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Senate deal on border and Ukraine at risk of collapse as Trump pushes stronger measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal to pair border enforcement measures and Ukraine aid faced potential collapse on Thursday as Senate Republicans grew increasingly wary of an election-year compromise that Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee, seems likely to oppose. Senate negotiators have been striving for weeks to finish a carefully negotiated compromise on border…Read more

Bill to allow referendum on northern Virginia casino advances in legislature

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Legislation that would allow a referendum on a casino in the northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital cleared a hurdle Wednesday when a state Senate committee voted to advance the bill. The bill would allow Fairfax County to hold a referendum on placing a casino, as well as a…Read more

President Joe Biden signs bill to avoid a partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signed a short-term spending bill that keeps the federal government operating until early March. The bill averts what would’ve been a partial government shutdown starting Saturday. It does not address additional aid for Ukraine, which remains in limbo as key legislators continue to negotiate a border security measure that…Read more

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore proposes $63.1 billion budget with no tax increases

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore submitted a $63.1 billion state spending plan Wednesday that avoids tax hikes while using a variety of budget-balancing moves to close a deficit, part of a larger strategy to advance initiatives to boost public safety, expand affordable housing and support child care. The budget plan for the…Read more

Donald Trump’s grip on Republican politics is put to the test in ice-cold Iowa’s caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voting is set to begin Monday night in icy Iowa as former President Donald Trump eyes a victory that would send a resounding message that neither life-threatening cold nor life-changing legal trouble can slow his march toward the Republican Party’s 2024 nomination. The Iowa caucuses, which are the opening contest in the months-long Republican presidential primary process, begin…Read more

Carroll County Board of Education votes to ban sexually explicit books at CCPS

Heather Curtis – WMAL News | January 11, 2024 Add Carroll County Public Schools to the list of districts in Northern Virginia limiting access to books deemed inappropriate because of sexually explicit content. The Carroll County Board of Education voted unanimously on Wednesday to revise a policy on the selection of instructional materials to say…Read more

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore proposes public safety measures

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore outlined three measures on Tuesday that he is prioritizing to improve public safety, including a new statewide center to help prevent gun violence. The governor held a news conference to discuss the bills a day before the Maryland General Assembly gathers for its 90-day legislative session. “We have got to confront…Read more

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Senate deal on border and Ukraine at risk of collapse as Trump pushes stronger measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal to pair border enforcement measures and Ukraine aid faced potential collapse on Thursday as Senate Republicans grew increasingly wary of an election-year compromise that Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee, seems likely to oppose. Senate negotiators have been striving for weeks to finish a carefully negotiated compromise on border…Continue Reading

Bill to allow referendum on northern Virginia casino advances in legislature

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Legislation that would allow a referendum on a casino in the northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital cleared a hurdle Wednesday when a state Senate committee voted to advance the bill. The bill would allow Fairfax County to hold a referendum on placing a casino, as well as a…Continue Reading

President Joe Biden signs bill to avoid a partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signed a short-term spending bill that keeps the federal government operating until early March. The bill averts what would’ve been a partial government shutdown starting Saturday. It does not address additional aid for Ukraine, which remains in limbo as key legislators continue to negotiate a border security measure that…Continue Reading

Anti-abortion activists brace for challenges ahead as they gather for annual March for Life

(AP) — A year ago, anti-abortion activists from across the U.S. gathered for their annual March for Life with reason to celebrate: It was their first march since the Supreme Court, seven months earlier, had overturned the nationwide right to abortion. At this year’s march, on Friday, the mood will be very different — reflecting formidable challenges that…Continue Reading

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore proposes $63.1 billion budget with no tax increases

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore submitted a $63.1 billion state spending plan Wednesday that avoids tax hikes while using a variety of budget-balancing moves to close a deficit, part of a larger strategy to advance initiatives to boost public safety, expand affordable housing and support child care. The budget plan for the…Continue Reading

Donald Trump’s grip on Republican politics is put to the test in ice-cold Iowa’s caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voting is set to begin Monday night in icy Iowa as former President Donald Trump eyes a victory that would send a resounding message that neither life-threatening cold nor life-changing legal trouble can slow his march toward the Republican Party’s 2024 nomination. The Iowa caucuses, which are the opening contest in the months-long Republican presidential primary process, begin…Continue Reading

Carroll County Board of Education votes to ban sexually explicit books at CCPS

Heather Curtis – WMAL News | January 11, 2024 Add Carroll County Public Schools to the list of districts in Northern Virginia limiting access to books deemed inappropriate because of sexually explicit content. The Carroll County Board of Education voted unanimously on Wednesday to revise a policy on the selection of instructional materials to say…Continue Reading

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore proposes public safety measures

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore outlined three measures on Tuesday that he is prioritizing to improve public safety, including a new statewide center to help prevent gun violence. The governor held a news conference to discuss the bills a day before the Maryland General Assembly gathers for its 90-day legislative session. “We have got to confront…Continue Reading

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