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Md. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford says he won’t run for governor in 2022

Rutherford (R) has been a low-key, wonky partner to term-limited Gov. Larry Hogan (R).

House committee to vote on D.C. statehood, a once-fringe issue now central to Democrats

The bill to make D.C. the 51st state is expected to advance to the full House, but faces hurdles in the Senate.

What is Brood X? When do cicadas come out in 2021? Answering your buggiest questions.

Sometime this spring, billions of cicadas that have been underground since 2004 will emerge en masse and blanket parts of the Eastern United States with their song and, eventually, their carcasses.
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Caron Nazario saw Eric Garner, his ‘uncle,’ die in police hands. Then officers assaulted him six years later.

Nazario, an Army officer who was pulled over in uniform and pepper-sprayed in Windsor, Va., mourned Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police officers in 2014.

Maryland lawmakers allow developers to replace cut trees by preserving existing forest

Legislation aimed at keeping development moving also directs the state to plant 5 million trees.

Man slain in upper Montgomery County

Victim was 23 and lived in Clarksburg, according to police.

Raindrops extend Washington’s wet streak

A “trace” amount of moisture on Tuesday may yet help bring May flowers.

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In wrenching photos, slain Capitol officer’s children watch his memorial and wipe mother’s tears

Photos and videos from the Capitol Rotunda event underscored the young family’s loss: the stuffed animals Evans’s children clutched, the Capitol figurines laid out before the service on the chairs where they would sit.

Teen fatally shot by Maryland state trooper, police say

Police said the officer responded to calls about a person with a gun. It turned out to be an airsoft gun.

Judge presiding over Capital Gazette shooting case lays out trial’s covid protocols

Lawyers for Jarrod Ramos have objected to having those in the courtroom wear masks.
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Fairfax County tightens regulations to preserve history of George Washington’s River Farm

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has adopted new regulations to protect the historic nature of a property that was once part of Mount Vernon. Historians say the site is rich in importance that goes beyond the first president, including archaeological traces of indigenous people, little explored history of enslaved African Americans and 19th century Quakers who settled in the area.

Safety board official calls for ‘holistic’ Metro plan to address recurring issues

The Washington Metrorail Safety Commission has asked Metro to present a plan to address repeated red signal overruns and worker protection violations.

D.C., Virginia, Maryland pause J&J coronavirus vaccine appointments

The move comes after federal officials warned six people in the country had developed a rare blood clot after receiving the vaccine. Virginia officials said a woman there had died of the rare condition.

Education Secretary Cardona praises newly reopened school in Maryland during reopening tour

Miguel Cardona visited a community school in Prince George’s County.

Md. bills honoring Raskin’s late son and expanding broadband are signed into law

The General Assembly advanced many liberal priorities during the session.

As Ramadan begins, lawsuit alleges mistreatment of Muslims at Va. prison

The Virginia Department of Corrections said it makes accommodations for inmates’ religious practices as resources such as space and staffing permit.

PM Update: Showers likely Wednesday, but rainfall won’t be significant

It's more of a nuisance rain. Then again, it is April and the flowers will appreciate it.

Slain Capitol Police officer William ‘Billy’ Evans honored at Capitol

Evans, 41, was killed April 2 when a man crashed his car into two officers outside the Capitol.

A plucky chipmunk breaks through to win this year’s Squirrel Week photo contest

The chipmunk wasn’t going to let three feet of snow keep him down.
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