Latest from Peter Jamison

They’d battled addiction together. Then lockdowns became a ‘recipe for death.’

In a West Virginia community ravaged by opioids and threatened by covid-19, fighting one epidemic meant losing ground against the other
  • Jul 29, 2021

Their neighbors called covid-19 a hoax. Can these ICU nurses forgive them?

For the nurses in the Appalachian highlands who risked their lives during the pandemic, it is as if they fought in a war no one acknowledges.
  • Jul 6, 2021

Virginia Beach mass shooter motivated by ‘perceived workplace grievances,’ FBI finds

Previous investigations by the city failed to identify the motive of DeWayne Craddock, who killed 12 people in 2019.
  • Jun 10, 2021

What the pandemic has stolen from Black America

At 78, Howard Croft was part of a generation of heroes who risked their lives to challenge segregation. The Black civil rights activist’s death from covid-19 has left his family and D.C. community reeling.
  • Jun 6, 2021

Three shot outside D.C. convenience store that has seen repeated gun violence

“People were running to save their lives,” the store’s co-owner said of the drive-by shooting.
  • May 2, 2021
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D.C. officials ignore growing pressure to end 23-hour coronavirus lockdown at jail

The 23-hour-a-day lockdown has been questioned by lawmakers and denounced by experts as a human rights abuse.
  • Apr 23, 2021

An ‘insane’ coronavirus lockdown two miles from the Capitol, with no end in sight

For more than a year, 1,500 men and women held at the D.C. jail have been confined to their cells 23 hours a day in what experts call a grave human rights abuse.
  • Apr 19, 2021

Bicyclist killed in multicar crash in downtown Washington

Three other people were injured, the fire department said.
  • Apr 10, 2021

‘Hard to be a human’: Rep. Jamie Raskin and family grieve for son at socially distanced memorial

Friends and relatives grappled with the loss of Tommy Raskin, who died by suicide after years of depression.
  • Apr 3, 2021