D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray: I’ve led an ‘ethical life’:Despite the allegations that have swirled around his administration since his election, Gray says that “everything I’ve done I’ve tried to do with integrity.”

Moderate Va. state senator frets about legislature’s move to the right:Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), part of a core of more moderate Senate Republicans, said he’s concerned about the increasing conservatism of the state Senate. “I don’t think that Virginia should be governed from the far left or the far right. The vast majority of the people fall in the middle,” he said.

Report: D.C. colleges contribute $11.3 billion to the local economy: Next time you grumble about the college students distorting the rental market or universities expanding their campuses, consider this: A new report from a nonprofit consortium of local universities calculates that they add lots of value to the Washington area.

Man found slain in Oxon Hill: Prince George’s County police said they are investigating the slaying of a Capitol Heights man found dead on a roadside in Oxon Hill Wednesday night.

Prince William girls basketball coach arrested: The girls basketball coach at Stonewall Jackson High School was arrested Tuesday on allegations that he had inappropriate relations with a minor in 2004 and 2005, Prince William County police and school officials said. Nsonji White has been placed on administrative leave and is being held without bond.

Heat restrictions in place for VRE trains: If you take the Virginia Railway Express, plan on a more leisurely commute tonight (Wednesday) as extreme heat forces trains to slow down.