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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gray Adopts Changes To D.C. School Boundaries And Feeder Patterns

Mayor Vincent Gray today adopted a series of changes to the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns, but the fate of the politically sensitive proposal remains uncertain as two leading mayoral contenders have said the changes should be put on hold.

Trial Board Rules Against 3 Firefighters, But Chief Unhappy With Sanctions

The interim D.C. fire chief has "begrudgingly accepted" the recommendations of a trial board on firefighters who didn't help a 77-year-old man who lay dying across the street from a D.C. firehouse earlier this year — but he says the punishments don't go far enough.

Job Fair For D.C. Residents At Convention Center Thursday

Job seekers in the District can head to the Washington Convention Center today for job training and first dibs at federal, state and local employers with openings.

Endorsements Begin To Trickle In For D.C. Mayoral Race

The general election for D.C. mayor is still months away, but endorsements for two of the big candidates have started to come in.

McDonnell To Take Stand Again Today In Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will take the stand Thursday for the second day, as defense attorneys seek to emphasize how the Republican's relationship with Jonnie Williams did not involve extending special treatment.

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.

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