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  • Montgomery, Prince George's snow waiver granted

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland education officials have granted two counties' requests for a waiver of snow days. The state this week granted Montgomery County's request for a waiver of four snow days with a plan to make up two school days. The waiver was approved with a plan to hold classes...

  • Board created to oversee D.C.'s Union Station isn't working, watchdog finds

    A nonprofit board created to oversee and manage D.C.'s historic Union Station is not doing its job, a new watchdog report has found.

  • DC mayor proposes $10.7 billion budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he was defeated in his bid for a second term, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed a $10.7 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposal includes funding for many of the initiatives Gray has announced in recent weeks, including new...

  • 3 dogs from Fairfax to search for mudslide victims

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Three rescue dogs from Fairfax County's elite Search and Rescue team have departed to Washington state to help find victims from the March 22 mudslide in the town of Oso. The dogs — a Labrador retriever named Bayou, a German Shepherd named Hugo and a border collie...

  • Ex-police officer gets 10-year sentence

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Prince George's County police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to sell untaxed cigarettes and cocaine. Sinisa Simic, who was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Greenbelt, pleaded guilty in 2011 to cocaine...

  • Longtime DC official loses seat after reprimand

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime D.C. councilmember who was reprimanded by his colleagues last year for an ethics violation has lost his bid for a fifth term to a first-time council candidate. Brianne Nadeau defeated incumbent Jim Graham in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the Ward 1 seat. She...

  • DC mayoral nominee can't breeze to victory

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Muriel Bowser's decisive victory in the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city's eighth mayor, but she can't expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral...

  • Smithsonian names director for tropical research

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution has appointed an expert in climate-change research to lead the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. The research complex announced Wednesday that Matthew Larsen will become the next director of the research facility on Aug. 11....

  • DC mayoral nominee: Democrats must come together

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says she's taking nothing for granted as she prepares for the general election and that the party needs to come together to ensure her victory in November. D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in...

  • DC-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

    143 of 143 precincts - 100 percent x-Muriel Bowser 35,899 - 44 percent Vincent Gray (i) 26,209 - 32 percent Tommy Wells 10,181 - 13 percent Jack Evans 4,039 - 5 percent Andy Shallal 2,657 - 3 percent Vincent Orange 1,537 - 2 percent Reta Lewis 346 - 0 percent Carlos Allen 88 - 0 percent...

  • DC-Other-Glance-Sum

    143 of 143 precincts - 100 percent Pete Ross 22,311 - 39 percent Paul Strauss (i) 35,174 - 61 percent AP Elections 04-02-2014 11:40

  • DC-CityCncl-Glance-Sum

    143 of 143 precincts - 100 percent Phil Mendelson (i) 58,711 - 82 percent Calvin Gurley 12,661 - 18 percent 143 of 143 precincts - 100 percent John Settles 9,332 - 14 percent Anita Bonds (i) 36,426 - 55 percent Nate Bennett-Fleming 15,468 - 23 percent Pedro Rubio 5,155 - 8 percent 143 of...

  • Md. denies Montgomery Co. snow day waiver request

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland's schools superintendent has denied Montgomery County's request for a waiver of five snow days to avoid extending the school year. Officials say the county can submit a new request that does more to compensate for the class time students missed. The county used...

  • Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren't nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership. D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser defeated Gray...

  • Muriel Bowser defeats Gray in DC mayoral primary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago. Bowser tapped into an electorate that tired of the allegations surrounding Gray. Five...



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