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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Woman Admits To Illegally Injecting Customers With Silicone

A woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to illegally injecting silicone into the posteriors of women in hotel rooms up and down the east coast, including the District of Columbia.

Ron Paul Campaigning In Maryland Wednesday Night

Maryland doesn't normally factor strongly into presidential primaries, but a contentious race had sparked renewed interest. Ron Paul, currently in fourth place, will be campaigning in Maryland Wednesday night.

Attorney Seeks $4M For 2 Virginia Tech Families

An attorney representing two families of students slain in the Virginia Tech tragedy is trying to waive a Virginia law that puts a $100,000 cap on claims of negligence against the state.

Virginia Lawmakers Eye Healthcare Mandate Decision

Virginia lawmakers, like many across the country, are eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, with its implications across the Commonwealth.

Democrat Libby Garvey Wins Seat On Arlington Board

In a special election that saw a record low turnout, Arlington Democratic nominee Libby Garvey was elected to the vacant seat on the Arlington County Board Tuesday night.

Analysis: GOP Voters Actually Get A Say In Maryland, D.C. Presidential Primaries

Looking ahead to the congressional races in the Maryland and D.C. primaries, scheduled for April 3.

'A Huge Loss': Program Helps Families Grieve Pets Who Pass

When a pet dies, many families are unsure of how to grieve. Prince George's County is offering counseling to help them through those tough times.

Opponents Trying For Referendum On Maryland Redistricting

Opponents to Maryland's redistricting map have kicked off an effort to get the new Congressional districts map on the November ballot.

D.C. Mayor Defends 2013 Budget, Including Traffic Cameras

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray defended the inclusion of more traffic camera revenues in his 2013 budget Tuesday, saying he'd eventually like to see traffic cameras covering the entire city.

60 D.C. Employees Fired For Unemployment Fraud

The D.C. government has fired dozens of city employees accused of committing unemployment fraud.

Parents Of Trayvon Martin Address Capitol Hill

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were on Capitol Hill Tuesday, to attend a House Democratic forum on racial profiling and Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Maryland Senate Approves Slots, Plays Host To Gingrich

It was a busy day in Annapolis, Md. on Tuesday as the Maryland Senate approved the state's sixth slots casino license and also played host to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

Analysis: Rep. Chris Van Hollen And The House Budget Negotiations

Both Democrats and Republicans have laid out their visions for the federal budget in the U.S. House. While the Republican plan is almost assured to pass, Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen has had a high-profile role in the negotiations.

Fairfax Considers Increase To Stormwater Tax

Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are considering a plan to raise property taxes to pay for stormwater management.

9-Year-Old Boy Petitions Congress To Stop Horse Slaughter

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) was joined by a 9-year-old political activist at the capitol on Tuesday to call for a permenant ban on the slaughter of horses for consumption in the U.S.