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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Online Impersonation In The Crosshairs Of Virginia Lawmakers

Pretending to be someone else online could soon become a Class 1 misdemeanor under legislation being crafted by the Virginia Crime Commission.

Jesse Matthew Case Prompts Push For Information Sharing On Sexual Assaults

College campuses should do a better job of sharing information on sexual assaults, say advocates citing the case of Jesse Matthew, who before his recent murder charges, was accused of sexual assault in 2002.

Watchdogs Call For Independent Ethics Enforcement On Capitol Hill

The only ethics oversight in the U.S. Senate is an internal ethics committee that is often perceived to do no policing at all. The watchdog group Public Citizen wants that to change.

Race To Replace Frank Wolf In Virginia Causes Lots Of Noise

In an election year where the Senate has gotten most of the attention so far, the race between Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat John Foust in Virginia's 10th District stands out as a loud and contentious.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Voting In Virginia? Don't Forget Your ID

Virginia election officials are working overtime to make sure voters meet new requirements at the polls.

Who Needs To Clear That Snowy Sidewalk In Montgomery County? Maybe You Do

Montgomery County wants residents to know their responsibilities when it comes to clearing snowy sidewalks this winter, but enforcement may remain spotty.

Gray Calls Upside-Down D.C. Flag On Voter Guide A 'Complete Fiasco'

Mayor Vincent is harshly criticizing the D.C. Board of Elections for mistakenly sending a voter guide to 300,000 households that had a upside-down D.C. flag on the cover.

Research On Anti-Smoking Vaccine Gets A Boost At Virginia Tech

A $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support the work on an anti-smoking vaccine by a Virginia Tech researcher.

Big Names, Extra Trains For Veterans Day Concert On The Mall

Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Eminem and Carrie Underwood are among the headliners.

Listen To A Concert Cellist Play A Duet With Her Brain

Ever wonder what your brainwaves sound like? Concert cellist Katinka Kleijin did, and then worked the sound into a strange and beautiful musical duet.

MoveDC 'Action Plan' Outlines Future Of All Things Transportation

A new two-year "Action Plan" from moveDC offers insight into how the city plans to address all things transportation, from bridge construction and bike lanes to sidewalks and toll lanes.

MPD Chief Meets With Rabbi Freundel's Synagogue After His Arrest

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier spoke with members of the Orthodox Kesher Israel synagogue in Georgetown yesterday about the charges against Rabbi Barry Freundel.

As Police Wait For ID On Remains, Jesse Matthew Indicted On New Charges

The man charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being indicted on new charges stemming from the 2005 rape of a young woman.

Monday, October 20, 2014

If Gun Owners Don't Like New Law, Says D.C., They Should File A Lawsuit

A new law allowing D.C. residents to carry concealed handguns is set to take effect this week, and D.C. officials say that gun owners who don't like it can just sue the city.

Officials: Ebola Patient At NIH Poses No Public Safety Risk

Montgomery County officials say treating the nurse infected with the Ebola virus at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda poses no threat to public health and safety.