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Age, seniority, tradition irrelevant in Prince George's Co. election

Significant shake-ups marked the Prince George's County Board of Education election, which for the first time this year elected nine members from each district, instead of the previous board configuration with four at-large seats.

Tags: Pat Fletcher , Carolyn Boston , Edward Burroughs , Steven Morris , Rosalind Johnson , Amber Waller , Jeana Jacobs , Donna Hathaway Beck , Peggy Higgins , Patricia Eubanks , Henry Armwood , Prince George's County Board of Education , Prince George's County ,

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 10:32am EDT

Even keel in Montgomery Co. Council, school board

Despite a tempestuous political sphere nationwide, every incumbent, all Democrats, retook their council seats in Montgomery County, where the closest margin was a 19-point victory over the Republican challenger in District 2.

Tags: Hans Riemer , Craig Rice , Duchy Trachtenberg , Marc Elrich , Nancy Floreen , George Leventhal , Roger Berliner , Phil Andrewss , Nancy Navarro , Valerie Ervin , Patricia O'Neill , Shirley Brandman , Judy Docca , Mike Durso , Montgomery County Council , Montgomery County Board of Elections ,

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 09:36am EDT

Republicans dominate Calvert Co. elections

A tight election in Calvert County preliminarily shows Republicans cleaning up in the race for the five seats on the county commission, seizing the two previously held by Democrats.

Tags: Calvert County , Calvert County sheriff's office , Sheriff Mike Evans , Jerry Clark , Susan Shaw , Pat Nutter , Steve Weems , Evan Slaughenhoupt , Wilson H. Parran , Barbara A. Stinnet ,

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 08:21am EDT

Charles Co. incumbents rule schools, Dems sweep commission

Democrats swept the Charles County local elections this year with victories across the board for the county commission.

Tags: charles county elections , charles county commission , charles county commissioners , Rubin B. Collins II , Candice Kelly , Ken RObinson , Debra Davis , Robert Rucci ,

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 07:35am EDT

Use 'I Voted' to track the popularity of polling stations

A new feature from social networking site Foursquare allows voters to track the popularity of their polling station.


Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 12:13pm EDT

Further abuse in Medicaid transpo program

WTOP has learned of further abuse by Medicaid recipients, successfully billing the state for hundreds of miles in cab fare, food and personal trips sporting events.

Tags: Evan Haning , Erica L. Brecher , Medicaid , Transportation , Nelson Sabatini , William Donald Schaefer , David Paulson , Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 09:53am EDT

Expect overnight delays on I-270 Thursday

To install new Intercounty Connector signs, crews will close all four lanes on the northbound side of I-270 north of Exit 6/West Montgomery Avenue for 15 minutes at a time from midnight until 4 a.m. Thursday.

Tags: Interstate 270 , I-270 , Adam Tuss , InterCounty Connector , ICC

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 10:43am EDT

Things that go 'bump' in your house

Kitchen doors and cabinets opening by themselves, appliances unexpectedly turning on and strange bumps in the night. In the wake of Halloween, it's easy to connect strange incidents to the paranormal. But an industry expert says the real scary feature of these fairly common household occurrences is the increased utility bills they can cause.

Tags: Debra Feinstein , daniel diclerico , Consumer Reports , Utility Bills , kitchen ,

Monday - 11/01/2010, 01:26pm EDT

Virginia to help locals residents pay for fuel

The recent chilly weather is a reminder that the state government is now accepting applications to help Virginians pay for their heating fuel, but the deadline is quickly approaching.

Tags: energy assistance program , virginia department of social services , department of social services , Kathy Stewart ,

Saturday - 10/30/2010, 02:05pm EDT

A D.C. weekend survival guide

Huge rallies, an annual holiday and one of the city's largest and most wide-spread events converge into a perfect storm in the D.C. area this weekend, to say nothing of the usual smattering of fetes and road closings around town.

Tags: Marine Corps Marathon , Rally To Restore Sanity , March To Keep Fear Alive , Stephen Colbert , Jon Stewart , National Mall ,

Friday - 10/29/2010, 12:12pm EDT
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