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Virginia Republicans push early voting in race for governor in a shift from last year

Early voting was one of the biggest conversations of the 2020 election. The theme that emerged for the GOP was clear: Republicans should save their vote for Election Day. But this year, in the race for Virginia governor, Republicans have a new message: vote early.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Patricia O’Neill, longtime Montgomery County school board member, dies at 71

She joined the Montgomery school board in 1998 and had served as board president five times.
  • Sep 14, 2021

After hundreds are quarantined and parents push back, Montgomery County changes school policy

The school district's new policy only requires close contacts of a student showing virus symptoms to quarantine if the student tests positive or has a known exposure to the virus.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Montgomery County Public Schools outlines new plan to respond to and track the coronavirus

The plan includes efforts such as creating a district health officer position, an advisory committee and a dashboard to report virus cases and quarantines, but it does not address any direct changes to the district's quarantine policy.
  • Sep 13, 2021
  • Local

Bowser, Hogan and Northam discuss continued partnership in region’s economic comeback

The District's mayor and governors from Maryland and Virginia held a panel discussion in downtown Washington for about 200 business leaders.
  • Sep 9, 2021

With hundreds quarantined, new school testing program to begin in Montgomery County

The announcement comes amid anger from parents.
  • Sep 8, 2021
  • Local

After Annapolis tornado spawned by remnants of Hurricane Ida, recovery efforts begin

The District and surrounding areas were pounded with thunderstorms that began early Wednesday and struck intermittently for more than 12 hours.
  • Sep 2, 2021

Trump fans election fraud theme as Virginia governor candidate Youngkin walks tightrope

The former president warned Democrats will try to ‘cheat’ in Virginia governor’s race.
  • Sep 1, 2021

As pandemic persists, counties confront emergency measures to house the homeless

In Maryland, the use of Montgomery County recreation centers as shelters has drawn pushback from clients and community members.
  • Aug 30, 2021