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  • Va. transportation plan begins road show

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road. Their first stop Thursday is Chesapeake, followed by eight other stops across the state through May. The final plan will be adopted on June 18. The plan made...

  • Bobby Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his...

  • Va. boasts 240-plus farmers' markets

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers' markets. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state has more than 240 farmers' markets statewide. That's a 180 percent increase since 2006. The department says besides the fresh farm products...

  • Tours mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side. Virginia Cave Week marks its 15th year starting next week and walking tours are being offered at some of the more than 4,000 known caves in the state. The guided tours are being coordinated by the Virginia Cave Board,...

  • 4th Md. prison training veteran service dogs

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gregg...

  • Rescue dogs, handlers heading home from Wash.

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Three Fairfax County rescue dogs and their handlers are heading home after two weeks searching for victims of a deadly mudslide in Washington state. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova will welcome the dogs and handlers home on Thursday morning at...

  • Street Smart safety campaign launches in DC region

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are launching an effort to help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the region. Local officials and safety advocates are kicking off the Street Smart campaign Thursday. They are gathering at an...

  • 2 more officers sentenced in inmate assault

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two former correctional officers have been sentenced for their roles in the beating of an inmate at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. Jeremy McCusker was sentenced to 21 months and Walter Scott Steele was sentenced to four...

  • Woman, 81, killed in St. Mary's County house fire

    LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say an 81-woman died in a fire in her house in St. Mary's County. The State Fire Marshal's Office say the blaze was reported about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Lexington Park. More than 55 firefighters from seven departments battled the blaze for 30 minutes...

  • Man charged with killing 2 men, injuring 3rd

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police have charged a man in a shooting that killed two men and injured a third. Officers say on July 17, three men were found shot on Ridge Road in Southeast. Nineteen-year-old Anthony Chase and 27-year-old Eric Leeper were pronounced dead at the scene. The third man...

  • Warner stresses bipartisan record at Shad Planking

    WAKEFIELD, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen Mark Warner touted his bipartisan bona fides Wednesday in rural Virginia at the 66th annual Shad Planking, a political rite of spring in the Old Dominion. Warner, a Democrat, told a largely Republican crowd of several hundred there are people of good will in...

  • Man gets life terms for killing man at bus stop

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A man who killed another man in a drive-by shooting has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 20 years for the crime. Twenty-three-year old Michael Martin was sentenced Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He had been convicted of first-degree murder in...

  • Md. bail assessment tool differs from other states

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he may issue an executive order creating a pilot program for reforms to criminal bail procedures. It would be the next chapter in Maryland's efforts to comply with a Court of Appeals ruling that defendants have a right to legal counsel at...

  • Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A company that sued to keep a complaint about one of its products out of a publicly accessible federal database was improperly allowed to wage its battle in secret, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said...

  • Western Md. town partly emptied after fuel mishap

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturned on a sharp curve in Oakland's downtown business district Wednesday morning, prompting evacuation of about half the town, including 45 jail inmates, as a precaution, a county official said. Potomac Edison cut...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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