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Friday, March 4, 2011

Maryland Committee Passes Gay Marriage Bill

In Maryland, the House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to legalize gay marriage in the state. The panel voted 12 to 10 to approve the bill.

Metro: Person Struck By Train

Metro officials say a person has been struck by a train at the Rockville station on the Red Line. He has been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Va. Historical Society Creates Slave Name Database

Descendants of slaves in Virginia will soon have a new way to find information about their forbears.

Nurses At D.C.'s Largest Hospital Go On Strike

Registered nurses with the Washington Hospital Center are holding a strike after their union failed to reach negotiations with hospital management over wages and benefits. Nurses say the proposed pay cuts will have a direct effect on patient care.

Stafford Trial Muddied By Issues Of Race, Autism

UPDATE: In Stafford, Va., a jury has come back with a guilty verdict in the case of an autistic man charged with the malicious wounding of a police officer.

Pr. William County Sues Federal Government Over Immigration Records

Prince William County, Va., is suing the federal government over a freedom of information act request the county says was unfairly denied.

Arlington County Seeks Deadbeat Taxpayers

In the dead of night, when most people in Virginia are sleeping, Arlington County tax specialists are out looking for deadbeat taxpayers.

D.C. Marks Anniversary Of Gay Marriage Law

To mark the one-year anniversary of the District's gay marriage law, Mayor Vincent Gray and other city leaders and activists gathered at a church in Southwest D.C.

Rabbit Rescue Begs Parents Not To Impulse Buy This Easter

Buying your child a bunny for Easter sounds like the picture-perfect cliché, but a rabbit-rescue organization in Haymarket, Va., says many end up abandoned.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Coyotes Are Here To Stay In D.C. Region

Coyote sightings are becoming commonplace in certain parts of the D.C. region, and some biologists say humans will have to adapt.

Gray Orders Police To Vet All Of His Appointments

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has ordered police to conduct full criminal background checks of all his appointees. The move comes amid more questions about his administration's hiring practices.

ACLU Plans To Sue Metro Over Bag Searches

The local chapter of the ACLU is looking for people who've had their bags searched at Metro stations because they want to help those people sue Metro.

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