Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTOne thing is certain about the sheriff's race in Alexandria: Come Election Day in November, incumbent James H. Dunning's name will not appear on the ballot, as it has every four years since 1985.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTMaryland could lose its 130-year grip on the Preakness Stakes because of the state legislature's persistent refusal to legalize slot machine gambling, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTRep. Thomas M. Davis III said he will propose legislation to scale back a massive development planned next to the Vienna Metro station, a project near his own neighborhood.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTSchool Superintendent Clifford B. Janey issued a report to the D.C. Board of Education yesterday listing 16 underused schools that are candidates for sharing space with charter schools.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTIt's the Shad Planking, Virginia's long-standing political ritual, where governors were once crowned by a small group of white, male Democrats.The state and the tradition have evolved. But the twin essences of the Shad Planking remain: politics and fish.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTThe unexpected move places new pressure on Mayor Anthony A. Williams to decide whether gay unions will be recognized in Washington.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTThe Montgomery County Council is ready to give residents broad property tax relief next year by cutting tens of millions of dollars from County Executive Douglas M. Duncan's proposed budget.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTD.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams proposes creating a cabinet-level Department of Environment that would focus on providing District residents with cleaner air, clearer water and more inviting parks and open spaces.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTCounty Executive Jack B. Johnson spent much of his first year in office attempting to build support for rolling back, if not repealing, the county's property taxes.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTHouse delegates in Va. who defied party leaders by supporting state tax increases are expected to be challenged in primaries, GOP activists and lawmakers say.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTFormer Virginia governor James S. Gilmore III launched himself back into the political limelight this past weekend with a glitzy fundraiser for a new group created to advance conservative, anti-tax policies.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTHead ducked deferentially, Del. William A. Bronrott scurried across the expansive floor of the House of Delegates, searching out allies while the clerk droned on in listing dozens of the more than 2,600 bills before the Maryland General Assembly.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTWith the syncopated beats of marching bands, a colorful parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and historical characters in costume, Washington yesterday celebrated the day that slaves in the nation's capital were freed 143 years ago.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTThe Prince George's County school system overshot its initial administrative budget this year by well over 50 percent.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTFrom slot machines and guns to stem cells and abortion, there's hardly an issue that lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia see the same way.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTDespite emotional public debate and intense lobbying, the private decisions of a few senators ultimately led to the quiet demise of the bill.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTMontgomery County officials announced yesterday they will push to require that older high-rise apartment buildings in the county be equipped with sprinkler systems, a measure they believe would help prevent a repeat of Thursday's deadly high-rise fire in Silver Spring.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTFairfax supervisors are preparing to slash 13 cents from the county's property tax rate Monday, making it the lowest in modern history.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTCouncil member David A. Catania said the hearing is in response to a series of Washington Post articles that reported the medical board rarely disciplines troubled doctors.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:43:03 GMTVirginia's candidates for governor report that their campaigns have raised almost $5 million during the first three months of 2005.