Mary Pat Flaherty

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Mary Pat

Under new law, carryouts, food trucks and restaurants will no longer be able to use plastic foam containers.

  • Jul 29, 2014

Ephonia Green admitted she took $5.1 million from nonprofit group that runs the MCAT medical school test.

  • Jul 25, 2014

A meteorologist said the storm hit a campground on the Eastern Shore at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Tolls are the rail project’s only open-ended funding source, making them a tempting target.

  • Jul 12, 2014

The project would take seven to 10 years and cost nearly $1 billion, pushing electric bills up.

  • Jun 17, 2014

The worker used information acquired on the job to embezzle from a resident of the Armed Forces home.

  • May 31, 2014

Researchers who surveyed the city also found 6 other problem locations, which Washington Gas will fix.

  • May 20, 2014

The state faces a tight time window to replace its flawed online system, and federal authorities appear skeptical.

  • May 3, 2014

Troubled, century-old local utility could see improvements under new owner, if deal is approved

  • Apr 30, 2014

Customers who were switched to Exelon say things have run smoothly, raising hopes for Pepco users.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Accounting clerk pleaded guilty to creating false expense reports and paying herself $144,000

  • Apr 22, 2014

Maryland State Police say none of the 75 people about the New York-bound bus appear to be injured.

  • Apr 18, 2014

After glitch-filled debut, insurance site is expected to be rebuilt from scratch using technology from Connecticut.

  • Mar 30, 2014

The state will be the first to walk away from a site built to implement Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

  • Mar 28, 2014

Police issued a lookout this week for Charles Severance, 53, who has extensive ties to Alexandria.

  • Mar 14, 2014

Report cites excess Medicaid costs, accelerated spending on flawed online insurance marketplace.

  • Feb 27, 2014

Case involving Noridian, fired by Md. for online exchange problems, is closed in federal court.

  • Feb 25, 2014

Deep seated flaws in Maryland health Web site prompts state to fire main contractor.

  • Feb 24, 2014

A top official says Noridian 'misrepresented’ its ability to construct the site.

  • Feb 19, 2014

Noridian hid “its lack of relevant expertise” when bidding, subcontractor says.

  • Feb 7, 2014
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About Mary Pat

Mary Pat Flaherty works on investigative and long-range stories. Her work has won numerous national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. She is a Pittsburgh native, which means she regards gold as the only splash of color to be worn with black.