D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser begins ‘worst-case scenario planning’ for Coronavirus outbreak

Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that while there have been no cases of the coronavirus yet in the District, her government has started “worst-case scenario planning” for an outbreak.

Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting the nation’s capital to northern Virginia across the Potomac River, only one is a railroad bridge. And that one stands out for its, shall we say, reddish tint. But plans are moving forward…

Summit highlights racial disparities in maternal care

WASHINGTON – Racial disparities in health care in America continues to present much greater health risks to black women and babies, according to participants at the National Maternal and Infant Health Summit. More than 700 women die each year due…

Gig workers to clients: ‘Freelancing isn’t free work’

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Advocates for workers in the gig economy often argue that the lack of benefits, especially health care, is the biggest obstacle for this growing workforce. While benefits are a major concern, a greater problem is this:…

Baltimore businesses brace for possible Preakness move

BALTIMORE – After nearly 150 years of calling Baltimore home, the Preakness Stakes could be leaving the city in 2021, a move that would take one of the area’s biggest party days of the year – and a lot of…

Federal workers to get back pay, but tales of woe mount

WASHINGTON – Furloughed federal workers will be compensated for the time they spent working without pay, thanks to a bill sponsored by Maryland’s senators and signed into law Wednesday by President Donald Trump. The bill, sponsored by Maryland Democratic Sen.…

Chesapeake farmers target runoff reduction, lawmakers seek conservation funds

MIDDLETOWN, Maryland — A gaggle of excitable white turkeys gobbled and clucked in their pen at Open Book Farm on a chilly afternoon in late October. Most days, the birds roamed free in one of the farm’s pastures, scratching and…

One of Trump’s companies is licensed in Maryland – for what is not clear

WASHINGTON – A Trump real estate company was registered in Maryland only two months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, but its intentions in the state — if any — remain a mystery. But the company, T International Realty LLC, already is…

Gallery: Autumn brings colors and pumpkins to the nation’s capital

WASHINGTON – Halloween is in six days and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back. So it is officially fall! In Washington, leaves are turning colors and front porches are being decorated with pumpkins. It is getting colder but the sun is…

District aims to boost infrastructure jobs with training academy

The District of Columbia and local utility companies aim to eliminate a shortage of qualified and trained professionals in the city’s infrastructure industry with a new training academy.

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