D.C., Md. & Va.

Anti-vaccine activists gather in D.C. — a city that mandates covid vaccines — to protest mandates

Organizers estimate that 20,000 people will attend the anti-vaccine rally, marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.

Winds die down as Big Sur wildfire burns near California’s Highway 1 and forces evacuations

The Colorado Fire, which started in the Palo Colorado Canyon, has burned 1,050 acres and had shut down the iconic highway, Cal Fire authorities told The Washington Post.

On Saturday, we climbed above freezing, but only for a few hours

The late January day may have been winter’s answer to summer’s swelter

D.C.-area forecast: A little less cold today with a chance of evening snow showers

Can’t rule out a dusting this evening, especially north and west of D.C.
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Magruder High School student charged as adult with attempted second-degree murder

The 17-year-old Maryland student was armed with a “ghost gun," police in Montgomery County said.

Two victims identified in fatal shooting in Southwest Washington

A third man was fatally shot Friday night in Northeast, police said.

PM Update: Very cold again tonight; moderating temperatures on Sunday with late snow showers

Temperatures will drop into the teens in many spots again tonight.
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Low-wage workers prop up the nursing home industry. They’re quitting in droves.

Those still on the job in nursing homes face a crisis as the omicron wave fuels staff shortages.

Across the region’s schools, a wildly varied treatment of masks

Throughout the pandemic the use of masks as a tool to help mitigate the spread of covid-19 has been part of the conversations and decisions surrounding how to educate students safely in schools, but there is no consensus on how they are used, if they are required or who will provide them.

More than a measly raise is needed to fix D.C.’s substitute teacher problem

Other places across the country are coming up with creative solutions to school staffing shortages, and D.C. is offering substitutes $1.80 more an hour.

Virginia lieutenant governor Earle-Sears makes her mark in Richmond during tumultuous first week

Winsome Earle-Sears sparked anger during her first week by suggesting that local school districts will lose state funding if they don't comply with the governor's directive to loosen mask requirements.

Va. Gov. Youngkin’s assertive first week in office leaves Republicans jubilant, Democrats fuming

In his first week in office, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has used his executive powers to eliminate mask mandates, ban critical race theory and rattle lawmakers in Richmond.

Virginia parent charged by police after threatening to ‘bring every single gun’ if school board doesn’t make masks optional

“My children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on,” one parent in Page County warned her school board. “That’s not happening, and I will bring every single gun loaded and ready.”

An old Virginia plantation, a new owner and a family legacy unveiled

A man who purchased a plantation home in the rural Virginia community he grew up in later learned its original owners had enslaved his ancestors.

Metro’s next leader will face ridership challenges and a looming ‘financial cliff’

Short-term problems have obscured what transit leaders say is coming into greater focus with each passing month. Federal workers are not returning in numbers needed to cover the transit agency’s nearly $2 billion annual operating costs.

D.C.-area forecast: Most stay below freezing today, and some afternoon snow showers possible Sunday

Anything that falls tomorrow is of little consequence. It's staying chillier than not into next week.

Death follows pursuit in Charles County, Md.

A fatal crash followed a pursuit in Charles County, Md.
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D.C.-area forecast: A little less cold today with a chance of evening snow showers

Can’t rule out a dusting this evening, especially north and west of D.C.
  • 5 hours ago