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Friday, August 31, 2012

D.C. Area College Football Teams Kick Off Seasons

The area's four Division 1-A college football teams are kicking off the season this weekend.

Analysis: Bob McDonnell and Martin O'Malley Speak At RNC

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the response Gov. Bob McDonnell and Gov. Martin O'Malley received during their speeches at the Republican National Convention.

RNC 2012 Roundup: Romney’s Big Night; Clint Eastwood’s Bizarre Antics

Mitt Romney accepts his party's nomination with a speech channelling Reagan, Clint Eastwood mixes things up by interviewing an invisible President Obama and Kojo at the conventions focuses on education.

Virginia Working To Ensure Every Vote Is Counted

Virginia's State Board of Elections is taking measures to ensure every vote is counted in the upcoming presidential election.

Michelle Rhee Talks Education At RNC

Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says Republicans and Democrats have more similarities than differences when it comes to education.

Virginia Republicans Give Support To Romney

Virginia delegates who attended the Republican National Convention are standing behind Romney, and accusing the media of portraying the Republican presidential nominee in a bad light.

Door To Door: Cherrydale, Va. And Michigan Park, D.C.

This week, we visit D.C.'s Michigan Park and Cherrydale, Va.

From A To B: Prince George's County Cracks Down On Illegal Drag Racing

Four years after a deadly drag-racing crash, we check in to see how Prince George's County has been slowing down aggressive drivers.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Youngest Convention Delegate Sees Success For Romney In Virginia

The youngest delegate at the Republican National Convention is an Alexandria native, and the 17-year-old believes that Mitt Romney's message with resonate in Northern Virginia.

First Death From West Nile Reported In Maryland

The first case of a death resulting from the West Nile virus has been reported in Maryland today, one of the 13 people who have been infected in the state this year.

New Roadblocks For Petition To Ban Corporate Campaign Contributions In D.C.

Organizers behind the petition to ban corporate donations in D.C. elections say that confusion as to why several thousand signatures were thrown out by the election board lingers.

Huguely Sentenced To 23 Years For Murder

Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V was sentenced to 23 years late Thursday afternoon for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and fellow UVA student Yeardley Love.

Nerdfighters Work For Good In D.C. Area

The D.C. area Nerdfighters are creating "awesomeness in the world" by raising money to support various causes around the world.

Virginia Republicans Brace For Their Own Convention Next Year

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling renewed their verbal sparring, each suggesting that next May's convention format favors his candidacy for governor.

Maryland Reports $230M Tax Surplus

Maryland's comptroller reports that the state has generated a $230 million surplus for the fiscal year ending in July, but urges that it be used to help cover an expected budget shortfall next year.