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D.C. Government Drops Security Contractor For Violations

After more than one hundred citations for various violations, the D.C. government is dropping its $41 million contract with a security contractor.

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Fairfax Executive Presents $6.7 Billion Budget

Fairfax County officials have proposed a $6.7 billion budget, a 6 percent increase over last year, buoyed in large part by gains in property values in the county.

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Maryland Students Demand Removal Of Foam Lunch Trays

Students in Montgomery County, some as young as 9, are getting politically-active, call for the Board of Education to adopt their plan for reusable lunch trays in school cafeterias.

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O'Malley, McDonnell Split Hairs Over Regional Job Creation

The governors of Maryland and Virginia got into a little spat over job creation at a national governors' conference in D.C. this weekend.

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D.C. Group Tries To Ban Corporate Campaign Contributions

A group of D.C. activists is calling for a law banning all corporate campaign contributions to D.C. Council members. The proposal will be vetted today at the D.C. Board of Election and Ethics.

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Fairfax's Meal Tax Would Help Fund Transportation Projects

Fairfax County supervisors are considering funding transportation projects through a 4 percent tax increase on restaurant meals.

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Arlington Considers Relaxing Backyard Hen Restrictions

Arlington leaders will consider relaxing restrictions on residents keeping hens in the backyard.

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House Fire Leaves Two Firefighters In Critical Condition

Two Prince George's County firefighters remain in critical but stable condition after battling a house fire in Riverdale Friday night.

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McDonnell Against Cuts To Virginia's Transportation Projects

Gov. Bob McDonnell is trying to protect Virginia from federal budget cuts while also calling for deep spending cuts.

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Virginia General Assembly Squabbles Over Dulles Rail Labor

The MWAA is warning that area commuters might end up paying for the Dulles Rail project in the form of tolls, unless the Virginia General Assembly can come to an agreement on labor.

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