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News Archive - January 28, 2010

Fairfax Officer Won't Face Charges For Shooting Unarmed Man

By Kate Sheehy

A police officer in Virginia's Fairfax County who fatally shot an unarmed, mentally ill man in November will not face criminal charges.

Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh says the officer thought 52-year-old David Alan Masters had hit another officer with h...

MarylandReporter.com: State Roundup Jan. 28, 2010

The Baltimore Sun's Paul West kept an eye on what you didn't see on TV from the Maryland delegation during the State of the Union address. He also reports on how President Barack Obama will meet with House Republicans tonight in Baltimore. The Washington Post blog has more local reaction to the p...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, January 28, 2010

(January 29) PRESIDENT IN PROGRESS Docs In Progress screens a documentary-in-the-making at George Washington University tomorrow night at 7. Showcasing a president-in-the-making, the film Yes We Did: the People's Inauguration is currently in rough-draft form. It takes a look back at Barack Obam...

Haitian Orphan Settles In To New Home In MD

By Rebecca Sheir

A family in Frederick, Maryland is celebrating the arrival of its newest member, an adopted 3-year-old who arrived this week from Haiti.

Dave and Christie Hubner had two children: 4-year-old Mathis and 15-month-old Jonas.

Their adopted child Ila Yslande Ann Hubn...

Metro Riders Say Close The Gap With Higher Fares

By Rebecca Sheir

Metros board of directors is poised to decide how to cover the transit agency's $40-million budget shortfall. Many transit advocates and riders are backing a 10-cent fare hike to close the gap.

The fare increase is one of several options along with reducing service a...

Power Breakfast For January 28, 2010

After serving as the venue for last night's State of the Union address, the House chamber is quiet today.

House Republicans will spend the rest of the week at their annual retreat talking strategy and priorities.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Metallica has posted its condolences on its Web site to the family and friends of Morgan Harrington, whose remains were found three months after she disappeared while attending the band's concert in Charlottesville. The remains of the Virginia Tech student were found this week....

'Catcher In The Rye' Author J.D. Salinger Dies

By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91.

Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, t...

Training For Substitutes

With new calls from President Barack Obama to increase funding for education, Commentator Fred Fiske says more money needs to be spent on teacher training.

To respond to Fred's opinion, join The Conversation.

Tax Preparation Help For Virginians

Many counties and cities in the region are offering free tax preparation for people with low or middle incomes...

In Virginia,Arlington County is holding tax preparation clinics all over the county.You'll need to bring a few things including a photo ID,your social security card and your W-2...

Delegate Norton Gives Her Opinion On State Of The Union

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says President Obama directed his first State of the Union address at both parties, hoping to fix the economy together.

Peter Granitz reports from Capitol Hill.

MarylandReporter.com: State Roundup Jan. 28, 2010

The Baltimore Sun's Paul West kept an eye on what you didn't see on TV from the Maryland delegation during the State of the Union address. He also reports on how President Barack Obama will meet with House Republicans tonight in Baltimore. The Washington Post blog has more local reaction to the p...

Haitian Orphan Settles In To New Home In MD

By Rebecca Sheir

A family in Frederick, Maryland is celebrating the arrival of its newest member, an adopted 3-year-old who arrived this week from Haiti.

Dave and Christie Hubner had two children: 4-year-old Mathis and 15-month-old Jonas.

Their adopted child Ila Yslande Ann Hubn...

Metro Riders Say Close The Gap With Higher Fares

By Rebecca Sheir

Metros board of directors is poised to decide how to cover the transit agency's $40-million budget shortfall. Many transit advocates and riders are backing a 10-cent fare hike to close the gap.

The fare increase is one of several options along with reducing service a...

Conversations: Michael Cottman Speaks With Charles Luoma-Overstreet

As part of our continuing series, "Conversations," reporter Michael Cottman speaks with Charles Luoma Overstreet, a press adviser for the U.S. State Department, about international relief efforts in Haiti two weeks after a devastating earthquake.

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Metallica has posted its condolences on its Web site to the family and friends of Morgan Harrington, whose remains were found three months after she disappeared while attending the band's concert in Charlottesville. The remains of the Virginia Tech student were found this week....

VA Education Groups Predict Drastic Cuts

By Meymo Lyons

State education groups are warning that public schools will have to lay off thousands of employees, increase class sizes and cut classroom and extracurricular programs under reductions in Virginia's proposed budget and the legislature's rejection of a tax increase.

Virg...

Training For Substitutes

With new calls from President Barack Obama to increase funding for education, Commentator Fred Fiske says more money needs to be spent on teacher training.

To respond to Fred's opinion, join The Conversation.

Utah Republican Congressman Attempts To Block D.C. Gay Marriage Bill

Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz has introduced legislation to block the D.C. gay marriage bill. Manuel Quinones has more from Capitol Hill...

Delegate Norton Gives Her Opinion On State Of The Union

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says President Obama directed his first State of the Union address at both parties, hoping to fix the economy together.

Peter Granitz reports from Capitol Hill.

Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A Baltimore County delegate is urging state lawmakers to prohibit Maryland from recognizing gay marriages authorized by other states or countries. Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr. told a House committee Thursday the state needs to act quickly because Washington, D.C.'s city council pa...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says it's improving worker safety through new rules, training and consequences for those who violate safety procedures. Acting Chief Safety Officer Michael Taborn told the transit system's board of directors Thursday that several changes are in the works.

WASHINGTON (A...

Rhee Wants Higher Standard For Teacher Conduct In Classroom

By Kavitha Cardoza

D.C. School's Chancellor Michelle Rhee recently sparked outrage when she told a national magazine that as part of lay offs in October, she let go teachers who abused students and were often absent without explanation. While she was talking only about a few teachers, Rhee...

Conversations: Michael Cottman Speaks With Charles Luoma-Overstreet

As part of our continuing series, "Conversations," reporter Michael Cottman speaks with Charles Luoma Overstreet, a press adviser for the U.S. State Department, about international relief efforts in Haiti two weeks after a devastating earthquake.

Fairfax Officer Won't Face Charges For Shooting Unarmed Man

By Kate Sheehy

A police officer in Virginia's Fairfax County who fatally shot an unarmed, mentally ill man in November will not face criminal charges.

Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh says the officer thought 52-year-old David Alan Masters had hit another officer with h...

VA Education Groups Predict Drastic Cuts

By Meymo Lyons

State education groups are warning that public schools will have to lay off thousands of employees, increase class sizes and cut classroom and extracurricular programs under reductions in Virginia's proposed budget and the legislature's rejection of a tax increase.

Virg...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, January 28, 2010

(January 29) PRESIDENT IN PROGRESS Docs In Progress screens a documentary-in-the-making at George Washington University tomorrow night at 7. Showcasing a president-in-the-making, the film Yes We Did: the People's Inauguration is currently in rough-draft form. It takes a look back at Barack Obam...

Utah Republican Congressman Attempts To Block D.C. Gay Marriage Bill

Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz has introduced legislation to block the D.C. gay marriage bill. Manuel Quinones has more from Capitol Hill...

Power Breakfast For January 28, 2010

After serving as the venue for last night's State of the Union address, the House chamber is quiet today.

House Republicans will spend the rest of the week at their annual retreat talking strategy and priorities.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A Baltimore County delegate is urging state lawmakers to prohibit Maryland from recognizing gay marriages authorized by other states or countries. Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr. told a House committee Thursday the state needs to act quickly because Washington, D.C.'s city council pa...

Metro Board Approves Fare Hike

By Matt Bush

Metro's board of directors has approved an across-the-board 10-cent fare hike for both rail and bus. The board's vote comes a day after a marathon public hearing, where the majority of riders urged a fare increase instead of service cuts.

Those pleas were on everyone's m...

Rhee Wants Higher Standard For Teacher Conduct In Classroom

By Kavitha Cardoza

D.C. School's Chancellor Michelle Rhee recently sparked outrage when she told a national magazine that as part of lay offs in October, she let go teachers who abused students and were often absent without explanation. While she was talking only about a few teachers, Rhee...

Tax Preparation Help For Virginians

Many counties and cities in the region are offering free tax preparation for people with low or middle incomes...

In Virginia,Arlington County is holding tax preparation clinics all over the county.You'll need to bring a few things including a photo ID,your social security card and your W-2...