mum on Va. health care petition

Monday morning came and went with no word from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether it will grant Virginia state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II's request to fast-track the state's legal challenge to federal health care reform. Published April 18, 2011

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McDonnell vetoes Va. redistricting plan

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell vetoed a redistricting plan approved by the General Assembly last week, citing "significant concerns" that the Democrat-controlled Senate plan splits too many towns, cities and counties, allows too much deviation in districts' population and shows evidence of partisan gerrymandering. Published April 15, 2011

Arlington board to vote on budget

The Arlington County Board on Saturday will consider a fiscal 2012 budget that increases overall spending by 5.1 percent but keeps the property tax rate unchanged. Published April 14, 2011

Allen reports $1.5M in first-quarter fundraising

As fundraising heavyweight George Allen powers toward the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, one of his long-shot opponents says she is meeting the more modest fundraising benchmarks achieved by the man who defeated Mr. Allen six years ago. Published April 12, 2011

McDonnell vetoes give him a nod of respect

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II sees Gov. Bob McDonnell's embrace of his veto power as a sign that the governor is hitting his stride. Published April 10, 2011

Redistricting differences reflected in two plans

A day after the House of Delegates passed a redistricting map by wide margins, the state Senate on Thursday advanced along party lines a map heavily criticized by Republicans in the minority. Published April 7, 2011

McDonnell abortion curb survives Assembly vote

Insurance plans that cover abortion are now banned from the state's new healthcare exchange after a tie-breaking vote cast late Wednesday night by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. Published April 6, 2011

Va. Assembly rejects McDonnell autism amendment

Virginia legislators rejected the most controversial change to a bill requiring insurance companies to cover treatment for autism, one of several amendments proposed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell. Published April 6, 2011

Va. Assembly overrides malpractice veto

Lawmakers lifted the lid on Virginia's medical malpractice cap Wednesday night, allowing it to rise by $50,000 annually until it reaches $3 million in 2032. Published April 6, 2011

Va. Senate falls short of overriding PE veto

Virginia elementary and middle schools will not be required to provide 150 minutes of physical education every week, after the state Senate failed by eight votes on Wednesday to override a veto by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell. Published April 6, 2011

Kaine trumpets Virginia's virtues

While Republican George Allen is hammering Washington spending as he campaigns for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia, Democrat Tim Kaine is mounting the lectern and taking a pointer in hand. Published April 6, 2011

Kaine sets up Senate run, possibly against Allen

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine announced on Tuesday a campaign for the U.S. Senate that promises to break spending records, become fiercely competitive and capture national attention. Published April 5, 2011

City State: VaTech, GMU presidents among highest paid

Somebody's likely suffering from the rising cost of college tuition, but it doesn't seem to be the presidents of five Virginia universities who made it on top-paid lists compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Published April 4, 2011