As Maryland looks for ways to tackle congestion on Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway, a proposed bill aims to straighten out plans to expand the often-gridlocked roadways.
To commemorate the battle’s 75th anniversary, a wreath-laying ceremony was held Tuesday at the World War II Memorial. Seven thousand were killed in the battle that ended just before D-Day; 36,000 were wounded or went missing.
Marie Kondo’s decluttering books are enjoying a boost in popularity aided by her Netflix show. In Fairfax County, libraries can’t keep them on the shelves. Plus, people are using Kondo’s tidying method to donate books that no longer bring them joy.
Federal employees and contractors who aren’t getting paid because of the shutdown are lining up for free, hot, gourmet meals from the charity founded by Chef Andres. The kitchen is set to be open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the partial government shutdown ends.
D.C. has the second highest rate of speed-related deaths in the country; speed-related crashes made up 55 percent of all motor-vehicle deaths in 2017.
The drawing happened last month, before the government shutdown, but Carrie Walls says the cash prize was particularly timely because her husband is a federal worker currently furloughed.
Cave men didn’t sit on toilets and bodies are designed for squatting, so doctors believe you may experience medical benefits from having a step stool in your bathroom.
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, both Democrats from Virginia, held the listening session in Alexandria to hear workers’ concerns and about how they’re coping.
Their average pay is $9.06 a week, according to the study of 30,000 kids by an allowance- and chore-tracking app. They earn that money the same way their parents probably did — but what they spend it on is a different story.
“We’re just really, really upset,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said before the rally began. “The message is this: Stop playing politics with our lives. Open the government. Do your jobs, so we can do our jobs.”
Winter storms often leave damaged trees behind. People who need help with tree care or removal can save big bucks by calling around for estimates, a locally-based consumers group advised.
Furloughed feds and contractors who call the D.C. area home are sprinkled throughout the region, and the partial government shutdown is affecting local economies, said the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
The D.C. Council has decided not to move the measure forward as an emergency. Instead, it will proceed as standard legislation that will require a public hearing.
Fairfax County’s Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems program would be used for traffic management, search and rescue missions, post-disaster assessments and more. Find out when and where public meetings will be held.
“The matter … remains an internal investigation into possible workplace violence,” said Mark E. Brady of the Prince George’s County Fire Department. It follows decades of tension and turf wars between volunteer and career firefighters.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.