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Stanley Sargol Sr., retired auditor with ‘legendary’ love of office softball, dies of covid-19

Sargol was a longtime donor and volunteer at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.

Sarbanes was his own campaign-finance guinea pig. The House weighs his bill Wednesday.

A small-dollar donor matching system is one part of a major voting-rights and election overhaul bill.

U.S. judge releases Washington state Proud Boys leader arrested in Capitol riot after prosecutors withdraw several allegations

His release ahead of trial poses a setback for the government, which has cast him as a key figure in the Jan. 6 breach.

Driver hits multiple vehicles, leads police on chase in Virginia and Maryland before crashing along Beltway

Charges are pending after the Wednesday night incident, police said.

Woman, 70, dies of injuries suffered when a car struck her on sidewalk

She was hit after a car had a “mechanical malfunction” and drove onto the sidewalk, police said.

Woman, 83, dies in head-on collision with Mack truck in Prince William County

Police said their initial investigation found she crossed the road’s centerline.

D.C.-area forecast: Sunny through the weekend but colder than normal

Dry weather continues well into next week.
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Ethics probe led to criminal referral involving Elaine Chao, Transportation Dept. inspector general says

The Justice Department declined to prosecute the secretary after internal investigators found evidence of potential issues.

Concerned about the spread of Ebola, CDC lays out new rules for travelers from Congo, Guinea

Beginning March 4, health officials will require travelers from he Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Guinea to provide contact information. Officials will also begin directing flights from those countries to six airports in the U.S.

Naval Academy moves nearly 200 midshipmen to hotels after rise in coronavirus cases

The move comes after the academy moved classes online and told students to stay in their rooms.

Losing bidder protests Maryland selection for Beltway, I-270 toll lanes developer

Maryland transportation officials won’t say which bid team is protesting or why.

Capitol Police say intelligence shows militia group may be plotting to breach the Capitol

Police have ramped up security for Thursday, a date important to followers of the QAnon extremist ideology

A Latina lawmaker spoke about racism on Zoom. Over giggles, people discussed her accent.

Nancy Navarro is the first Latina and first immigrant to serve on the Montgomery County Council

Washington region makes adjustments ahead of new vaccine’s distribution

The developments come as infection rates in the greater Washington region have leveled off.

In a city where bullets too often hit kids, a program calls on young people to shoot cameras, not guns

The effort was started by a D.C.-raised comedian who lost a nephew to the city’s gun violence.

VCU launches review of Greek life after student dies

The university said it will make recommendations on how the organizations can meet the “high expectations we have for them.”

As Democrats bring back earmarks for transportation projects, billions of dollars from years ago sits unused

Supporters say lawmakers know what money is needed in their backyards, but opponents of earmarks brand them as wasteful.

Monorail is a ‘viable’ transit option for I-270 but wouldn’t reduce traffic, study says

A Maryland agency said a monorail between Frederick and Shady Grove would mostly attract riders from other transit systems.

Man accused of being ‘serial arsonist’ in Maryland is former police chief, investigators say

David M. Crawford, 69, led the Laurel Police Department before resigning in 2010. His arrest was announced Wednesday.

PM Update: Tonight’s cold front to send temperatures down as winds crank up

It'll be about 10 degrees cooler tomorrow. And there's a bit of a wind chill.
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D.C.-area forecast: Sunny through the weekend but colder than normal

Dry weather continues well into next week.
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