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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Maureen McDonnell Didn't Give Special Treatment To Star Scientific, Witness Testifies

A defense witness in the corruption trail against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, says the former first lady often traveled the state promoting state businesses, countering the notion she gave special treatment to the company at the heart of the corruption trial.

Deported From U.S., Honduran Immigrants Return To Death And Terror

"We have been warning policy makers in the administration about exactly this," says immigration attorney Sheena Wadhawan. "To expedite removal is to deny due process, and to deport these children back to the conditions from which they're running means certain death."

Supreme Court Blocks Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

With only hours until same-sex couples in Virginia could start getting married, the U.S. Supreme Court today intervened to put any unions on hold until justices could review a challenge from a county clerk in Prince William County.

Former D.C. Mayor: Ferguson Pols Should 'Own Up To The Concerns' Of Community

Former D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt, who oversaw the response to riots in Mt. Pleasant in 1991, today drew comparisons between what happened in D.C. and what's happening in Ferguson, Missouri.

Hoping To Stop D.C. From Going To Pot, Opposition Emerges To Legalization Vote

A 24-year-old D.C. resident has launched a movement to oppose a ballot initiative that would legalize possession of marijuana in D.C.

IRS Seizes Financial Records For Park Southern Apartment Buildings In D.C.

A troubled housing complex that is becoming an issue in D.C.'s upcoming mayoral election had its records seized by the IRS as part of an apparent federal investigation into its finances.

Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant To Pitch Tent Outside City Hall

A mayor in Prince George's County was evicted from city hall after reportedly berating building staff, so now he plans to pitch a tent and meet constituents out in front of the building.

Silver Line Service Draws Mixed Reviews From Virginia Commuters

It's been three weeks since the start of Silver Line service and while some applaud the opening of the line into Northern Virginia, many regular commuters still aren't happy about longer, more expensive rides to work.

Rip Sullivan Wins Special Election, Turns Sights Toward Virginia Medicaid Expansion

Democrat Rip Sullivan held off GOP challenger Dave Foster in a special election on Tuesday, taking the helm of a district that includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax County.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another Unflattering Day Of Testimony For Maureen McDonnell

In the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a former staffer says the ex-first lady became increasingly volatile as she prepared for public appearances.

Redskins Players Show Solidarity With Ferguson

Members of the Washington Redskins waded into a political controversy last night. But this one had nothing to do with the fight over the team's name.

In D.C., Your Bundle Of Joy Costs Of A Bundle Of Money

The average cost of raising a child in the U.S. hit $245,340 last year, though it was significantly higher in D.C.

Schools In Montgomery County Raising Money For Students In Need

The start of classes is less than a week away in Montgomery County, and school systems are calling on the community to donate money for school supplies for young residents in need.

Northern Virginia Delegate Seat At Stake In Special Election

An election is underway on Tuesday to replace Del. Bob Brink, who resigned his seat in Virginia's 48th District to join the McAuliffe administration.

McDonnell Defense Contrasts Governor, First Lady At Corruption Trial

Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell questioned former aides on Monday, describing Maureen McDonnell as "diva-ish" in contrast to her husband.

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