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Maryland casinos report strong revenues in December
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:24:32 -0500

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Maryland's six casinos had one of their best months ever in December, generating a little over $141 million.

That's the second-best month since casino gambling began in Maryland in September 2010. WTOP-FM reported that revenue in December was up 5.7 percent from the same month ...


Coalition of local businesses offer hope of Metro funding
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:52:07 -0500

Local businesses and nonprofits joined forces Monday to call for dedicated funding for Metro.

Calling itself MetroNow, the coalition plans to advocate to the District, Maryland, Virginia and the federal government for funding, but its members don't yet have a plan for resolving regional leaders' differences over providing $500 million ...


Virginia Democrats seek Medicaid expansion, tighter gun laws in 2018 legislative agenda
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:02:16 -0500

Democratic leaders on Tuesday rolled out an agenda for the 2018 legislative session in Virginia that will test the resolve of the weakened GOP and aims to push Virginia in a more liberal direction.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, who is to be sworn in Saturday, vowed to ...


Maryland House GOP re-elect Dels. Nic Kipke, Kathy Szeliga, to leadership
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:34:31 -0500

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland House Republicans have re-elected Dels. Nic Kipke and Kathy Szeliga to leadership positions.

Kipke was re-elected Tuesday to be the House minority leader. Szeliga was re-elected to be the House minority whip.

The House Republican Caucus re-elected them a day before the state's 90-day legislative ...


Baltimore ranks as worst city for bedbugs
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:19:08 -0500

Residents in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., might be more likely than others to utter the phrase "don't let the bedbugs bite" as part of a prayer rather than a childhood rhyme: The cities rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for bedbug infestation, according to a new survey.

However, ...


D.C. Council unanimously passes campaign finance reform bill
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:43:08 -0500

The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a campaign finance reform bill that still faces opposition from Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Under the Fair Elections Act of 2017, beginning with the 2020 election season, participating candidates for city offices would be required to take a much lower maximum donation and accept ...


Live transformer traps man inside crashed car in Greenbelt, Maryland
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:48:27 -0500

A man is trapped inside his car in Greenbelt, Maryland, Monday after a live telephone pole he crashed into fell onto of his car.

Lyft driver Tina Sullivan saw the accident go from bad to worse while stopped at the intersection at Greenbelt Road and Cherrywood Lane around 12:30 p.m.

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Coalition of local businesses offer hope of Metro funding
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:52:07 -0500

Local businesses and nonprofits joined forces Monday to call for dedicated funding for Metro.

Calling its MetroNow, the coalition plans to lobby the District, Maryland, Virginia and the federal government for funding, but its members don't yet have a plan for resolving regional leaders' differences over providing $500 million a ...


Manners, civility about more than dressing appropriately
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 07 Jan 2018 17:29:09 -0500

As my hubby and I pulled up to the front door of the fancy five-star steakhouse that a friend had given us a gift certificate for, we were shocked by the sign that awaited us.

Given that this restaurant is known for its romantic ambiance, elegant interior and tables draped ...


Arlington bank robbery suspect caught on camera
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:39:06 -0500

On Friday morning a TD Bank in Arlington, Va., was robbed, but not before surveillance cameras captured a close-up of the suspect's face. The Arlington County Police Department say they are now asking for help identifying the man in the photos.

The suspect walked into the TD Bank on Wilson ...


David Yancey wins House of Delegates tie-breaker over Shelly Simonds
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:15:20 -0500

After over 20,000 ballots were cast, recounted and then re-examined in court, the outcome of a deadlocked election that would determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Virginia House of Delegates came down Thursday to a couple of black canisters in a ceramic bowl.

Inside one canister was a strip ...


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