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State Roundup: Tuesday, Nov. 2

From MarylandReporter.com:

7 WAYS OF CHANGE From health care to table games to the death penalty, Maryland could change under the next governor -- whether it's Martin O'Malley or Bob Ehrlich -- John Wagner writes for the Washington Post.

9 THINGS TO LOOK FOR Julie Bykowicz and Annie L...

Coast Guard Recruiting Center Shooting Under Investigation

In Prince William County, Va., this afternoon, police continue to search for clues in a shooting incident involving another military facility.

By Tuesday afternoon no one knew when the shot, or shots had been fired at the Coast Guard Recruiting Center in the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge...

Virginia House Races May Tell National Story

Campaign analysts are closely watching four House seats in Virginia that polling indicates could flip from blue to red today.

Just two years ago, Democrats took three Virginia House seats from the GOP. Republicans think they can take those back today, and possibly scoop up another seat or t...

Delaware Senate Race Heats Up At The Polls

UPDATE: AP reports that Democrat Chris Coons beats Republican Christine O'Donnell for Vice President Joe Biden's former Senate seat.

One of the most closely watched battles in today's election is the Delaware Senate race between Republican Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons. At th...

Rhee Announces Outstanding D.C. Teachers

Culminating her tenure as schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee presented seven educators with "Excellence in Teaching" awards and acknowledged Mayor Adrian Fenty's support.

"I'm so grateful to the city of Washington, D.C., for allowing me the opportunity and the honor to serve the incredible,...

Virginia's 11th District Still Undetermined

UPDATE: In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District, Democratic incumbent Congressman Gerry Connolly is claiming victory, while his Republican challenger Keith Fimian is saying the race is not over.

Fimian took to the stage at the Mason Inn in Fairfax, and he told a small crowd of fa...

Jim Moran Wins Handily In Virginia's 8th District

Moran faced retired Army Colonel Patrick Murray, who waged a conservative challenge to the liberal-leaning congressman from Northern Virginia.

Unlike many Democrats throughout the country, Moran strenuously defended the stimulus package and the health care reform. Voters in the 8th Congress...

Former Congressman Condit Takes The Witness Stand In Levy Trial

The sixth day of testimony is set to begin in the murder trial of Chandra Levy. It follows a day which included testimony from a high profile witness.

Prosecutors are expected to question jailhouse informants this week. Attorneys for the District say the prison inmates who spent time in jai...

Latest Virginia Local News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia voters are electing their congressional representatives and deciding whether to approve three proposed amendments to the state Constitution. Officials say turnout has been steady statewide.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Three proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution...

Stakes Are High For Anne Arundel's Ballot Question A

UPDATE: With 40 percent of the votes in, the measure is ahead by around 10,000 votes--a 13-point lead. Joe Torre, head of the Arundel County Board of Elections, says all the votes may not be counted until midnight. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas acknowledged that his side has lost ton...

D.C. Jewish Community Responds To Terror Threat

By Colin Campbell

After investigators discovered explosives on cargo planes from Yemen headed to locations in Chicago connected to synagogues, some members of D.C.'s Jewish community say they are also on a heightened state of alert.

Jason Isaacson, with the American Jewish Committee,...

Election Day Impact Differs In The District

Election officials in the District are not expecting a huge turnout today. The Democrats hold about a 10-to-1 edge in terms of registered voters over Republicans, so it's typically the primaries in September that determine the outcomes, not the general elections.

In fact, the Republicans di...

Virginia Sees Republican Gains

Results are still trickling in from Virginia's election but Republicans seem to have the momentum.

Republicans have succeeded in ousting 14-term Congressman Rick Boucher in Virginia's 9th District. Morgan Griffin picked up the victory in that western district which hasn't been represented b...

Denial Of Federal Grants Leaves Hole In N. Va.'s Domestic Violence Safety

In Northern Virginia, several organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence say the next couple of years could bring a dramatic reduction to the help that's available for women in the region.

For each of the past eight years, the Tahirih Justice Center has been awarded a f...

State Roundup: Tuesday, Nov. 2

From MarylandReporter.com:

7 WAYS OF CHANGE From health care to table games to the death penalty, Maryland could change under the next governor -- whether it's Martin O'Malley or Bob Ehrlich -- John Wagner writes for the Washington Post.

9 THINGS TO LOOK FOR Julie Bykowicz and Annie L...

Chandra Levy Murder Trial Switches To Forensic Evidence

One day after riveting testimony from former California Rep. Gary Condit, prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial have switched their focus to highly technical hair, fiber and DNA evidence.

Prosecutors have very little physical evidence to work with in their case against Salvadorian im...

Virginia House Races May Tell National Story

Campaign analysts are closely watching four House seats in Virginia that polling indicates could flip from blue to red today.

Just two years ago, Democrats took three Virginia House seats from the GOP. Republicans think they can take those back today, and possibly scoop up another seat or t...

Delaware Senate Race Heats Up At The Polls

UPDATE: AP reports that Democrat Chris Coons beats Republican Christine O'Donnell for Vice President Joe Biden's former Senate seat.

One of the most closely watched battles in today's election is the Delaware Senate race between Republican Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons. At th...

Rhee Announces Outstanding D.C. Teachers

Culminating her tenure as schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee presented seven educators with "Excellence in Teaching" awards and acknowledged Mayor Adrian Fenty's support.

"I'm so grateful to the city of Washington, D.C., for allowing me the opportunity and the honor to serve the incredible,...

Ehrlich Camp Remains Hopeful, Despite Early Polling

Although Maryland election officials are reporting that voter turnout may be running slightly below average for today's gubernatorial election, the staff at the Bob Ehrlich (R) campaign headquarters in Timonium, Md., say they're confident that Republicans will show up at the polls in large number...

Coons Beats O'Donnell By A Landslide In Delaware

The highly watched race in Delaware between Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons appears to have ended in a landslide victory for coons.

There was a collective sigh of relief at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Rehoboth Beach when the numbers started rolling in...

Power Breakfast: Tuesday, Nov. 2

From Capitol News Connection:

Having all but declared that Republicans will win the 39 seats they need to secure a majority in the House, analysts like Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg Political Report have little to do but speculate on how deep the shakeup will go...

Latest Virginia Local News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia voters are electing their congressional representatives and deciding whether to approve three proposed amendments to the state Constitution. Officials say turnout has been steady statewide.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Three proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution...

Stakes Are High For Anne Arundel's Ballot Question A

UPDATE: With 40 percent of the votes in, the measure is ahead by around 10,000 votes--a 13-point lead. Joe Torre, head of the Arundel County Board of Elections, says all the votes may not be counted until midnight. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas acknowledged that his side has lost ton...

Casino's Fate Lies In Voters' Hands

Voters today in Maryland's Anne Arundel County will determine whether the state's largest slots casino will be built at Arundel Mills Mall.

Baltimore-based Cordish Company is looking to build the casino at the mall. Company President Joe Weinberg says they chose the mall site over Laurel Pa...

Virginia's 11th District Race Is Too Tough To Call Early

Click here for an update on the 11th District race.

In Virginia's 11th Congressional District, the contest between Republican Keith Fimian and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) has attracted national attention.

At 5:20 p.m. it was still quiet at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, where...

Virginia Sees Republican Gains

Results are still trickling in from Virginia's election but Republicans seem to have the momentum.

Republicans have succeeded in ousting 14-term Congressman Rick Boucher in Virginia's 9th District. Morgan Griffin picked up the victory in that western district which hasn't been represented b...

Denial Of Federal Grants Leaves Hole In N. Va.'s Domestic Violence Safety

In Northern Virginia, several organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence say the next couple of years could bring a dramatic reduction to the help that's available for women in the region.

For each of the past eight years, the Tahirih Justice Center has been awarded a f...

Maryland Congressional Races

First-term Democrat Frank Kratovil is the only incumbent in Maryland's congressional delegation to lose tonight. He held the 1st District seat on the Eastern Shore, which now will go to State Sen. Andy Harris.

Come January the state's Congressional delegation will be comprised of six Democr...

Shooting At Military-Related Building Follows Trend

Click here for an updated version of this story.

Police in Northern Virginia say at least one shot was fired overnight at a Coast Guard recruiting station on Potomac Mills Circle near Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Va.

No one has been injured. This is the fifth time that a shot or...

Latest Maryland Local News

BALTIMORE (AP) All eight Maryland U.S. House members are up for re-election. The race in the 1st District, which includes the Eastern Shore, is considered the most competitive. Democratic incumbent Frank Kratovil faces a strong challenge from Republican state Sen. Andy Harris in that race.

...

Virginia House Races May Tell National Story

Campaign analysts are closely watching four House seats in Virginia that polling indicates could flip from blue to red today.

Just two years ago, Democrats took three Virginia House seats from the GOP. Republicans think they can take those back today, and possibly scoop up another seat or t...

Delaware Senate Race Heats Up At The Polls

UPDATE: AP reports that Democrat Chris Coons beats Republican Christine O'Donnell for Vice President Joe Biden's former Senate seat.

One of the most closely watched battles in today's election is the Delaware Senate race between Republican Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons. At th...

Art Beat: Tuesday, Nov. 2

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Nov. 2-Dec. 4) VERY QUEER PORTRAITS Texan artist Heyd Fontenot uses the nude portrait as commentary on modern identity issues in The Very Queer Portraits of Heyd Fontenot at the University of Maryland's Art Gallery in College Park for the next month. Human...

Voter Turnout Could Be Key In Md. Gubernatorial Race

Turnout at this polling place at Old Mill High School in Millersville has been steady this evening, aided by the contentious ballot question over whether a slot machine casino will be built at Arundel Mills Mall.

Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Ehrlich scored his biggest victory in Ann...

Coons Beats O'Donnell By A Landslide In Delaware

The highly watched race in Delaware between Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons appears to have ended in a landslide victory for coons.

There was a collective sigh of relief at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Rehoboth Beach when the numbers started rolling in...

Former Congressman Condit Takes The Witness Stand In Levy Trial

The sixth day of testimony is set to begin in the murder trial of Chandra Levy. It follows a day which included testimony from a high profile witness.

Prosecutors are expected to question jailhouse informants this week. Attorneys for the District say the prison inmates who spent time in jai...

Latest D.C. Regional News

WASHINGTON (AP) A leading Republican Party figure says tea party-backed congressional candidates who win elections today will consider themselves part of the GOP when they come to Washington. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says candidates such as Senate hopeful Rand Paul in Kentucky started out a...

Coast Guard Recruiting Center Shooting Under Investigation

In Prince William County, Va., this afternoon, police continue to search for clues in a shooting incident involving another military facility.

By Tuesday afternoon no one knew when the shot, or shots had been fired at the Coast Guard Recruiting Center in the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge...

Casino's Fate Lies In Voters' Hands

Voters today in Maryland's Anne Arundel County will determine whether the state's largest slots casino will be built at Arundel Mills Mall.

Baltimore-based Cordish Company is looking to build the casino at the mall. Company President Joe Weinberg says they chose the mall site over Laurel Pa...

Virginia's 11th District Race Is Too Tough To Call Early

Click here for an update on the 11th District race.

In Virginia's 11th Congressional District, the contest between Republican Keith Fimian and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) has attracted national attention.

At 5:20 p.m. it was still quiet at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, where...

Denial Of Federal Grants Leaves Hole In N. Va.'s Domestic Violence Safety

In Northern Virginia, several organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence say the next couple of years could bring a dramatic reduction to the help that's available for women in the region.

For each of the past eight years, the Tahirih Justice Center has been awarded a f...

Virginia's 11th District Still Undetermined

UPDATE: In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District, Democratic incumbent Congressman Gerry Connolly is claiming victory, while his Republican challenger Keith Fimian is saying the race is not over.

Fimian took to the stage at the Mason Inn in Fairfax, and he told a small crowd of fa...

Jim Moran Wins Handily In Virginia's 8th District

Moran faced retired Army Colonel Patrick Murray, who waged a conservative challenge to the liberal-leaning congressman from Northern Virginia.

Unlike many Democrats throughout the country, Moran strenuously defended the stimulus package and the health care reform. Voters in the 8th Congress...

Shooting At Military-Related Building Follows Trend

Click here for an updated version of this story.

Police in Northern Virginia say at least one shot was fired overnight at a Coast Guard recruiting station on Potomac Mills Circle near Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Va.

No one has been injured. This is the fifth time that a shot or...

Chandra Levy Murder Trial Switches To Forensic Evidence

One day after riveting testimony from former California Rep. Gary Condit, prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial have switched their focus to highly technical hair, fiber and DNA evidence.

Prosecutors have very little physical evidence to work with in their case against Salvadorian im...

Stakes Are High For Anne Arundel's Ballot Question A

UPDATE: With 40 percent of the votes in, the measure is ahead by around 10,000 votes--a 13-point lead. Joe Torre, head of the Arundel County Board of Elections, says all the votes may not be counted until midnight. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas acknowledged that his side has lost ton...

D.C. Jewish Community Responds To Terror Threat

By Colin Campbell

After investigators discovered explosives on cargo planes from Yemen headed to locations in Chicago connected to synagogues, some members of D.C.'s Jewish community say they are also on a heightened state of alert.

Jason Isaacson, with the American Jewish Committee,...

Election Day Impact Differs In The District

Election officials in the District are not expecting a huge turnout today. The Democrats hold about a 10-to-1 edge in terms of registered voters over Republicans, so it's typically the primaries in September that determine the outcomes, not the general elections.

In fact, the Republicans di...

Virginia Sees Republican Gains

Results are still trickling in from Virginia's election but Republicans seem to have the momentum.

Republicans have succeeded in ousting 14-term Congressman Rick Boucher in Virginia's 9th District. Morgan Griffin picked up the victory in that western district which hasn't been represented b...

Power Breakfast: Tuesday, Nov. 2

From Capitol News Connection:

Having all but declared that Republicans will win the 39 seats they need to secure a majority in the House, analysts like Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg Political Report have little to do but speculate on how deep the shakeup will go...