D.C., Md. & Va.
D.C., Md. & Va.
Furry four-legged officers trained to sniff out ‘prison moonshine’
The dogs can sniff out illegal alcohol made in prisons with the aim of preventing poisoning and overdoses among inmates in Maryland.washingtonpost.com
At George Mason University, the return of campus tours brings back another sense of normalcy
A hallmark of attending college in the U.S., campus tours are returning after a year-long hiatus triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.washingtonpost.com
D.C. reforms gave inmates a vote. Now an elected official is working from jail.
Joel Castón is a newly elected city official with a few months left behind bars — the city’s first incarcerated person to win an election.washingtonpost.com
D.C.-area forecast: Full-on summer is back with heat and sticky humidity
Also we could see a few storms today and an isolated storm tomorrow.washingtonpost.com
Critical race theory or not, let’s tap into all students’ potential
One high school engaged in a daring campaign to accelerate disadvantaged kids.washingtonpost.com
Man found slain in Prince George’s after shooting is reported, police say
Homicide victim is found in Fort Washington area, according to police.washingtonpost.com
Rain falls in tolerable amounts at end of a tolerably warm July day
The official rainfall reading in Washington was only .02 inches.washingtonpost.com
Purnell Choppin, virologist and head of institute that funds medical research, dies at 91
After conducting research on viruses, he led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md.washingtonpost.com
As more cases pile up for Virginia’s beleaguered unemployment system, so do frustrations
Advocates and lawmakers say the overwhelmed, underfunded state agency is long overdue in getting its act together.washingtonpost.com
Police are investigating a shooting in Prince George’s County that left one man dead as a homicide
The man was pronounced dead about 1 p.m. Saturday in the 13300 block of Laurel Bowie Road, county police said.washingtonpost.com
Mayor Bowser extends public emergency, ends public health emergency
The mayor separately ended a public health emergency that had been in effect since March 2020.washingtonpost.com
Baltimore takes over more than 500 homes for redevelopment
Residents of the Poppleton neighborhood liken it to a ‘family’ breaking apart.washingtonpost.com
PM Update: Heat and humidity will be on the rise Sunday
Sticky conditions make a return tomorrow.washingtonpost.com
Here’s the story on ‘Virginia is for lovers,’ one of history’s greatest tourism slogans
Even the ad execs who created it in 1969 thought it might be too risque.washingtonpost.com
Police are investigating an early morning car crash that left one dead in Maryland
The car left the roadway and struck a tree early Friday morning, police said.washingtonpost.com
Man arrested in fatal shooting of driver who struck car in Temple Hills
Delonte Hill, 30, is charged with two counts of murder in the June 5 killing of Elmu Sadalah, 26.washingtonpost.com
A Peace Corps worker was on a date in D.C. with his wife. Then came a stray bullet.
Jeremy Black’s family is now grieving and trying to push against the city’s gun violence in a way that honors him.washingtonpost.com
Tenant charged in killing of missing 72-year-old Fairfax County woman
The body of Emily Lu was discovered a short distance from her home, police said. Brian George Sayrs Jr. faces a murder charge.washingtonpost.com
‘Some are still suffering’: Months after Capitol riot, police who fought the mob contend with physical, psychological pain
Officers who plan to testify before Congress say recognition of insurrection is crucial to officers’ their recovery.washingtonpost.com
Planning a return to the office? The D.C. area’s transit systems want to get you there.
Most transit systems in the region are transitioning to normal operations after reducing service 16 months ago during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.washingtonpost.com
Who said it — Rep. Elaine Luria (D) or a Republican? On military affairs, it’d be hard to tell.
Luria is an outlier among House Democrats as she joins Republicans to call for a larger defense budget.washingtonpost.com
Breakthrough cases are extremely rare. Here’s what it’s like to be one of them.
Kim Marin, 51, of Fairfax County, has been fully vaccinated since mid-April and her 12-year-old daughter has been fully vaccinated since mid-June. They both tested positive for the coronavirus.washingtonpost.com
It started with a mock ‘slave trade’ and a school resolution against racism. Now a war over critical race theory is tearing this small town apart.
The question roiling Traverse City, Mich., is the question roiling America: Is this a racist place?washingtonpost.com
D.C.-area forecast: Temperatures and humidity are up today before full-on summer returns Sunday
It's not as nice as the last few days but today is still passable. Tomorrow and beyond, less so.washingtonpost.com
Not every July day need be hot, humid, and horrid, Friday showed
Warm, but not hot, Friday seemed to show what a Washington summer could be.washingtonpost.com
Maryland ‘strongly recommending’ — but not requiring — masks for unvaccinated students returning to class this fall
The long-awaited guidance comes as the debate over face coverings for students goes on.washingtonpost.com
Former piano teacher charged in alleged sex assaults against students two decades ago
Rigoberto Garcia Nolasco, 48, is facing six felony counts in cases that spanned from 1999 to 2001, Fairfax County police said.washingtonpost.com
D.C.’s largest charter network wants city to let it offer robust all-virtual option in fall
To participate, students without a medical exemption would need at least a 90 percent attendance record last year.washingtonpost.com