News Archive - September 8, 2010

Maryland Voters Lukewarm On Early Voting

By Matt Laslo

For the first time Maryland voters can cast ballots in person ahead of election day, but the idea is still catching on.

Walking up to Silver Spring's Civic Building, your eyes can't help but be drawn to the rows of political signs just begging for attention. But inside,...

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia has submitted to the federal government its draft plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay, estimating that agriculture alone could face costs totaling $800 million to comply. State officials have concerns about the costs, saying it's being developed despite the bad economy....

Environmental Groups Accuse Fenty Administration Of Stifling Anacostia Rehab

By Patrick Madden

Some environmental groups are accusing the Fenty Administration of holding back the clean-up effort on the Anacostia river.

The environmentalists call them 'toxic hot spots:' six sites along the Anacostia river that are so contaminated, so full of toxins and pollutan... State Roundup, September 8, 2010

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CURRIE IN COURT Annie Linskey reports for the Baltimore Sun that Sen. Ulysses Currie, indicted by a federal grand jury on corruption charges, is set to make his first court appearance at a hearing Sept. 17. Marta Mossberg writes in her column for the F...

Police Can Track GPS Without A Warrant

By Meymo Lyons

The same GPS technology that motorists use to get directions can be used by police without a warrant to track the movements of criminal suspects on public streets.

In a case that prompted warnings of Orwellian snooping by the government, the Virginia Court of Appeals un...

Muslim Group Invites Christians For Dialogue Ahead Of Quran Burning

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Ahead of Saturday's planned Quran burning by a Florida Church, a Muslim community in Silver Spring is inviting Christians to learn a bit more about their holy book.

Naseem Mahdi is Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community based in Silver Spring. He says he...

Religious Displays Will Continue at Loudoun County Courthouse

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has voted to continue allowing religious holiday displays on the grounds of the county courthouse.

The vote comes after 8 months of debate about tolerance, tradition and free speech.

Last December a citizens...

Gray Calls For Police On Primary Day

By Patrick Madden

With less than a week until the mayoral primary in the District, passions are running high for the campaigns of Mayor Adrian Fenty and top challenger Vincent Gray.

But some of that energy has led one candidate to call for more police on primary day.

After a Lab...

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BALTIMORE (AP) Environment Maryland says a new report will document how global warming could lead to more extreme weather events. The group releases the new report today in Baltimore's Fells Point waterfront neighborhood, which was flooded by Hurricane Isabel in 2003.


Art Beat With Sabri Ben-Achour Wednesday, September 8

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Wednesday, September 8, 2010 (September 8-11) RESURRECTION DANCE

A very special group of dancers are coming to Silver Spring’s Round House Theatre tonight at 7:30. Not only did the Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti survive the earthquake that killed 280,...

Power Breakfast For September 8, 2010

Today, a protest at Georgetown University aimed at former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. He's set to begin a stint as a "distinguished scholar" and a professor at the School of Foreign Service.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

Automakers Race To Get More Electric Cars On The Road

The Tesla Roadster, a battery-powered sportscar, has been on the market since 2008, but more and more automakers have plans for their own electric vehicles. Are American roads ready for battery-powered cars? Erissa Scalera reports.

Virginia Changes Rules AT DMV For Immigrants

By Kavitha Cardoza

Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles is no longer accepting a federal document issued to immigrants as proof of residence for obtaining a driver's license.

In a crackdown on illegal immigration, Governor Bob McDonnell ordered DMV to no longer consider Employment...

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WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors say a Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for cashing stolen D.C. and federal treasury checks. Twenty-six-year-old Annternet Howard of Hyattsville, Md., entered the plea yesterday and agreed to pay more than $12,000 in restitution.


Loudoun Residents Weigh In Before Vote On Religious Displays

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia on Wednesday, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is expected to take a vote on whether they'll continue to allow religious holiday displays on the grounds of the County Courthouse.

On Tuesday night, citizens got another chance to weigh in on the deb...

Global Warming Blamed for Extreme Weather Events

By Meymo Lyons

Following Snowmageddon and other giant storms, Environment Maryland is calling for cuts in emissions blamed for global warming it contends will lead to increases in extreme weather events.

As the backdrop, the environmental group chose Baltimore's Fells Point waterfront...