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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Richmond Police Chief Resigns Over Chris Brown Scandal

The police chief of Richmond, Va., has resigned on Tuesday following allegations that his lack of oversight allowed singer Chris Brown to fake his way through court-mandated community service.

Virginia Senate Passes Bill On College Club Membership

The Virginia Senate passed a bill this week that would allow student clubs at public universities in the state to deny membership to those that disagree with the club's tenets or beliefs. 

Two UMD Students Dead, A Third Injured In Murder-Suicide

Two University of Maryland students are dead and a third is injured after an alleged murder-suicide in College Park, Md. last night. 

Immigration Supporters Flock To Washington For State Of The Union

Immigrant advocates, including one Nevada college student who will be a special guest of the Obamas at the State of the Union, are in Washington to lobby for immigration reform this week.

Familiar Story Of Gentrification Reaches Alexandria's West End

Residents in the West End of Alexandria fear that a new high end development planned for their neighborhood will price out many of the lower income people there. 

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 12, 2013

Two local theater productions are taking audiences on separate journeys into the teenage psyche and the twisted mind of a down-and-out crook.

Monday, February 11, 2013

U.S. Army Corps Proposes Plan To Restore Bay Oysters

A new plan could soon be underway to restore the native oyster to the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia Senate Passes Bill For Teacher Evaluation Process

Evaluations for Virginia's public school teachers may soon change.

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.