D.C., Md. & Va.

Sunday is the solstice, so Saturday was summer’s eve

As the day before summer, Saturday played its part pretty well.

A joyful celebration of Juneteenth for the D.C. region

The Washington area marked the newly declared federal holiday Saturday with parades, jump rope lessons and dancing.
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An accurate scale model of the United States was once planned for Gaithersburg

America-in-Miniature was to be a Lilliputian U.S., right down to mountains and memorials.

Police investigating apparent triple homicide in Virginia, linked to earlier suicide

The victims include two juveniles and an adult, police said.

Teen vaccinations surge in Washington region during first month of eligibility

In Montgomery County, vaccination numbers climb faster than for other age groups as they became eligible.

For Ward 8 residents, coronavirus vaccine appeal comes with a touch of celebrity: ‘It’s Fauci!’

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the doctor knocked on doors in the majority-Black ward Saturday, seeking a few more takers for vaccine shots.

PM Update: A couple strong storms possible through this evening

Storms are likely to be widely scattered but may produce damaging winds, hail and perhaps an isolated tornado
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Route 1 could go from elevated highway to an ‘urban boulevard’ in Crystal City. But not everyone is happy.

Route 1 may soon take a very different form in Arlington's Crystal City neighborhood: a green, tree-lined corridor with wide crosswalks, dedicated bike lines and pedestrian islands.

Cicada season started with a police encounter and ended with a love song for this entomologist

Dr. Sammy is now a “bug ambassador.” But growing up in Maryland, insects terrified him.

D.C.-area forecast: Very warm with late day storm chances through the weekend

We should add a few 90-degree days over the next few. With abundant shower and storm chances, it's feeling like summer.

The joy of Juneteenth: America’s long and uneven march from slavery to freedom

Juneteenth history explained: The celebration when Texas’s enslaved men, women and children were set free on June 19, 1865.

In Pride talk, gay D.C. judge recalls suspicion of her ‘alternative lifestyle’

Three judges spoke to federal prosecutors in Virginia about their experiences.
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Native Americans are transporting a 5,000-pound totem pole to D.C. from the Pacific Northwest

A 24-foot-tall totem pole will travel thousands of miles from Washington state to the nation's capital to raise awareness of Native American issues and sacred sites.

Seven shootings reported by D.C. police Friday night, Saturday morning

The shootings were reported by police in the NE, SW and SE quadrants.

Man fatally shot in Prince George’s County, police say

The victim was found in the Suitland area, according to police.

Judge gives D.C. 15 days to provide incarcerated students with their legally mandated special-education services

Jailed students sued the city, saying they received little education beyond paper packets in the pandemic.

Harsh weather seen or feared elsewhere, but our Friday was blissful

The day appeared to fall within perfection range.

Officials investigating hate fliers targeting Fairfax County School Board members

The fliers, placed in plastic bags weighed down with birdseed, included information about the Ku Klux Klan and were found at some homes.

Wisconsin congressman introduces bill to ban critical race theory in D.C. schools

Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman’s legislation would bar D.C. from directing teachers to teach that America is a racist country.
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PM Update: A couple strong storms possible through this evening

Storms are likely to be widely scattered but may produce damaging winds, hail and perhaps an isolated tornado
  • 8 hours ago