Surprise! The Equal Rights Amendment is back

The Equal Rights Amendment is making a surprising come-back, with a new campaign to promote its ratification in Virginia.

As hurricane threatens East Coast, federal officials insist they are ready

WASHINGTON – After facing criticism for its response during the 2017 hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday it is partnering with the private sector to create a more efficient recovery process in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.…

Get a pretty pink peek at the cherry blossoms

Today marks the first day of peak bloom for the popular cherry blossom trees in Washington.

Maryland craft brewers hope to press for revamping laws next year

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The state’s craft brewing community and its allies failed to convince the legislature this year to ease restrictions on the production and distribution of craft beer, but the industry expects to try again next session. “The battle…

CNS reviews new WMATA lip balm

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recently opened a pop-up shop, selling clothing, housewares and other metro-themed paraphernalia. Capital News Service reporters – (from left in the video) Julia Lerner, Juan Herrera, Julia Karron and Hannah Yasharoff – were excited…

Proposal to keep FBI headquarters in Washington meets resistance

WASHINGTON — Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday slammed the General Services Administration’s proposal to build a new FBI headquarters in downtown Washington instead of Prince George’s County, saying it was a waste of taxpayers time and money. Attempts to find a…

Maryland native Hollins took complex route to NFL

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — As a senior playing for the Wootton High School football team in Rockville, Maryland, wide receiver Mack Hollins dressed in a suit and tie and carried a briefcase around school everyday. All of his friends questioned his…

D.C. United and fans celebrate topping-off new stadium

WASHINGTON — Fans of D.C. United gathered in front of the construction site of the team’s new soccer stadium, Audi Field, Friday afternoon to commemorate the placement of the final steel beam in the team’s new home at Buzzard Point.…

Revised plan underway for new FBI site, raising hopes in Maryland – again

WASHINGTON — After planning that began in the George W. Bush administration, officials from Maryland at the national and state level are cautiously optimistic the latest push for a new FBI complex located outside the District of Columbia will come…

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay defenders hold breath, wait on Senate

WASHINGTON — If the Senate does not restore a deep, House-passed cut in federal funding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, the ripple effect on Maryland conservation efforts could be far larger than what the state would lose…