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Peter Franchot, Maryland comptroller, brews up plan to liberalize state’s beer regulation
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:47:59 -0500

Maryland's chief tax collector will propose legislation when the General Assembly convenes in January that calls for liberalizing the Old Line State's regulation of breweries and brewery taprooms.

Under Comptroller Peter Franchot's "Reform on Tap Act of 2018," the state would repeal its barrel limits on brewery production as well ...

Thanksgiving: Time to take back the true meaning
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:27:07 -0500

Recently sidelined by a nasty cold for several days, I found myself turning to daytime television for distraction from the nagging insinuation that I should have bought stock in Kleenex tissues and Procter & Gamble's Vicks — the daytime, nighttime, all-around brand that tackles many of the symptoms related to ...

Thanksgiving prayers for my grandchild
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:27:09 -0500


My heart leapt this week when I placed my hands on your mommy's belly for the first time and felt you move.

Dear beloved grandchild, you are a squirmy one! My daughter giggled at my squeals of joy from feeling you softly "dance" inside her. Little does she know ...

Democrats ready recount efforts in Virginia House of Delegates races: Report
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:52:57 -0500

Democrats in the Commonwealth of Virginia are preparing to request recounts in at least three House of Delegates contests where Republican candidates won by razor-thin margins, potentially putting a new party in control of the state's GOP-run legislature.

The Virginia State Board of Election is slated to certify the results ...

Top-ranked Baltimore officer cleared in police van death
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:38:23 -0500

BALTIMORE (AP) — A police disciplinary board has cleared the highest-ranking Baltimore officer involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody sparked the city's worst riots in decades.

The three-member panel found Lt. Brian Rice not guilty on all administrative charges on Friday. ...

Terry McAuliffe to give opening speech at Pocahontas Reframed Native American film festival
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:30 -0500

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will deliver the opening night address at the Pocahontas Reframed Native American Storytellers Film Festival Friday evening.

The festival, part of the legacy project of Virginia's American Evolution 2019 Commemoration, includes films by American Indian filmmakers as well as narratives and documentaries about their ...

Baltimore detective Sean Suiter dies after being shot on duty
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:17:50 -0500

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore homicide detective has died a day after he was shot in the head while conducting an investigation.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Thursday that 43-year-old Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the department, was pronounced dead shortly after noon.

Suiter was ...

Retool the crime-fighting toolbox
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:55:07 -0500


Time to restock the anti-crime toolbox.

A Baltimore Police homicide detective was doing his job Wednesday night when he was shot in the head. He died Thursday afternoon.

A week earlier, a veteran, off-duty D.C. police sergeant was shot while sitting in his vehicle. He, too, died.

Coincidence? Perhaps.


D.C. bartender hosts ‘History Happy Hour’ to teach about capital city during Prohibition
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:13:28 -0500

Mixologist Jim Hewes, who works at the Round Robin Bar at the Willard InterContinental in Northwest, will host "History Happy Hour" Thursday, in which Mr. Hewes guides visitors in discussing how the 18th Amendment, which ushered in Prohibition, affected contemporary residents of the District.

Mr. Hewes' "class" lectures on ...

Rose McGowan plans ‘not guilty’ plea on Virginia drug charge
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:32:28 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan says she'll plead not guilty when she's arraigned Thursday on a drug charge outside Washington.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says McGowan surrendered to Airports Authority Police on Tuesday. She's charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The felony charge stems from what police ...

Police: Baltimore detective shot in head; manhunt underway
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:11:01 -0500

BALTIMORE — A homicide detective with the Baltimore police force was shot in the head Wednesday while working in a troubled area of the city grappling with high crime rates.

Outside the hospital where the gravely wounded 18-year veteran was fighting for his life, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said a ...

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