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Maryland law draws 114 gun removal requests in its 1st month
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:50:12 -0500

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Data show Maryland's new "red flag" gun safety law drew more than 100 requests to remove firearms from individuals in the first month it went into effect.

The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that it obtained the state's figures through a public information request. The law drew ...


Jimmy Ayers, Virginia Republican, loses by one vote, seeks recount
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:08:03 -0500

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia Republican seeking a state House seat is asking for a recount after he lost a GOP primary by one vote.

News outlets report that Jimmy Ayers is calling for a recount after initial results show him losing to rival Ronnie Campbell by one vote.

Republicans ...


Redskins fans experience decline blamed on FedEx Field
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 18 Nov 2018 20:15:52 -0500

LANDOVER, Maryland — Words flashed across the video screens late in the fourth quarter Sunday at FedEx Field, urging the crowd to get loud. With the game on the line in the final minutes, the Redskins needed a pivotal stop on third down.

The request went unanswered. Maybe too many ...


Time to give thanks for all God, Trump have provided
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 18 Nov 2018 21:36:07 -0500

Recently, my brother posted an image on Facebook that haunts me as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the land of plenty.

The photo is of an emaciated, dirty boy about 6 or 7 years old, lying on his belly at the edge of a filthy stream lapping up brown water.

Above ...


Prostitution allegations involving off-duty officer roil police in D.C., Prince George’s County
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:55:55 -0500

Two police officers have been suspended while authorities in the nation's capital and a neighboring county in Maryland conduct investigations into allegations involving a local prostitute.

"There is an allegation that an off-duty Prince George's County police officer exchanged money for a sexual act while he was in his marked ...


Bill introduced requiring body cameras, dash cams for uniformed federal police officers
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:29:26 -0500

Two House Democrats have introduced a bill that would require uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and mandating dashboard cameras in marked vehicles, seeking transparency as questions linger one year since U.S. Park Police fatally shot a motorist in northern Virginia.

Introduced on the eve of Saturday's anniversary ...


Damon Nelson, staff director for Rep. Devin Nunes, has died
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:11:59 -0500

A House committee staff director who quarterbacked Rep. Devin Nunes' efforts to reveal the story behind the Democratic Party-funded, anti-Trump dossier has died.

Damon Nelson, 46, who oversaw a staff of 20 for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, died Nov. 10 after a short illness, the California Republican ...


Aiding the deaf and hearing-impaired
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:39:46 -0500

Starbucks saw a window of opportunity and opened a D.C. sign-language store in October.

Last week, D.C. voters elected the city's first deaf/hearing-impaired members to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

A couple of years ago, a Facebook group named DC Deaf Moviegoers began informing deaf/hearing-impaired film lovers on theaters that use ...


Maryland’s attorney general appeals redistricting decision
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:37:54 -0500

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an order for state officials to draw up a new congressional redistricting plan that isn't tainted by partisan gerrymandering.

Attorney General Brian Frosh's office also filed a separate request for the redistricting case ...


Maryland president Wallace Loh warned backlash would occur if coach DJ Durkin stayed
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:44:20 -0500

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose" if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its football team after a player's death, a warning that went unheeded.

Loh told a panel of state lawmakers that ...


Driving a hard bargain for Amazon
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:42:06 -0500

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It's unbelievable, but consider this premise: The commonwealth of Virginia, Arlington County and Jeff Bezos should ban motor vehicles from Amazon's future National Landing site and surrounding commercial neighbors.

Ain't that a hoot?

The idea is out there, at least in the internet ether, now that mega-moneyman Jeff Bezos ...


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