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Meymo Lyons

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Meymo Lyons brings 27 years of experience in broadcast news to WAMU 88.5. Meymo served 8 years as news director, anchor, and reporter at radio station WITL in Lansing Mich., where she earned The Associated Press "Top Ten Contributor" award for seven consecutive years. The station earned more than 40 awards from the AP and Michigan Association of Broadcasters under Lyons' leadership. Most recently, Lyons was the assignments editor at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich., and before that the managing editor at WILX-TV in Lansing, Mich. Lyons served 13 years as a member of The Associated Press Association of Michigan, and was president of the board for five years.


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The final say rests with the State Corporation Commission, but Dominion is asking regulators to increase the amount it can recover for its fuel costs.Virginia law allows companies to bill customers for the cost of fuel used to generate electricity and the power it buys to serve its customers.Dominion is also asking regulators to approve a surcharge for the building of it...
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O'Malley says the state's 23.5 cent gas tax -- which hasn't been raised since 1992 -- doesn't raise as much as it used to, partly because cars are getting better gas mileage.One option would be to apply the state's 6 percent sales tax to gas purchases, instead of taxing by the gallon.Gas in Maryland currently sells for $3.90 per gallon, more than $1 higher than at this t...
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The court ruled that a judge erred in dismissing Michael Lewis Jr.'s defamation claim against Lt. Brian Kei. However, the court upheld the judge's dismissal of malicious prosecution and false imprisonment claims against the officer.Lewis was falsely accused of trying to abduct a 10-year-old boy. He was jailed for 41 days, and his arrest was reported in the media and on the coun...
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ORIGINAL POST: Virginia's social services board is set to take up proposed regulations that would prohibit adoption agencies from discriminating against potential adoptive parents based on sexual orientation.The move has not been well-received by some faith-based adoption groups, and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has also voiced opposition to the measure.S...
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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is asking the court to resolve questions about the law quickly, without the usual consideration by federal appellate judges and over the objection of the Obama administration.The case was among those that were scheduled to be discussed in the justices' private conference on Friday, but there was no announcement about the case when the co...
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School officials are preparing to appeal a $55,000 government fine for violating a federal campus safety law the day of the shootings.Many victims' families say the school can't mourn the tragedy and deny its mistakes at the same time.But Virginia Tech President Charles Steger told The Associated Press the likely appeal is intended to make the Department of Education exp...
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A move toward the middle -- seen as a significant step between the governor and the legislature to shore up the state's long-term fiscal health. The compromise worked out Monday addresses one of the trickiest budget hurdles between the two houses.The panel settled on retiree prescription drug changes that will raise out-of-pocket expenses, but not as much as had been considered...
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One of Rosenbaum's accused assailants, Percy Jordan, challenged his conviction, in D.C. Superior Court, of first-degree and second-degree murder while armed, robbery and credit card fraud. Senior Judge John Ferren, writing for a three-judge panel, ruled Jordan's claims to be without merit.Rosenbaum was out walking near his home in Northwest one evening in January 2006 when Jord...
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The legislation raises more than $70 million through fees. It also makes a variety of cuts to Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget proposals and includes changes to O'Malley's pension reform plan.Democrats say the measures balance the state's books and address about 40 percent of a projected budget d...
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Webb wouldn't say what further public role he might pursue after touring a new Veterans Administration facility in Richmond that treats veterans who suffered spinal cord trauma.Reporters greeted Webb as "short-timer" at the start of an impromptu media gaggle, Webb grinned, arched one eyebrow and replied, "Maybe."Asked later to elaborate, Webb said only that he plans to s...
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says people in Virginia and the District, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado can use the E-Verify self-check system to ask the government to correct any information that may be wrong in the Department of Homeland Security or Social Security Administration files.The program, run by DHS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, had previ...
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Reversing the cuts would restore funding for school systems around the state after an angry backlash from teachers, students and parents.O'Malley's budget proposal included a $94 million reduction in expected funding for kindergarten through 12th grade. The plan would shift $58.5 million back to sch...
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A spokesman for Leopold, David Abrams, says the Anne Arundel County executive was subpoenaed Wednesday by the State Prosecutor, asking for his schedule from 2008 to present, relating to the question of misuses of government resources."The county executive is fully complying with any and all requests by the State Prosecutor's Office," Abrams says.An attorney for members o...
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Visitation for Buckles will be Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons Chapel and again from noon to 9 p.m. Monday.Buckles will then lie in repose from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel beneath the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington Cemetery. He will be buried with full military honors in a public ceremony at 4 p.m.With his death, researchers say only tw...
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Charging documents say the student told police that current or former Zeta Phi Beta sorority members assaulted her off campus at least three times, including pushing her into a wall and striking her with an oak paddle.Police say the student's arms and chest were severely bruised. Most of the women charged are scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning. The university says th...
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A Republican senator objected to comments made from the Senate dais by the vice president of the Maryland State Education Association during an event celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday.With a person dressed as the Cat in the Hat standing beside her, Betty Weller recited a rhyme calling on lawmakers to "keep their promises." The association is leading a campaign to avoid budget cut...
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Digital billboards featuring sketches of the suspect are running in the four states where attacks occurred including Virginia and Maryland.Police have also set up a website about the case at EastCoastRapist.com -- it contains maps, composite sketches and very specific details about how this man operates.The same individual is bel...
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New census data shows that an explosive increase in Northern Virginia's Latino and Asian populations has fueled the region's growth over the last decade.Northern Virginia's population grew at a 24 percent rate over the last decade, while the statewide population growth was just 13 percent.Non-Hispanic whites represented 66 percent of the region's population in 2000. That...
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Police have shot a man who took a woman hostage during a bank robbery in Takoma Park. Prince George's County Police spokeswoman Lt. Tammy Sparkman says the suspect has been shot. His condition is unknown.Sparkman says a police officer may have been shot in the leg. Video shows a man walking out of a Capitol One bank on University Boulevard toward police officers using a woman a...
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Baltimore city agencies will soon be taking transparency to a whole new level. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has signed an executive order creating an initiative called OpenBaltimore.The idea is to make more data available to the public. The order directs all city agencies to post online all data sets that are under their control.Rawlings-Blake says the amount of data s...