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Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Republican Robert Ehrlich says Maryland isn't giving local communities enough say in how to help troubled youths. But Gov. O'Malley's campaign is disputing the former governor's conclusions.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) A Maryland man has been indicted for his role in the Ju...

Arlington Petition Drive Fails

By Michael Pope

Spearheaded by the firefighters union and the Republican Party, the effort to change the form of government in Arlington would have created a system of districts in the county and moved several duties of the appointed county manager to the elected County Board members.

...

This Week In Congress - July 30, 2010

SCRIPT:

I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson of Capitol News Connection. This Week in Congress...

For the House, this would be the last gasp of legislative business before the August recess. One key health care topic reemerged, just in time to refresh voters’ memories before House members like...

Rhee Question Dogs Gray Campaign

By Patrick Madden

It's the question that just won't go away: will D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray keep schools chancellor Michelle Rhee on if he's elected mayor? Gray, for now, is refusing to answer. But the issue is becoming campaign fodder for his opponent.

If Gray thought he could...

Campaign Aims To Deliver 500,000 Female Condoms By Year's End

By Rebecca Sheir

Since March, organizations in D.C. have been preparing to hand out half-a-million female condoms.

After months of focus groups and training, the organizations and the D.C. Department of Health are kicking off the D.C. "Doin' It" campaign. The campaign is targeting the...

The Week's Top Stories With Post Columnist Robert McCartney

This week the National Transportation Safety Board released its conclusions about last year's fatal red line crash. Some Virginia lawmakers want to mirror Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law.

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney about...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Pittsylvania County judge has set Sept. 23 as the execution date for Virginia's only woman on death row. Teresa Lewis was sentenced to death for plotting to have her husband and stepson killed in 2002 so she collect a $250,000 life insurance policy.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) G...

MarylandReporter.com: State Roundup, July 30, 2010

From the Maryland Reporter website:

O'MALLEY BLASTS JUDGE Gov. Martin O'Malley is among those turning up the heat on a Baltimore judge at the center of outrage over the murder of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher. View Mike Hellgren's report for WJZ-TV. Here's Jeff Abell's report...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, July 30-August 1, 2010

(July 31-August 1) GO NATIVE The National Museum of the American Indian takes a page from the deeeeep south this weekend during All Hands on Design! Native Designers from Argentina. The museum's summer showcase of the South American nation continues on the National Mall with visiting indigenous a...

Pepco: Sunday Storm Outages Fixed By Midnight

Pepco says it will restore power to all customers who lost it after Sunday's severe weather by midnight tonight.

Sabri Ben-Achour has the latest Pepco headquarters in D.C...

Zoo Springs Into Action To Save Frogs

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The National Zoo is carrying out a frog rescue operation to save amphibians from a deadly fungus that's spreading world wide.

In a misty tank at the National Zoo, some Panamanian Golden Frogs are wrestling. It's not something you'd see in the wild anymore.

"W...

Nurses Consider Strike At Washington Hospital Center

By Sanaz Meshkinpour

Nurses at Washington Hospital Center are voting on whether to hold a 24-hour strike to protest the dismissal of nurses during last winter's major snowstorm.

After February's blizzard, the hospital fired 18 nurses for failing to get to work in the snow; others were...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro fares are changing this weekend. Beginning Sunday, Metrorail customers who use a paper ticket will pay 25 cents more per trip than customers who use a plastic SmarTrip card.

WASHINGTON (AP) The head of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is leaving her job overseeing the m...

Arlington Petition Drive Fails

By Michael Pope

Spearheaded by the firefighters union and the Republican Party, the effort to change the form of government in Arlington would have created a system of districts in the county and moved several duties of the appointed county manager to the elected County Board members.

...

This Week In Congress - July 30, 2010

SCRIPT:

I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson of Capitol News Connection. This Week in Congress...

For the House, this would be the last gasp of legislative business before the August recess. One key health care topic reemerged, just in time to refresh voters’ memories before House members like...

Rhee Question Dogs Gray Campaign

By Patrick Madden

It's the question that just won't go away: will D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray keep schools chancellor Michelle Rhee on if he's elected mayor? Gray, for now, is refusing to answer. But the issue is becoming campaign fodder for his opponent.

If Gray thought he could...

Disabled Maryland Veteran Leads Group Up Mt. Kilimanjaro

By Garrett Browne

Three veterans from three generations, all with an artificial leg, set out today to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Garrett Browne reports the climb's organizer says such challenges can be an important part of recovery.

Kirk Bauer is the Executive Director of Di...

Power Breakfast For July 30, 2010

For three consecutive days this week, Congresswoman Donna Edwards led clusters of House Democrats in a deliberate stroll, 700 feet or so, over to the Senate. Where they sat.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Pittsylvania County judge has set Sept. 23 as the execution date for Virginia's only woman on death row. Teresa Lewis was sentenced to death for plotting to have her husband and stepson killed in 2002 so she collect a $250,000 life insurance policy.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) G...

MarylandReporter.com: State Roundup, July 30, 2010

From the Maryland Reporter website:

O'MALLEY BLASTS JUDGE Gov. Martin O'Malley is among those turning up the heat on a Baltimore judge at the center of outrage over the murder of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher. View Mike Hellgren's report for WJZ-TV. Here's Jeff Abell's report...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, July 30-August 1, 2010

(July 31-August 1) GO NATIVE The National Museum of the American Indian takes a page from the deeeeep south this weekend during All Hands on Design! Native Designers from Argentina. The museum's summer showcase of the South American nation continues on the National Mall with visiting indigenous a...

Concern Over NTSB Findings Of Metro's Red Line Crash

By Manuel Quinones

Members of the Washington area Congressional delegation are expressing great concern following a briefing by the National Transportation Safety Board on its findings and recommendations into last year's fatal Metro Red Line crash.

More than half a dozen area lawmake...

Should PEPCO Put Wires Underground?

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, Bethesda and Potomac were two of the hardest hit areas after last Sunday's storm that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands in Montgomery County.

Bethesda and Potomac have an abundance of trees, especially on private property. Some members of the Montgom...

WTU Disputes Fired Teacher Numbers, DCPS Says That's Just One List

By Kavitha Cardoza

Leaders of D.C.'s public schools and the Washington Teachers Union managed to put their differences aside long enough to get a contract passed. But there seems to have been a complete breakdown in communication since then.

George Parker, president of the WTU, says t...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro fares are changing this weekend. Beginning Sunday, Metrorail customers who use a paper ticket will pay 25 cents more per trip than customers who use a plastic SmarTrip card.

WASHINGTON (AP) The head of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is leaving her job overseeing the m...

Montgomery Co. Executive Pens Letter Asking For Answers From Pepco

By Jonathan Wilson

In Maryland, Montgomery County's chief executive says he wants to know why Pepco's response to the widespread outages caused by last weekend's storm took so long.

In a letter to Pepco's CEO, Montgomery County executive Ike Leggett says there's "little acceptable exp...

Area Lawmakers Fight Hold On Federal Transit Bill

Some members of the D.C. area's congressional delegation say they're furious that a senator is blocking a bipartisan bill designed to improve safety of transit systems, including Metro.

David Schultz has more on that story...

Commentary...Terri Lee Freeman

For more information, visit www.thecommunityfoundation.org.

Losing a job, facing foreclosure or not being able to afford prescriptions can be overwhelming, even life-threatening.

That’s why commentator Terri Lee Freeman says it’s important to consider the mental health and well being...

Disabled Maryland Veteran Leads Group Up Mt. Kilimanjaro

By Garrett Browne

Three veterans from three generations, all with an artificial leg, set out today to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Garrett Browne reports the climb's organizer says such challenges can be an important part of recovery.

Kirk Bauer is the Executive Director of Di...

Power Breakfast For July 30, 2010

For three consecutive days this week, Congresswoman Donna Edwards led clusters of House Democrats in a deliberate stroll, 700 feet or so, over to the Senate. Where they sat.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Republican Robert Ehrlich says Maryland isn't giving local communities enough say in how to help troubled youths. But Gov. O'Malley's campaign is disputing the former governor's conclusions.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) A Maryland man has been indicted for his role in the Ju...

D.C. Metro Crash Spurs Federal Oversight Effort

WASHINGTON (AP) Supporters of legislation in Congress that would give federal regulators the power to force transit agencies to make improvements are rallying around a ruling by investigators that the lack of federal safety oversight contributed to the Metro crash that killed nine people last yea...

Concern Over NTSB Findings Of Metro's Red Line Crash

By Manuel Quinones

Members of the Washington area Congressional delegation are expressing great concern following a briefing by the National Transportation Safety Board on its findings and recommendations into last year's fatal Metro Red Line crash.

More than half a dozen area lawmake...

Should PEPCO Put Wires Underground?

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, Bethesda and Potomac were two of the hardest hit areas after last Sunday's storm that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands in Montgomery County.

Bethesda and Potomac have an abundance of trees, especially on private property. Some members of the Montgom...

WTU Disputes Fired Teacher Numbers, DCPS Says That's Just One List

By Kavitha Cardoza

Leaders of D.C.'s public schools and the Washington Teachers Union managed to put their differences aside long enough to get a contract passed. But there seems to have been a complete breakdown in communication since then.

George Parker, president of the WTU, says t...

The Week's Top Stories With Post Columnist Robert McCartney

This week the National Transportation Safety Board released its conclusions about last year's fatal red line crash. Some Virginia lawmakers want to mirror Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law.

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney about...

VCU Receives $2.2M Grant For Geriatric Health Care

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Commonwealth University has received a $2.2 million federal grant for a project aimed at easing a shortage of health care professionals trained in geriatrics.

The university said Friday that the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the grant...

Area Lawmakers Fight Hold On Federal Transit Bill

Some members of the D.C. area's congressional delegation say they're furious that a senator is blocking a bipartisan bill designed to improve safety of transit systems, including Metro.

David Schultz has more on that story...

Commentary...Terri Lee Freeman

For more information, visit www.thecommunityfoundation.org.

Losing a job, facing foreclosure or not being able to afford prescriptions can be overwhelming, even life-threatening.

That’s why commentator Terri Lee Freeman says it’s important to consider the mental health and well being...

Pepco: Sunday Storm Outages Fixed By Midnight

Pepco says it will restore power to all customers who lost it after Sunday's severe weather by midnight tonight.

Sabri Ben-Achour has the latest Pepco headquarters in D.C...

Zoo Springs Into Action To Save Frogs

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The National Zoo is carrying out a frog rescue operation to save amphibians from a deadly fungus that's spreading world wide.

In a misty tank at the National Zoo, some Panamanian Golden Frogs are wrestling. It's not something you'd see in the wild anymore.

"W...

Nurses Consider Strike At Washington Hospital Center

By Sanaz Meshkinpour

Nurses at Washington Hospital Center are voting on whether to hold a 24-hour strike to protest the dismissal of nurses during last winter's major snowstorm.

After February's blizzard, the hospital fired 18 nurses for failing to get to work in the snow; others were...