Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey
about D.C.'s reaction to a storm on Jan. 20, and how it set the table
for the city's response to the weekend's incoming blizzard.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is warning residents that the blizzard bearing down on the region could have "life and death implications," and is urging residents to be off the streets by 3 p.m. and ready to hunker down for up to 72 hours.
For many weather-wary Washingtonians, this week's pending snowstorm is eliciting groans about over-hyped winter weather. We find out why pressing the panic button during storms can be a good thing, and how it helps communities stay safe.
Maryland is notorious for its misshapen, gerrymandered congressional districts, which some liken to blood spatters at a crime scene, or even a menacing dragon. Virginia's districts - both local and congressional - receive similar reviews. Residents in both states say they've had enough - they're taking the matter to the courts.
The Maryland General Assembly voted Wednesday to override three of the vetoes handed down by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, including provisions on voting rights for felons and decriminalizing marijuana paraphernalia.
As the South and East prepared for a nor'easter with the potential for significant snowfall by week's end, snow began to blanket much of Kentucky and Tennessee and contributed to at least one traffic-related death Wednesday.
Even though it's illegal to leave a cat or dog unattended in a car in Maryland, only law enforcement and first responders have immunity from damages caused by breaking in to save an animal. That could soon change.
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