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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown To Announce Running Mate

One of the worst kept secrets in Maryland politics will be let out of the bag Monday morning: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will announce Ken Ulman as his running mate.

Federal Cuts Expected To Have Large Impact On Assateague Island

Assateague Island National Seashore is expected to lose nearly a quarter-million in funding due to federal budget cuts.

Arlington Sheriff's Deputy Charged With First-Degree Murder

An Arlington County sheriff's deputy is being charged with fatally shooting a 22-year-old man while off-duty.

Rushern Baker Appoints New Chairman For Prince George's Board Of Education

County Executive Rushern Baker has appointed Dr. Segun Eubanks for chairman of Prince George's County's Board of Education.

Protesters Gather At Fort Meade To Support Bradley Manning's Release

Demonstrators rallied outside Fort Meade this weekend in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning on the eve of the start of his court-martial.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Ocean City Preps For Hurricane Season

Early hurricane outlook indicates this season could be worse than last year.

Musical Trio Wins Maryland's 'Helping People' Award

The classical music group, Trio Galilei, won an award for producing work that has had a profound effect on veterans with PTSD.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Analysis: Congressional Dysfunction Could Help D.C. Budget Referendum

The fact that Congress can't get much done will help D.C. budget autonomy advocates and the Washington Redskins, says Roll Call columnist David Hawkings.

Two Downtown Red Line Stations To Close This Weekend

The Dupont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations will close this weekend for scheduled track work.

D.C. Council Committee Rejects Food Truck Regulations

D.C.'s food trucks fought regulations proposed by the city, saying that they left too much discretion to city agencies.

D.C.'s Population Grows 79 Percent Every Workday, Outpacing Other Cities

No city's population swells more dramatically than D.C.'s as commuters flood in on a daily basis.

'Knaidel' Is Winning Word For National Spelling Bee Champion

Arvind V. Mahankali, a 13-year-old boy from Queens, was crowned the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee yesterday.

'Cicada Invasion' Prompts Creative New Snacks

As the 17-year cicadas emerge from the ground, millions of birds will be feasting, and a few people plan to join the party, too.