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Monday, June 3, 2013

Gray Opposes Proposed U Street Liquor License Moratorium

Under the proposed moratorium, no liquor licenses could be issued for five years in the area around 14th and U Streets NW.

Senate Democrats Consider Changing Rules On Filibuster

The change, called the "nulclear option," would drop the threshold for moving Senate business forward from the current 60 votes to only 51.

Trial Of Alleged Wikileaks Leaker Bradley Manning Begins

The trial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of leaking tens of thousands of classified U.S. documents to Wikileaks, began Monday in Fort Meade.

Volunteers Clean Up 125,000 Pounds Of Trash Along Chesapeake Bay Shorelines

Over 6,000 volunteers participated this weekend in the 25th Annual Clean the Bay Day.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Virginia Woman Arrested For Hit-And-Run On W&OD Trail

A Virginia woman has been arrested for driving while intoxicated on a bike trail and hitting a 65-year-old bicyclist.

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.