Juneteenth’s Time Has Come

June 18, 2020

On June 19, 1865, Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger publicly read General Order Number 3 in Galveston, Texas. It began: “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, …

Bowser Joins Protesters, Pushes Back at Trump (photos)

June 7, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser exhorted protesters along 16th Street at what is now Black Lives Matter Plaza, next to Lafayette Square, on Saturday afternoon, June 6 — and pushed back at criticism by President Donald Trump, who called her “incompetent.”…

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds Fly Over D.C. for Health Care Workers (photos)

May 2, 2020

The military’s elite flying squadrons — the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds — flew over Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 2, to thank health care workers and first responders for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

A …

D.C. Hunkers Down During Cherry Blossom Season (photos)

March 23, 2020

It has been a season unlike any other. For over 100 years, the iconic display of cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin, and the many related festivities, have been one of the star attractions in the District.

As it turned …

After Brawl of a Debate, Dems Ponder

February 20, 2020

The Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, Feb. 19, with six candidates taking part, was being described by the news media the next morning as “spirited,” “fiery” and “lively,” a messy free-for-all and a biting (the Washington

Celebrating George Washington’s Birthday in Alexandria (photos)

February 18, 2020

Thousands took advantage of mild weather on Monday, Feb. 17, to celebrate the 288th anniversary of the birth of George Washington with a parade in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia.

Dating back to 1923, if not earlier, the event is …

Cupid’s Undie Run Begins 2nd Decade in D.C. (photos)

February 10, 2020

For the 11th time, hundreds of hardy individuals jogged along city streets wearing nothing but their underwear to raise money for charity at Cupid’s Undie Run in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Before and after the “brief” 1.6-mile run …

Inside the State of the Union Address (photos)

February 5, 2020

President Donald J. Trump delivered his third State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Some likened the highly partisan speech to a combination campaign rally and television reality show. …

Documenting the Impeachment Trial (photos)

February 1, 2020

On Jan. 15, 2020, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. It was only the third time in U.S. history that a president has been impeached.

During the subsequent impeachment trial, news reporters …

D.C. Celebrates Chinese Year of the Rat (photos)

January 27, 2020

Crowds lined the streets surrounding the Chinatown neighborhood in Washington, D.C., to usher in the Year of the Rat at the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade on Sunday, January 26. The parade, which featured traditional lion dancers, firecrackers, beauty pageant …