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Shutdown could make unpredictable flu even dicier

Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:31am EDT

Tags: flu, flu shot, CDC, flu tracker,

Va. celebrates Columbus Day with tax holiday

This weekend's tax free holiday in Virginia could buy you more than just energy efficient appliances and electronics.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:29pm EDT

Tags: tax free holiday, energy efficiency, columbus day,

Death of 2-week-old baby investigated

Homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the death of a 2-week-old baby in Northeast, police said.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 11:00am EDT

Tags: Just Street, deanwood, dead baby, MPD, Metropolitan Police Department,

Secrets of content commuters

Even though the D.C. region boasts some of the longest commute times, many people aren't that upset about it.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:02am EDT

Tags: commute, wall street journal,

Miriam's Kitchen: Beat the 'shutdown blues' by volunteering

Furloughed federal workers likely won't report to work Monday. But they could head into town to volunteer: Miriam's Kitchen needs help making hot sauce.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 08:27am EDT

Tags: Miriams Kitchen, shutdown, government shutdown

Shutdown could wipe out region's economic growth

The partial government shutdown could erase the entire year's projected economic growth for the Washington region, if it continues for three weeks, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:37am EDT

Tags: shutdown, government shutdown, Stephen Fuller, George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis, economy,

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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony forced to move because of shutdown

The grounds of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial are secured with padlocked gates because of the government shutdown, preventing a ceremony from taking place over the weekend.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 08:12am EDT

Tags: government shutdown, National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Have a cold? Stay home the first couple of days

Colds are highly contagious and account for about 40 percent of time lost from work in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 08:20am EDT

Tags: colds, preventing colds, NIH,

With no ambulances available, D.C. fire truck transports toddler to hospital

Scared their child was going to die, a D.C. couple was bewildered that no ambulance was available to help Saturday night. The boy had to be taken from their Northeast D.C. home to the hospital in a fire truck.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 02:23pm EDT

Tags: ambulance, fire truck

Book chronicles more than a century of D.C. baseball history

There's been plenty of interesting baseball history in the city, and author Fred Frommer has gotten it all down in a recent book.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 01:09pm EDT

Tags: Washington Senators, JFK, Fred Frommer, baseball, history

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