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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Residents Rally Against Cuts To D.C. Social Service Spending

Residents picketed the Wilson Building on Monday to protest $187 million in proposed cut by Mayor Vincent Gray, nearly two-thirds of which came from social services.

Handicapped Drivers Receive 1,100 Additional Parking Meters In D.C.

DC's Department of Transportation has begun to install 1,100 more parking meters for handicapped drivers in the city.

Police Defend Actions In Virginia Tech Massacre Wrongful Death Suit

Police who responded to the first shootings at Virginia Tech on the day a gunman later killed dozens of people say they believed the initial violence was an isolated, domestic incident.

Maryland Students Create Award-Winning Video On Teen Dating Violence

In Maryland, four students at a Germantown school have won an award for producing an online video recognizing National Teen Dating Violence Month.

Baby Found Safe After Carjacking In Anacostia

A baby boy is back home in Southeast Washington after the SUV he was in this morning was carjacked from a driveway in Anacostia.

Shooting At DC USA Concerns Neighbors

Four years, almost to the day of DC USA's grand opening in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, there was a shooting at the District's largest retail operation.

Maryland Considers Smoking Ban In Kid-Laden Cars

Maryland lawmakers will take another look Monday at a bill that would ban smoking in cars with children less than 8 years old in the vehicle.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Robert Griffith III Is Redskins-Bound, As NFL Approves Trade

Heisman-winner and former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffith III is expected to head to Washington D.C. in the draft this year, after the NFL approves a trade during which the Redskins shipped away three future draft picks.

Laws Boosting Business Pass Virginia Assembly

A budget continues to elude the Commonwealth, but a slate of business-friendly provisions passed through Virginia's General Assembly to the delight of business advocates.

Stakes Rise In Virginia After Failure To Pass Budget

The Virginia legislative session ended on Saturday, leaving the commonwealth without a budget for the first time since 2001. The implications, experts say, could be far-reaching.

Maryland Students Suspended For Trying To Organize Walkout

Students at Northwestern High School in Prince George's County organized a walkout to protest what they say are unsanitary conditions, but the school's principal squashed the effort before it started.

Virginia Wineries Create Passport For Civil War Sesquicentennial

With the sesquicentennial of the Civil War commemorated this year in Virginia, area wineries are participating in a ceremony  to showcase the best the commonwealth has on offer.

CQ Roll Call: Republicans Not Worried About Bartlett In The Primary, O'Malley And McDonnell On Different Timetables

Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett faces a crowded field of challengers for Maryland's primary in three weeks.

Virginia Scholar To Write Prequel To Godfather Series

An author in Virginia has won the coveted assignment of writing the prequel for the Godfather series, but there's a last-minute twist.

UMD Student Arrested For Threatening Shooting Rampage

A 19-year-old University of Maryland student has been arrested for threatening to go on a shooting rampage on campus.

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