News Archive - September 13, 2010

Alexandria City Council to Consider Revising Taxicab Rules

By Michael Pope

When Alexandria created new regulations for the taxicab industry several years ago, elected leaders created a new system of certificates for drivers allowing them to easily move from company to company.

But they also created a requirement that each driver respond to tw...

Dog Shot During Adams Morgan Festival

By Jonathan Wilson

The owner of a dog shot and killed by a D.C. police officer says his dog was under control when the officer pulled the trigger.

Witnesses to the incident at Sunday's Adams Morgan Day Festival say the dog, described as a white pitbull mix, was barking and fighting wi...

VA Seniors Score Higher Than National Average On SATs

By Kavitha Cardoza

Virginia's graduating high school seniors scored higher than the nationwide average on the reading and writing sections of the SAT college-entrance exam but lower than their national peers in mathematics.

The College Board looked at scores from almost 60,000 Virgini...

State Attorney Primary Questions Crime-Fighting In Baltimore

By Cathy Duchamp

Voters in Baltimore will decide Tuesday, in the city's state's attorney race, if its time to change the way the city fights crime.

Patricia Jessamy has been the city’s top prosecutor for 15 years. She told law students at the University of Baltimore last week she’s ru...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) U.S. Sen. Mark Warner opened a conference in Richmond today with business leaders on finding new ways to expand Virginia's export opportunities. Virginia businesses exported almost $27 billion in goods and services in 2009 as the 21st largest exporting state.


Parched Earth

Financial problems, a severe drought and a lack of irrigation in most farms are creating a tough year for Maryland produce and livestock. Garland McLaurin reports.

Montgomery County Wants Metro To Pay Taxes

By David Schultz

Montgomery County recently implemented a new tax on energy usage, and it wants Metro to pay its share for this year -- almost $3 million.

But Metro spokesperson Angela Gates says Metro isn't subject to local, state or federal taxes. She says Metro was created by local...

Riverfront Renovation Takes A Step Forward In Southeast D.C.

By Cathy Carter

The District's largest economic development project is renovating the Southeast Waterfront, one section at a time.

With the opening of the nearly six acre Yards Park on the Anacostia River, the neighborhood surrounding Nationals Ballpark is once again slowly taking sha...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old in Anacostia. Police found Durand Lucas dead from multiple gunshot wounds around 3 a.m. Saturday.

WASHINGTON (AP) The first Smithsonian-branded bracelets and baubles go on sale this week from the...

9/11 Walk Brings Different Faiths Together

By Jessica Jordan

This year's annual 9/11 unity walk brought together hundreds of people from differing faiths.

This is the second year that Mike Rychlik and his wife have joined friends in making this trek down embassy row in D.C.

"We are really focusing on coming together and... State Roundup, September 13, 2010

From the website:

POST COVERAGE Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander is highly critical of that paper’s lack of coverage of races in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties compared to the emphasis on the mayor’s race in the District.

TEA PARTY While Marylan...

Primary Could Bring Md. Closer To Liquor Tax Hike

By Matt Laslo

A Maryland health care group says more than 140 General Assembly candidates support its proposal for a ten cent tax increase on alcohol and that claim has some small businesses worried about tomorrow's primary election.

Driving north on Georgia Avenue towards downtown Si...

Smithsonian Launches Jewelry Line

By Jonathan Wilson

For the first time in its history, the Smithsonian will take in revenue by lending its name to a jewelry line. The products go on sale this week on the television shopping network QVC.

The rings, necklaces, earrings and pendants are "inspired by" the National Gem Co...

Power Breakfast For September 13, 2010

Congress returns tomorrow to a heaping plate of legislative priorities. Before the break, the House delivered a food safety bill to the Senate. The Senate delivered a child nutrition bill to the House.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

Latest Maryland Regional News

WASHINGTON (AP) Former presidential candidate John McCain is backing Republican Robert Ehrlich in his bid to reclaim Maryland's governor's seat. Ehrlich must first win the GOP primary if he wants a rematch against the man who unseated him, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley.