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News Archive - October 11, 2010

Susan G. Komen Three-Day For The Cure Walk Wraps Up

More than 2,000 men and women spent the weekend on the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer research.

These walkers trekked 60 miles total, through Maryland and D.C., raising more than $5.3 million in breast cancer research and education programs.

Ba...

A Transitional Home Helps Homeless LGBT Youth Get Back on Their Feet

When Ja Neer Davis was 16 years old, she was kicked out of her foster home.

“My adopted mother did not approve of me being transgender," Davis says.

She bought a one-way ticket to L.A., started modeling, got married and eventually settled in D.C. But last year, her marriage unraveled....

Tax Relief For Young Taxpayers?

When Congress returns for the lame duck session following the midterm elections, topping its “to-do” list will be whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year.

Josh Lederman takes a look at how high-end tax relief affects young taxpayers. His repor...

First Televised Debate In Md. Governor's Race

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Gov. Bob Ehrlich are facing off today as the candidates hold their first televised debate of the campaign.

Later today, O'Malley and Ehrlich will meet on the set of a Baltimore television station and try to convince voters why each man deserves anoth...

Groups Provide Healthy Food to Under-served Communities

Local nonprofit groups are working to provide affordable, healthy foods to under-served communities in D.C. Roadside Organics and the Hip Hop Caucus hosted a local food block party over the weekend.

The event was part of 350.org's Global Work Party, an international campaign aimed at creati...

Art Beat: Monday, Oct. 11

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour (Oct. 11-Nov. 13) DIASPORART The East African diaspora is reuniting - well, four artists are anyway - at DC Loft Gallery on U Street to present paintings, prints and sculpture through mid-November. The bluntly-titled East African Diaspora Art blankets the Loft in...

Latest Maryland Regional News

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) A Prince George's County police academy instructor accused of providing students with test answers and recording undeserved scores has been transferred out of his teaching job and into a different unit. An investigation is continuing.

WASHINGTON (AP) Filming for the ``Tra...

Public School Teachers In Baltimore To Vote On Contract

Baltimore public school teachers will vote Thursday on a new contract with a shift to pay-based on performance.

Under the proposed three-year contract, all teachers would get annual cost of living increases. But if you do more, you get paid more.

"The teacher determines how much they...

Voters See Candidates, Not PAC Influence

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are dropping a lot of cash into congressional races across the country. Some candidates for office came out to the local high school football match in Nashua, N.H., to pitch themselves to voters.

When they’re on trail, all voters see are the candidates. But b...

Commentary On Empowering Women

More than one in five female-headed households with children in the National Capital region is poor and commentator Nicky Goren says that’s a recipe for disaster.

Goren is president and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation.

What do you think? [Join The Conversation] (http://conve...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A report says Virginia taxpayers spent $177.7 million and the federal government spent $33.7 million over a five-year period on students who dropped out after the first year of college. Among Virginia's public four-year colleges, the University of Virginia had the highest first...

Politics and Prose Co-Founder Passes Away

Carla Cohen, co-owner of the Washington independent bookstore that became a city institution and a key stop for writers of all political stripes, has died.

Cohen helped found Politics and Prose in 1984 with business partner Barbara Meade. The bookstore started as a small operation with just...

Power Breakfast: Monday, Oct. 11

When Congress made do with a stop-gap spending measure to carry through until after the November election, that left a lot of unfinished business. Including a long-simmering dispute over pay-back for years of discrimination against black farmers. Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann is at the fo...

State Roundup: Oct. 11, 2010

From the MarylandReporter.com website:

DEBATE PREGAME For the first time in this campaign, Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Gov. Bob Ehrlich will be meeting in a debate on WJZ. The Sun's Annie Linskey and Jean Marbella handicap each party's likely strategies. Ehrlich needs to build momentum...

D.C. Organization Gives Second Life To Food

By Alexandria Neason

As much as Americans want, there's a lot of stuff we don't want, including things like broken chairs and perfectly edible food. D.C. Central Kitchen is an organization that specializes in recovering and redistributing extra food.

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles says his policy is to be "very tough" about spending taxpayers' money but settlements are unavoidable. The D.C. government has paid out more than $50 million in legal settlements between 2007 and 2009. Attorneys for plaintiffs say D.C. spends mo...

'Transformers 3' Begins Shooting In D.C.

This week, get ready to see giant robots on the National Mall. And get ready to find alternate routes home.

The big budget action movie "Transformers 3" will be filming some scenes in D.C. and Arlington, Va., this week. The movie crews will be out on the Mall near the Capitol, so 3rd Street...