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  • Knight Foundation to fund ideas to improve cities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A foundation is challenging innovators to find new ways to improve cities, and it's willing to fund their projects. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is announcing its Knight Cities Challenge on Tuesday to seek new ideas for how to make cities more vibrant places. The...

  • Richmond police: 2 dead in apartment shooting

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say two people have been found dead inside an apartment. Capt. Martin A. Harrison tells media outlets that police received a call shortly after 10 p.m. Monday about shots fired at the Meadow Creek apartment complex. He says the bodies of a man and a woman...

  • Va. geologists to probe Petersburg Battlefield

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has received a $79,000 grant to begin work on a digital geologic map for Petersburg National Battlefield. The mapping is made possible through a grant from the National Park Service. DMME geologists will collect data to...

  • Va. version of FDR's CCC seeking applicants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is looking for stewards of public lands under a program inspired by the Depression-era Civil Conservation Corps. The modern-day version is called the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is teaming up with the...

  • Ex-student pleads guilty to possessing ricin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University student has pleaded guilty to having the toxin ricin in his dorm room. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Milzman of Bethesda, Maryland, pleaded guilty to unregistered possession of a biological agent or toxin Monday in federal court in Washington. If the...

  • Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. District leaders testified passionately about...

  • 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...



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