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Baltimore mayor signs bill banning foam containers
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:02:39 -0400

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has signed a bill banning carryout food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam.

The bill signed Thursday gives businesses 18 months to stop using containers made from this material, commonly called Styrofoam. It also prohibits restaurants and other food vendors from using ...

Baltimore police chief attends hip-hop show, apologizes for ‘200 years’ of abuse by cops
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:36:06 -0400

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa told concertgoers this week that he wanted to personally apologize for a long train of abuse by police dating back "200 years."

Music lovers arrived at Baltimore Soundstage on Wednesday night to hear the tunes of hip-hop group Eric B. & Rakim, but soon ...

Corey Stewart in Virginia primary debate: McConnell should resign over spending bill
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:27:06 -0400

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Corey Stewart on Thursday said that not only would he have voted against last month's $1.3 trillion spending bill — he would have called for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over what he called "Chuck Schumer's bill."

"It was Chuck Schumer's bill, and ...

Nick Freitas slams Corey Stewart supporters for ethnically-tinged attack
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:30:23 -0400

The Republican Senate debate in Virginia got personal Thursday when state Delegate Nick Freitas slammed rival Corey Stewart for what he described as an ethnically tinged attack from Mr. Stewart's supporters that prompted a response from his daughter.

Mr. Stewart, who was trying to cast Mr. Freitas as insufficiently supportive ...

D.C. area students plan to walk out for Columbine
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:05:07 -0400

Hundreds of students in the D.C. area and thousands more across the country plan to walk out of their classes Friday to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.

Local students have chosen to organize a school walkout to call for tighter regulations on gun ownership, but school ...

‘Synthetic marijuana’ is not marijuana, ‘stupid’
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:05:09 -0400


Friday is 4/20 Day. Weed Day. Beware, however.

A bulletin last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was fairly direct: "89 in Illinois, 2 in Indiana, 1 in Maryland, 1 in Missouri, and 1 in Wisconsin" cases of fake weed laced with rat poison. This week ...

Wilson High School in D.C. bans baked goods ahead of 4/20 day
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:24:33 -0400

Woodrow Wilson High School has banned students from bringing any baked goods, drinks or candy this week to prevent the on-campus consumption of marijuana "edibles" on Friday, the 4/20 pot holiday.

"We suspect that next Friday, 4/20, will be another day of risk-taking for our students," Principal Kimberly Martin said ...

Vietnam War helicopter pilots get memorial in Arlington National Cemetery
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:08:22 -0400

Nearly 50 years ago, Col. Carl McNair was in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta, a new Army aviator piloting the service's iconic Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter. Decades and thousands of flight hours later, the now-retired Maj. Gen. McNair recalled his harrowing baptism under fire flying the unfriendly skies above Vietnam.

"We ...

Don Blankenship’s West Virginia Senate campaign fought by national Republicans
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:11:02 -0400

With less than three weeks until West Virginia's primary election, national Republican leaders seem to finally recognize that ex-con Don Blankenship has a very real chance to win the Senate contest and represent the party this fall against incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin III — and they are unleashing a last-ditch ...

National Park Service recreates Lincoln statue ceremony for Emancipation Day
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:20:11 -0400

For the first time since 1876, Union muskets were loaded and Frederick Douglass took center stage on Capitol Hill.

The National Park Service on Monday staged a recreation of the unveiling of the Emancipation statue at Lincoln Park as part of the District's annual celebration of Emancipation Day.

Park Service ...

Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Betsy DeVos—the Big 3 needs to set education agenda
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:21:07 -0400


Now that the lines of the red state-blue state models are as blurred as those in the Robin Thicke-Pharrell Williams 2013 groove "Blurred Lines," it's time to begin formulating a chit-chat about federal education policy.

There's a long line of conservatives and Republicans who still want to snip the ...

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