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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In Wake Of Loss, Gansler Keeps His Tone Diplomatic

It was a disappointing night for Maryland's current Attorney General, Doug Gansler, who was defeated in the Democratic gubernatorial primary by rival Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown. But at his election party, he remained diplomatic.

Walgreens To Offer Free HIV Tests In D.C. Area

Walgreens pharmacists will administer the tests in private consultation rooms and consumers can obtain test results in as little as one minute.

Incumbent Ike Leggett Nets Nomination For Montgomery County Executive

In the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive, two-term incumbent Ike Leggett is the winner.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Wins Democratic Nomination In Maryland Primary

At times, it was a bruising primary, filled with negative ads and sharp-elbowed debates, and the early primary date didn't help either as voter turnout was low across the board. But all that matters is the final result—and it was a clear, resounding victory for Anthony Brown.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

McAuliffe Considers Next Move On Virginia Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Republicans have effectively blocked the expansion of Medicaid in the commonwealth, but political analysts don't expect Gov. Terry McAuliffe to back off now.

Some Blue Line Riders Stand To Lose With Start Of Silver Line Service

Metro says just 11 percent of all existing riders will experience longer wait times thanks to the start of the Silver Line, but that is small consolation for those on the Blue Line, who will feel most of the pain.

New Study Paints Bleak Portrait Of Langley Park Youth

The study finds that a majority of the children who live in Langley Park are at risk of not completing their high school education.

Virginia House Speaker Deems McAuliffe Veto Unconstitutional

Virginia Republican House Speaker Bill Howell is ruling that one of Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's key line-item budget vetoes is unconstitutional, creating a new obstacle to expanding health insurance for 400,000 needy Virginians.

D.C.'s International Workers Tune Into The World Cup

Every four years, some D.C. employers just have to accept it: Their employees aren't going to be working very hard when their country is playing in the World Cup.

Virginia Man Cited For Attempting To Board Flight With Loaded Gun

A spokesperson with the TSA says officers detected the handgun with five rounds of ammunition in the man's carry-on bag.

Maryland Beer Primary: The Taste Of Election Day

Maryland's gubernatorial candidates offer their favorite beer selections ahead of Tuesday's primary — who has the taste necessary to be the next governor?

Brown, Hogan Take Home Wins In Maryland Primaries

Polls in Maryland are officially closed in Maryland and in the race for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has gotten the nod for Democrats and Larry Hogan was victorious among Republicans.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Virginia Lawmakers Question Logic Behind Ethics Panel Veto

Bipartisan ethics legislation was vetoed last week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who said the bill didn't go far enough. Now many state lawmakers are calling that logic into question.

Former Ward 1 Candidate Pleads Guilty To Shadow Campaign Charges

Another D.C. Council candidate has been charged with taking part in an illegal campaign finance scheme that was orchestrated by businessman Jeffrey Thompson: Jeff Smith, who ran in Ward 1 in 2010.

Metro Sets Official Start Date For Silver Line: July 26

The Silver Line finally has a firm opening date: July 26. This comes after months of delays and contractor problems set back Phase I of the Metro line into Northern Virginia.

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