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Couple sues retirement community over Bible study eviction
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 22 May 2019 13:43:29 -0400

A retired couple is suing the landlords of a senior living apartment complex who, they say, evicted them last year for hosting a Bible study.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Richmond accuses the management of The Evergreens at Smith Run, a retirement community in Fredericksburg, of ...


Joel Ernesto Escobar, illegal immigrant murder suspect, released over PG County sanctuary policy
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 22 May 2019 17:41:58 -0400

Prince George's County admitted Wednesday that it did defy an ICE detainer and released an illegal immigrant who'd been accused of attempted murder, only to see the teen go on to be implicated in a horrific MS-13-related gang killing last month.

A corrections department spokesman, who on Tuesday had said ...


ICE says PG County released illegal immigrant murder suspects
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 21 May 2019 15:25:26 -0400

Two teens arrested last week on charges stemming from a horrific killing in Maryland were supposed to be deported last year, but local authorities didn't turn them over to ICE, the immigration agency said Tuesday.

Prosecutors say the teens, Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce, 16, and Joel Ernesto Escobar, 17 — suspected ...


Eleanor Holmes Norton champions D.C. statehood with recess
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 21 May 2019 18:52:34 -0400

D.C. congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton took one of her colleagues, Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly, to school Tuesday.

The issue? D.C. statehood.

The lesson came after Mr. Connolly, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, excused himself from a hearing on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

The acting ...


Infanticide bills put Democratic governors on hot seat
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 21 May 2019 20:34:51 -0400

After Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam described what would happen to a baby born alive after a botched abortion, Republican legislatures began sending infanticide bills to Democratic governors daring them to use their veto pens.

And so far, the Democrats are taking that dare.

Two weeks ago, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ...


Educating the masses about vaccinations
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 20 May 2019 21:29:11 -0400

Let's keep this simple.

You're familiar about the outbreak of measles, correct?

Well, here's a simple tool that school districts can put in their tool boxes to educate the masses.

You're probably familiar with the mass mailings from supermarkets, home remodelers and fast-food eateries — the ones the U.S. Postal ...


Virginia panel votes to rename Jefferson Davis Highway
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 15 May 2019 15:06:36 -0400

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A state panel has unanimously approved a request from a northern Virginia county to rename a highway that currently honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted unanimously Wednesday to change the name of U.S. Route 1 in Arlington County from Jefferson Davis Highway ...


Northern Virginia hospitals ranked among safest, according to Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 16 May 2019 17:48:19 -0400

Northern Virginia ranks at the top in the annual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, with suburban Maryland getting a middling score and the District trailing near the bottom of the nationwide survey.

Overall, Virginia ranked second in the country, following Oregon, on safety measures such as staff responsiveness and hand hygiene, ...


Will the 2020 census ask about U.S. citizenship? It should
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 16 May 2019 18:10:08 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

This burning question was put to the Supreme Court: Will the 2020 census ask whether a respondent is a U.S. citizen?

The answer to that simple question can help distinguish who lives in the United States vs. who is a citizen of the United States.

The difference is important ...


Baltimore politicians, track owners duel over Pimlico future
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 14 May 2019 03:07:33 -0400

BALTIMORE — Aptly nicknamed Old Hilltop, antiquated Pimlico Race Course has finally reached the point where its illustrious past might not be enough to assure a vibrant future.

The 144th Preakness will be run Saturday at Pimlico, and will be back next year, too. After that, well, nobody can predict ...


Justice Stevens: Heller case striking D.C. gun ban was worst decision in my tenure on bench
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 15 May 2019 16:38:25 -0400

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says in his new memoir that the court's biggest mistake during his time on the bench was a 2008 ruling declaring the Second Amendment a personal right to bear arms.

Justice Stevens, who stepped down from the bench in 2010, said he thinks ...


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