News Archive - March 22, 2010

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Less than eight hours after Congress passed sweeping health care reforms, Virginia's attorney general has announced a legal challenge against it. Republican Ken Cuccinelli said early today he will file a court challenge against what he and other conservatives decry as an uncons...

Metro's Options

By David Schultz

Metro's proposal, which you can see by clicking here, is broken up into several different scenarios. Below are summaries of each option.

Attachment A: This is a list of fare increases proposed by John Catoe, Metro's General Manager. These fare increases would raise mo...

Holmes-Norton Supports Healthcare Overhaul

By Peter Granitz

DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says the health care overhaul that passed the House will insure thousands of District residents.

Before Sunday’s vote, Holmes Norton spoke on the House floor, saying she supports the bill on behalf of her six-hundred-thousand constitu...

Maryland Woman Gets Life for Killing, Freezing 2 Girls

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) A Maryland woman convicted of killing two of her adopted daughters and storing their bodies in a home freezer offered no hint of what drove her to torture them, as she was sentenced Monday to two consecutive life terms, plus 75 years in prison.

Renee Bowman, 44, maintain...

Next Up: Immigration?

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Even as Congress was voting on healthcare, thousands of people descended on the National Mall clamoring for Congress and the President to take up Immigration Reform.

They came from all over the country: New York, North Carolina, Chicago, DC. Yuvini, he didn't want...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) A Maryland woman convicted of killing her two adopted daughters and storing their bodies in a freezer in her home is scheduled to be sentenced today. Montgomery County prosecutors are asking for life in prison without the possibility of parole for 44-year-old Renee Bowman.


Maryland Governor To Attend Signing Of Health Bill

By Rebecca Blatt

Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley will attend the signing of the health care bill at the White House Tuesday.

O'Malley says he will appoint a commission to study how the federal government's overhaul will affect his state and to make recommendations about how to impleme...

Alzheimer's Disease and Ties to Tutoring

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are studying the benefits of tutoring on the brain, in a project that combines science and volunteerism.

Jessie Wells is of "retirement age." Yet these days she can be found back in elementary school. She speaks slowly, saying "Which answ...

Power Breakfast For March 22, 2010

Oh yes they did.

The health care bill goes immediately to the White House for the President’s signature. The “fixes” go back to the Senate. That’s where Republican Adrian Smith of Nebraska is pinning his hopes now to slow progress of the Democrats’ health care overhaul plans.


Democrats Readying for Vote Backlash

By Peter Granitz

Now that President Barack Obama is poised to sign health care legislation into law, area Democrats are trying to convince voters they’ll see immediate results.

Republicans have maintained for the better of a year if the bill passes, Democrats will fair poorly in Novem...

Metro Considering Drastic Cutbacks To Balance Budget

By David Schultz

By July 1st of this year, Metro needs to find some way to make up a budget shortfall totaling $89 million. Tonight, the Metro Board holds the first of two weeks’ worth of public hearings on how to do it.

On the table is a list of virtually every fare increase or servi...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found floating in the Anacostia River over the weekend. The body of 31-year-old Pierre Williams, of northeast Washington, was discovered at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon. An autopsy is planned.

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Cherry Blossoms to Bloom Early in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) Warm weather this past weekend is going to bring Washington's famous cherry blossoms a few days early.

The National Park Service revised its prediction for blooming dates Monday. Chief horticulturist Robert DeFeo is now predicting the peak blooming will be April 1 to April 4...

"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, March 22, 2010

(March 22-April 1) PICTURING FAITH For years after the Great Depression, many Americans turned to faith for solace and strength. Some of the images created out of that faith are on display in the exhibit Picturing Faith, opening today at Georgetown University's Intercultural Center in Northwest...

Cuccinelli Says He'll Waste No Time Filing Lawsuit Against Health Care Bil

By Jonathan Wilson

The fight over health care legislation may be coming to a close on Capitol Hill with last night's historic vote. But the fight between Virginia's leaders and the federal government over individual health insurance mandates could officially begin this week.


Opinions On Metro Budget Decidedly Mixed

By David Schultz

Ever since Metro released its budget proposals earlier this month, Metro Board Member Chris Zimmerman, who represents Arlington County, has been hearing from his constituents.

"By far the majority say, 'I'm willing to pay more but don't cut the service,'" says Zimmer...

Local Group Promotes World Water Day

By Rebecca Sheir

It's been 18 years since the United Nations declared March 22nd World Water Day.A local advocacy group is trying to raise awareness about the importance of safe drinking water every day.

For many of us, drinking a glass of clean water isn't a big deal.

We open u...

Local Congressmen React To Health Care Passage

By Matt Bush

Two local Congressmen who voted for the health care bill are touting its benefits. Democrat Chris Van Hollen represents Maryland's Montgomery County. He says there's plenty to like about the bill's passage.

"Thirty-two million Americans who aren't covered today will be w... State Roundup March 22, 2010

From the Maryland Reporter website:

SENATE BUDGET The Senate budget committee has taken the first step toward passing half of the state’s massive burden for teacher pensions onto local governments, as part of the budget it voted to send to the Senate floor on Monday. Andy Rosen has the stor...

Virginia Law Allows For Lack Of Transparency

There are more questions than answers in the aftermath of a shooting on Richmond Highway in November. That's when a Fairfax County Police officer shot and killed an unarmed man. The prosecutor declined to bring charges. Yet in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Fairfax County P...

After Healthcare, Immigration Might Be Next

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Even before the dust could settle from Congress' vote on Healthcare reform, thousands rallied on the National Mall to make Immigration reform the next item on the national agenda.

Organizers estimate 200,000 thousand people assembled on the Mall Sunday for immigrat...