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D.C. Housing Authority board chair steps down amid questions over conflicts of interest

Media reports have alleged Neil Albert voted to approve a board resolution naming his partner’s business among a group of architectural firms qualified to participate in the agency’s process meant to award millions of dollars in contracts.
  • Oct 20, 2021

Virginia House candidate condemned for tweet insulting speaker’s appearance

Republican Hahns Copeland of Norfolk called his tweet ‘immature and impulsive’ but said it was ‘never intended to be antisemitic.’
  • Sep 17, 2021

Virginia wants to prevent gerrymandering. Can a mathematician help?

The state’s redistricting commission is considering an offer of help from Moon Duchin, a math professor at Tufts University who specializes in geometry.
  • Sep 6, 2021

Infrastructure bill would boost Metro funding, reopen door to Baltimore’s Red Line project

The measure includes $150 million in annual capital and maintenance funds for Metro, paired with a requirement that the agency reform its internal watchdog.
  • Aug 2, 2021

Attorneys general in 4 states looking into online fundraising practices of both major parties

The practices being examined include the use of pre-checked boxes that lock in recurring donations, according to a court filing this week.
  • Jul 8, 2021

Frank Morabito: What we know about structural engineer who worked with Champlain Towers South condo board

The condominium board twice hired Morabito, giving him a prime vantage point to detect potential signs of structural failure.
  • Jul 5, 2021
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Ocean City boardwalk: Violent arrests of unarmed young men raise questions about policing

Recent violent arrests of six Black teenagers have fueled new calls for better training and officer restraint.
  • Jun 25, 2021

Slew of Hogan vetoes includes bills on parole, procurements, immigrant protections

The Democratic-majority Maryland legislature has enough votes to override many of the vetoes in January.
  • May 28, 2021

Montgomery County police say third person has died after single-car crash Friday

The car the man was driving crossed the center line and hit a parked vehicle, police say.
  • May 24, 2021

Montgomery County police identify two killed in fiery crash

The car in which they were riding crossed the centerline and hit a parked vehicle, police said.
  • May 22, 2021