For area libraries and patrons, pandemic has meant a whole new story

Since the closure of many businesses and operations in March, many libraries in both the District of Columbia and Maryland have reopened and are now running at limited capacity.

Live music venues struggle to survive as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on

WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2010, Sandra Basanti and her husband, Stevie McKeever, opened up the Pie Shop, a small, live-music venue and restaurant located in this city’s H Street corridor. At first, they only sold pies, but soon…

Voters say they worry about the future, the pandemic, health care and socialism

Voters on both sides of the political aisle voiced concern about the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans tended to worry about a rise in socialism, while Democrats were more likely to bring up social issues, such as racial disparities. 

Maryland mail-in ballots at historic levels before Election Day

Through Thursday, more than 78 million Americans had voted. Of those early votes, more than 51 million — or approximately two-thirds — were mail ballots, according to the United States Elections Project at the University of Florida.

Hispanic and Latino communities worry about 2020 census undercount

Some are concerned that COVID-19 will lead to an inaccurate Census count, especially for Hispanic and Latino households, who are often distrustful of the count.