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Hogan to embark on 12-day trade mission in Asia next week

Gov. Larry Hogan will embark Tuesday on a 12-day trade mission to three of Asia’s economic powerhouses, meeting with business organizations, heads of state and diplomats in an attempt to strengthen Maryland’s economic ties to the region.Read full article >>

Hogan to embark on 12-day trade mission in Asia next week

Gov. Larry Hogan will embark Tuesday on a 12-day trade mission to three of Asia’s economic powerhouses, meeting with business organizations, heads of state and diplomats in an attempt to strengthen Maryland’s economic ties to the region.Read full article >>

Democrats bash Arlington board’s vote to sell historic farmhouse

Five of the six candidates running for Democratic nomination to two Arlington County Board seats denounced the board’s quick decision earlier this week to sell the historic Reeves farmhouse.The candidates, appearing Thursday night at...Show More Summary

Is pricey Shaw a model for retaining affordability amid regentrification?

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro took a rainy walking tour through the Shaw neighborhood Thursday to highlight the success of public investments in affordable housing and commercial development.Read full article >>

Predatory tow companies targeted in proposal from Md. and Va. lawmakers

Few urban encounters infuriate residents more than parking to run to the ATM or convenience store, only to return to find their car towed. At the tow lot, the aggravation typically grows, with no right to appeal and a big bill to pay to reclaim a car.Read full article >>

$19,000 tab for public records stirs new fight over Sweet Briar College

RICHMOND — The latest twist to the Sweet Briar College saga takes the form of public-records requests with whopping five-figure price tags.A woman seeking information about the abrupt closure of the private central Virginia college,Show More Summary

Challenger to Va. House speaker accuses him of ‘cheating’ in ballot rules

RICHMOND — The Republican challenger to Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell has accused him of quietly seeking a change to absentee-voting policy that she says he has been using to his benefit in the closing weeks of the most-watched primary of this year’s legislative contests.Read full article >>

Challenger to Va. House speaker accuses him of ‘cheating’ in ballot rules

RICHMOND — The Republican challenger to Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell has accused him of quietly seeking a change to absentee-voting policy that she says he has been using to his benefit in the closing weeks of the most-watched primary of this year’s legislative contests.Read full article >>

Victor Salvi dies at 95; harp maker was called the ‘lord of the strings’

Victor Salvi, a scion of an Italian musical dynasty who became one of the world’s preeminent manufacturer of harps — a musician, artisan and businessman dubbed the “lord of the strings,” — died May 10 at a hospital in Milan. He was 95.Read full article >>

Local digest: Special police officer charged in accident

THE DISTRICTPolice officer charged in fatal hit-and-run A D.C. special police officer was charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday for a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in April.Chatara Sophia Johnson, a security guard licensed by the D.C. Show More Summary

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Raymond W. Fullerton III, federal officialRaymond W. Fullerton III, 87, the U.S. Agriculture Department’s former assistant general counsel for litigation, died May 3 at his home in Frederick, Md. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said his wife, Sally H. Fullerton.Read full article >>

Bongino moves to Florida, where political outlook may be sunnier

Republican Dan Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who came within two percentage points of knocking off heavily favored Rep. John Delaney (D) in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District race last year, has moved to Florida.Read full article >>

Prince William County will spend nearly $3 million to cut class sizes, but just barely

Prince William County schools have allocated approximately $3 million for next school year to hire additional teachers in an effort to cut down average class sizes, an expensive and sizable challenge for Virginia’s second-largest school district.Read full article >>

Wanted: Baltimore riot suspects

Two photos show the arson on a Baltimore street. In one shot, a hooded man squeezes lighter fluid from a bottle, and in the next frame a photo captures flames bursting from canisters he sprayed with the fluid.Read full article >>

Go Home Already: Rain

End-of-day news: People are fed up with a law that allows people to be arrested simply for standing on a sidewalk, and more. [ more › ]

Six Baltimore police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Six Baltimore police officers were indicted Thursday in connection with the April death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old who suffered a fatal spine injury while in police custody, touching off a wave of protests and riots across parts of the city.Read full article >>

D.C. special police officer charged in fatal hit-and-run accident

A D.C. special police officer was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday for a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in April.Chatara Sophia Johnson, a security guard licensed by the D.C. police department, admitted to hitting 68-year-old Faith Pines while speeding on Southern Avenue SE, according to a court document.Read full article >>

More Morrissey news: They’re getting married

Former Virginia state lawmaker Joseph D. Morrissey said on Thursday that “of course” he plans to marry the woman with whom he was accused of having a relationship when she was a minor.Morrissey, who admitted this week to fathering a child with 19-year-old Myrna Pride, said they did not have sex until she was 18. Show More Summary

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