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Monday, August 27, 2012

McDonnell To Spearhead GOP Message At RNC

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will deliver a keynote address Tuesday night to underscore the party's goal of promoting economic growth and job creation.

D.C. Republicans Brace For Shortened RNC Schedule

D.C. is not known as a bastion of Republican political power, but at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., a small but dedicated group of delegates are representing the District.

Community Honors Fallen Prince George's Officer

Prince George's County police officer Adrian Morris died in a crash last week at the age of 23. The community he served turned out to honor his sacrifice at a public viewing.

Student Shot At Baltimore High School

A student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school Monday morning.

First Day For New Silver Spring Elementary School

Student enrollment in Montgomery County is up 10,000 just in the last decade, which has prompted the opening of the new Flora Singer Elementary School in Silver Spring.

Analysis: Isaac's RNC Impacts, Role Of Virginia Republicans At Convention

Thousands of journalists, politicos and Republicans are biding their time in Tampa, Fla. as they wait out a delay of the Republican National Convention caused by Tropical Storm Isaac.

Capital Bikeshare Expands To Alexandria

Within the next couple of weeks, there will be another option for getting around Old Town Alexandria.

DCPS Students Head Back To School

D.C. public school students head back to school as Mayor Vincent Gray plans several visits to mark the occasion. 

Baltimore Restaurant Owner Dies In Bicycle Accident

Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, owner of popular Baltimore bar and restaurant Nacho Mama's, died this weekend in a bicycle accident in Ocean City, Md.

Allen And Kaine Crisscross Virginia In Senate Campaigns

As Republicans around the country head to Florida for the national convention, one GOP candidate for Senate, former Gov. George Allen, is staying in his home state to continue campaigning. His opponent, former Gov. Tim Kaine, is also appearing around the state.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 27

A Life on Stage, The King and I, and Rodriguez.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Montgomery County Introduces New Fines

In addition to speed and red light cameras, drivers will be watched by something else this school year.

Two Virginia Republicans Skip Tampa

As the Republican convention kicks off this week in Tampa, the party is convening without two Virginia Republicans.

D.C. Council Members Question Purpose Of Traffic Cameras

Skyrocketing traffic camera fines have a pair of D.C. council members asking whether the new technology is being used for safety purposes or to boost city revenue.

Virginia Seeking Help Collecting Acorns

In an effort to preserve native trees, the Virginia Department of Forestry is asking residents for help in collecting acorns and seeds.