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  • nieuwNo fans for now at Nationals Park, D.C. says
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has approved the Washington Nationals’ request to play the upcoming 2021 season in the city, but for at least the time being, Nationals Park will not have fans in attendance. In a letter from Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, the…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 7:18pm -
  • nieuwRobert Redfield, ex-CDC chief, joins Hogan administration
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has joined the state’s administration as a senior adviser for public health. The governor said during a press c…
    - 7 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 6:32pm -
  • Area lawmakers back pot legislation as social, racial equity
    Regional lawmakers are touting marijuana legalization as a way to foster social and racial equity. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson introduced Monday a measure to tax and regulate sales of recreational marijuana. Meanwhile, the Virginia General A…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 21, 11:47pm -
  • Cherry blossoms peak bloom predicted at Tidal Basin in Washington for April 2 to 5
    National Park Service officials announced Monday that the District's cherry blossoms will reach their peak bloom between April 2 and 5, a sign of the annual arrival of spring.  Peak bloom is the day when 70% of the Yoshino cherry blossoms are open,…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 21, 9:58pm -
  • VCU suspends Delta Chi fraternity after Adam Oakes death
    RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond police said on Sunday they're investigating the death of a Virginia Commonwealth University student in off-campus housing this weekend.  Adam Oakes, 19, was found unresponsive by officers called to the residence about 9:15…
    - 2 days ago 28 Feb 21, 10:43pm -
  • Maryland House of Delegates approves tax credit for illegal immigrants
    The Democratic-controlled Maryland House of Delegates approved legislation Friday that would allow immigrants who are illegally in the country to qualify for a state tax credit. In a 91-44 vote, lawmakers passed an amendment for the state's Earned In…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 21, 9:32pm -
  • D.C. Lottery executive director resigns
    The executive director of the D.C. Lottery stepped down from her position Friday, citing family issues she needs to handle. "Due to unforeseen personal issues, it has become necessary that I permanently return to my home state of Massachusetts to bes…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 21, 5:14pm -
  • D.C. police defend response to protest before Capitol riot
    The Metropolitan Police Department is defending itself against criticism over its response to Black Lives Matter protests compared to the pro-Trump rally before the deadly U.S. Capitol riot. “We are a national law enforcement leader in facilitating…
    - 5 days ago 26 Feb 21, 1:35am -
  • Kamala Harris promotes COVID-19 vaccine in Southeast D.C. as demand outstrips supply now
    Vice President Kamala Harris promoted the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday as supply slowly increases and officials think about leaning on leery Americans. Touring a Giant pharmacy in Southeast D.C., Ms. Harris said she felt sluggish after her second dose o…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 21, 4:29pm -
  • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's sister, Mercia, dies of COVID-19 complications
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that her sister, Mercia Bowser, died from complications related to the coronavirus. The mayor described Mercia, who was 64, as a “loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.” “Mercia was loved immensely an…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 21, 3:01pm -
  • 'QAnon Shaman' seeks pretrial jail release, citing bad jail food, lawyer says
    Jacob Anthony Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman" facing charges for storming the U.S. Capitol, offered Tuesday what his lawyer called "numerous compelling reasons" he should be released pending trial. Albert S. Watkins additionally revealed new details abo…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 21, 10:07pm -
  • Navy identifies sailor who died of COVID-19
    A Virginia Beach-based sailor who died Monday shortly after testing positive for COVID-19 has been identified as Chief Petty Officer Justin Huf, 39, Navy officials confirmed. A California resident, Chief Huf was assigned to the Navy's Assault Craft U…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 21, 9:56pm -
  • Virginia eases restrictions on outdoor events, gatherings
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that coronavirus restrictions on outdoor gatherings will be eased starting Monday, a sign of improving COVID-19 trends in the commonwealth. The emphasis of the new rules is to increase the number of peo…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 21, 5:18pm -
  • D.C. reaches 'tragic milestone' of 1,000 coronavirus deaths
    The nation's capital on Wednesday reached the grim milestone of more than 1,000 deaths due to the coronavirus. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has proclaimed the day as "A Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to COVID-19." "These beautiful souls who passed wer…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 21, 4:52pm -
  • D.C. hotels offer rooms for private dining amid pandemic
    Leave the luggage at home and just bring an appetite: Two upscale hotels in Northwest Washington are inviting guests to check in solely for a room service meal. For $125, a customer at the Riggs Hotel can enjoy full dinner service in a room that has…
    - 7 days ago 24 Feb 21, 3:14am -
  • Lawmakers in Virginia, Maryland grapple with school reopening bills
    Virginia lawmakers are wrestling over requiring school districts to provide in-person instruction by the summer as political pressure mounts for students to return to classrooms. This week, the House of Delegates' Education Committee approved a bipar…
    - 7 days ago 23 Feb 21, 11:55pm -
  • Annapolis sues oil, gas companies over climate change
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s capital city has filed a lawsuit against 26 oil and gas companies, saying their industry was taking the environment to a point where fighting climate change would be difficult. The City of Annapolis filed the lawsuit M…
    - 7 days ago 23 Feb 21, 10:25pm -
  • Former U.S. Capitol Police chief says rioters displayed 'significant coordination' in Jan. 6 attack
    Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund on Tuesday told lawmakers there is evidence of “significant coordination among rioters" to carry out the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. In testimony before two Senate committees, Mr. Sund told lawmakers t…
    - 7 days ago 23 Feb 21, 4:50pm -
  • Capitol security officials say information shared by feds ahead of Jan. 6 attack was inaccurate
    Former U.S. Capitol security officials, who lost their jobs because of the security breakdown at the Jan. 6 riot, on Tuesday blamed poor intelligence sharing and lack of federal backup for what they described as a “coordinated attack” on Congress…
    - 7 days ago 23 Feb 21, 4:14pm -
  • Va. lawmakers approve death penalty ban, send bill to Gov. Ralph Northam
    Virginia’s Democratic-controlled General Assembly on Monday approved a final bill that would ban the death penalty and sent the legislation to Gov. Ralph Northam, putting the commonwealth on the verge of becoming the first Southern state to prohibi…
    - 8 days ago 22 Feb 21, 6:56pm -

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