| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:52 PM
ARLINGTON, Wash. — First, there was a roar. Then the trees began to twist. The last thought Gary "Mac" McPherson had before blacking out was that a tornado had struck the Stillaguamish Valley.
The 81-year-old McPherson and his wife, Linda, 69, had...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:45 AM
I am sorry to say it, but the recent article regarding the impact of the Washington Monument restoration is complete rubbish ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24).
The writer bases the entire...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:15 AM
We often hear the clanking of the scaffold as the work is being done on the Washington Monument ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). Like our neighbors, we look forward to its completion. We...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Oh no, not Rosie the Riveter again!
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has cleared for a floor vote a bill that would set up a commission that would be the first step in building a National Women’s History Museum near the National Mall. The...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:46 PM
These venue selections a bit too traditional for you? Most everyone knows you can get hitched at some offbeat places in Baltimore — Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, the Zoo. But we we're curious about some even more unusual spots in town....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:46 PM
The scaffolds enshrouding Baltimore's Washington Monument offer passersby a temporary skyline change, but some residents and small-business owners in the Mount Vernon neighborhood worry about the two-year project's impact on their lifestyles and...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:42 PM
ARLINGTON, Wash. — Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River.
The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 — leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:02 PM
At least one local business is planning to fly drones over Baltimore after a judge ruled that there is no law prohibiting the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft.
Terry Kilby, who with his wife, Belinda, published a book last year of aerial...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The newly opened Capital Wheel at the National Harbor in Maryland whisks visitors 180 feet above the Potomac River where they can see the White House, the Washington Monument and other landmarks from on high.
Now Aloft Washington National Harbor Hotel...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war.
"It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...