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Man shot after party in Potomac

A 22-year-old man was shot in the Potomac section of Montgomery County after a dispute at a party, county police said. Police said the incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the 7600 block of Heatherton Lane. They said the man...

By Terri Rupar  | September 4, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Breezing to the beach

After Hurricane Earl breezed well east of the Maryland and Delaware beaches, early evening travelers breezed easily over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge early Friday evening, an hour when normal holiday weekend traffic would have been inching across. Worries about whether...

By Ashley Halsey  | September 3, 2010; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An infamous neighbor? D.C.-area blogs

Good afternoon. It's Friday and it's the beginning of a three-day-weekend. Doesn't get much better than that. So what's going on in D.C.'s blogosphere today? What's Up Wheaton? writes about what it's like to find out Discovery gunman James J....

By Washington Post editors  | September 3, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Early voting begins in Maryland

Maryland’s experiment with early voting started with a trickle in Montgomery and Prince George's counties Friday. By 1 p.m., 124 Montgomery County voters had cast ballots at the Silver Spring civic building, one of 5 early-voting locations in the county....

By Washington Post editors  | September 3, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BWI to get $21M in "green" upgrades

BWI/Marshall Airport is set to undergo $21 million worth of energy efficiency upgrades, The Washington Business Journal reports. The Maryland Board of Public Works this week approved a contract with Pepco Energy Services Inc. for various energy projects at the...

By Washington Post editors  | September 3, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. drivers: The worst in the nation

You think the guy in the rear view mirror is about to rear end you? You think the lady in the next is about to wack you from the side? You think that clown is going to run the stop...

By Ashley Halsey  | September 3, 2010; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Assateague's ponies fine despite Earl

Hurricane Earl stirred up heavy surf and buffeted the mid-Atlantic coast with strong gusts but posed no threat to the herd of wild ponies on Assateague Island.

By Washington Post editors  | September 3, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. prison reading policy unconstitutional

A federal judge said a law that allowed the Virginia prison system to limit inmates' access to certain works of literature is unconstitutional, The Washington Examiner reports. U.S. District Judge James Turk ruled in favor of inmate William Couch, of...

By Washington Post editors  | September 3, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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National Zoo launches lion cub cam

Officials at the National Zoo -- still giddy over the birth of four lion cubs this week -- have launched a live webcam for the public to watch the cubs and their mother, Shera. Zoo officials also will post cub...

By Washington Post editors  | September 3, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: The funny side of Earl

In case you missed it at 2 a.m., Post blogger Melissa Bell was up all night watching and blogging the storm. She even found the funny side of Hurricane Earl.

By Washington Post editors  | September 3, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Earl lashes N.C., edges toward Md., Del.

Hurricane Earl just off the Outer Banks as the storm is downgrade to a category 2 hurricane.

By Melissa Bell  | September 3, 2010; 7:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The humorous side of Hurricane Earl

Twitter users joke about Hurricane Earl.

By Melissa Bell  | September 3, 2010; 5:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fire at Calvert mobile home park injures 4

Four people, including a firefighter, were injured in a fire at a mobile home park in Calvert County on Thursday night, authorities say. A 47-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were flown from Prince Frederick to the Washington Hospital Center...

By Erica Johnston  | September 3, 2010; 12:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man shot at Temple Hills bus stop

Metro Transit Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday just after 9 p.m. at a bus stop in the 3400 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills, a spokesman said. An unidentified man was shot once. He has been...

By Erica Johnston  | September 2, 2010; 11:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Earl is now a Category 2 storm

Forecasters say Hurricane Earl has weakened to a Category 2 storm though they warn it is still powerful as it heads toward North Carolina and the Eastern Seaboard. The National Hurricane Center says Earl's winds are now at about 110...

By Terri Rupar  | September 2, 2010; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Waiting on Earl, worrying about weekend

OCEAN CITY, Md. -- Several colorful umbrellas and chairs lined the Ocean City shore Thursday as beach goers read magazines and sunbathed under a clear blue sky. The relaxing scene was no indication of the high winds and rain expected...

By Erica Johnston  | September 2, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Scooters and smarty pants: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. Apologies for not posting yesterday's blog roundup. Between the D.C. mayoral debate and the gunman at Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring, it was a bit crazy in the newsroom. But we're happy to be back. So what's out...

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dog attacks Va. animal shelter worker

Prince William County police say a pit bull has mauled an animal shelter worker. Police say the dog was being walked on a leash to its owner when it suddenly attacked the 51-year-old woman at the shelter on Bristow Road...

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Va. will miss bay restoration deadline

Virginia will miss a deadline for filing its Chesapeake Bay restoration plan with the EPA and has asked for more time to make sure the governor fully supports the plan, an official said Wednesday. Wednesday was the deadline for the...

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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No major damage to Phillips' artwork

Update, 2:45 p.m. There was no major damage to the collection, according to museum spokeswoman Cecilia Wagner, and nobody was injured in the fire. “All artwork is safe and secure," she said in a statement. "Museum conservators are currently evaluating...

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 people treated for rabies after cat attack

Health officials say one of three cats that attacked people over the weekend had rabies, the Baltimore Sun reports. The Washington County Health Department said Tuesday that two people are undergoing post-exposure rabies treatment. Other people are being evaluated. Read...

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ocean City prepares for Hurricane Earl

A sprinkle of tourists lined Coastal Highway, Ocean City's main drag, Thursday as families and couples strolled toward the boardwalk, towels and beach chairs in tow. The soft breeze and clear blue sky were no indication of the rain and...

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ocean City ponders beach smoking ban

Ocean City officials say they will consider banning smoking on beaches in the resort town, The Baltimore Sun reports. Instead of putting the ban on the ballot in the Oct. 18 municipal election, the town council has decided to hold...

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Eight-foot shark caught in the Potomac

A Maryland fisherman says he caught an eight-foot share while cruising on the Potomac River in St. Mary's County, NBC 4 reports.

By Lori Aratani  | September 2, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
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Glitch affects 7,500 D.C. voters

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics - grappling with early voting and new machines - announced that 7,529 voters in four precincts were issued registration cards that listed them as living in the wrong ward, The Post's Nikita Stewart...

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Studying the standoff

Who was James Lee? We have more details about the man authorities say entered the headquarters of Discovery Communications n downtown Silver Spring Wednesday afternoon and held three people hostage for about four hours before being shot and killed by police snipers.

By Washington Post editors  | September 2, 2010; 5:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning commute in Md. may be tough

Some streets in downtown Silver Spring may still be closed off during the morning commute Thursday, Montgomery County officials said. The standoff at the Discovery Communications building ended Wednesday afternoon, when authorities shot and killed the man suspected of holding...

By Erica Johnston  | September 1, 2010; 11:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Earl prompts Amtrak cancellations

Amtrak is canceling some Virginia passenger train routes because of Hurricane Earl, officials said. Amtrak says the cancellations involve routes between the Tidewater area and Newport News. The changes announced Wednesday run Thursday through Saturday. On Thursday, Amtrak says trains...

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. DMVs back online Thursday

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) reports that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will be fully operational Thursday, more than a week after the agency was virtually shuttered by the failure of a computer storage drive at a warehouse south of...

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Discovery suspect James Lee is dead

Live video | Traffic closures Update, 5:50 p.m. Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said that officers shot suspected Discovery gunman James J. Lee after he pointed a gun at a hostage. Manger said it's not clear whether Lee fired...

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
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O'Malley declares storm emergency

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has declared a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Earl’s expected brush along the state’s coast Friday.

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 1, 2010; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Police: James J. Lee is Discovery suspect

James J. Lee, the man believed to be holding hostages at the Discovery Building in Silver Spring, has long blamed the TV company for not doing more to help the planet.

By Jane Elizabeth  | September 1, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Currie indicted on bribery charges

Longtime Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) was indicted Wednesday on charges that he took bribes from a grocery chain in exchange for using his position to benefit the company. The indictment, handed down in federal court in Baltimore, comes...

By Maria Glod and John Wagner  | September 1, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. Gov: don't go to Ocean City during Earl

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is advising travelers not to drive to or from Ocean City during the height of stormy weather from Hurricane Earl. O'Malley (D) said Wednesday during a Board of Public Works meeting that Earl is tracking about...

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fake bus driver pleads guilty

The Southeast Washington man charged in July with stealing a Metro bus and picking up passengers before crashing the vehicle pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday to one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle. William Jackson, 19,...

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ex-owner wants D.C. hospital back

The former owner of United Medical Center is asking a judge to give the hospital back, arguing that the D.C. government never had the legal authority to foreclose on the property and that Mayor Adrian Fenty and others made several...

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro working on farecard machine issue

Updated, 11:00 a.m. Farecard machines used to add value to SmartTrip cards in Metrorail stations didn't allow riders to add employer SmartBenefits Wednesday morning, and Metro officials are trying to fix the problem before the afternoon rush, a Metro spokesman...

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: Happy September!

Remember, check back with us for news about Apple's latest product launch and updates on the computer issues in Virginia. And don't forget about the D.C. mayor's debate today at noon followed by Mike DeBonis' post-debate chat at 1:30 p.m. We'll also have all the latest headlines and a roundup of what D.C. area bloggers are talking about on this first day of September.

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 5:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hurricane watch issued for Va.'s beaches

The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and North Hampton, as Hurricane Earl continues to move north from the Caribbean along the East Coast.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | September 1, 2010; 5:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Truck driver killed in I-95 crash

A tractor-trailer loaded with tires crashed and burned Tuesday on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing the driver and blocking traffic for a time. The crash occurred about 3 p.m. in the southbound lanes about 15 miles south of Fredericksburg ....

By Terri Rupar  | September 1, 2010; 12:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Ward 8's 2nd big grocery to open Wed.

Flanked by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Ward 8 D.C. Council member Marion Barry, Flossie Young couldn’t wait to get inside the new Yes! Organic market in Southeast Washington. As soon as the doors opened Tuesday, the 84-year-old rushed...

By Erica Johnston  | August 31, 2010; 9:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Police no longer seeking dad in abduction

Update, 7:30 p.m.: Police in Prince George's County say they are no longer seeking the man thought to have taken his own child at gunpoint as a suspect. Investigators are continuing to probe the circumstances of the Monday night abduction....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 31, 2010; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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U-Va. literary journal cancels winter issue

The University of Virginia's esteemed literary journal has canceled its winter issue and shuttered its offices pending the outcome of an investigation into the suicide of its managing editor, Kevin Morrissey, reports The Post's Daniel de Vise on the College...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Body found at Fort Belvoir

Army criminal investigators are probing the death of a man found in the woods at Fort Belvoir, a, Army installation in Fairfax County. The body was found Monday evening, said Chris Grey, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fried beer & bagpipes: D.C.'s blogs

Good afternoon. We didn't think it was possible, but apparently culinary masterminds in Texas are offering consumers ... fried beer. Our friends at Crispy on the Outside have the scoop. Meanwhile, we've got visions of truffle frites and Treetinis dancing...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Activists appeal election board decision

A Republican activist pushing for term limits and a group opposed to a recently passed ambulance fee separately appealed to a Montgomery County court Tuesday to reverse electoral board decisions that would keep their referendums off the November ballot. Montgomery's...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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4 lion cubs born at the National Zoo

The National Zoo said Tuesday that one of its African lions has given birth to a litter of four cubs. The cubs were born between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and since then have been active and...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Recording systems okay in Va. courts

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says courts can install electronic recording systems, which could cut down on the need for court reporters.

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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3rd 'Code Red' air quality day in region

The Washington area is in the midst of its third Code Red air quality day of the year, and officials are suggesting that people limit strenuous outdoor activity. A Code Red day means the air is unhealthy to breathe. The...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Suspected 'Flint serial killer' in court

Updated, 11:30 a.m. A Flint prosecutor says he anticipates more charges in September against a man accused of one stabbing and suspected in 13 others. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton spoke to reporters Tuesday after a brief court hearing for...

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wax figure of Rihanna to be unveiled

Tourists in Washington will soon be able to have their pictures taken with Rihanna — or at least a wax figure of the pop star. Madame Tussauds museum in Washington is unveiling the figure of the singer on Tuesday morning....

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: A weather rerun

Good morning. It's going to be another hot one. For those keeping track (and who entered our summer weather contest), we've now had 56 days of 90+ degree weather. That's just 11 shy of the 1980 record of 67 days....

By Washington Post editors  | August 31, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bicyclist, 9, fatally struck by car in Fairfax

Update, 10:09 p.m.: The Fairfax County girl who died after being struck by a car has been identified as Rebecca Johns, of Clermont Drive. Earlier: A 9-year-old Fairfax County girl was struck by a car and fatally injured Monday afternoon...

By Erica Johnston  | August 30, 2010; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Please feed the bloggers & other fun posts

Happy Monday. Such a busy weekend. We had rallies and protests on the Mall. Columbia Heights paid host to D.C.'s first state fair, where many prizes were given. And with classes back in session -- it's also the start of...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Search ends for missing D.C. swimmer

Authorities have called off the search for a man who went missing while swimming in Ocean City. The Coast Guard ended its search about 5 p.m. Sunday after checking 895 nautical miles of ocean by boat and helicopter for 20...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Pepco hearing tonight in Montgomery

As part of its continuing investigation into Pepco's performance during the recent summer storms that left thousands without power, the Maryland Public Service Commission is slated to hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. tonight in Rockville. The meeting will...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Cuccinelli subpoena of U-Va. records fails

An Albemarle County Circuit Court judge has set aside a subpoena issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to the University of Virginia seeking documents related to the work of climate scientist and former university professor Michael Mann. Judge Paul...

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | August 30, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Virginia's DMV still off-line

State computers continue to be plagued by a network problem that will be a particular hassle to drivers who need to renew their expiring licenses, the Virginia Politics blog reports. Monday is the fourth business day in a row that...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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Report: Pre-K helps MoCo improve literacy

A report released today praises Montgomery County's early childhood program, saying it has helped the county improve literacy and narrow performance gaps between racial and ethnic groups.

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Michael Birnbaum  
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WSSC lagging on sewer upgrades

The wastewater agency for nearly 2 million people in Montgomery and Prince George's counties has completed less than half of the sewer upgrades planned for the past fiscal year, the Washington Examiner reports. In a letter obtained by the newspaper,...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Still no speed cameras in Howard Co.

More than a year after the state law allowing speed cameras took effect, Howard County remains one of the largest jurisdictions in Maryland without a single one, The Baltimore Sun reports. Although county officials supported passage of the state enabling...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Early voting begins today in D.C.

Holding his own campaign over his head, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was surrounded Monday morning by volunteers and workers, chanting, "Four more years!" outside the DC board of elections and ethics on the first day of early voting in the...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lori's A.M. Buzz: School's in

Good morning. Lots of D.C. political news today. With a new Washington Post poll showing D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty trailing his opponent D.C. Council chair Vincent Gray, we're likely to see both men making headlines this week. A reminders: early...

By Washington Post editors  | August 30, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  
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Higher Metro a.m. fares start Monday

Metro will begin charging a 20-cent "peak-of-the-peak" fee for rail trips taken between 7:30 and 9 a.m. weekdays, starting Monday. The morning rush-hour surcharge follows a 20-cent charge imposed Aug. 3 for trips between 4:30 and 6 p.m. weekdays. Metro...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 29, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Police: Officers shoot gunman in Baltimore

Authorities say police shot one man and arrested another after the two men carrying guns confronted officers in southwest Baltimore. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the two officers were summoned about 2:30 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 29, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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17-year-old charged with murder

A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the Aug. 22 shooting of Michael Wilson in the 4200 block of South Capitol Street SE, D.C. police said. The unnamed juvenile was also charged with assault with intent...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 29, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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250 resuced from 'cane-fueled rip currents

Authorities are searching for a man who went missing while swimming in Ocean City. The search comes after officials say lifeguards rescued more than 250 people caught in rip currents caused by Hurricane Danielle on Saturday. Lifeguards called all swimmers...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 29, 2010; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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