Rachel Chason

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering local politics

Education: Duke University

Rachel is a metro reporter covering local politics. She has previously contributed to The Raleigh News and Observer, CNN Politics and USA Today.
Latest from Rachel Chason

Burkina Faso massacre highlights a strengthening insurgency

The attack in Seytenga, which left at least 79 dead, occurred nearly five months after coup leaders promised to restore security.

June 16, 2022

7 pills, a 20-year fight: A teen’s mistake ends in deportation threats

Lundy Khoy pleaded to Trump for leniency in 2016. An old Virginia law and a sympathetic prosecutor helped end her ordeal.

May 1, 2022

Pr. George’s officials say long-awaited transformation is coming

Efforts to develop the central portion of the county, which includes some of the poorest neighborhoods inside the Beltway, are not new. But officials hope record investment will mark a long-awaited turning point.

April 18, 2022

Longtime Prince George’s council member Davis resigns

Looking ahead to a life after politics, Derrick Leon Davis says, “It’s just not me to wait.”

April 8, 2022

The Commanders may relocate. Neighbors say good riddance.

Landover residents say they're still waiting for promises that were made in the 90s to be fulfilled.

April 8, 2022

Latinos find little room in majority-African American county

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) has emphasized the importance of representation. But there are no Latinos in her 39-member cabinet.

April 4, 2022

Beloved cyclist dies after motorist driving van strikes him from behind

Shawn Blumenfeld, 51, was fatally struck by a van in Maryland, police said.

March 22, 2022

Fueled by windfalls, Montgomery and Pr. George’s pitch more spending on police, climate

Buoyed by federal relief, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks proposed budgets that would add support for low-income residents, boost investment in climate initiatives and expand police resources.

March 15, 2022

Even on his birthday, a Black funeral director can’t escape covid deaths

As the pandemic enters its third year, there's no return to normal for Hari Close and other Black funeral directors.

March 8, 2022

In final blow to Pr. George’s council, Maryland Court of Appeals affirms ruling on redistricting

The earlier ruling from a Prince George's County circuit judge said the map was invalid because of a procedural error.

March 7, 2022