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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

National Harbor Casino Would Bring Money To Maryland

The National Harbor casino would bring in a projected $460 million, but a report adds two other casinos in Maryland would be hit hard by the facility.

D.C. Council To Vote On Interim Chair

The D.C. Council will vote on a new interim chairman tomorrow, and Council member Mary Cheh is gathering support for at-large Council member Phil Mendelson to take the seat. 

Obama, Romney Campaigns Fundraise In Maryland

President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney's wife Ann will both attend campaign fundraisers in Maryland today.

Maryland Del. Tiffany Alston Found Guilty Of Theft

A Maryland lawmaker has been convicted of using public funds to pay an employee in her private law firm. 

Commentary: From The 'Boonies' To Bustling Neighborhood

Commentator Judy Downs Tinelli recalls a time before the highways and the rail lines and she offers a different view of the areas now defined by concrete and congestion.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 12

The Music of Kander & Ebb, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and the challenges of making art.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mendelson And Orange Race For D.C. Council Chair

At-large council members Phil Mendelson and Vincent Orange race to replace Kwame Brown as D.C. Council Chair.

Potomac Child Suffers Near Drowning Incident

A young child has been taken to the hospital following a near drowning incident at a community center in Potomac, Md.

Virginia Voters Head To The Polls For Primaries

Republicans and Democrats head to the polls for Tuesday's primary elections.

Fairfax Aims To Educate Public On Budget Process

Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are proposing a measure to make the budget process more transparent.

Montgomery County Holds Hearing On Tree-Trimming Bill

Montgomery County councilmembers will hold a public hearing on a bill regarding Pepco's tree-trimming efforts Tuesday night.

Unmanned Aircraft Crashes In Eastern Shore

An unmanned aircraft on a routine maintenance flight reportedly crashed near Bloodsworth Island, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay Monday.

Orange Proposes D.C. Income Tax Exemption For DCPS Teachers

Councilmember Vincent Orange is proposing to exempt DCPS teachers from paying the city's income tax, and that exemption would include his wife.

UVA Rector Addresses University President's Resignation

Less than two years after Teresa Sullivan's appointment, the University of Virginia's president is stepping down. The school's Board of Visitors has accepted her resignation and is calling for a bold new leader who can resolve financial challenges.

More Women Enrolling To The U.S. Naval Academy

A U.S. Naval Academy official says the class of 2016 is on track to have the largest female class in the academy's history.