Will the D.C. Council overturn Initiative 77? Can a Republican win a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland? And what's going on with the Montgomery County Executive race?
After a recount found that a Democratic candidate won by a single vote, the Virginia House of Delegates now has an equal number of Republican and Democrat delegates. Maryland lawmakers are updating the state legislature’s sexual harassment policy to keep politicians accountable for their actions. Virginia transportation planners are designing new commuter lots to accommodate slugging along the I-66 corridor. D.C. is introducing new weapons in its war against rats, including hunting them with computer modeling programs and packing their holes with dry ice. And a federal appeals court reversed a 2016 ruling that blocked construction of the Purple Line. It’s “Your Turn” to share your views about the stories people across the region are talking about.
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