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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bad Sushi Leads To Area Salmonella Outbreak

A salmonella outbreak has seized 90 people across 19 states, with health officials believing that it could stem from contaminated sushi.

LaFerla Refuses To Concede Maryland's 1st District

In another race separated by slightly more than a hundred votes, Democrat John LaFerla is refusing to concede to Wendy Rosen, despite her declaration of victory.

Howard University Suspends Athletes For Possible Violation

Howard University has announced that they have temporarily suspended some intercollegiate athletics programs, pending a review of a potential NCAA rule violation.

Candelight Vigil Planned To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

A vigil has been planned for tonight at the memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to remember the civil rights leader's assassination 44 years ago.

Civics Education Advocates Say Virginia Law Was Wrongly Repealed

Virginia educators say a law requiring state teachers to learn about local governments and Virginia history has been repealed in error. 

Analysis: Maryland Congressional Primary, D.C.'s At-large Council Race

WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden and National Journal's Reid Wilson break down what happened in local and Congressional races in the April 3 primary in D.C. and Maryland.

Local Lawmakers To Virginia Assembly: 'No Devolution'

Local lawmakers are letting the Virginia General Assembly know that they're opposing the state's plan to cede controls and financial responsibility for some state roads to local municipalities. 

D.C. Council At-Large Race Too Close To Call

The contest between incumbent Vincent Orange and Sekou Biddle for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council remains too close to call, with just a few hundred votes separating the two.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In Maryland's 6th District, Delaney Will Take On Bartlett

Maryland businessman John Delaney got the Democratic nod in Maryland's contentious 6th district, and he will face incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R), who won the GOP primary in the recently redrawn district.

Primary Hat Trick: Romney Wins Maryland, D.C. and Wisconsin

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is shoring up his front-runner status with three victories on Tuesday night in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Virginia Assembly Targets Weekend Deadline For Budget

Legislators in Virginia have targeted this weekend as a deadline to reconcile the House and Senate versions of a state budget passed in the Commonwealth, with conferees reporting manageable differences.

D.C. Primary Turnout Sluggish In Early Hours

Turnout was slow in the early hours of the D.C. primary election on Tuesday, as residents of the District weigh in on candidates for four wards as well as the Presidential race.

Analysis: JOBS Act May Bridge Gap Between Obama, Cantor

President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act on Thursday, and he's invited House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to the White House for the ceremony. Could this be the beginning of a working relationship?

Storify: Rolling Precinct Figures From D.C. Primary

Polls for the April 3 D.C. primary are open through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, so check in to see the latest rolling rolling precinct figures as they come in via Twitter.

Analysis: Fallout From GSA's 'Out-Of-Control' Vegas Conference

GovExec Editor Tom Shoop talks about the fallout from accusations of improper spending by the General Services Administration