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DC could begin phased reopening next Friday, mayor says | WTOP

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the District could begin a phased reopening next Friday, May 29, if data continues to show improvements. Read full article: DC could begin phased reopening next Fri...→

DC could begin phased reopening next Friday, mayor says | WTOP

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the District could begin a phased reopening next Friday, May 29, if data continues to show improvements. Read full article: DC could begin phased reopening next Fri...→

Metro DC area’s burn center sees spike in visits since quarantine began | WTOP

Since the pandemic hit, the number of people going to the D.C. region’s burn center is up dramatically, and cases are more serious than usual, the center’s dir [...] Read full article: Metro DC area’s burn center sees spike i...→

DC police chief calls council’s defunding effort a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ | WTOP

Ahead of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday, Chief Peter Newsham spoke to WTOP about his concerns for possible budget cuts. Read full article: DC police chief calls council’s defundin...→

Goodwill temporarily shutters DC-area donation centers after running out of space | WTOP

Goodwill of Greater Washington is temporarily closing all 18 of its donation centers in the D.C. area — but its centers have run out of space. Read full article: Goodwill temporarily shutters DC-area do...→

Handful of smaller museums in DC area reopen | WTOP

Some smaller museums in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. have reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Handful of smaller museums in DC area re...→

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Borgata, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget among those ready to welcome back guests Read full article: Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unve...→

‘No contact, no problem’: DC aerospace engineer develops coding kit for kids during pandemic | WTOP

D.C. aerospace engineer Aisha Bowe and her company developed Lingo, an at-home coding kit for kids ages 13 and up, as a way to help kids and parents exhausted [...] Read full article: ‘No contact, no problem’: DC aerospace e...→

Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you need to know, and what doctors warn

Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you need to know, and what doctors warn

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced guidelines for residents, business and industries as the state eases more restrictions related to COVID-19 on Friday that will reo [...] Read full article: Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you ne...→

After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms hover in DC area | WTOP

After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms hover in DC area | WTOP

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 7:45 p.m. for parts of Howard and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Read full article: After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms ho...→

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopening Plan

Brookfield Zoo on Monday announced its phased reopening plan after a months-long closure during the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo, which has been closed to gue [...] Read full article: Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopenin...→

2 killed in Northeast DC shooting | WTOP

Two people were killed in a shooting in Northeast D.C. early Sunday, police said. Read full article: 2 killed in Northeast DC shooting | WTOP...→

‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates plasma, gives advice after recovering from the coronavirus | WTOP

Dr. Ira Rabin at MedStar Washington Hospital Center had the coronavirus back in March. He has now donated his plasma to help those recovering from the virus. Read full article: ‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates...→

DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resume as reopening process continues | WTOP

DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resume as reopening process continues | WTOP

Many motor vehicle department offices throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia reopen this week to provide in-person services. Read full article: DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resu...→

DC-area’s landmark Mormon temple postpones rededication, open house | WTOP

The reopening of the D.C.-area’s landmark Mormon temple in Kensington, Maryland, is being postponed due to coronavirus safety concerns. Read full article: DC-area’s landmark Mormon temple postpon...→

Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, balancing health risks | WTOP

Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, balancing health risks | WTOP

Japan’s economy is opening cautiously, with social-distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, ba...→

DC business owner sues city over fireworks license denial | WTOP

A D.C. business owner says he’s been denied a license to sell fireworks after doing so for decades. Read full article: DC business owner sues city over firewor...→

DC National Guard to provide unarmed security for monuments in DC | WTOP

The D.C. National Guard will provide unarmed guard members to assist with additional security for monuments in Washington, D.C., the National Guard Bureau said [...] Read full article: DC National Guard to provide unarmed sec...→

Charles Co. schools seek parent input on reopening | WTOP

Charles County Public Schools in Maryland is seeking input from parents as it draws up plans to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Charles Co. schools seek parent input on...→

How raised awareness about racial issues might impact the DC comedy club scene | WTOP

The serious issues of racial equality and police brutality are common in conversation now, but should comedians be concerned about taking topics too far? Read full article: How raised awareness about racial issues...→

Why did DC police intervene at one federal statue but not another? | WTOP

Over the weekend and into Monday night, protesters in D.C. have targeted statues depicting historical American figures with ties to the Confederacy, slavery an [...] Read full article: Why did DC police intervene at one feder...→

National Theatre season to begin spring 2021; DC impov festival canceled | WTOP

Theatergoers will have to wait several more months to enjoy a live performance at the National Theatre in D.C. Read full article: National Theatre season to begin spring ...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

Bowser urges caution as DC enters Phase Two of reopening | WTOP

With D.C. entering its Phase Two reopening plans on Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said residents should still be cautious of the coronavirus. Read full article: Bowser urges caution as DC enters Phase ...→

Maryland ICU workers urge caution as states begin to reopen | WTOP

The pandemic is “far from being over,” and the public needs to take it seriously, one worker said. Read full article: Maryland ICU workers urge caution as sta...→

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

DC-area chefs launch international bake sale to combat racism | WTOP

DC-area chefs launch international bake sale to combat racism | WTOP

Through Bakers Against Racism, professional chefs and home bakers are making and selling desserts, then donating profits to a group of their choice that suppor [...] Read full article: DC-area chefs launch international bake ...→

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the final go ahead for New York City’s entry into Phase II Monday during an impassioned address on Friday, his final daily COVID briefin [...] Read full article: 'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-in reopenings | WTOP

Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-in reopenings | WTOP

Gamblers are back at several Maryland casinos after three months of closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read full article: Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-...→

Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Teams Shut Down Friday And Arizona Training Camps

Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Teams Shut Down Friday And Arizona Training Camps

Already mired amid disagreements between players and owners, Major League Baseball's plans to have a shorten season this year may have been derailed by coronav [...] Read full article: Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Tea...→

Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue in DC | WTOP

Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue in DC | WTOP

Following a day of peaceful protests celebrating Juneteenth in D.C., protesters pull down the statue of Albert Pike in Judicial Square. Read full article: Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue ...→

DC area must remain vigilant as coronavirus numbers fall, expert says | WTOP

“This is the moment to really double down on the public health response so we’re better prepared for whatever could come in the fall,” a health expert said. Read full article: DC area must remain vigilant as coronavi...→

Man dead in Southeast DC hit-and-run | WTOP

One man is dead after a hit-and-run in Southeast D.C. U.S. Park Police said at least one driver hit a man riding an electric scooter on the Suitland Parkway. Read full article: Man dead in Southeast DC hit-and-run | W...→

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up. Read full article: Fencing to return around Lafayette Squar...→

Back to the office? DC-area office occupancy not rising much yet | WTOP

Kastle Systems’ Back to Work Barometer shows access to buildings using its systems indicates an occupancy rate of 18.2% in the D.C. metro area as of June 17. Read full article: Back to the office? DC-area office occup...→

DC nurses demand hazard pay during pandemic | WTOP

D.C. nurses want hazard pay as they work on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: DC nurses demand hazard pay during pande...→

DC police trying to clear protesters’ camps from Black Lives Matter Plaza | WTOP

Videos on social media show dozens of D.C. police on bicycles shouting to “move back” and moving the crowd up onto the sidewalk. Read full article: DC police trying to clear protesters’ ca...→

Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reopening in Fall

DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reopening in Fall

The Washington Teachers’ Union released a report Monday with suggestions on how schools can safely reopen in the fall as the coronavirus continues. They flagge [...] Read full article: DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reo...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser decried property destruction and defended city police after demonstrators toppled and burned a Confederate statue on live TV Friday ni [...] Read full article: DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defend...→

From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits ‘biggest piece’ | WTOP

From Macy’s “Miracle on 34th Street” store to the World Trade Center’s office towers, New York City hits a key point Monday in trying to rebound from the natio [...] Read full article: From shops to dining out, NYC reopening ...→

How the DC Black Lives Matter Plaza sparked murals across the country | WTOP

Since the June 5 Black Lives Matter mural painting in D.C., more than 19 cities have followed suit with their own version in a show of support for demonstrator [...] Read full article: How the DC Black Lives Matter Plaza spar...→

DC teacher receives award for inspiring students | WTOP

Alejandro Diasgranados, who teaches at Aiton Elementary School in D.C., became one of 51 teachers nationwide honored with a Sanford Teacher Award. Read full article: DC teacher receives award for inspiring ...→

DC police and fire units rescue 3 groups of people trapped by rising waters on the Potomac River | WTOP

Several groups of people escaped a treacherous situation on the Potomac River with help from D.C. Fire and EMS and police on Saturday when surging waters cut t [...] Read full article: DC police and fire units rescue 3 groups...→

Tulsa mayor implements curfew around site of Trump rally | WTOP

Tulsa mayor implements curfew around site of Trump rally | WTOP

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has declared a civil emergency and set a curfew for the area around the site where President Donald Trump pla [...] Read full article: Tulsa mayor implements curfew around sit...→

Metro DC area’s burn center sees spike in visits since quarantine began | WTOP

Since the pandemic hit, the number of people going to the D.C. region’s burn center is up dramatically, and cases are more serious than usual, the center’s dir [...] Read full article: Metro DC area’s burn center sees spike i...→

DC area must remain vigilant as coronavirus numbers fall, expert says | WTOP

“This is the moment to really double down on the public health response so we’re better prepared for whatever could come in the fall,” a health expert said. Read full article: DC area must remain vigilant as coronavi...→

DC National Guard to provide unarmed security for monuments in DC | WTOP

The D.C. National Guard will provide unarmed guard members to assist with additional security for monuments in Washington, D.C., the National Guard Bureau said [...] Read full article: DC National Guard to provide unarmed sec...→

Goodwill temporarily shutters DC-area donation centers after running out of space | WTOP

Goodwill of Greater Washington is temporarily closing all 18 of its donation centers in the D.C. area — but its centers have run out of space. Read full article: Goodwill temporarily shutters DC-area do...→

Man dead in Southeast DC hit-and-run | WTOP

One man is dead after a hit-and-run in Southeast D.C. U.S. Park Police said at least one driver hit a man riding an electric scooter on the Suitland Parkway. Read full article: Man dead in Southeast DC hit-and-run | W...→

How raised awareness about racial issues might impact the DC comedy club scene | WTOP

The serious issues of racial equality and police brutality are common in conversation now, but should comedians be concerned about taking topics too far? Read full article: How raised awareness about racial issues...→

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Borgata, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget among those ready to welcome back guests Read full article: Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unve...→

Back to the office? DC-area office occupancy not rising much yet | WTOP

Kastle Systems’ Back to Work Barometer shows access to buildings using its systems indicates an occupancy rate of 18.2% in the D.C. metro area as of June 17. Read full article: Back to the office? DC-area office occup...→

Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you need to know, and what doctors warn

Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you need to know, and what doctors warn

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced guidelines for residents, business and industries as the state eases more restrictions related to COVID-19 on Friday that will reo [...] Read full article: Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you ne...→

DC police trying to clear protesters’ camps from Black Lives Matter Plaza | WTOP

Videos on social media show dozens of D.C. police on bicycles shouting to “move back” and moving the crowd up onto the sidewalk. Read full article: DC police trying to clear protesters’ ca...→

National Theatre season to begin spring 2021; DC impov festival canceled | WTOP

Theatergoers will have to wait several more months to enjoy a live performance at the National Theatre in D.C. Read full article: National Theatre season to begin spring ...→

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reopening in Fall

DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reopening in Fall

The Washington Teachers’ Union released a report Monday with suggestions on how schools can safely reopen in the fall as the coronavirus continues. They flagge [...] Read full article: DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reo...→

Bowser urges caution as DC enters Phase Two of reopening | WTOP

With D.C. entering its Phase Two reopening plans on Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said residents should still be cautious of the coronavirus. Read full article: Bowser urges caution as DC enters Phase ...→

Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopening Plan

Brookfield Zoo on Monday announced its phased reopening plan after a months-long closure during the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo, which has been closed to gue [...] Read full article: Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopenin...→

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser decried property destruction and defended city police after demonstrators toppled and burned a Confederate statue on live TV Friday ni [...] Read full article: DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defend...→

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

2 killed in Northeast DC shooting | WTOP

Two people were killed in a shooting in Northeast D.C. early Sunday, police said. Read full article: 2 killed in Northeast DC shooting | WTOP...→

How the DC Black Lives Matter Plaza sparked murals across the country | WTOP

Since the June 5 Black Lives Matter mural painting in D.C., more than 19 cities have followed suit with their own version in a show of support for demonstrator [...] Read full article: How the DC Black Lives Matter Plaza spar...→

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the final go ahead for New York City’s entry into Phase II Monday during an impassioned address on Friday, his final daily COVID briefin [...] Read full article: 'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resume as reopening process continues | WTOP

DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resume as reopening process continues | WTOP

Many motor vehicle department offices throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia reopen this week to provide in-person services. Read full article: DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resu...→

DC police and fire units rescue 3 groups of people trapped by rising waters on the Potomac River | WTOP

Several groups of people escaped a treacherous situation on the Potomac River with help from D.C. Fire and EMS and police on Saturday when surging waters cut t [...] Read full article: DC police and fire units rescue 3 groups...→

Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Teams Shut Down Friday And Arizona Training Camps

Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Teams Shut Down Friday And Arizona Training Camps

Already mired amid disagreements between players and owners, Major League Baseball's plans to have a shorten season this year may have been derailed by coronav [...] Read full article: Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Tea...→

Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, balancing health risks | WTOP

Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, balancing health risks | WTOP

Japan’s economy is opening cautiously, with social-distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, ba...→

DC business owner sues city over fireworks license denial | WTOP

A D.C. business owner says he’s been denied a license to sell fireworks after doing so for decades. Read full article: DC business owner sues city over firewor...→

DC police chief calls council’s defunding effort a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ | WTOP

Ahead of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday, Chief Peter Newsham spoke to WTOP about his concerns for possible budget cuts. Read full article: DC police chief calls council’s defundin...→

Charles Co. schools seek parent input on reopening | WTOP

Charles County Public Schools in Maryland is seeking input from parents as it draws up plans to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Charles Co. schools seek parent input on...→

Handful of smaller museums in DC area reopen | WTOP

Some smaller museums in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. have reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Handful of smaller museums in DC area re...→

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up. Read full article: Fencing to return around Lafayette Squar...→

Why did DC police intervene at one federal statue but not another? | WTOP

Over the weekend and into Monday night, protesters in D.C. have targeted statues depicting historical American figures with ties to the Confederacy, slavery an [...] Read full article: Why did DC police intervene at one feder...→

‘No contact, no problem’: DC aerospace engineer develops coding kit for kids during pandemic | WTOP

D.C. aerospace engineer Aisha Bowe and her company developed Lingo, an at-home coding kit for kids ages 13 and up, as a way to help kids and parents exhausted [...] Read full article: ‘No contact, no problem’: DC aerospace e...→

DC nurses demand hazard pay during pandemic | WTOP

D.C. nurses want hazard pay as they work on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: DC nurses demand hazard pay during pande...→

After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms hover in DC area | WTOP

After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms hover in DC area | WTOP

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 7:45 p.m. for parts of Howard and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Read full article: After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms ho...→

Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

Maryland ICU workers urge caution as states begin to reopen | WTOP

The pandemic is “far from being over,” and the public needs to take it seriously, one worker said. Read full article: Maryland ICU workers urge caution as sta...→

From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits ‘biggest piece’ | WTOP

From Macy’s “Miracle on 34th Street” store to the World Trade Center’s office towers, New York City hits a key point Monday in trying to rebound from the natio [...] Read full article: From shops to dining out, NYC reopening ...→

DC-area chefs launch international bake sale to combat racism | WTOP

DC-area chefs launch international bake sale to combat racism | WTOP

Through Bakers Against Racism, professional chefs and home bakers are making and selling desserts, then donating profits to a group of their choice that suppor [...] Read full article: DC-area chefs launch international bake ...→

‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates plasma, gives advice after recovering from the coronavirus | WTOP

Dr. Ira Rabin at MedStar Washington Hospital Center had the coronavirus back in March. He has now donated his plasma to help those recovering from the virus. Read full article: ‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates...→

DC teacher receives award for inspiring students | WTOP

Alejandro Diasgranados, who teaches at Aiton Elementary School in D.C., became one of 51 teachers nationwide honored with a Sanford Teacher Award. Read full article: DC teacher receives award for inspiring ...→

Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-in reopenings | WTOP

Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-in reopenings | WTOP

Gamblers are back at several Maryland casinos after three months of closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read full article: Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-...→

DC-area’s landmark Mormon temple postpones rededication, open house | WTOP

The reopening of the D.C.-area’s landmark Mormon temple in Kensington, Maryland, is being postponed due to coronavirus safety concerns. Read full article: DC-area’s landmark Mormon temple postpon...→

Tulsa mayor implements curfew around site of Trump rally | WTOP

Tulsa mayor implements curfew around site of Trump rally | WTOP

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has declared a civil emergency and set a curfew for the area around the site where President Donald Trump pla [...] Read full article: Tulsa mayor implements curfew around sit...→

Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue in DC | WTOP

Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue in DC | WTOP

Following a day of peaceful protests celebrating Juneteenth in D.C., protesters pull down the statue of Albert Pike in Judicial Square. Read full article: Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue ...→

Metro DC area’s burn center sees spike in visits since quarantine began | WTOP

Since the pandemic hit, the number of people going to the D.C. region’s burn center is up dramatically, and cases are more serious than usual, the center’s dir [...] Read full article: Metro DC area’s burn center sees spike i...→

DC business owner sues city over fireworks license denial | WTOP

A D.C. business owner says he’s been denied a license to sell fireworks after doing so for decades. Read full article: DC business owner sues city over firewor...→

DC area must remain vigilant as coronavirus numbers fall, expert says | WTOP

“This is the moment to really double down on the public health response so we’re better prepared for whatever could come in the fall,” a health expert said. Read full article: DC area must remain vigilant as coronavi...→

DC police chief calls council’s defunding effort a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ | WTOP

Ahead of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday, Chief Peter Newsham spoke to WTOP about his concerns for possible budget cuts. Read full article: DC police chief calls council’s defundin...→

DC National Guard to provide unarmed security for monuments in DC | WTOP

The D.C. National Guard will provide unarmed guard members to assist with additional security for monuments in Washington, D.C., the National Guard Bureau said [...] Read full article: DC National Guard to provide unarmed sec...→

Goodwill temporarily shutters DC-area donation centers after running out of space | WTOP

Goodwill of Greater Washington is temporarily closing all 18 of its donation centers in the D.C. area — but its centers have run out of space. Read full article: Goodwill temporarily shutters DC-area do...→

Charles Co. schools seek parent input on reopening | WTOP

Charles County Public Schools in Maryland is seeking input from parents as it draws up plans to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Charles Co. schools seek parent input on...→

Man dead in Southeast DC hit-and-run | WTOP

One man is dead after a hit-and-run in Southeast D.C. U.S. Park Police said at least one driver hit a man riding an electric scooter on the Suitland Parkway. Read full article: Man dead in Southeast DC hit-and-run | W...→

Handful of smaller museums in DC area reopen | WTOP

Some smaller museums in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. have reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Handful of smaller museums in DC area re...→

How raised awareness about racial issues might impact the DC comedy club scene | WTOP

The serious issues of racial equality and police brutality are common in conversation now, but should comedians be concerned about taking topics too far? Read full article: How raised awareness about racial issues...→

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up. Read full article: Fencing to return around Lafayette Squar...→

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Borgata, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget among those ready to welcome back guests Read full article: Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unve...→

Why did DC police intervene at one federal statue but not another? | WTOP

Over the weekend and into Monday night, protesters in D.C. have targeted statues depicting historical American figures with ties to the Confederacy, slavery an [...] Read full article: Why did DC police intervene at one feder...→

Back to the office? DC-area office occupancy not rising much yet | WTOP

Kastle Systems’ Back to Work Barometer shows access to buildings using its systems indicates an occupancy rate of 18.2% in the D.C. metro area as of June 17. Read full article: Back to the office? DC-area office occup...→

‘No contact, no problem’: DC aerospace engineer develops coding kit for kids during pandemic | WTOP

D.C. aerospace engineer Aisha Bowe and her company developed Lingo, an at-home coding kit for kids ages 13 and up, as a way to help kids and parents exhausted [...] Read full article: ‘No contact, no problem’: DC aerospace e...→

DC nurses demand hazard pay during pandemic | WTOP

D.C. nurses want hazard pay as they work on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: DC nurses demand hazard pay during pande...→

Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you need to know, and what doctors warn

Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you need to know, and what doctors warn

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced guidelines for residents, business and industries as the state eases more restrictions related to COVID-19 on Friday that will reo [...] Read full article: Phase 4 of reopening Friday: What you ne...→

DC police trying to clear protesters’ camps from Black Lives Matter Plaza | WTOP

Videos on social media show dozens of D.C. police on bicycles shouting to “move back” and moving the crowd up onto the sidewalk. Read full article: DC police trying to clear protesters’ ca...→

After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms hover in DC area | WTOP

After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms hover in DC area | WTOP

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 7:45 p.m. for parts of Howard and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Read full article: After humid, muggy day, thunderstorms ho...→

National Theatre season to begin spring 2021; DC impov festival canceled | WTOP

Theatergoers will have to wait several more months to enjoy a live performance at the National Theatre in D.C. Read full article: National Theatre season to begin spring ...→

Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reopening in Fall

DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reopening in Fall

The Washington Teachers’ Union released a report Monday with suggestions on how schools can safely reopen in the fall as the coronavirus continues. They flagge [...] Read full article: DC Teachers Flag Safety Concerns for Reo...→

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

Bowser urges caution as DC enters Phase Two of reopening | WTOP

With D.C. entering its Phase Two reopening plans on Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said residents should still be cautious of the coronavirus. Read full article: Bowser urges caution as DC enters Phase ...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopening Plan

Brookfield Zoo on Monday announced its phased reopening plan after a months-long closure during the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo, which has been closed to gue [...] Read full article: Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopenin...→

Maryland ICU workers urge caution as states begin to reopen | WTOP

The pandemic is “far from being over,” and the public needs to take it seriously, one worker said. Read full article: Maryland ICU workers urge caution as sta...→

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser decried property destruction and defended city police after demonstrators toppled and burned a Confederate statue on live TV Friday ni [...] Read full article: DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defend...→

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits ‘biggest piece’ | WTOP

From Macy’s “Miracle on 34th Street” store to the World Trade Center’s office towers, New York City hits a key point Monday in trying to rebound from the natio [...] Read full article: From shops to dining out, NYC reopening ...→

2 killed in Northeast DC shooting | WTOP

Two people were killed in a shooting in Northeast D.C. early Sunday, police said. Read full article: 2 killed in Northeast DC shooting | WTOP...→

DC-area chefs launch international bake sale to combat racism | WTOP

DC-area chefs launch international bake sale to combat racism | WTOP

Through Bakers Against Racism, professional chefs and home bakers are making and selling desserts, then donating profits to a group of their choice that suppor [...] Read full article: DC-area chefs launch international bake ...→

How the DC Black Lives Matter Plaza sparked murals across the country | WTOP

Since the June 5 Black Lives Matter mural painting in D.C., more than 19 cities have followed suit with their own version in a show of support for demonstrator [...] Read full article: How the DC Black Lives Matter Plaza spar...→

‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates plasma, gives advice after recovering from the coronavirus | WTOP

Dr. Ira Rabin at MedStar Washington Hospital Center had the coronavirus back in March. He has now donated his plasma to help those recovering from the virus. Read full article: ‘It was a no-brainer’: DC doctor donates...→

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the final go ahead for New York City’s entry into Phase II Monday during an impassioned address on Friday, his final daily COVID briefin [...] Read full article: 'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

DC teacher receives award for inspiring students | WTOP

Alejandro Diasgranados, who teaches at Aiton Elementary School in D.C., became one of 51 teachers nationwide honored with a Sanford Teacher Award. Read full article: DC teacher receives award for inspiring ...→

DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resume as reopening process continues | WTOP

DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resume as reopening process continues | WTOP

Many motor vehicle department offices throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia reopen this week to provide in-person services. Read full article: DMV services across DC, Md. and Va. resu...→

Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-in reopenings | WTOP

Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-in reopenings | WTOP

Gamblers are back at several Maryland casinos after three months of closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read full article: Maryland casinos hedge bets with phased-...→

DC police and fire units rescue 3 groups of people trapped by rising waters on the Potomac River | WTOP

Several groups of people escaped a treacherous situation on the Potomac River with help from D.C. Fire and EMS and police on Saturday when surging waters cut t [...] Read full article: DC police and fire units rescue 3 groups...→

DC-area’s landmark Mormon temple postpones rededication, open house | WTOP

The reopening of the D.C.-area’s landmark Mormon temple in Kensington, Maryland, is being postponed due to coronavirus safety concerns. Read full article: DC-area’s landmark Mormon temple postpon...→

Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Teams Shut Down Friday And Arizona Training Camps

Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Teams Shut Down Friday And Arizona Training Camps

Already mired amid disagreements between players and owners, Major League Baseball's plans to have a shorten season this year may have been derailed by coronav [...] Read full article: Reopening: San Francisco Giants, MLB Tea...→

Tulsa mayor implements curfew around site of Trump rally | WTOP

Tulsa mayor implements curfew around site of Trump rally | WTOP

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has declared a civil emergency and set a curfew for the area around the site where President Donald Trump pla [...] Read full article: Tulsa mayor implements curfew around sit...→

Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, balancing health risks | WTOP

Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, balancing health risks | WTOP

Japan’s economy is opening cautiously, with social-distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Japan’s economy reopening cautiously, ba...→

Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue in DC | WTOP

Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue in DC | WTOP

Following a day of peaceful protests celebrating Juneteenth in D.C., protesters pull down the statue of Albert Pike in Judicial Square. Read full article: Protesters tear down Albert Pike statue ...→