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Maryland Senate panel blocks Hogan’s nominee

A Maryland Senate committee blocked Gov. Larry Hogan’s nominee to head the state’s Higher Education Commission on Monday after questions were raised about her management abilities.Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery), chairman of the Senate...Show More Summary

D.C. police say man shot, wounded by officer on Friday had a gun

The man shot and wounded by police late Friday in Northeast Washington had turned toward an officer with a gun in his hand and had ignored orders to drop it, D.C. police said in a sworn statement.The wounded man, identified as Troye Roberson, 23, was hit three times and taken to a hospital. Court records indicated that he remained there Monday. Read full article >>

Dvorak: Working mothers need to stop beating themselves up

The guilt. The guilt!Today’s parents, especially today’s mothers, are filled with guilt.It gnaws as us at pick-up time, at bedtime, long after the kids have gone to sleep and we’re Red-Bulled out of our minds making costumes or cupcakes or scrapbook photo albums to prove to ourselves and everyone around us that we are there for them.Read full article >>

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan signs his first law, honoring Vietnam War veterans

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed his first bill into law on Monday afternoon, officially making March 30 “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The commemorative day recognizes the millions of Americans who served in the military during the Vietnam War, including the more than 1,000 Marylanders who died. Show More Summary

Plan moves forward for Metro station at Potomac Yard in Alexandria

A new Metro station in Alexandria’s growing Potomac Yard community is a step closer to reality with the release of a federal environmental impact study that says the project would spur economic development and boost transit.Read full article >>

Maryland and Virginia students place 1st and 3rd in AP scores

Maryland once again had the highest percentage of high school seniors in the country pass Advanced Placement tests, the ninth consecutive year the state’s students have topped their peers.The College Board, which administers the university-level...Show More Summary

Montgomery to end school year one day late, after state waives lost time

Montgomery County’s school year will end June 15, one day later than planned, following the approval of a state waiver that forgives the school district for two days of instruction lost to the winter’s snow and ice. Read full articl...

D.C. Council member calls for ban on city-funded trips to Indiana

D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) is calling for Mayor Muriel Bowser to ban publicly financed trips to Indiana — a move similar to those of left-leaning politicians throughout the country in the aftermath of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last week.Read full article >>

Homeless Man Stops Attempted Rape In Mt. Pleasant

"Even though I'm going through hard times, God put in me in a place where I could help,” Ketrell Ferguson said. [ more › ]

Hey Millennials, D.C. Is Actually More Affordable To Live In Than You Think

Living in D.C. for millennials is actually more affordable than cities like Baltimore or Charlotte. [ more › ]

Go Home Already: Let Freedom Carry A Fish

End-of-day news: Someone threw a brick through an X2 bus, and more. [ more › ]

Weekly Music Agenda

Four-year anniversaries, hardcore meets 14th Street, and lots of chances to dance. [ more › ]

Two men arrested shortly after Langley Park slaying

Two men were arrested shortly after police allege they killed a man during a robbery in a Langley Park apartment building.Sergio Elias Serrano, 23, and Julio Cesar Jacome-Rosales, 25, were arrested Sunday near the site of the crime.Show More Summary

Montgomery official apologizes for $58,000 public records fee

A senior Montgomery County official has apologized to a Wheaton neighborhood activist for a March 19 letter saying it would take three months and cost $58,407 to comply with a records request for information about a planned library and recreation center.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: PM Update: Seasonably cool tonight, mild with showers possible on Tuesday

One day in the 60s or higher in the bag, and several more to come this week. Tomorrow may be another if we hold showers off long enough.

Kelly: Songs in the key of free: More tips on what to do with an unwanted piano

How’s that joke go? Guy walks into a saloon and says to a patron sitting at the bar, “Play the piano, Broken Nose.”The patron says, “I don’t have a broken nose.”Punch!Plink plink plink plink.Anyhoo.?.?.Read full article >>

Jewish group presses Virginia bar to reverse decision to drop Israel trip

The American Jewish Committee and several Jewish state legislators continued to press the Virginia State Bar on Monday to reconsider its decision to cancel a seminar in Israel over securities procedures the bar described as “discriminatory.”Read full article >>

McAuliffe invites Indiana firms to ‘open and welcoming’ Virginia

RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is putting out the welcome mat for Indiana business leaders who might be troubled by that state’s new “religious freedom” law, which opponents say in effect legalizes anti-gay discrimination.Read full article >>

Supreme Court asks Virginia panel to reexamine redistricting decision

The Supreme Court on Monday told a federal judicial panel in Virginia to take another look at its decision that lawmakers improperly packed minority voters into one congressional district.The court sent the case back to the U.S. District...Show More Summary

Victim of Capitol Heights car crash identified as Suitland man

Prince George’s County police identified the victim of a fatal Saturday night car crash in Capitol Heights as Andre Lamont White, 57, of Suitland.A child who had been listed in critical condition after the crash is expected to survive, police spokesman Harry Bond said on Monday.Read full article >>

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