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Valerie Ervin drops Democratic bid for Maryland governor, will endorse Rushern Baker
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:42:59 -0400

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Valerie Ervin is dropping out of the Democratic primary race for governor in Maryland, and will endorse Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

Ervin's campaign announced Tuesday night she has scheduled an announcement with Baker in Langley Park on Wednesday morning. An advisory says the event ...


‘Wonder Woman 1984’ filming to head from Georgetown to Northern Virginia
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:32:29 -0400

Filming for the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie sequel is set to move from Georgetown to Northern Virginia, officials confirmed Wednesday.

"Wonder Woman 1984" is set to film soon in Alexandria, Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement. Exact dates are not publicly available, but a "delighted" Mr. Northam said ...


D.C.‘s ‘shadow’ officials fight for District to become a state
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:46:09 -0400

Democrats running for the District's "shadow" offices say their fight for statehood is at an all-time high, despite Republicans' control of the White House, the Senate and the House.

"The entire statehood movement — where we are now — is a state of momentum," said Andria Thomas, a business strategist ...


Women share tales at luncheon of reclaiming their lives through N Street Village
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:47:06 -0400

Paula Buggage's life changed drastically two years ago when she lost her home and the people she trusted, scrambling around the District trying to find a place to live.

"Three bags — that is what my life was reduced to in July of 2016," Ms. Buggage told a luncheon Wednesday ...


Metro’s lack of bus information upsets transit advocates
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:47:12 -0400

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld updated regional leaders on transit system projects Wednesday, but conspicuously did not mention Metro's plan for how riders will get around when certain subway stations soon shut down for repairs.

Metro plans to close the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood and the Brookland-CUA stations from July 21 ...


In race for primary, oily politicians forget who constituents are
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:15:08 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It's far too easy for politicians to fall into the D.C.-centric trap — that is, to view their state from inside the Beltway.

It's been the point-of-view since the Beltway started circling the inner suburbs of Virginia and Maryland in 1961, when federal government jobs dominated the region's workforce.

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Deer leaps around underground Metro station
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:59:00 -0400

As Washington Capitals fans began their pilgrimage to the championship parade Tuesday morning, some Metrorail riders were joined by an unlikely traveling companion.

Metro surveillance footage captured a deer inside the Crystal City station at 8:30 a.m. The video shows the fully grown animal sprinting down the inbound platform before ...


Capitals’ Stanley Cup parade draws fans from far and wide to celebrate
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:03:47 -0400

Jeremy Werblowsky said Tuesday felt like a dream for him. It's a good thing he came all the way from Israel to be a part of it.

The Washington Capitals were born in 1974, the same year as Werblowsky and childhood friend Bernice Cohen. Mr. Werblowsky and Mrs. Cohen grew ...


Museum of the Bible finds big audience in bustling D.C.
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:20:12 -0400

Thousands of people have come from far and wide — sometimes two by two — to visit the red-brick, ark-shaped building in Southwest.

The Museum of the Bible, on the 400 block of 4th Street SW, has received nearly 603,000 visitors (about 100,000 a month) since its 2-ton, 40-foot-tall bronze ...


Washington Capitals, fans celebrate Stanley Cup victory with parade, rally on National Mall
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:53:33 -0400

A sea of Washington Capitals fans, bedecked in red and white, washed over the downtown area Tuesday in celebration of the team's victory in the Stanley Cup Final and the end of a 26-yearlong championship drought.

"It's rare in this town where everyone agrees on something and to have people ...


Jennifer Wexton wins Democratic nomination in Virginia’s 10th district House race
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:28:32 -0400

State Sen. Jennifer Wexton on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination in Virginia's 10th congressional district House race, beating out five other candidates for the right to take on Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock in the fall.

With 82 percent of precincts reporting, Ms. Wexton had 43 percent support, with her closest ...


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