Latest from Marissa J. Lang

With evictions set to begin next month, hundreds of millions in Washington-area rental aid remains unspent

A Washington Post analysis of emergency rental aid provided by the Treasury Department to help struggling renters found that more than $350 million in funds remains unspent in the Washington area.
  • Jun 4, 2021

New system to protect census data may compromise accuracy, some experts say

Critics warn new plan to deter hackers could threaten the survey itself.
  • Jun 1, 2021

One year after George Floyd’s death sparked a movement, many protesters’ lives are forever changed

The national outpouring of anger and grief that erupted after the police killing last year drew countless people to protest for the first time. For many, the experience was transformative.
  • May 28, 2021

D.C. Council considers how to lift pandemic emergency programs while staving off ‘tsunami’ of evictions, foreclosures

The federal rent relief program comes under fire as tenant advocates and landlords decry an onerous process and slow rollout.
  • May 21, 2021

Federal appeals court rules Ohio can push Census Bureau to release data sooner than planned

A three-judge panel overturned a federal judge’s dismissal of the case, saying the state has shown it may suffer real harm if it is denied redistricting data until September.
  • May 18, 2021

D.C.’s Black Lives Matter mural will be repainted after brief disappearance amid construction

Activists continue to criticize the mayor, saying she did not take concrete action after it was first created.
  • May 11, 2021

D.C.’s Lafayette Square opens gates to pedestrians for first time in nearly a year

The Secret Service would not say when the fence, which was erected amid daily racial justice protests last year, may be removed.
  • May 10, 2021

After Trump-era cutbacks and a pandemic, immigrant advocacy groups prepare to meet a rising need

Foster families and volunteers are stepping up in record numbers, officials said.
  • May 3, 2021

Two pedestrians die after being struck by vehicle at Hains Point

The vehicle drove away from the scene, U.S. Park Police said, but was later found, and the driver is cooperating.
  • Apr 24, 2021
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In D.C., the guilty verdict in Chauvin trial is met with cheers, tears and relief

George Floyd died 1,100 miles from D.C., but his gruesome execution beneath the knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had loomed over the city for nearly a year. At Black Lives Matter Plaza, the guilty verdicts were greeted with deep relief.
  • Apr 20, 2021