D.C., Md. & Va.

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For two days, D.C. and Maryland reported no covid deaths

Public health officials say the numbers are good news, but health risks for the unvaccinated remain.

The pandemic rocked this small hospital in a mostly Black suburb. Now it’s trying to grow.

Battered by the pandemic, as was the mostly Black community it serves, Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center is facing its next battle: adding beds and drawing new doctors to help bridge longstanding health disparities.
  • Perspective

A fish story: When the pandemic closed this Maryland school, he saved the trout

An after-school club at Westbrook Elementary raised rainbow trout. Then covid struck.

Lawsuit contends Black man shot and killed by Virginia Beach police posed no threat

The account contradicts that of police, who said officers told them Donovon Lynch was brandishing a gun.

Photos: Destructive tornado strikes western Chicago suburbs, injuring five

A large, destructive tornado tore through western parts of Chicago overnight, carving through neighborhoods while lofting debris three miles high. The National Weather Service reports the twister damaged more than 100 homes and injured at least five people. The twister spun up within a squall line that raced east through the metro area just before midnight local time.

Jon Baron, former nonprofit executive, enters Maryland governor’s race

The Montgomery County resident said he will focus on “evidence-based” practices.

McAuliffe is clearer than Youngkin on Virginia schools funding, but Maryland bests both of them

Education promises to be a key issue in the Va. governor’s race; Md. plan is seen as national model.

The solstice came Sunday, and with it, we sensed summer’s heat and humidity

Charts suggested Sunday’s humidity reached oppressive levels.

D.C. motorcade celebrates role of Black fathers on Father’s Day

The event highlighted the positive role of Black men and sought to boost coronavirus vaccination rates.
  • 21 hours ago

Family mourns Virginia woman and her two children, slain in triple homicide

The three deaths in Herndon appear to be linked to a suicide in nearby Reston, police said.

PM Update: Warm and muggy tonight. Hot and humid weather continues Monday.

Heat indexes could approach 100 degrees at times on the first full day of summer.
  • 1 day ago

Accidents can happen: On the Internet, embarrassment is just one errant tap away

Did you mean to like that tweet or Instagram post? Or were your clumsy fingers to blame?

Surprising gains in 5 school districts you’ve never heard of, plus Chicago

The secret power of effective leaders, collaboration, ambition and more.

D.C.-area forecast: Building heat with a Father’s Day storm chance

After another hot one tomorrow, and a potentially stormy transition day on Tuesday, a surge of cooler and drier air arrives by Wednesday.
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Virginia’s ‘dangerously’ full and short-staffed mental hospitals seek federal funds

Funding from the latest federal stimulus package could create more community services and free up inpatient beds.

Driver dies after collision in Southeast, D.C. police say

The driver was fatally injured near a ramp to Interstate 295, according to police.

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.

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

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