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3 shot dead, 2 in critical condition in ‘domestic-related murder-suicide’ in Maryland
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:06:38 -0400

Montgomery County police responded just after midnight Monday to a murder-suicide that left a man, woman and boy dead from gunshot wounds and two other relatives in critical condition in a Silver Spring, Maryland, house.

Police said they believe Yong Mun Kim, age 57, of the 100 block of Amberleigh ...


Jealous backs prescription drug affordability measures
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:25:39 -0400

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Ben Jealous is supporting proposals aimed at making prescription drugs more affordable in Maryland.

Jealous, who is running for governor, announced his support for the measures Monday at a news conference.

He is backing legislation to create a state board to focus on ensuring transparency and ...


Montgomery County, Maryland, Police not investigating Kavanaugh allegations
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:27:57 -0400

Police in Montgomery County are not investigating the accusations of attempted sexual assault that have been lodged against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a police spokeswoman confirmed Monday.

"We don't open an investigation unless a victim files a complaint with us and so far the alleged victim in ...


D.C. Council’s tipped minimum wage hearing draws hundreds
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:26:07 -0400

The D.C. Council held a crowded, contentious public hearing Monday on an initiative that eventually would raise the city's tipped minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Hundreds of people crammed themselves into the Wilson Building to offer testimony on whether city lawmakers should overturn Initiative 77, which voters approved in ...


D.C. lawmaker proposes wasting resources on public restroom bill
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 17 Sep 2018 22:41:45 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

When adults gotta go, they look for the nearest loo or dark alley.

Potty training is the saving grace.

Unless, that is, the person is a D.C. lawmaker and proposes wasting resources on a task force to study the availability of "safe" public and private restrooms in the District.

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Mandatory evacuation gives governments little control
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:48:12 -0400

"Mandatory" evacuations in coastal Virginia and the Carolinas have been underway for days in advance of Hurricane Florence, but some residents have chosen to remain in their homes. So what does "mandatory" mean?

"Ultimately, that doesn't have any power. It's an evacuation 'encouragement,' " said Hannah Moldenhauer, a spokeswoman for ...


It’s time for Christians to come together, embrace call of unity
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:22:07 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Unity.

To many, it's an overused, overrated word that conjures of visions of hippies calling for world peace.

For others, a cry for unity is synonymous to a call for compromise, concession and a loss of individual conviction.

Yet, Scripture calls for the unity of believers throughout the New ...


Daniel Beckwitt sued by Askia Khafra’s parents over secret tunnels fire death
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:41:50 -0400

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A wealthy stock trader's negligence led to a deadly fire that killed a young man who was helping him build a network of tunnels for a bunker beneath a suburban Washington, D.C., home, a lawsuit alleges.

The parents of 21-year-old Askia Khafra sued 27-year-old Daniel Beckwitt ...


The D.C. tipped-wage initiative
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Sep 2018 22:06:06 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Ahh. With fall just around the corner, what better way to introduce a season-opening show titled B 22-913 Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018 and starring the same Democratic lawmakers who take longer summer breaks than most workers are allowed?

The director of the show, which airs ...


Donald Wuerl to talk resignation with Pope Francis in Vatican
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:01:08 -0400

Cardinal Donald Wuerl told his priests in a letter Tuesday that he will travel to Rome "very soon" to discuss his resignation with Pope Francis.

BREAKING: In letter to priests today Cardinal Wuerl writes that he will travel again to Rome soon to meet with Pope ...


Dave Brat, Abigail Spanberger kick off ‘toss-up’ Congressional race with attack ads
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:55:08 -0400

Democrats and Republicans have aired or booked nearly half a million dollars' worth of ads this month in Virginia's 7th Congressional District race, as GOP Rep. Dave Brat works to fend off a stiff challenge from Democrat Abigail Spanberger in the Republican-leaning district.

There were more than $130,000 worth of ...


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