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  • Maryland panel still has work to do on medical pot

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland commission still has significant decisions to make on proposals to implement the state's medical marijuana law as they bumped up against a Monday deadline for submitting a draft of regulations. The commission, which has 15 members, has been tasked with...

  • Governor, lawmakers announce Va. budget cuts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending...

  • Va. president: 'deep concern' for missing student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the university community is deeply concerned about a student who has been missing since early Saturday. Sullivan issued the statement Monday as police continued to search for Hannah Elizabeth Graham. Police say...

  • Va. AG's office to assist local inmates' re-entry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia attorney general's office is creating the position of a statewide coordinator to prepare local inmates for their return to society. Attorney General Mark R. Herring also announced Monday the creation of a re-entry portal to assist in that effort. While the...

  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun...

  • Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two young children who've been missing in suburban Maryland for more than a week are believed to be dead, police said Monday, and investigators are pursuing a homicide case against their mother. Montgomery County police were searching parks and wooded areas in...

  • Jury convicts DC man in Md. armored truck robbery

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a D.C. man in an armored truck robbery and a violent carjacking in Montgomery County. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Terrell Cannon was found guilty late Friday of robbery, carjacking, and firing a gun during a violent crime, among other charges....

  • Virginia income tax dependence cited in report

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is among the states whose coffers depend most on a state income tax, and a recent report links a decline in the growth rate of state income tax revenues to the rising concentration of income for the richest households. A report by the credit ratings agency Standard...

  • VIDEO: Ken Burns discusses Roosevelt family documentary

    Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new PBS documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon. The seven-part, 14-hour film began Sept. 14th and covers the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to...

  • Dominion to buy 2 solar projects in Calif.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources is planning to buy two solar projects in California. The Richmond -based energy company announced the agreement with EDF Renewable Energy on Monday. The deal is expected to close next year. The projects in Kings, Kern and Marin counties in California...

  • United Way to accept donations in bitcoin currency

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — One of the world's largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency bitcoin. United Way Worldwide said Monday that it will accept bitcoin donations for the charity's innovation fund through the San-Francisco-based wallet service Coinbase....

  • Dominion installing solar project in central Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power is planning to install nearly 2,500 solar panels at a Capital One facility in Chester. The Richmond-based energy provider says it will be the first ground-mounted solar energy system in central Virginia. Officials say the system will be capable of...

  • Md. officer suspended after alleged assault

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's police officer has been suspended after being charged with assault. The department says probationary officer Themis Speis was involved in a domestic situation and that an unnamed victim was treated at a hospital for minor injuries. An attorney is...

  • Va. department wins national procurement award

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Department of General Services has received a national award for the state's electronic procurement system. The department says it received the George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence from the National Association of State Procurement Officials last week...

  • Baltimore mayor cancels appearances over illness

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has canceled her public appearances Monday as she recovers from a respiratory infection. The mayor's office says the 44-year-old was taken by ambulance to the hospital Saturday night after complaining of shortness of breath and chest...



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