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  • Northwest Va. meeting to focus on heroin use

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Community leaders are coming together in Winchester to discuss what police call an alarming increase in heroin use. The meeting Friday will include law enforcement, medical and educational representatives and others to discuss prevention, enforcement and treatment...

  • Rescuers free boy caught in escalator at Md. store

    TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County rescuers cut an escalator apart to free a 6-year-old boy whose hands and fingers got stuck under the handrail at the bottom of the moving staircase. Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady says the boy's hand got stuck Thursday night at the Burlington...

  • Va. man gets prison for heroin death

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Harrisonburg man who sold a deadly dose of heroin has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 31-year-old Jean Paul Alvarado was found guilty in May 2013 to a single charge of distributing heroin resulting in death. He was sentenced...

  • Judge refuses to toss sentence for ID theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out a Richmond woman's 14-year prison sentence for helping illegal aliens obtain driver's licenses and other identification. In a four-paragraph opinion Thursday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected Cynthia Salamanca's claim that...

  • Coast Guard cutter heading home to Va. waters

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter is heading back to Virginia waters after intercepting more than $100 million in cocaine in the Caribbean. The Legare is scheduled to return to its Portsmouth homeport on Saturday after a 49-day patrol. The Caribbean patrol included two high seas...

  • U.Va. visitors to weigh tuition increases

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors meets next week to set tuition rates for the next academic year. The U.Va. administration is proposing a 4.5 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. For out-of-state students, a 6 percent...

  • Md. urges awareness of invasive species

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Agriculture is urging residents to help reduce the spread of invasive species that pose a threat to agricultural and natural resources. The agency says April is Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month. The department says invasive...

  • Maryland gubernatorial candidates clash on economic policy

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — All three Democratic candidates in the governor's race agree Maryland's economic policies need work, but they disagree sharply about how much. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown praised the developments of the past seven years during a candidate forum Thursday evening at Towson...

  • McAuliffe, Warner donate funds tied to straw donor

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen Mark Warner are donating to charity funds tied to a wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. Sant Singh Chatwal pleaded guilty Thursday in New York to using straw donors to...

  • Va. base to be home for embassy training center

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of Virginia's congressional delegation say Fort Pickett will be the home of a training center for U.S. diplomatic personnel assigned to high-threat areas around the globe. The announcement was made Thursday by the Obama administration. The Fort Pickett facility...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Obama takes executive action on equal pay

    President Obama on Tuesday announced a new executive order that will prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who openly discuss compensation in the workplace.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces $100m grant at Maryland school

    President Obama traveled to a high school in suburban Maryland on Monday morning to announce a new $100 million grant awarded to schools that are promoting programs aimed at giving students new skills.

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...

  • VIDEO: GM CEO Mary Barra faces Congress over faulty ignition switch

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared before a House committee Tuesday to explain the automaker's role in handling a faulty ignition switch that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.



From the Weekly Standard

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