With hundreds of thousands of visitors expected in D.C. for Inauguration Day, the District is welcoming thousands of members of the National Guard to assist with security and logistics.
The WAMU news team was on the ground in downtown D.C., bringing you the latest in Inauguration Day news, traffic, weather and tips from around the District on this historic day. Check out the transcript.
Heeding President Obama's call for a National Day of Service on Sunday, volunteers are assembling care packages for service members. It's not too late to sign up.
The D.C. Department of Environment officially has a new director, after Keith Anderson, who has been serving as interim director, was officially appointed full-time.
A request for money to study the potential effects of an expanded bus rapid transit system in Montgomery County is meeting resistance on the county council.
A sweeping proposal to enhance gun control measures was introduced by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday, including a ban on military-style assault weapons and stringent licensing requirements for gun buyers.
Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about how D.C. planning officials are preparing for the expected crowds on Inauguration Day.
An estimated 600,000 to 800,000 people attended President Obama's second inaugural Monday, Jan. 21, a much smaller crowd than the 1.8 million that attended in 2009. Here are some other fascinating numbers related to the 2013 inauguration.
A Virginia state lawmaker chose to make his point about gun control in an unconventional way Thursday: by brandishing an AK-47 during his speech on the state House floor.
The District is a flurry of preparations for the presidential inauguration, federal workers throughout the D.C. region are also watching the negotiations over federal compensation — and continuation of a pay freeze — closely.
The police force will be growing by thousands very soon, but just temporarily.
Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold waived his right to a jury trial in his misconduct case.
Metro will replace a quarter of its escalators during the remainder of this decade in a move Metro's general manager calls "reconstructive surgery" on one of the system's most problematic elements.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is open to the idea of putting armed guards in all of D.C.'s public schools, although he wouldn't support arming teachers.
A fashion and performance art event features burquas, bikinis, and six scandalous ways to wear a sari and a piano battle.