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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Virginia Nursing Colleges Object To Online Degree Agreement

Virginia nursing leaders are objecting to a plan by Gov. Bob McDonnell that would offer affordable nursing degrees in part by sending tuition dollars to online schools out of the state.

Leggett: Montgomery County Will Find Money For New Schools

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the county will find a way to pay for new schools and school renovations, despite budget pressures. 

D.C. Contract Awarded To Company Behind Marion Barry's Reality Series

The film company behind "Mayor For Life," a reality TV series about D.C. Council member Marion Barry, has been hired by the D.C. Council to make a documentary about Barry's own Ward 8.

RNC 2012: It’s A New Day (One)

The meat of the Republican National Convention program begins today in Tampa, Fla., one day after it was planned, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Analysis: Virginia Del. Comstock On The RNC, Women In The GOP

Virginia delegate Barbara Comstock weighs in on Mitt Romney's pitch for the Republican National Convention as well as her perception of the role of women in the GOP and the Romney team.

McDonnell To Spearhead GOP Message At RNC

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will deliver a keynote address Tuesday night to underscore the party's goal of promoting economic growth and job creation.

D.C. Republicans Brace For Shortened RNC Schedule

D.C. is not known as a bastion of Republican political power, but at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., a small but dedicated group of delegates are representing the District.

Community Honors Fallen Prince George's Officer

Prince George's County police officer Adrian Morris died in a crash last week at the age of 23. The community he served turned out to honor his sacrifice at a public viewing.

Student Shot At Baltimore High School

A student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school Monday morning.

First Day For New Silver Spring Elementary School

Student enrollment in Montgomery County is up 10,000 just in the last decade, which has prompted the opening of the new Flora Singer Elementary School in Silver Spring.

Analysis: Isaac's RNC Impacts, Role Of Virginia Republicans At Convention

Thousands of journalists, politicos and Republicans are biding their time in Tampa, Fla. as they wait out a delay of the Republican National Convention caused by Tropical Storm Isaac.

Capital Bikeshare Expands To Alexandria

Within the next couple of weeks, there will be another option for getting around Old Town Alexandria.

DCPS Students Head Back To School

D.C. public school students head back to school as Mayor Vincent Gray plans several visits to mark the occasion. 

Baltimore Restaurant Owner Dies In Bicycle Accident

Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, owner of popular Baltimore bar and restaurant Nacho Mama's, died this weekend in a bicycle accident in Ocean City, Md.

Allen And Kaine Crisscross Virginia In Senate Campaigns

As Republicans around the country head to Florida for the national convention, one GOP candidate for Senate, former Gov. George Allen, is staying in his home state to continue campaigning. His opponent, former Gov. Tim Kaine, is also appearing around the state.