News Archive - May 3, 2010

Medical Marijuana Advocates Say D.C. Pot Bill Needs Changes

By Patrick Madden

Medical marijuana advocates are making a last-minute effort to amend a D.C. bill that legalizes the drug for chronically ill patients.

Tomorrow the city council is expected to take its final vote on the medical marijuana bill. Advocates for medical marijuana say the...

Church Leaders Speak Out Against Immigration Bill

By Peter Granitz

Local civic rights activists are staking positions against the Arizona immigration bill. There are more than just Latino-rights groups opposing the measure.

The bill would make it a state crime for a person to be in Arizona illegally. The federal government has contro...

Latest Maryland Regional News

BALTIMORE (AP) Will the Gulf oil spill affect the price of your Memorial Day crab feast? The answer is wait and see. The federal government has shut down fishing for at least 10 days from the Mississippi River to northwestern Florida because of the spill in the northern Gulf.


Md.'s Harriet Tubman National Park To Get $462,650

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland legislators have secured $462,650 in federal funding for Dorchester County's Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced the appropriation Monday, adding that she has requested an additional $500,000 in this year...

Victims Call For More Police Transparency

By Michael Pope

Kossi Djossou was murdered in December, shortly before his assailant committed suicide. Police soon closed the case.

But for family members of the murder victim, the story isn't over. They want answers.

Yet their request for information has been denied by the Pol...

Validity Questioned At Maryland Nursing Facility

By Cathy Duchamp

Maryland state prosecutors are demanding information from an education company in Baltimore. It's been charged with deceptive marketing practices for offering unauthorized nursing training.

The Maryland attorney generals office says an outfit called the Associated Nat...

Web Extra: Metro Para-Transit Chief Talks Fare Increases

By David Schultz

Later this week, Metro's Board of Directors will fill a $189 million budget shortfall by enacting a major fare increase. Some of the hardest hit by this fare increase could be riders of Metro Access, the para-transit service for people with disabilities.

In a web extr...

Will Gulf Spill Hike MD Crab Prices? Wait And See

By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) For those of you wondering how the Gulf oil spill will affect the price of your Memorial Day crab feast, the answer is wait and see.

While losing supply from Louisiana could drive up prices, fears over tainted crabs also could h...

Law Grads Have Trouble Finding Jobs

By Asma Khalid

The District is a hub for lawyers. But, this year, many students graduating from local law schools can’t find a job.

Historically, law students intern with a firm after their second year. And that translates into a permanent job. But this year, many of those firms could...

Latest Virginia Regional News

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A University of Virginia men's lacrosse player has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a women's lacrosse player at the school. Police say George Huguely is charged in the death early Monday of Yeardley Love at an off-campus apartment.


Normal Service Back On Metro's Red Line

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro officials say normal service has been restored on the Red Line after an arcing insulator caused delays.

A train operator reported the arcing insulator near Dupont Circle about 1:30 p.m. Monday on the outbound track.

Red Line trains shared one track between Dupont...

MD Motorist Beats Speed Camera Ticket

By Elliott Francis

A motorist from Bethesda, Maryland has successfully challenged a ticket from an automated speed camera, on a technicality.

It took five months, but in the end a judge waived Peggy Lucero's $40 ticket. Lucero argued officials should validate the speed limit on the ro...

NY Bomb Scare Heightens Concerns In D.C.

By Jonathan Wilson

The failed car bomb discovered in New York's Times Square over the weekend has Monday commuters here in D.C. thinking a little more about security in the nation's capital.

Marla Viorst has been in the D.C. area for 15 years, and as she exits Metro Center on her way...

University Of Virginia Lacrosse Player Charged With Murder

By Meymo Lyons

A University of Virginia men's lacrosse player is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a women's lacrosse player.

George Huguely, 22, of Chevy Chase, Md., was charged in the death of Yeardley Love, 22, of Cockeysville, Md., Charlottesville Police Chief Timot...

Inefficient Contractor May Be To Blame For High Costs Of Metro Access

By David Schultz

You know those red, white and blue, wheelchair-accessible vans that drive around town? The ones with Metro logos on their hoods?

Well, Metro doesn't actually operate them. A company named MV Transportation does.

Five years ago, Metro awarded MV an eight-year con...

Arrests Made In Connection To Principal's Death

UPDATE: Two more suspects, including Williams' son, have been arrested.

WASHINGTON (AP) Police have arrested a woman they say was caught on video using a D.C. middle school principal's credit cards a day after he was found dead in his Silver Spring home. Her son was also arrested.


Amway Family Endows Kennedy Center Institute

By Stephanie Kaye

The Kennedy Center is keeping the doors of its arts management institute open after receiving a $22.5 million dollar grant.

The newly-named DeVos Institute of Arts Management focuses on training arts administrators in the U.S. and around the world. The center is base...

Students Lash Out Against Arizona Law

By Peter Granitz

Human rights groups in Washington are lashing out against the recently-signed immigration bill in Arizona, and students are joining in too.

Jheanelle Brown is a graduating senior at Georgetown University and the outgoing president of her school's NAACP chapter. She sa...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) The Kennedy Center is announcing the largest private donation in its history, a $22.5 million gift from philanthropists Dick and Betsy DeVos. The big donation is expected to be used to endow the Kennedy Center's Arts Management Institute for new leaders in the arts.

WASHINGT... State Roundup May 3, 2010

Republican Murphy loses his running mate, as Maryland shifts its plans for Baltimore's Red Line rail project. Plus, the state GOP meets to plot a crucial election year.

RED LINE The state has revised its plan for Baltimore's east-west Red Line rail link, adding two tracks to go throu...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, May 3, 2010

(May 3-30) ANODYNE ART To cure the malaise of Monday, Baltimore's John Fonda Gallery housed in the Theatre Project on West Preston Street has just what the doctor ordered. The show Natural Remedies reflects on health and medicine through a psychedelic lens of goache and color through the end of M...

Power Breakfast For May 3, 2010

Financial services companies donate handsomely to support career advancement and job security for members of Congress.

Are lawmakers financially beholden to Wall Street? And if so, can they be truly objective when it comes to demanding change? Yes and no, says Public Citizen watchdog Craig...