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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Analysis: O'Malley's Prospects On The Rise, Despite Recent Misstep

The Democratic National Convention is underway in Charlotte, N.C., and Alex Bolton with The Hill newspaper was there to report on Maryland Gov. O'Malley's rising star in the party.

New DCPS Initiative To Provide Incentives For High-Performing Teachers

In an effort to keep the best in teaching talent at home in the District, DCPS has announced a new initiative that gives teachers opportunities for better pay and enhanced responsibility.

MPD Scraps Unit That Investigated Officer-Involved Shootings

Citing a decrease in shootings involving members of the District Police Department, Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced that the unit tasked with investigating such incidents is being reassigned.

Sentencing For Former Gray Aide Postponed

Sentencing for Thomas Gore, the former campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray who pleaded guilty to charges earlier this year, has been delayed until Dec. pending the results of the federal investigation.

O'Malley Takes Stage At Democratic National Convention

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley will kick off the 10 p.m. hour of speakers during the Democratic National Convention, and he'll aim to convince voters that President Obama has the better plan for the economy going forward. 

Many Virginia Concealed Carry Permits Going To Out-Of-State Residents

A 2009 Virginia law allows gun owners to attain a concealed carry permit by doing little more than an online test. Now, a growing number of those permits are being issued to residents not from the commonwealth.

Polls Open In Northern Virginia For Special Election

Voters head to the polls in Alexandria for a special election to fill former Del. David Englin's state house seat. 

Constitution Party Candidate Makes Virginia Presidential Ballot

In a blow to Virginia Republicans, conservative Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode has survived a challenge attempting to block his presence on the commonwealth's presidential ballot.

Donna Edwards Discusses Women, Gay Marriage At The DNC

Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards is slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week, and she speculates as to how the role of women and the issue of gay marriage will play in Charlotte, N.C.

DNC 2012: Democrats Get Their Turn To 'Come Together'

Democrats are descending on Charlotte, N.C. this week for the party's national convention, and talk of the economy  — and whether American are "better off" than they were four years ago — is taking center stage. 

A View From The Convention: Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski speaks about her role at the Democratic National Convention, a planned program to honor women in the Senate and the Democrats' message on health care.  

Mikulski To Honor Women In The Senate At DNC

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is at the Democratic National Convention this week, and she'll spend part of her time highlighting prominent women in politics. 

DNC 2012: Virginia Takes Prime Floor Spot, Just Like At RNC

Delegates are gearing up for the start of the Democratic National Convention tonight, and Virginia's delegation has a seat front and center on the convention floor — much like at last week's RNC.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Alexandria's Old Town Theater To Stay A Theater

Alexandria's Old Town Theater, which was set to be repurposed for retail shops, will actually revisit its Vaudeville roots after a renovation that will reveal some of the building's original early 20th-century features. 

Analysis: O'Malley, Kaine And The DNC

CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings talks about Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's and Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine's upcoming appearances at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.