Latest from Michael E. Ruane

An $8.2 million project is underway to restore — and reclaim — the famous monument from the ravages of nature.

  • Aug 20, 2019

A 6-foot-6 security fence will be replaced with one twice as high.

  • Aug 20, 2019

An earthquake in 2011 started a cascade of problems that have now been addressed, officials say.

  • Aug 16, 2019

For almost 30 years, the remains of the Connecticut "vampire," rearranged in the shape of a skull and cross bones, were known only as JB-55. Now Defense Department DNA experts have used the latest technology to come up with his probable name.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) told the crowd Virginia welcomes immigrants and refugees: “There is nothing — nothing — more American than that.”

  • Jul 30, 2019

Lt. j.g. David L. Mandt was still aboard his Grumman Bearcat when it went down in the bay. Rescue crews found an oil slick and one of his gloves.

  • Jul 27, 2019

A power shutdown and a fiberglass barrier helped the building that houses the Bill of Rights avoid the damage it sustained during the flood of 2006.

  • Jul 11, 2019

The Beltway’s inner loop at the American Legion Bridge is closed. Amtrak has suspended service south of Washington because of "severe weather."

  • Jul 8, 2019

Two-hundred-foot-long girders, lowered by crane at night, are key parts of the hallowed bridge’s repair project.

  • Jul 4, 2019

  • Sep 12, 2018
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