News Archive - August 27, 2010

Leaders Plan Counter March to Glenn Beck Rally

By Matt Laslo

As conversative broadcaster Glenn Beck prepares for his rally at the Lincoln Memorial tomorrow, civil rights leaders, who've planned a rally of their own, say he's distorting the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

A few hundred excited Beck fans crowded cl...

D.C. Seeks To Move 14th Street Slug Line

By David Schultz

Every weekday afternoon, 14th street in Northwest D.C. fills with sluggers. Drivers on 14th street headed to Virginia stop and pick these sluggers up so they can use the HOV lanes on the highway.

But Transportation officials in D.C. are worried the slug line is unsafe...

Survey To Be Done On Slug Lines

By Matt Bush

In the district, both the police department and the department of transportation are seeking advice on how to make slug lines safer on 14th Street.

Slug lines are popular with commuters in Northern Virginia, who pick up impromptu carpoolers at various points in the region...

Growing Food...Growing Together

By Garland McLaurin

Inside the U.S. National Arboretum a small staff works hard to teach DC youth and citizens gardening skills.

McDonnell Meets With Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell's push to allow state troopers to enforce certain federal immigration laws has renewed fears of racial prejudice in some parts of the local Hispanic community.

McDonnell says he won't tolerate racial profiling, but also can't tole...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Starting Sept. 1, feeding deer will be illegal in Virginia. The annual prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January. The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says the ban is intended to curb the negative consequences of feeding deer.


Virginia Prepares for Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

By Jessica Jordan

The US Assistant Surgeon General says this year, one vaccination will help protect you from the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus.

Montgomery County plans to distribute the shot this fall.

This year's H1N1 strain will be added to the seasonal flu shot.


Weekend Lane Closures On Major Va., Md. Highways

By David Schultz

This could be a difficult weekend for drivers trying to go east in the D.C. region.

Construction projects are shutting down lanes on I-66 eastbound in Northern Virginia, from Nutley Street to the Beltway, and on Route 50 eastbound in Maryland, from the Beltway to the...

Busy Saturday On The National Mall

By Matt Bush

In the District, residents should expect long lines tomorrow for Metro and shifting traffic patterns because of several rallies that will be held around the National Mall.

Fox Television personality Glenn Beck is holding a rally at the Lincoln Memorial with former Alaska... State Roundup, August 27, 2010

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SEX & POLITICS Bryan Sears of Patuxent Publishing follows up a Sun story we linked to yesterday with a closer look at the sitting judges who put up a website outlining an opponent's Facebook entries and the opponent's reaction.


Art Beat With Sabri Ben-Achour Friday, August 27 2010

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Weekend Events, August 27-29, 2010 (August 27-January 17) THE POND In the early 80s, photographer John Gossage fixed his lens on a small, unnamed pond between Washington and Baltimore. In doing so, he revealed an elegance of the unkempt, a beauty in the out-of-t...

Strasburg Done For Season

By Matt Bush

The worst fears of Washington Nationals fans have been realized.

Pitcher Stephen Strasburg will need surgery on his pitching elbow.

Last year's first-overall draft pick has electrified fans in his brief time in the majors, but it now appears he won't be taking the m...

Statewide Computer Meltdown Hampers Va. DMVs

By David Schultz

The Virginia state government is grappling with a major computer meltdown.

And that's causing problems at the Commonwealth's Department of Motor Vehicles.

No DMV in Virginia can issue licenses or ID cards right now.

A spokesman with the Virginia's IT agenc...

Students From Closed D.C. Charter School Need Placement

By Kavitha Cardoza

Public charter school board staff in D.C. are scrambling to help students of Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers Public Charter School in northwest, find placements. This comes after a Superior Court upheld the board's decision to revoke the school's charter, effect...

Md. Uses Cameras To Catch Speeders In School Zone

By Jessica Jordan

In Maryland, speeding has become such a big problem in one Montgomery County school zone, that police have to decide to put two new fixed-pole speeding cameras there.

Over a recent seven day period, police monitored traffic in front of White Oak Middle School here on...

Latest Maryland Regional News

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) Wicomico County public schools say a new dress code policy will be in effect this academic year. Among the items not allowed to be worn under the new policy are midriff tops, and dresses and skirts that are shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

FRUITLAND, Md. (AP) The Wi...

Longer Flights A Concern For Virginia

By Michael Pope

Tom Murphy likes to come to Alexandria's waterfront for quiet contemplation. Murphy, who's an Episcopal priest, says the scenery is inspiring except for one thing, the constant traffic of airplanes flying overhead.

"As I was sitting there this morning, I realized there...

The Region's Top Stories With Post Columnist Robert McCartney

Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli released two controversial opinions this week.

Meanwhile, Governor Bob McDonnell has weighed in on a few of the controversial opinions Cuccinelli has offered this year.

D.C.'s Board of Elections handed Mayor Adrian Fenty's campaign a bit of a...

This Week in Congress - August 27, 2010

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

...with lawmakers still scattered to their respective states and districts, the Capitol itself was pretty quiet.

But the consequences of several important primaries on Tuesday will reverberate in Washingt...

Commentary..."Green" School Buildings...Brooks Rainwater

As students return to classes throughout the region, commentator Brooks Rainwater says it’s important to consider in what kind of buildings those classes are being held.

Rainwater is the Director of Local Relations for The American Institute of Architects.

Tell us what you think at co...

Power Breakfast For August 27, 2010

Today the Center for National Policy hosts a discussion at the Newseum in downtown Washington, titled Before the Next Katrina: Urgent Recommendations for the President and Congress. This year, the hurricane anniversary comes in the wake of a new and still-unfolding crisis. And finds the Gulf Coas...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. Department of Transportation is asking commuters to help find new sites for ride-sharing lines along the busy 14th Street corridor. The department says cars stopping on 14th street near the National Mall have been ticketed by police.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro transit of...