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Monday, March 28, 2011

Maryland News Roundup

A Senate committee voted Friday to pass a bill that will allow wineries in and outside of Maryland to ship bottles of vino directly to customers, and a major health care reform bill has advanced in the House after legislators amended the measure.

Fairfax Executive Rejects Citizen Review Board For Police

For more than a year in Virginia, a coalition of civil rights activists and neighborhood groups have been asking for a citizen review board that could conduct investigations of police misconduct. Now members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are about to hear a recommendation against creating an oversight board.

Latest Maryland News

A brewing company that was awarded a half-million dollar loan by the state is asking Delaware economic development officials to modify the terms of the agreement.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Street art in a gallery, revolution at Ford’s, and a DRC documentary.

Latest D.C. News

Politics and Prose bookstore has found a buyer for the 27-year-old establishment.

Latest Virginia News

A worker has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a forklift at APM Terminals in Portsmouth.

Small Earthquake Hits Virginia

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a very small earthquake in Virginia early Monday morning.

USA Today Investigates DCPS Success, Possible Cheating

D.C. Public Schools officials are responding to a newspaper investigation questioning whether dramatic gains at some schools were driven by cheating.

Virginia Guard Members Deploy To Afghanistan

More than 40 soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard are headed to Afghanistan.

Taxis In D.C. Add $1 Surcharge

Beginning Monday, you'll have to shell out an extra dollar for a cab ride in the District.

Montgomery County Begins Street Cleaning

It's spring cleaning time in Montgomery County Maryland. Monday, road crews will start sweeping the streets, removing debris left behind from the winter snow season.

Local Bus Driver Works After Computer Confiscated For Child Pornography

A Montgomery County school bus driver continued to shuttle students to and from school even after his computer was seized in a child pornography sting.

Burglaries And Thefts Surge Across D.C.

D.C. Police say burglaries and thefts are surging across the District, with many thieves snatching smartphones and breaking car windows to steal valuables.

Power Breakfast: A Conversation With Economist Alice Rivlin

From Capitol News Connection: Congress returns this week. Time to pick up where it left off on the budget. What does a former Federal Reserve vice chair, and founding director of the Office of Management and Budget, look for at this point in the process?

Mayor Gray To Deliver State Of District Address Monday

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will deliver his first State of the District Address Monday night at a high school auditorium in Northeast Washington.

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