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Sunday, August 12, 2012

D.C. Clinic Settles Lawsuit For Giving Incorrect HIV Test Results

A D.C. health clinic specializing in HIV and AIDS treatment has settled a lawsuit after the clinic of mistakenly told a patient he was HIV positive.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Politicos Scrutinize Ryan As Romney's VP Pick

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan to be his Vice Presidential running mate nominee is drawing fire from local Democrats.

Maryland Man Charged With Threats To Shoot

A Glen Burnie man was charged Friday with threatening to injure a state official and two counts of telephone misuse.

Biden To Tour Virginia Battleground States

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to tour several Virginia cities on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Laser Pointers Return To Ocean City

Concerns over the resurgence of laser pointers in Ocean City has town officials pointing to the city's law restricting them.

Environmentalists Push To Shut Down Power Plants

Environmentalists want the Crane and Wagner power plants in Maryland to shut down.

Maryland Reconsiders Bill Affecting Utilities Revenue

Maryland regulators are reconsidering a policy that would affect the way utility companies bill customers.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Maryland Senate Passes Gaming Expansion

As expected, Maryland's State Senate passed an expansion a gaming expansion in a special session late Friday, clearing the way for a House vote on Monday.

New Web App Helps D.C. Residents Find Bike Path Of Least Resistance

Thought about jumping on the bicycling bandwagon, but don't know the best routes or where the closest Bikeshare stations are? There's an app for that.

Ocean City Business Owners Indifferent About Table Games

While politicians have sparred over the prospect of table games at Maryland casinos, Ocean City business owners are apathetic about the prospects at the local Ocean Downs Casino.

A Familiar Refrain: Metro Schedules Weekend Track Work

Weekend track work will once again slow Metro commuters starting Friday night. Buses replace trains on a stretch of the Red Line, and single-tracking abounds.

White Marlin Aren't Biting At Ocean City Tournament

The White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Md. has been going on all week, but a variety of factors have contributed to very few bites from the elusive fish.

More Molestation Accusations Emerge From Fairfax Home Daycare

More children have come forward in the case of Elwood "Louie" Thomas, who is accused of molesting a child at a home day care center in Fairfax County.

Analysis: Maryland Gaming Expansion, D.C. Property Tax Reductions, Possible D.C. 2024 Olympics Bid

As a special session continues Friday on whether Maryland should expand gaming, D.C. mayor and council seek to discover why some property taxes for commercial buildings downtown were reduced.

Police Looking For Man Targeting Boys In Northwest

A man is making overtures toward young boys in Northwest D.C, police say. There were three incidents reported this week.