D.C., Md. & Va.

(From left: AP Photo/Steve Helber; Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
(From left: AP Photo/Steve Helber; Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
  • Perspective

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.
  • 12 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.
  • 15 hours 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.
  • 1 day ago

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.

An accurate scale model of the United States was once planned for Gaithersburg

America-in-Miniature was to be a Lilliputian U.S., right down to mountains and memorials.

Teen vaccinations surge in Washington region during first month of eligibility

In Montgomery County, vaccination numbers climb faster than for other age groups as they became eligible.

For Ward 8 residents, coronavirus vaccine appeal comes with a touch of celebrity: ‘It’s Fauci!’

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the doctor knocked on doors in the majority-Black ward Saturday, seeking a few more takers for vaccine shots.

PM Update: A couple strong storms possible through this evening

Storms are likely to be widely scattered but may produce damaging winds, hail and perhaps an isolated tornado
  • 1 day ago

Route 1 could go from elevated highway to an ‘urban boulevard’ in Crystal City. But not everyone is happy.

Route 1 may soon take a very different form in Arlington's Crystal City neighborhood: a green, tree-lined corridor with wide crosswalks, dedicated bike lines and pedestrian islands.
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