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Back to drawing board over proposal to add four religious holidays to Fairfax schools’ calendar

The School Board directed the superintendent to develop a revised 2021-2022 calendar.

U.S. alleges Proud Boys planned to break into Capitol on Jan. 6 from many different points

Prosecutors allege Washington state leader Ethan Nordean split up and spread out group members to evade police and increase the odds of success.

Metrorail control center continues to ignore safety guidelines, board says

The safety commission said Metro is not learning lessons after several violations while restoring power to the tracks.

VCU launches ‘comprehensive’ review of Greek life following death of student

The university said the review will make recommendations about how Greek organizations can meet the ‘high expectations we have for them.’

Channing D. Phillips tapped for third tour as acting U.S. attorney for D.C.

Top federal prosecutor for Washington inherits Jan. 6 Capitol riot cases, Trump-era political division.

Former head of anesthesiology at Alexandria Hospital dies of covid-19

Jack Woodside, of Falls Church, was 95 when he died at Goodwin House on Jan. 3.
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Those we have lost to the coronavirus in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

More than 17,000 people across the Washington region have died of covid-19. Here are some of their stories.
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Bicyclist fatally struck by hospital shuttle bus in Northeast Washington, police say

The incident occurred near the campus of Children’s National Hospital.

Photographer sues D.C., saying she was shot in eye by rubber bullet during May protests

Luz Del Carmen Salama-Tobar and two other women say they were wounded May 30 at a protest following the death of George Floyd.

PM Update: Seasonably chilly tonight ahead of a warmer Wednesday

We transition from it feeling like winter to more like spring over the next day.

Maryland to prioritize vaccines for health departments quickly administering doses

The new policy is intended to encourage health departments to schedule appointments for each available dose.

D.C. police arrest suspects in two separate killings in the city

The cases involve a shooting in January in Northwest and a stabbing in February in Northeast.

How references to structural racism got cut from a Md. bill on health disparities

Republican lawmakers said some colleagues were uncomfortable with the language.

D.C. expands paid leave: Two weeks to mourn a child, but no parental leave after stillbirths

Council members say they would like to expand bereavement leave for other losses later.

Donors gave a House candidate more than $8 million. A single firm took nearly half of it.

Baltimore Republican Kim Klacik’s viral ads were touted by President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr.

Anne Decker, a lifelong writer, passed on her love of words to her children

She was 78 when she died of covid-19 at a Bethesda nursing home this winter.

For the birds, spring is here. But bluebirds may not pay your yard a visit.

Bluebirds aren’t that fond of the suburbs. Fish crows, on the other hand, love them.

National Park Service predicts cherry blossom peak bloom period of April 2-5

The Park Service is discouraging visitors from descending on the Tidal Basin this year and, instead, recommends viewing the blossoms online.
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A new, younger ‘First Lady’ bald eagle moves in at the National Arboretum

A new, young female bald eagle has taken the spot of another female bald eagle in a nest at the National Arboretum, experts said.

Community colleges at a crossroads: Enrollment is plummeting, but political clout is growing

Unsung public colleges, crucial for the economy, are high on the Biden administration’s agenda.
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PM Update: Seasonably chilly tonight ahead of a warmer Wednesday

We transition from it feeling like winter to more like spring over the next day.