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Three D.C. metro sites make short list for Amazon’s second headquarters
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:32:55 -0500

Local officials had reason to smile Thursday after Amazon announced that three Beltway communities are among those on the short list for the online giant's second headquarters.

The 20 localities making the cut included Montgomery County, Maryland; Northern Virginia, and the District itself, prompting cheers from state and local officials ...


Corey Stewart vows to be ‘strongest fighter against illegal immigration’
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:10:00 -0500

Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart rolled out his plan Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrant and reshape the legal immigration system, vowing to be the "strongest fighter against illegal immigration the U.S. Senate has ever seen."

Mr. Stewart, the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, joined ...


Marijuana lollipops seized at BWI Marshall Airport
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:27:44 -0500

Marijuana-laced lollipops found in the luggage of an international-traveling passenger were seized by U.S. customs and border agents in Baltimore, the agency said Thursday.

The lollipops were first found upon inspection of luggage that had arrived from Iceland to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Jan. 11, the agency said ...


Amazon HQ2 pros and cons
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:43:09 -0500

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It's official.

Amazon has narrowed its long list of 238 potential sites for its second headquarters (HQ2) to a long short list of 20, and at first blush it appears as though an East Coast presence is a prime (get it?) destination in Amazon's future.

Of the 20 jurisdictions ...


Johnson’s Florist and Garden Center in Tenleytown to close, cites raised rent
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:20:14 -0500

After 83 years in business, Johnson's Florist and Garden Center will close its Tenleytown location Sunday despite its neighbors begging the landlord, American University, to allow the longtime shop to continue operating there.

American University has rented the commercial space that Johnson's occupies at Van Ness Street and Wisconsin Avenue ...


Weekend derailment is latest black eye for D.C. subway system
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:04:47 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate.

Metro's problems are familiar to subway riders in New York and other big cities: smoke-filled tunnels, technical failures, delays and more. ...


Metro’s dead zones must be killed
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:58:07 -0500

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

A U.S. submarine can dive far deeper than 65 feet under water and still communicate with boots on the ground.

A plane can cruise at 39,000 feet and the piloting team still can maintain communications with people bound to Earth.

A tweet can travel from Kim Jong-un's abode to ...


Beltway speed cameras take $3 million in fines, but repeat offenders persist
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:09:09 -0500

Speed cameras placed in work zones around the Capital Beltway have raked in more than $3 million in fines in just six months, but some Maryland officials worry that the tickets aren't doing enough to discourage repeat offenders.

In July, Maryland's State Police, Department of Transportation (MDOT) and State Highway ...


Terry McAuliffe, former Virginia governor, faults Charlottesville for ‘Unite the Right’ chaos
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:21:09 -0500

Charlottesville city officials should never have authorized protesters to rally around a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee last summer, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday in one of his first interviews since leaving office.

Mr. McAuliffe told a Richmond radio station that Charlottesville erred by permitting the ...


Justice Dept. files motion supporting Archdiocese in fight over religious Christmas ads
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:43:23 -0500

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a "friend of the court" motion Tuesday, arguing that Metro violated the Archdiocese of Washington's First Amendment rights in banning religious ads last Christmas.

The amicus, or "friend of the court," motion was filed in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District ...


D.C. area to expect snow, cold wind, school closures Wednesday morning
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:09:19 -0500

More wintry weather is on the way Wednesday morning for Maryland, Virginia and The District, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued warnings for the area after forecasting a cold front will sweep into the region Tuesday night and stay until at least mid-morning Wednesday.

Cold winds ...


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