D.C., Md. & Va.

(Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division)
(Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division)

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.

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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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.

Fairfax County backs expansion of 495 Express Lanes to the Maryland state line

County leaders urged coordination with Maryland to keep a toll lanes project across the state line on track.

Squirrelpalooza 2021: Here are this year’s 37 winning squirrel photos

We narrowed hundreds of photos of squirrels down to these 37 cute, funny, touching pictures.
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What to know about the coronavirus vaccine rollout in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Here are some questions you might have about how the vaccines are being administered — and when and how you can get your shot.

After deadly Capitol attacks, lawmakers consider what fences should stay or go

The decisions that legislators and urban planners will make in the coming months about fencing, barriers and security measures could alter the landscape of the District and change the ease with which residents and visitors access public buildings, parks and elected officials.

Driver killed in early-morning crash in Montgomery County

The crash occurred on US 29 near Briggs Chaney Road.

Ward 8 residents grapple with solutions for rising violence

Community members met on Zoom to develop recommendations on how to make the area safer.

D.C.-area forecast: A break in the rain today, showers likely tomorrow

Spring takes a tiny step backwards for the balance of this week and weekend, with temperatures staying on the cool side of normal.
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Man fatally shot in Southeast Washington

Victim was found on Bellevue Street SE, according to D.C. police.

Md. lawmakers end session by banning private ICE jails, removing governor from parole decisions

Police accountability, other long-stalled legislation also won passage in an equity-focused year.
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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.