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  • nieuwD.C.-area officials say coronavirus relief bill must fund public transit
    D.C.-area officials say the next federal coronavirus relief bill must include public transportation funds to help bail out Metro from a budget deficit of nearly $495 million for operations next year. "Funding [it] shouldn't be political," Jeffrey McK…
    - 12 hours ago 1 Dec 20, 11:49pm -
  • nieuwLarry Hogan: Maryland needs 2,000 health care workers
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that the state is looking to recruit up to 2,000 more health care workers to help address the surge in coronavirus hospitalizations. "The current surge is not only increasing the burden on our health care s…
    - 13 hours ago 1 Dec 20, 11:16pm -
  • nieuwNovavax, Maryland biotech firm, completes enrollment for COVID-19 vaccine trials
    A biotech company in Gaithersburg, Maryland, says it has fully enrolled two of its three planned late-stage trials for its experimental coronavirus vaccine and has administered doses to more than 20,000 participants. Novavax on Monday said it has enr…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Dec 20, 7:31pm -
  • nieuwMetro budget proposal closes 19 train stations, no weekend rides
    Metro's 2021 budget proposal includes closing 19 train stations, no weekend rides and ending service at 9 p.m., according to local news outlet reports. Reeling from the pandemic, the regional transit agency is facing a nearly $500 million deficit, WT…
    - 22 hours ago 1 Dec 20, 1:34pm -
  • Muriel Bowser, D.C. mayor: Police Chief Peter Newsham 'did his job' to fight racism
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday that she believes outgoing Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham "did his job" to fight racism. The mayor's comment came in response to a question about statements made last week by D.C. Council members regardin…
    - 2 days ago 30 Nov 20, 6:52pm -
  • Muriel Bowser, D.C. mayor: Residents who traveled during holiday should get tested
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday urged residents to get tested for the coronavirus and limit their activities if they traveled outside the city to celebrate Thanksgiving last week. "We also want to remind any resident who didn't follow our advice a…
    - 2 days ago 30 Nov 20, 5:51pm -
  • Timothy Eugene Francis, D.C. homicide detective, killed in apparent murder-suicide
    A D.C. homicide detective and his wife were found dead Friday in an apparent murder-suicide, according to authorities. Charles County Sheriff's Office detectives say evidence shows Detective Timothy Eugene Francis, 50, died after being shot by his wi…
    - 2 days ago 30 Nov 20, 2:30pm -
  • Classes canceled in Baltimore County after cyber attack
    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Classes have been canceled for students in a Maryland school district that is the victim of a ransomware attack. Baltimore County Public Schools said Saturday that it will be closed for students on Monday and Tuesday next week so…
    - 4 days ago 28 Nov 20, 10:14pm -
  • Police: DC officer killed by wife in apparent murder-suicide
    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman fatally shot her police officer husband and then killed herself, authorities said. The Charles County Sheriff's Office said that police found two people dead inside their home in Waldorf on Friday. Police said t…
    - 4 days ago 28 Nov 20, 10:08pm -
  • Va. pro-gun rights group to host Lobby Day caravan
    A pro-gun rights caravan is coming to the Virginia state Capitol in January because organizers say the time slot to host their annual Lobby Day rally — which drew thousands last year — was taken by gun control advocates. The Virginia Citizens Def…
    - 5 days ago 27 Nov 20, 9:32pm -
  • Md. State Police: No charges, arrests during Thanksgiving restriction crackdown
    Maryland State Police say no charges or arrests were made Thursday evening when troopers were deployed statewide by Gov. Larry Hogan to help crack down on coronavirus restriction violations. The agency said in a press release Friday that troopers "ha…
    - 5 days ago 27 Nov 20, 6:43pm -
  • Amal Awad, Lisa Myers, Melissa Hyatt leading police in Maryland counties
    Women have secured the top police positions — and a place in history — in three Maryland counties for the first time ever. Anne Arundel County is set next month to welcome Amal Awad as the new police chief. She will be the first woman to be a per…
    - 5 days ago 27 Nov 20, 12:34am -
  • Peter Newsham replacement should focus on racism, D.C. lawmakers say
    Quickly recovering from surprise, D.C. lawmakers are already compiling a wish list of qualities for a candidate to replace Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham, who is leaving the District to lead the Prince William County Police Department. At le…
    - 7 days ago 25 Nov 20, 10:32pm -
  • Peter Newsham resignation surprises top D.C. lawmaker
    D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has expressed surprise over the resignation of Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham, who is leaving the District to become the top cop of Prince William County's police force. "I am as surprised as everyone els…
    - 7 days ago 25 Nov 20, 1:58pm -
  • Feast of Sharing shifts into delivery mode due to pandemic
    The coronavirus pandemic may be crimping some people's holiday plans, but it's not stopping nonprofits and businesses from giving back to the community. On Tuesday, Safeway and Events DC kicked off the 21st annual Feast of Sharing, offering 5,000 Tha…
    - 7 days ago 25 Nov 20, 2:39am -
  • Fairfax Co. schools pause in-person return of students amid virus surge
    Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Braband announced Tuesday that select elementary students will not return to school in-person on Dec. 1 as planned. "As we see COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise in our community, we must cont…
    - 8 days ago 24 Nov 20, 8:40pm -
  • Montgomery Co. issues new coronavirus restrictions before Thanksgiving
    Indoor gatherings in Montgomery County will be limited to 10 people starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to new coronavirus restrictions issued by the county's health officer. "Contact tracing data indicates that family and group gatherings are wher…
    - 8 days ago 24 Nov 20, 6:55pm -
  • D.C. audit shows hard-hit COVID-19 areas
    A new D.C. auditor's report shows that the coronavirus pandemic has hit hardest in the city's most vulnerable wards. "This analysis indicates a disproportional impact (by population) on Wards 4, 5, 7, and 8, the same wards with the highest proportion…
    - 8 days ago 24 Nov 20, 5:43pm -
  • Larry Hogan expands coronavirus snitch line: 'There's no constitutional right' to go maskless
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared Monday that Americans have no "constitutional right" to go maskless during the coronavirus pandemic. "It's sort of like saying I have a constitutional right to drive drunk, I have a constitutional right to not wear…
    - 8 days ago 24 Nov 20, 3:05pm -
  • Larry Hogan: 'There have been no faulty or failed Korean tests'
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday disputed a Washington Post report that his administration spent $9.46 million on 500,000 faulty coronavirus tests from South Korea earlier this year. "There have been no faulty or failed Korean tests," according to…
    - 9 days ago 23 Nov 20, 8:17pm -

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