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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pr. George's County Proposes Budget For Fiscal Year 2012

In Maryland, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker is proposing a $2.6 billion budget for fiscal year 2012.

Maryland News Roundup

In-state tuition for illegal students, pension protest, Senate seat campaign spending and the Montgomery County budget.

Attack In Bethesda Heightens Security Concerns

UPDATE: Montgomery County Police have arrested 27-year-old Brittany Norwood in connection with the murder and assault at the Lulumon Athletica Yoga store in Bethesda on March 11.

Latest D.C. News

Military training flights are planned in the Washington area for Thursday and a man who falsely claimed to be a member of Congress from Georgia won't face charges.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Switching it up at Studio Theatre and the National Portrait Gallery.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Report On Parks And Recreation Scandal Clears Fenty

A yearlong investigation into a contracting scandal in the District -- involving the administration of former Mayor Adrian Fenty -- has found no wrongdoing.

Maryland News Roundup

The gay marriage fight continues, state workers rally over pension reform and lawmakers propose a snack tax.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Ireland and India descend on the District.

Maryland Dream Act Awaits Senate Vote

The Maryland Senate could vote during a rare night session Monday on a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities.

Police Investigate Assault, Murder On Bethesda Row

Montgomery County Police officials say they have "good, solid leads" in the sexual assault and single homicide that occurred Friday evening at Lululemon Athletica, a yoga shop in downtown Bethesda.

Power Breakfast: Lobbying And Its Lack Of Transparency

From Capitol News Connection:

There's no shortage of suggestions, ideas and entreaties to fix Washington's lobbying system.

Public Hearing Scheduled For Later Today On DCPS Budget

With a number of schools in the district facing major budget cuts, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is holding a public hearing today to give students, parents, teachers and others a chance offer their input in the process.

Demand For Public Assistance Grows In Arlington

Arlington County, Va., is known as a wealthy community. But 10 percent of the county is on public assistance -- and the needs are growing every day.

The Sinking Islands Of The Chesapeake: Poplar Island

The Chesapeake Bay area has some of the highest rates of sea-level rise on the East Coast due to a combination of rising sea and sinking ground. At least three islands in the Chesapeake Bay have completely disappeared, and many more are on their way out. But at least one is actually making a comeback: Poplar Island, Md.

Consider This With Fred Fiske: The Use Of Closed-Circuit Cameras

Fiske supports the use cameras for fighting crime and protecting the public, even if it means getting a ticket with a picture of his car running a red light in the mail.