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(Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
(Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

Back-to-school in Northern Virginia means virus testing, vaccine mandates, virtual learning amid quarantines

Administrators are scrambling to stay ahead of the virus — and to keep children learning.

Washington-area leaders say they’re prepared for coronavirus vaccine booster shots

Virginia plans to create mass vaccination sites, while Maryland, which already is allowing boosters for some residents, say there’s been no trouble meeting demand.

Trump calls on Youngkin to get off the fence and embrace MAGA

The Republican risks losing the Virginia governor’s race if he doesn’t, according to the former president.
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Prince George’s police officer accused of pointing his gun at a driver is suspended

James Joseph Thornley Jr. was suspended following his arrest with charges of felony assault and firearm use in Annapolis.

Move over, Florida Man — Maryland Man is coming.

An ordinarily reasonable state, Maryland has been acting bizarro lately.

Metro board scuttles vote on its contentious proposal to ban people for sex crime arrests

The plan had been met with protests and more than 100 messages to the transit agency in opposition.

The calendar says summer is over in D.C. and so do we

Fall is here, with highs mostly in the 70s over the next 10 days.

U.S. judge rules Facebook must turn over closed accounts that fed Myanmar genocide

The social media giant cited user privacy in opposing a request to turn over data related to deleted accounts, a stance the court called “rich with irony.”

Man critically injured in incident involving U.S. Marshals Service, police say

The police investigation is centering on the 1200 block of Good Hope Road SE.

D.C. pledged to cut traffic fatalities by 2024. Deaths are up, and now the program is under audit.

The audit is a response to mounting criticism from residents and safety advocates who say the program is failing.
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Storm triggers major flooding, power outages in D.C. area

Rainfall totals in a 24-hour period showed much of the D.C. area received 1 to 3 inches, with parts of Frederick County getting more than 4 inches of rain.

Without pandemic unemployment assistance, many navigate an uncertain economic future

The federal programs expired on Labor Day, but the delta variant continues to hamper job prospects for D.C.-area residents.

Updated forecast: Clearing skies after one to three inches of rain, pockets of flooding

Splendidly mild, sunny and dry conditions hold tight through the weekend.

Metro considers changing name of White Flint station to North Bethesda

Metro said Montgomery leaders want the Metro station to reflect the surrounding area’s development.

Ten current, former Black female D.C. police officers sue the city, claiming discrimination

The lawsuit accuses D.C. Police of engaging in “repeated, coordinated and relentless retaliation” against Black female officers.

Lawmakers, residents push top D.C. education leaders for more testing, transparency and virtual learning

At a 7-plus hour oversight hearing, city leaders, parents and teachers split over how well schools have operated in the first few weeks of the academic year.

D.C.-area leaders consider prioritizing equity in transportation and land use planning

Regional planners say completing the Washington area’s trail network would better connect lower-income areas to transit and jobs.

Judge who jailed alleged domestic violence victim rejects her effort to rescind contempt

Judge James P. Fisher’s ruling came before Katie Orndoff could argue at a hearing she should not have been jailed during her testimony on the alleged abuse.
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