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D.C. Council Remains Divided Over Budget Issues

With the clock ticking to pass a balanced budget, members of the D.C. Council held a closed-door meeting to hash out their priorities for next year's spending plan.

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P.G. County Exec. Rushern Baker Nominates Police And Fire Chiefs

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker has nominated Acting Police Chief Mark Magaw to permanently take the job as county police chief.

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Alexandria Waterfront Plan Would End Hotel Ban, Increase Density

In Virginia, members of the Alexandria City Council are on the verge of dramatically reshaping the waterfront for the next 20 years in a vote scheduled for Saturday.

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Former Gray Campaign Chair Testifies In Final Hiring Hearing

In the District, the former chair of the Vincent Gray mayoral campaign says she never paid former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown any cash or played a role in his hiring with new administration.

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Mayor Gray, Council Chair Brown Appear Before Congress

In announcing this hearing, this committee also brought up the possibility of bringing back a control board, which oversaw city finance from 1995 to 2001.

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Streamlined Budget-Approval Process Proposed For D.C.

The chairman of the House committee that oversees D.C. says he's willing to work with city leaders on creating more budget autonomy for the District.

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Breaking The Hamilton Case: A Reporter Shares His Story

Former Virginia Delegate Phillip Hamilton (R-Newport News) faces up to 30 years in prison for bribery and extortion. He solicited a job as director of a teacher training center at Old Dominion University while working to secure state funding for it. Bill Sizemore, a reporter for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, broke the story, and his subsequent reporting prompted the federal investigation.

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