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Entries by Michael Grass from 03/2012

Speeding Council Member Gives Up County Car

Posted 03.01.2012 | DC
Read More: Maryland, DC News

The Prince George's County Council member clocked driving at least 105 mph in her county vehicle — but not ticketed for speeding — says she will g...

House Backs D.C. Special Elections Bill To Shorten Vacancy Window

Posted 03.01.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The House backed legislation Wednesday evening that would shorten the window between a vacancy in a local office an...

Cherry Blossom Festival 2012: National Park Service Announces Early Peak Bloom Dates

Posted 03.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Washington is getting ready to celebrate 100 years of its famous cherry blossom trees, and the trees' head tender said Thursday tha...

Tonight: Arlington Woman Competes on 'Jeopardy!'

Posted 03.01.2012 | DC
Read More: Virginia, DC News

Thursday night, 30-year-old Susannah Rosenblatt of Arlington will compete on the television game show "Jeopardy!" ...

Virginia Gas Prices Continue To Rise; Average Price Is $3.63 Per Gallon

Posted 03.01.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- The price of gas in Virginia has risen by 45 cents a gallon over the past 60 days. AAA's Mid-Atlantic office says Virginia gas price...

National Mall's Grass Getting Trimmed In New Plan

Posted 03.02.2012 | DC

America's Front Yard will have less green space for sunning, picnicking and playing Frisbee as a new plan for the National Mall aims to widen the walk...

Donald Trump: Old Post Office Building Project Will Bring Greatness

Posted 03.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is promising greatness for the Old Post Office building. In a Washington Post local opinion piece this weekend, Trump -...

D.C. Budget Autonomy Moves Toward Compromise On Capitol Hill As Policy Riders Still Loom

Posted 03.05.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Three months into the second session of the 112th Congress, dynamics are shifting on legislative efforts to give th...

D.C. Misses Virginia's March 2011 Winter Storm

Posted 03.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In a winter that's failed to pack much of a punch, the nation's capital dodged another snowmaking event on Monday morning as a quick-mov...

Jeffrey Thompson: A Primer

Posted 03.05.2012 | DC

Federal agents raided the home and office of Jeffrey Thompson, among the largest contributors to D.C. political campaigns, on Friday, prompting Wilson...

Report Of Possible Man With Gun Near White House Relayed To GWU Campus

Posted 03.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- According to a text alert sent out to George Washington University students, staff and faculty Monday evening, the Secret Service report...

Deanwood Station Logs Most Metro Crime In 2011

Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

The Deanwood Metrorail station in Northeast D.C. was the most dangerous stop on the transit system in 2011, according to a new Metro report. The st...

Calvert County Deaths Linked To Flu-Like Symptoms

Posted 03.06.2012 | DC
Read More: Maryland, DC News

Health officials are urging people with flu-like symptoms to consult a doctor after four people in the Lusby area with severe respiratory illnesses di...

8 Women File Lawsuit, Accuse Military Of Having 'High Tolerance For Sexual Predators In Their Ranks'

Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Eight current and former members of the U.S. military allege in a new federal lawsuit that they were raped, assaulted or harassed during...

Gay Divorce Bill Passes D.C. Council Vote

Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- City council members in the nation's capital have given final approval to a bill to make easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in...

Albrecht Muth Indicted In Viola Drath Murder

Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

A Grand Jury has indicted Albrecht Muth on the charge of first degree murder in the death of his wife Viola Drath in her Georgetown home, WJLA reports...

Barry Celebrates 76th Birthday

Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

If you ask LL, there's no better way to celebrate a birthday then getting your friends together at a bar and singing karaoke. Ward 8 Councilmember Mar...

Camp David G-8 Summit Puts Thurmont, Maryland, On Alert

Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

THURMONT, Md. — Plans for a springtime G-8 economic summit at Camp David triggered John Kinnaird's memories of demonstrations in the neighboring...

D.C. Homeless Shelter System Can't Keep Up

Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

By Jessilyn Justice Street Sense When District officials made plans late last year to renovate rooms for 100 additional homeless families at the o...

Va. Senate Democrats Send Budget Wish List To McDonnell

Posted 03.08.2012 | DC
Read More: Virginia, DC News

Democrats in the state Senate have sent Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell a list of conditions they want addressed before allowing a new state budget nece...

Metro Riders Report Fishy Odor At Downtown Rail Stations

Posted 03.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro is investigating another peculiar odor, and it's not a pleasant one like the sweet mysterious "maple syrup" smell that has been kn...

Independently-Owned Silver Spring Restaurants Struggle

Posted 03.08.2012 | DC

When Mohamed Amir moved his Moroccan restaurant a few blocks farther from downtown Silver Spring on Ellsworth Drive last year, he went from running a ...

MPD Officer Indicted For August 2011 Shooting That Targeted Transgender Women

Posted 03.08.2012 | DC

A Metropolitan Police Department officer was indicted yesterday in D.C. Superior Court in connection with a shooting incident last August in which he ...

For Prospective Gay Parents, Adoption Odds About to Get Worse

Posted 03.08.2012 | DC
Read More: Virginia, DC News

Greg Greeley grew up in a large family and knew that one day he would want to start his own. "When I decided to start a family, and began reaching ...

Metro Board Member Says Agency Knew Of Brake Problems For Years

Posted 03.08.2012 | DC
Read More: DC News, DC News

The region’s transit authority has known for six years that some of its rail cars have had brake parts that were failing sooner than expected, accor...