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Greenbelt, Maryland, considers lowering voting age in city elections to 16
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:24:24 -0400

While nearby College Park considers opening up its city elections to noncitizens, the town of Greenbelt, Maryland, could let juniors in high school vote in municipal elections.

The Diamondback newspaper reported Sunday that an upcoming referendum will ask voters in the liberal New Deal-era town whether the city's ...

No federal charges against Baltimore officers in Freddie Gray case
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:22:32 -0400

The Justice Department announced Monday it will not bring federal charges against six Baltimore police officers who were involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a black man who died after suffering injuries in the back of a police van.

After concluding what the Justice Department called "an extensive review," ...

Larry Hogan’s hard cash offer puts other Metro stakeholders on the spot
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:25:08 -0400

So far, only one reasonable suggestion to raise new funds for troubled Metro is worthy of discussion.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan revealed Monday that the state is ready contribute an extra $500 million over four years toward funding the region's transit system — if the District, Virginia and federal authorities ...

Black Lives Matter protesters defaced Jefferson statue at UVa.
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:43:19 -0400

The statue of Thomas Jefferson was attacked Tuesday evening by protesters at the university he founded.

According to local media in Charlottesville, about 100 students, faculty and local residents shrouded the statue in black and hung a banner on it saying "Black Lives Matter" and that "White Supremacy" should commit ...

College Park, Maryland, narrowly approves noncitizen voting in city elections
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:57:22 -0400

After months of sharp debate culminating in a heated city council hearing, the City of College Park on Tuesday night became the latest U.S. municipality to open its elections to noncitizen voters. The vote by a divided city council occurred just days ahead of a filing deadline for November's local ...

Francis Scott Key memorial vandalized in Baltimore: ‘Racist anthem’
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:34:10 -0400

A statue memorializing Francis Scott Key, the writer of "The Star Spangled Banner," was found vandalized Wednesday morning in Baltimore.

The words, "Racist anthem," and lyrics from the national anthem were spray painted on the base of the large, Bolton Hill statue and the ground surrounding it.

"No refuge could ...

Antifa not on list for Saturday D.C. rallies
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:26:06 -0400


Antifa is not in the lineup for Saturday, but check this out.

"No Confederate flags, communist flags, or foreign flags allowed. This is not a Democrat or Republican rally. It's not a left or right rally. We condemn racists of all colors and supremacy of all colors. Our patriots ...

Laura Wallen, pregnant teacher, found dead; boyfriend Tyler Tessier charged with murder
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:37:00 -0400

BALTIMORE — A pregnant Maryland teacher who was missing for more than a week has been found dead in a shallow grave, and her boyfriend is charged with her slaying, police said Wednesday.

Montgomery County police Chief Thomas Manger said at a news conference that investigators found the body of ...

Baltimore to suspend city bike-share program for one month, faulting rash of thefts: Report
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:36:40 -0400

Baltimore's nascent bike-share program will shut down for about a month while company officials work to improve the security for its cycle fleet, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

Baltimore Bike Share's (BBS) service suspension will begin Sunday and last until Oct. 15. The move comes after a rash ...

While most cities’ incomes rise, D.C. sees a possible end to the boom years
New Census data shows that D.C. was one of just 7 of the nation’s 68 urban core counties where incomes didn’t increase in 2016.

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