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In a Covid-Affected Washington D.C. Neighborhood, Black History Is Reinterpreted on a City Block

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Feb. 26, 2021, 9 a.m. When the city isn’t operating under pandemic restrictions, the block that unifies Meade and 49th Streets in northeast Washington, D.C. is typically vibrant with activity. On one end, the Deanwood Community Center houses a public library, indoor pool and multipurpose spaces; on the......

Miller carries George Mason past George Washington 63-58

Sports Illustrated
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Jordan Miller had 14 points and 15 rebounds, and George Mason beat George Washington 63-58 on Wednesday night. Tyler Kolek added 16 points and Javon Greene had 15 for George Mason (11-8, 7-6 Atlantic 10 Conference), which won its fourth straight home game. Josh Oduro had 11......

Akinjo, Arizona pull away from Washington State 69-53

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) James Akinjo scored 19 points and Arizona shut down Washington State, pulling away for a 69-53 victory on Thursday night. Bennedict Mathurin added 14 points for the Wildcats (16-8, 10-8 Pac-12 Conference), who won the......

Washington looks for different result at Arizona State

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News After losing to Arizona State by 33 points in Tempe, Ariz., on Tuesday, struggling Washington must play the Sun Devils again there on Thursday night. “It’s about us,” Washington coach Mike Hopkins said when asked how the Huskies......

Alex Smith: Return put ‘wrench’ into WFT plans

ESPN
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith said his comeback threw a “wrench” into the team’s plans and that he didn’t feel wanted by the organization this past summer. Smith, the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year, told GQ Magazine that he surprised the organization by being able to play. “They......

Washington Football Team’s New Name Coming in 2022

Sports Illustrated
It appears as if the Washington Football Team will have a new name starting in 2022. On a team-created website, WashingtonJourney.com, display text at the top of the page says, “We’ve transitioned from our old name. Now it’s time to write a new legacy. The future of Washington Football arrives......

Washington state Democrats, GOP pave way for gas tax fight on long road to transportation budget

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Four transportation budget proposals in the Washington Legislature would mean an increase in how much Washington drivers pay at the pump. Washington drivers pay the fourth-highest gas tax in the nation at 49.4 cents per gallon, and a proposal......

Bill would plug electric vehicles into Washington’s proposed pay-per-mile road tax

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The better mileage Washington drivers get out of their vehicles, the less money could be in state coffers for repairing roadways whose costs may outpace Washington’s steep gas tax. Currently, drivers pay 49.4 cents per gallon at the pump......

Did Washington Just Have an Actual Weekend?

New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Biden did not do anything this weekend. Well, let’s rephrase: President Biden did not do anything alarming this weekend. There were exactly eight tweets, each one rooted in what can best be described as reality. There was a visit to spend time with an ailing friend, Bob......

E. Washington defeats Montana 90-76

Sports Illustrated
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Kim Aiken Jr. and Tyler Robertson scored 21 points apiece as Eastern Washington won its eighth consecutive game, defeating Montana 90-76 on Thursday night. Aiken Jr. made 9 of 12 shots. He added eight rebounds. Michael Meadows had 14 points for Eastern Washington (11-6, 10-2 Big Sky......

Washington looks for revenge in rematch vs. Stanford

Sports Illustrated
AP News Stanford and Washington will attempt to build on impressive wins when they meet in a Pac-12 matchup in Seattle on Thursday night. The game is a rematch of a 91-75 Stanford victory in January at a point when the Cardinal (13-8, 9-6) were playing their home games at......

Factbox: Stonks in Washington – Deciphering Reddit’s WallStreetBets lingo

Reuters
(Reuters) – Reddit trading lingo may filter in to Washington on Thursday when top hedge fund managers, the head of Robinhood and Roaring Kitty himself are set to give testimony before U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers. FILE PHOTO: The Reddit logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a......

Nearly 5,000 National Guard troops to remain in Washington through mid-March due to concerns about QAnon chatter

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Some of these people have figured out that apparently 75 years ago, the President used to be inaugurated on March 4. Okay, now why that’s relevant, God knows, at any rate, now they are thinking maybe we should gather......

George Washington: A founder who still inspires all Americans

NYPost
Post Editorial Board “Presidents Day” is actually still Washington’s Birthday officially, though no longer always honored on Feb. 22, his actual birth date. And that’s entirely right and proper, as every American should happily honor our first chief executive. What was most remarkable about Washington was (to riff off a......

With Trump impeachment trial over, wary Washington seeks to move forward

Reuters
By Jeff Mason, Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s acquittal on charges of inciting a deadly attack on the U.S Capitol left Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on Sunday even as Washington seeks to move on with Democratic President Joe Biden’s political agenda. The Senate trial concluded......

A Year of Hardship, Helped and Hindered by Washington

New York Times
Still, Ms. Stewart worked, most happily in solitude. By 2019, Ms. Stewart was a night janitor and living with her sister in Grand Rapids. Her sister fell behind on the rent and insisted they move in with their mother, five hours away in rural Ossineke. Ms. Stewart grudgingly succumbed. “We......

China fires back at Washington after it raises concerns about WHO COVID report

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Peter Ben Embarek, and other members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), arrive at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States damaged multilateral cooperation and the......

Valentine’s Day will see more snow, ice and rain across much of U.S.

Reuters
(Reuters) – Snow, ice and teeth-chattering temperatures will sock much of the United States on Valentine’s Day through early next week, with more than 100 million Americans under winter-related watches and warnings coast to coast. The shivering weather is blasting from Portland, Oregon, across the U.S. Plains, dipping through Texas......

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