Smithsonian’s chief says more museums must wait, maintenance is top priority

WASHINGTON – As the public demand for new museums increases, the Smithsonian Institution’s chief says his top priority is getting on top of a huge maintenance backlog at the world’s largest museum and research complex before he considers expanding.  Smithsonian…

Workers tackle strange substance that has dirtied Jefferson Memorial

WASHINGTON – One hundred and twenty-nine feet above the ground, the dome of the Jefferson Memorial yields panoramic views of the White House, Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial from across the Tidal Basin.  But these views are not accessible…

Move over soccer and flag football – quirkier social sports are growing

WASHINGTON — People searching for the unique atmosphere of a sports bar in the nation’s capital have a solid chance of finding it at Buffalo Billiards. With its numerous pool tables and scores of televisions, the local bar, located on…

Rally honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, pledges fight to end oppression

WASHINGTON – On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was honored by hundreds in the nation’s capital with a rally to end what participants said was systemic racism in the United States. Organized by the…

Gallery: 2018 March for Life in Washington
This slideshow requires JavaScript. WASHINGTON – The March for Life 2018 occurred on the National Mall on Jan. 19. Speakers included President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, both via satellite. Julia Lerner is a journalist in the Capital…
Here’s the national park Twitter presence President Trump has directed to cease

President Donald Trump’s direction that the Interior Department temporarily cease social media communication put the brakes this week on a set of popular accounts managed by America’s National Park Service sites, though some were tweeting again by Friday.

Kids talk politics: Who should be president?

Find out how kids feel about their new president and who they think would be a fit for the job.

Photo gallery: The Women’s March on Washington

Thousands of demonstrators participated in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Washington’s Cherry Trees Bloom in Eastern “Heat Wave”

Visitors at the National Mall are seeing a familiar sight at an unusual time of the year, as the recent rash of warm weather in the area has led to a second bloom for some cherry trees.

Pope’s Speech to Congress Brings Hundreds To the National Mall

Visitors from across the country gathered at the National Mall on Thursday to hear Pope Francis’ unprecedented address to a joint session of Congress.