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The Birth to Three for All D.C. bill is misguided, will raise costs of child care services
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:22:04 -0400

Working parents, including those who work from home, often depend on child care services that operate outside the home.

Parents who do not work often use child care services that operate outside the home.

Taxpayers — local, state and federal taxpayers — subsidize both family scenarios and should brace themselves: ...


Mikhail Lesin, ex-Putin adviser found dead in D.C. hotel room, had broken neck
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 17 Mar 2019 07:54:39 -0400

WASHINGTON — Newly released documents show that a former adviser to Russia's president sustained a complete fracture of his neck "at or near the time of his death" in a Washington hotel room in 2015.

The documents from the city's medical examiner were released to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in ...


Maryland lawmakers: Sports betting bill stalled this year
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:56:05 -0400

ANNAPOLIS — A key Maryland lawmaker says measures to allow sports betting in the state are "not going to happen this year."

State Sen. Nancy King, who chairs the Maryland Senate's budget committee, said Thursday there isn't a big appetite to go ahead this year.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike ...


Education system scandals is true March Madness
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:15:06 -0400

It's not that difficult to discern the issues at hand in the federal Operation Varsity Blues case.

A man persuades people, some notably wealthy, to pay him to get their children into college, and not just any college, but elite universities such as Georgetown, the University of Southern California and ...


D.C. Metrobus app and reality out of sync
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:39:41 -0400

Bus riders in Washington can use an app that estimates how long until the next bus arrives at any given stop. Its implementation has made commuting much more convenient for myself and thousands of other regular bus commuters.

However, WMATA also publishes a schedule for its buses ...


Ex-Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes dies at 92; served 2 terms
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:42:07 -0400

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes, who prided himself on restoring public faith in the political process, died Wednesday. He was 92.

His daughter, Elizabeth Hughes, said Hughes' had been in hospice.

"I was holding his hand," she said. "He was a wonderful dad. He was ...


Virginia student with Confederate insignia on hat sent home
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Mar 2019 17:31:09 -0400

CROZET, Va. (AP) – A Virginia high school student has been sent home for wearing a hat bearing a Confederate insignia.

News outlets report that the Albemarle County Public Schools spokesman Phil Giaramita says it happened Tuesday, the first day of the school system's new dress code banning hate symbols.

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Judge’s ruling revives questions about Russian man’s death in D.C.
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:19:21 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and kept drinking. His bender continued all day.

By the next morning, he was dead. Authorities concluded that ...


Gordie Ernst, former Georgetown tennis coach, charged in college admission scheme
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:21:02 -0400

Gordie Ernst, who coached the Georgetown Hoyas men's and women's tennis for 12 years, was among 50 people charged by the FBI in a national, high-profile college admissions cheating scheme.

The charging documents, unsealed Tuesday, accused Ernst of taking bribes to submit to Georgetown "fake" tennis recruits who used fake ...


Robbie Leonard, Md. Dem official, calls to ‘dox’ gun-rights activists: Report
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:43:59 -0400

A Democratic Party leader in Maryland is facing calls to resign after he encouraged online trolls to post the personal information of gun rights activists who attended a recent hearing on gun control.

The Maryland House of Delegates Judiciary Committee held a public hearing late last month on several gun-control ...


Jack Evans must step down, D.C. Council steer clear
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:13:05 -0400

When it comes to D.C. politics, Jack Evans is pretty much a household name, and he earned the recognition.

He's been a member of the D.C. Council since 1991, when he won a special election, and he won his most recent re-election campaign in 2016.

It's unlikely, though, that "Run, ...


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