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Luwanda Jenkins, Baltimore Democrat, to run with Richard Madaleno in Md. governor’s race
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:42:56 -0500

Maryland state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. has chosen Luwanda Jenkins to be his running mate in his race for governor.

Mr. Madaleno, Montgomery Democrat, said Sunday in an email that he will make a formal announcement on Monday.

Ms. Jenkins "has over 25 years of effective progressive leadership experience. ...

D.C. schools dropping out of anti-bullying program
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:05:07 -0500

Traditional public and charter schools in the District are dropping out of an anti-bullying program, citing time-consuming surveys and high staff turnover.

The D.C. Youth Bullying Prevention Program began surveying 26 public and charter schools and awarding grants for anti-bullying policies in 2015.

However, only 18 of those schools have ...

High-ranking D.C. education official resigns in new favoritism scandal
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:40:46 -0500

The District's Deputy Mayor of Education resigned Friday after it was revealed she helped the D.C. Chancellor of Education sidestep his own rules when seeking special treatment to transfer his daughter to a new school.

According to city officials, Chancellor Antwan Wilson asked Deputy Mayor Jennifer Niles to transfer his ...

Baltimore County school locked down, student arrested for gun possession: Reports
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:11:34 -0500

A student is in custody after a brief school lockdown when Baltimore County police responded Thursday to a tip regarding an armed person on the campus of Loch Raven High School in Towson.

WBAL Radio reported police say the 14-year-old suspect was initially confronted by the school's student-resource ...

School shootings, violence relay silenced message
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:27:09 -0500


"Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge/I'm trying not to lose my head"

— Part of the hook of "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, 1982

Mark President Trump's words. He laid out a new goal in the ongoing debate about gun violence.

The ...

D.C. officials slam Trump budget cut to tuition assistance program
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:07:58 -0500

City officials are slamming President Trump's call to cut all federal funding to a D.C. program that helps residents attend college.

The D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program receives about $40 million a year from the federal government to provide grants of up to $10,000 to qualified college-bound students. Mr. ...

2 Metro stations will shut down for 45 days this summer in the District
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:12:58 -0500

Metro will close two of its stations in Northeast for 45 days this summer, as part of the transit agency's ongoing repair and maintenance efforts.

The Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood station and the Brookland-CUA station will close July 21 and reopen Sept. 3, with no Red Line trains running between Fort ...

Fund DCTAG with Washington, D.C., money, Mayor Muriel Bowser
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:19:07 -0500


When news broke Monday that some D.C. officials cried foul because President Trump's budget proposes cutting federal funding of a special college tuition program, I took it personally.

Prodded to send one of my daughters to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, my research on Tuesday led me to the ...

D.C., parents plan to fight DCTAG cuts
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:19:13 -0500

City officials and parents say they will fight President Trump's plan to cut federal funding for a D.C. program that helps residents attend college anywhere in the nation.

The D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program receives $40 million a year from the federal government and provides grants of up to ...

Shooting at gate to NSA headquarters, but ‘no ongoing security or safety threat’
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:16:45 -0500

A shooting at the gate to NSA's headquarters in Maryland Wednesday sent three people to the hospital but the injuries weren't from gunfire, said the agency, adding "there's no ongoing security or safety threat."

An unauthorized SUV tried to enter the gate, shots were fired, and the National Security Agency ...

Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:29:39 -0500

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Virginia has emerged as a top global market for data centers, tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to the state have exploded, new records show.

Enacted a decade ago, sales and use tax exemptions for the large warehouses full of computers ...

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