The Night Note: 11/1/10

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    HOMEOWNERS DEMAND EQUAL TAXATION FOR METRO STATION
    Alexandria Times: "Potomac Greens residents won’t mind seeing a new Metro station go up in nearby Potomac Yard — they just don’t want their taxes to pay for it alone.

    Yet if city council adopts a financial package for the new Blue and Yellow line stop first proposed in 1999, today’s homeowners will carry what they believe is an undue tax burden to fund the $240 million project. And they’re planting opposition signs and planning rallies to make sure local officials hear them."

    VA VOTERS TO DECIDE 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TUESDAY
    Washington Examiner: "Most of the attention on Tuesday’s election has been focused on Virginia’s hotly contested congressional races, but the state’s voters also will be asked to decide on three statewide ballot question.

    Voters will be asked whether the state constitution should be amended to allow allow property-tax relief for homeowners who are elderly or permanently disabled."
     

    LITTLE FISH, BIG DEBATE
    Local Kicks: "Big trouble could be on the horizon for a tiny fish, the Atlantic menhaden.

    Some worry that menhaden, which play an important role in the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, are being overfished – mostly by a company in Virginia."
     

    WANNA GET AWAY FOR CHEAP?  TRY BWI
    Washington Business Journal: "Air fares at U.S. airports are rising this year, with the average fare up 3.1 percent from the first quarter to the second quarter, according to the Transportation Department.

    It says the average domestic fare in the second quarter was $341, up for the fourth straight quarter, rising 13.1 percent over the four previous quarters."