As Walmart sales soared, workers got scant COVID-19 protection from OSHA

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, provides a window into OSHA’s performance during the pandemic.

Metro budget cuts would hurt workers and residents

WASHINGTON – Proposed budget cuts at Metro threaten thousands of jobs, the closure of 19 stations, the suspension of 19 bus lines and an end to weekend rail service. “We’re facing an historic budget crisis,” Metro General Manager and CEO…

Biden readies sweeping policy shifts on COVID, economy, immigration and more

President-elect Joe Biden established himself on the campaign trail as the antonym to President Donald Trump when it came to key policy stances, promising strong responses to the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, criminal justice, immigration and health care.

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is elected 46th president of the United States

After more than three days of uncertainty in a closely-contested race, former Vice President Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.

As the nation awaits final presidential election results, Congress slowly takes shape

Democrats needed to flip four Republican Senate seats to regain control of the chamber after six years.

Biden and Trump await the verdict of a divided and stressed-out nation

Shadowed by an historic pandemic, economic uncertainty and deep political divisions, the United States concluded a landmark election on Tuesday that will determine whether President Donald Trump extends his chaotic presidency another four years or former Vice President Joe Biden’s appeals for a dramatic course reversal put him in the White House in January.

Major campaign giving varies widely by race and geography in Maryland

Montgomery County residents donated $23 million, around half of the state’s total contributions to federal races. Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, and Prince George’s Counties were the next top contributing counties.

Public pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Becki Bass and her daughter Sky came to the Supreme Court on Wednesday to bid farewell to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday at the age of 87. “I’ve always been a humongous Ruth fan.…

Smoke from western fires leaves D.C. area as winds arrive – but it may return

The smoke that hung over much of the East Coast this week may be dissipating with the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Sally, but the fires in California are still burning and the smoke may be back.