Under legislation that’s now being considered in Maryland, the state would be able to set up facilities where people could self-administer drugs, such as heroin, under the supervision of health care professionals.
Students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School observed the anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by hanging up 671 white T-shirts with the names and ages of gun violence victims written on them along a fence on East-West Highway. “It’s the scene of ghostly T-shirts waving in the wind,” one of the organizers said.
Police in Prince William County, Virginia, are seeking charges against a young student after threats targeting eight area schools were posted anonymously on Instagram.
More than 1,000 people in the past two years have been injured while riding dockless electric scooters that have popped up in D.C. and in most major U.S. cities, according to a new study from Consumer Reports.
“It’s a tremendous honor,” says Sen. Will Smith, a Democrat representing Maryland’s District 20 and intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve. He’s planning to ship out shortly before this year’s legislative session ends.
“I can’t image where this kind of idiocy comes from,” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. “It’s just an incredibly stupid idea.”
“Each school system is very, very different from each other,” said Sen. Nancy King, D-Montgomery, a supporter of repealing the order. “They need to make those decisions for themselves on the calendar.”
Although Metro has made “significant progress” in reducing track defects and electrical fires, it has failed to fully consider other problems such as nonelectrical fires, “which represent about 30 percent of all fires on the system,” the report found.
With the cold weather, firefighters across the region are finding conditions outside to be brutal. Fire departments are offering advice and reminders so you don’t lose everything you own in a blaze that could have been prevented.
Educators, students and parents from around the commonwealth were among those who gathered in Richmond to demand more money for education — including higher pay for teachers.
The effects of the longest government shutdown in history went beyond the area’s 145,000 federal employees and more than 100,000 federal contractors who missed their paychecks during the shutdown.
Crews in the District are digging into a busy roadway and shoring up the area around a large hole that opened up on 17th Street, Northwest, about a block from the White House.
Citing a number of recent massacres involving religious institutions around the country, the Virginia Senate passed a bill Thursday that would allow people to carry guns into churches.
As extreme cold grips the region, D.C. fire officials are issuing a warning about portable heaters following a house fire that broke out Monday morning in Southeast.
The four U.S. senators who represent Maryland and Virginia are raising concerns that spies could potentially infiltrate Metro if the transit agency decides to buy rail cars from China.
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