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Monday, August 13, 2012

Virginia Hospitals To Receive Penalties For Re-Admittance

Five Virginia medical centers may face penalties when patients are re-admitted to the hospital after being discharged.

Montgomery County Drops Voter Referendum On Ambulance Fees

In a startling reversal, Montgomery County's Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association says it will not seek another voter referendum on ambulance fees.

Low-Income Students To Receive Federal Assistance On AP Tests

Low-income students in Maryland and Virginia will receive federal assistance to help pay for advanced placement tests.

Waterfront Debate Key To Alexandria Mayoral Race

Two candidates for Alexandria Mayor disagree over legal issues regarding the waterfront redevelopment plan.

Fundraising For D.C. Council Candidates Going Strong

The latest campaign finance reports are showing strong fundraising numbers for candidates running for the D.C. Council.

Tax-Free Shopping Begins In Maryland

Shoppers in Maryland are taking advantage of some tax-free shopping from Aug. 12 to 18.

Analysis: How Choice Of Ryan For VP Plays In Virginia

National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson talks about why Mitt Romney announced his vice president in Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell's political future, and how the choice of Paul Ryan will play in the commonewealth. 

Accident Kills Driver, Injures Police Officer In Alexandria

A fatal accident involving a police cruiser halted traffic on Franconia Road in Alexandria earlier today. The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene; the police officer was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Cummings 'Vehemently Opposed' To D.C. Commuter Tax

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings is speaking out against a possible D.C. commuter tax that his colleague, California Rep. Darrel Issa, said last month he is willing ot explore. 

Maryland House Committee To Meet Again On Gambling

A Maryland State House committee didn't quite finish up its work on a Maryland expansion of gaming bill this weekend, and they'll meet again to hash out some proposed amendments. A final House vote could come today or tomorrow.

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 13

Word salad, Untitled Me, and Barry.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Virginia Museum For Sale After $2 Million Construction

The construction of a $2 million event hall at the historic Collingwood Library and Museum in Virginia has resulted in a financial downturn for the building.

D.C. Clinic Settles Lawsuit For Giving Incorrect HIV Test Results

A D.C. health clinic specializing in HIV and AIDS treatment has settled a lawsuit after the clinic of mistakenly told a patient he was HIV positive.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Politicos Scrutinize Ryan As Romney's VP Pick

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan to be his Vice Presidential running mate nominee is drawing fire from local Democrats.

Maryland Man Charged With Threats To Shoot

A Glen Burnie man was charged Friday with threatening to injure a state official and two counts of telephone misuse.