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Fairfax fires officer in 2009 killing An investigation found that the officer who shot an unarmed motorist on Route 1 violated the policy on use of deadly force.

Ex-cop admits smuggling cigarettes, alcohol A former Prince George’s County police officer faces a lengthy prison sentence after he pleaded guilty in federal court today to cocaine trafficking, extortion and other offenses.

Hyde charter school swaps ‘character’ for college prep A D.C. public charter school which emphasized “character education” is changing its mission to college preparation. A name change is coming too: Perry Street Preparatory.

Electric vehicle charging station debuts at Union Station As of Thursday, drivers of oh-so-current electric vehicles can plug in and charge up while parked at D.C.’s Union Station. This blog post also provides a helpful list of charging stations in the area.

Fairfax County official blasts “luxury” affordable housing Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) renewed his criticism of the county’s affordable housing program Tuesday, saying taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for “luxury amenities.”

Could NY strategy in same-sex marriage fight work in Md? There has been some chatter among gay marriage advocates that a strategy like Cuomo’s might work in Maryland if supporters of same-sex marriage enlisted key African American leaders.