Theresa Vargas

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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The ruling notes that “the Washington Team” will be used as a replacement, except in direct quotes.

  • Jul 14, 2014

Walter Wetzel helped create the Redskins logo. His descendants can’t agree on whether the name is a slur.

  • Jul 6, 2014

  • Jun 20, 2014

The case was filed on behalf of five Native Americans who consider the team’s name a racial slur.

  • Jun 18, 2014

On Saturday, the UCC’s mid-Atlantic conference voted to boycott the Redskins games and gear.

  • Jun 14, 2014

California tribe paid for message objecting to name to run during Tuesday night’s Heat-Spurs game.

  • Jun 10, 2014

  • Jun 5, 2014

D.C. Magistrate Judge Janet Albert ruled that the three boys should remain in foster care for now.

  • Jun 4, 2014

The giant birds have been spotted at 11th and K streets, prompting lots of political roadkill jokes.

  • Jun 4, 2014

Team executive puts three Blackfeet Nation supporters on phone with United Church of Christ official.

  • Jun 3, 2014

Native American and civil rights groups are sending more than 2,700 players a letter about team’s name.

  • May 27, 2014

It isn’t against the law to swear in Md.’s popular beach destination, but it is officially frowned upon.

  • May 24, 2014

Raya Kenney’s prize-winning poem is proof that Relisha’s story has affected children as well as adults.

  • May 20, 2014

Pascal Tessier of Maryland says the Boy Scouts are still discriminating against gay leaders.

  • May 19, 2014

When “empath” Lisa Grayson heard about the missing girl, she wanted to help find her.

  • May 16, 2014

During a trial next month, a judge must decide whether they will go to their parents or remain in foster care.

  • May 14, 2014

The friends were heading home Sunday from visiting friends in Cockeysville

  • May 14, 2014

High school staff had voted to ban the word — the name of the school’s teams — saying it’s a racial slur.

  • Apr 30, 2014

The death of Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old who had Down syndrome, fuels a push to train first responders.

  • Apr 29, 2014

Andre Pierce Joyner, 29, was shot multiple times in Northeast Washington Friday afternoon.

  • Apr 26, 2014
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About Theresa

Theresa Vargas is a reporter for the Post’s local enterprise team. Her stories have taken her, among other places, into a home for transgender teens, a support group for wheelchair-bound survivors of gun violence, and a courtroom where a woman with Down syndrome fought for the right to decide how she lives. During the peak of the recession, she and a photographer traveled across the country to chronicle how Americans were coping. Before coming to the Post, she worked at Newsday in New York. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.