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Entries by Michael Grass from 10/2011

Colby King: Where Is Anthony Williams?

Posted 10.01.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that Colby King, The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist has a distaste for the current state of public af...

Obamas Out To Dinner For Wedding Anniversary

Posted 10.01.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are at a celebratory dinner marking their wedding anniversary. The Obamas arr...

Redskins Beat Rams, 17-10 (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.03.2011 | DC

The Washington Redskins beat the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, 17-10. Now, 3-1 so far this season, the Redskins have had their best start since 2008 and a...

D.C. Police Beefing Up Ranks As New Recruits Start

Posted 10.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The municipal police force in the nation's capital is beefing up its officer ranks as it continues to try to reduce violent crime. FB...

Michelle Obama's Target Shopping Trip Sparks Conspiracy Theories

Posted 10.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's incognito shopping trip by first lady Michelle Obama to the Potomac Yard Target across the river in Alexandria has attracted ...

D.C. Circulator's New Route To Anacostia, Skyland Starting Service

Posted 10.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There have been some big changes to the District of Columbia's Circulator bus system, a network of limited-stop routes meant to suppleme...

Harringtons Support Bill To Move Rape, Murder Investigations Off Campus

Posted 10.03.2011 | DC
Read More: DC News

The parents of Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student who disappeared during a Metallica Concert in Charlottesville almost two years ago, are rall...

Remains Of 3 Vietnam War Soldiers To Be Buried

Posted 10.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The government says it has identified the remains of three U.S. Army soldiers missing in action during the Vietnam War and will bury the...

Jennifer Aniston Tours Breast Cancer Center

Posted 10.03.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Lending her support to Breast Cancer Awareness month, actress Jennifer Aniston listened to breast cancer survivors share storie...

Md. Professor Shares Nobel Prize In Physics

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC

BALTIMORE — The discovery that earned Adam Riess the Nobel Prize came at another momentous time for the Johns Hopkins physicist. Riess recalled...

Muriel Bowser To D.C. Council: Ignore Emergency Ethics Push (UPDATE)

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) sent a letter to her colleagues urging them to not support any emergency leg...

U Street, King Street Named 'Great' Streets In American Planning Association List

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC

King Street in Alexandria, U Street in NW D.C. and Davis Street in Culpeper, Va. have been recognized by the American Planning Association's in the li...

Appeals Court Upholds D.C. Semi-Automatic Rifle Ban

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC

An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a District of Columbia law that bans semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines in Washington, finding that...

4 Arrested In Alleged Government Bribery Case

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC
Read More: DC News

WASHINGTON — Two employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two others were arrested Tuesday in a $20 million bribery and kickback case t...

Appeals Court Upholds D.C. Gun Restrictions

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia can bar residents from owning assault weapons and require them to register their handguns without violatin...

Capitals, Penguins Schedule Benefit For KHL Team

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are teaming up to raise money for the families of the Russian hockey players killed in a...

National Cathedral To Reopen Nov. 12, Repairs To Cost At Least $25 Million

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC

Washington National Cathedral officials now estimate that the necessary repairs for damage caused by the August earthquake will require at least $25 m...

Occupy DC Protest: Police Union Chief Says Cops Will Be 'Very Respectful'

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The head of the District of Columbia's police union said Tuesday that he has confidence his fellow officers will handle Occupy DC protes...

Republicans Say Sheriff's Participation In Retirement Plan Is Illegal

Posted 10.04.2011 | DC
Read More: Virginia, DC News

Fairfax Republicans are attacking Sheriff Stan Barry's participation in a county retirement plan with the launch of a new website. Drop Stan Barry ...

Favola Accuses Merrick Of Running 'Stealth Campaign'

Posted 10.05.2011 | DC
Read More: Virginia, DC News

Democratic state Senate candidate Barbara Favola accused her opponent of running a “stealth campaign” and avoiding questions on tough issues at a ...

Weekend Track Work Will Close Green And Yellow Line Stations

Posted 10.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For all those planning on using Metrorail over the upcoming three-day Columbus Day weekend, be aware that major track switch reconstruct...

Team Ends Rappelling Check Of Washington Monument

Posted 10.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Engineers who have been rappelling down the Washington Monument completed their inspection Wednesday of its exterior damage from an...

Dela Rosa An 'Angry Woman,' Psychologist Says

Posted 10.05.2011 | DC

Unlike other psychologists who evaluated and treated Carmela dela Rosa for depression over the course of the past decade, Dr. Stanton Samenow said in ...

Redskins' Paul Fined $20K For Helmet-To-Helmet Hit

Posted 10.05.2011 | DC

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins rookie receiver Niles Paul says he's been fined $20,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit while covering a punt during th...

EPA Renews D.C.'s Stormwater Discharge Permit Under Conditions

Posted 10.06.2011 | DC
Read More: DC News

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it renewed the District’s permit to discharge stormwater into local waterways, but only...