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(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Here are things that might change about your commute this fall

Kanti Srikanth, deputy executive director for metropolitan planning at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, spoke with The Washington Post about the pandemic’s effects on commuting habits, the lessons businesses and transit agencies can take from a year when much of the workforce did their jobs from home and the changes commuters might encounter as they return to offices.

Plunging case rates spur cautious optimism in D.C. region. But the trauma is far from over.

Experts say the Washington region may be seeing the beginning of the end of the pandemic, with cases, deaths and hospitalizations all declining steadily.

Former aide says congressman recklessly exposed staff to coronavirus, let son live in Capitol basement

Federal lawsuit accuses eight-term Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) of violating congressional ethics and safety standards.

D.C.-area forecast: Comfortable springtime temperatures through the weekend

Rain chances are generally hit or miss. They may noticeably rise by Sunday and into next workweek.
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Metro expects most pre-pandemic riders won’t return this year amid an altered future for transit

For Metro board members, the revelations led to questions about how the transit system could fill its buses and trains.

White House discussing tweaks to D.C. statehood bill to ‘allay concerns’ in Senate

White House spokeswoman says Biden administration is “working with Congress to make the bill as strong as possible.”

Much-awaited analysis of school boundaries in Montgomery County tackles diversity, crowding

The analysis is the first in a generation in Maryland’s largest school system.
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Coronavirus cases in Maryland are the lowest they’ve been in months. Here’s what you need to know.

Here is what you need to know about what you can do safely in Maryland as more people get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

PM Update: More nice weather on tap through Friday

It was gorgeous most of today. There will be more of this tomorrow.

Those cyberattacks against big corporations? They hurt the little guy the most.

When online bandits hit big targets, you and I are collateral damage.

Defeated Va. gubernatorial candidate Amanda Chase loses bid to overturn state Senate censure

Chase, a state senator from Chesterfield, received the rare rebuke this year after praising rioters at the U.S. Capitol.
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Run on gas leaves some drivers with empty tanks

Similar scenes of chaos and desperation popped up Wednesday at filling stations across Northern Virginia and other places as drivers searched for fuel. Panic-buying created a self-perpetuating gas crisis even as service returned to the hacked Colonial Pipeline.

A little scared of needles, but really happy to be vaccinated

After CDC authorization, younger adolescents start getting their coronavirus shots in the District.

Multiple people wounded in Southeast D.C. shooting, police say

The shooting ocurred just after 11:30 a.m. in the 200 block of 37th Place, police said.

D.C. jail to relax coronavirus restrictions, end nearly 24-hour daily lockdown

Beginning June 11, inmates will be released from cells for about 5½ hours each day, mirroring pre-pandemic levels, officials said.

Hackers post hundreds of pages of purported internal D.C. police documents

The group Babuk said that negotiations with the District broke down; city officials have said little about data theft.

Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn expected to answer House committee questions ‘as soon as possible’

McGahn will be asked whether Trump interfered with Mueller’s Russia investigation. House Democrats have been fighting for years to enforce a subpoena for his testimony.

Have an expired Maryland license? Get it renewed before Aug. 15.

The Motor Vehicle Administration will resume requirements to renew state-issued documents after an extension during the coronavirus crisis.

D.C.-area forecast: Pleasantly mild through the weekend with plenty of sun

We are looking at a stretch of really nice weather.
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Motorists line up at stations in D.C. region as fear of scarcity prompts hunt for gas

Amid a swirl of confusion, incomplete information and official appeals for residents to relax, some drivers in the Washington region still spent Wednesday lined up at filling stations or hunting for gas.
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D.C.-area forecast: Comfortable springtime temperatures through the weekend

Rain chances are generally hit or miss. They may noticeably rise by Sunday and into next workweek.
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