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Monday, August 13, 2012

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.

Biden To Tour Virginia Battleground States

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to tour several Virginia cities on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Laser Pointers Return To Ocean City

Concerns over the resurgence of laser pointers in Ocean City has town officials pointing to the city's law restricting them.

Environmentalists Push To Shut Down Power Plants

Environmentalists want the Crane and Wagner power plants in Maryland to shut down.

Maryland Reconsiders Bill Affecting Utilities Revenue

Maryland regulators are reconsidering a policy that would affect the way utility companies bill customers.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Maryland Senate Passes Gaming Expansion

As expected, Maryland's State Senate passed an expansion a gaming expansion in a special session late Friday, clearing the way for a House vote on Monday.