Cherry Blossoms Peak Early at Tidal Basin (photos)

March 29, 2021

Due to a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures, the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin have achieved peak bloom several days earlier than expected.

Honoring First-Responders With Tulips on International Women’s Day

March 10, 2021

Each year on March 8, we mark International Women’s Day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. On this day, the nonprofit organization Petals for Hope […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Is 10 Years Old

January 18, 2021

The official ceremony to dedicate the memorial, located in West Potomac Park near the Tidal Basin, was held on Oct. 16, 2011.

In Wake of Rioting, Bowser Declares, Then Extends Public Emergency

January 7, 2021

The mayor authorized the city administrator to “implement such measures as may be necessary or appropriate to protect persons and property in the District of Columbia” for 15 days.

D.C. Celebrates Joe Biden Win (photos)

November 7, 2020

Down Pennsylvania Avenue was the place to go — near the White House, 16th and 17th Streets, Black Lives Matter Plaza and St. John’s Church at Lafayette Square.

Memorial to COVID-19 Deaths: White Flags of Innocence, Not Surrender

October 31, 2020

Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg of Bethesda changes the numerals on the sign regularly. Ruppert Landscape donated its skills to get the Armory Parade Ground installation started.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess: Dancing in the Time of COVID (photos)

October 13, 2020

The Oct. 9 performance by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, outdoors at the Arts Club of Washington, was noteworthy for being danced in front of a live audience.

‘Hear Me Roar!’: 5th Women’s March Planned for Oct. 17 (photos)

October 1, 2020

Just 17 days before the election, the Women’s March organization plans a demonstration targeting President Donald Trump, in particular his move to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.

RBG: We Bid You Farewell (photos)

September 28, 2020

After thousands paid their respects to the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court, she become the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.

Chief Calls Shootings ‘Ridiculous and Unacceptable’

August 10, 2020

At the mayor’s press conference, MPD Chief Peter Newsham gave details about the violence that had broken out early on Aug. 9 during a community cookout in Southeast D.C.