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Monday, February 11, 2013

Gov. McDonnell Willing To Compromise On Gas Tax

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he's willing to work with Virginia Democrats on a compromise to eliminating the state's gas tax.

McDonnell Hopes Virginia Senate Resurrects His Transportation Plan

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is pushing for the Senate to resurrect his transportation plan on Tuesday.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl To Help Choose New Pope

The Cardinal who guides Washington's Catholics learned that he will soon travel to Rome to help choose the next pope.

MoCo Council President Urges Statewide Transportation Tax Hike

The president of the Montgomery County Council says the bill in the Maryland General Assembly to fund new transportation projects like the Purple Line won't cut it.

Analysis: Mikulski Leading Democrats' Sequester Alternative

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about Sen. Barbara's Mikulski joining the Democrats in coming up with a sequester alternative.

Parts Of Prince George's Co. Could See Discolored Water

A water main break in Prince George's County is causing some customers' tap water to come out discolored.

UMD Student Charged With Fabricating Robbery

Prince George's County police have charged a University of Maryland student for fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint.

Young, Religious D.C. Area Residents Cross Faith Lines For Service

Young faith leaders from about a dozen different religious communities gathered this weekend to discuss how they can work together to serve the community. 

D.C. Area Catholics React To News Of Pope's Resignation

Local Catholics reacted to the news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation today with heavy hearts and admiration for the church's leader. 

PHOTOS: Chinese New Year Parade In D.C.

Thousands of people turned out to watch the Chinese New Year Parade in downtown D.C. on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Senate Votes Again On The Violence Against Women Act

The Senate is expected to once again pass the Violence Against Women Act today, but it's unclear whether the legislation, which provides funding to many women's shelters and other domestic violence support groups, has a chance in the house. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers Make State Budget Amendments

Virginia lawmakers made amendments to the state budget, which included Medicaid expansion and talks over federal cuts.

MoCo Council To Vote On Smoking Ban Expansion

Montgomery County's smoking ban may soon be expanded to more public spaces.

Chuck Brown's Go-Go Legacy Plans Move Forward

The District's plans to honor the Godfather of Go-Go's legacy are moving forward.

Walmart Neighbors Want Store To Keep Carts Out Of Creek

Neighbors in Fairfax County are calling on Walmart to help clean up Little Hunting Creek.