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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

McDonnell: EPA Regulations Cost Too Much

bob mcdonnell

At a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Alexandria, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell described EPA regulations as "job killing."

Md. Professor Wins Share Of Nobel Prize

adam riess

A professor from Johns Hopkins University won a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics Tuesday for his work in observing the expansion of the known universe.

Court Upholds D.C.'s Assault Weapons Ban

A federal appeals court upheld D.C.'s ban on assault weapons, as well as certain other gun restrictions.

Maryland Redistricting Plan Released

The draft of Maryland's Congressional redistricting plan could have negative consequences for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

Maryland Gov. Appears In Gay Marriage Video

Shot of Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley in marriage equality video.

Maryland's gay marriage advocates are already ramping up publicity in advance of the issue coming before the state legislature in January.

NRC: Va. Nuclear Plant Not Damaged In Earthquake

The federal government's nuclear regulators say Dominion did what it was supposed to when an earthquake shook its North Anna Power Station in Virginia in August.

DC Lottery Seeks Input On Online Gaming

Residents in the District will finally get a chance to weigh in on the city’s internet gaming law. 

Occupy DC Gathers In McPherson Square

Occupy DC protester with sign reading "Join us: the 99 percent."

Organizers of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration say the movement’s grassroots effort is designed to call attention to the greed and lack of ethics in corporate America. Now, the protests are spreading to cities across the country, including D.C.

Wild Oysters Get Boost From Area Restaurants


The Oyster Recovery Partnership is fighting back against disease and pollution, supplementing wild oyster populations with the help of local restaurants.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 4

Shiny sculptures, Dandi and Gandhi, plus really exceptional bras.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Md. Child Neglect Law Could Have Big Impact

anthony brown

Experts who work with abused children were cheered over the weekend, as Maryland politicians finally agreed to join 49 other states in making child neglect a crime.

Study: Courts Leave Domestic Violence Victims Vulnerable

Laurie Duker

Courts in Montgomery County are seeing criticism from victims rights groups who say they often put victims of domestic violence in uncomfortably close and unsupervised proximity to their abusers.

Shooting Shuts Down Md. Social Security Complex

A shooting near the Woodlawn, Md. campus of The Social Security Administration prompted a shutdown Monday morning.

NRC Meets To Discuss Earthquake Impact

The earthquake that struck the D.C. region last August caused two reactors at the North Anna Nuclear plant to shut down. The NRC meets today to discuss the situation.

CQ Roll Call: House Back In Session, Fiscal Year Ends, Still No Budget

The U.S. House is back in session this week, and the big issue on Capitol Hill is the establishing a new budget to keep the federal government funded.