Congress awaits inspector general’s report on cancellation of FBI headquarters move

WASHINGTON – With parts of the FBI headquarters building crumbling on Pennsylvania Avenue, there had been plans to relocate the agency to a more secluded and spacious campus in either suburban northern Virginia or suburban Maryland.  But six months after…

At symposium, Van Hollen stresses support for scientists, seriousness of climate change

COLUMBIA, Maryland — Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday stressed the urgency of understanding climate change and dismissed Trump administration efforts to ban the term as “all nonsense.” The Democrat, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told the…

Coast Guard lieutenant appears in U.S. federal court on drug, gun charges

Federal prosecutors are calling him a domestic terrorist. Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Hasson, who lives in Silver Spring, appeared in U.S. Federal Court following his arrest on Friday, February 15, 2019, on drug and gun charges. Prosecutors say they found 15 guns and more than one thousand rounds of ammunition in Hasson’s home at the time of his arrest.

Metro’s current hours stand, board plans to address riders’ other concerns instead

Despite pressure from the District of Columbia to extend late-night services, the Metro Board of Directors voted 7-1 Thursday to maintain Metro’s current hours of operation.

Proposal to keep FBI headquarters in Washington meets resistance

WASHINGTON — Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday slammed the General Services Administration’s proposal to build a new FBI headquarters in downtown Washington instead of Prince George’s County, saying it was a waste of taxpayers time and money. Attempts to find a…

Revised plan underway for new FBI site, raising hopes in Maryland – again

WASHINGTON — After planning that began in the George W. Bush administration, officials from Maryland at the national and state level are cautiously optimistic the latest push for a new FBI complex located outside the District of Columbia will come…

Annual event provides overdue welcome home for Vietnam Vets

On March 30, 1973 the last U.S. troops left Vietnam and for most of the returning soldiers the return home was anything but welcoming. But for the third year in a row, the Hospice of the Chesapeake sponsored a special “welcome home” for hundreds of Vietnam Vets to provide the welcome back they didn’t get more than four decades ago.

Maryland officials frustrated over delay in picking FBI headquarters site

By SYDNEY TONIC and KIMBERLY ESCOBAR Capital News Service WASHINGTON – Maryland officials expressed frustration Tuesday over the federal government’s decision to delay picking a site for the FBI’s consolidated headquarters until March. The General Services Administration had been expected…

FBI headquarters relocation to be announced in December

By SYDNEY TONIC and KIMBERLY ESCOBAR Capital News Service WASHINGTON – The final decision on the location of the new FBI headquarters is expected to be announced in December, and Maryland state and local officials are optimistic their state will…

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