Washington Post reporter covering DC, MD, and VA.

People saw a woman in need of help. Why did no one stop?

washingtonpost.com — Washingtonians, the reputation goes, are all business all the time - always rushing from meeting to meeting, failing to take in the city around them. There's that dogmatic insistence on Metro escalator etiquette, with commuters barking at tourists who dare block their passage on the left side of escalators and slow them down.
Aug 28, 2015

A woman was lying, unmoving, on the pavement. No one stopped to help. Time to start treating people like humans again washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Aug 28, 2015

Can DC pass the Good Samaritan test? Why did no one help this woman when she was in distress?washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Aug 28, 2015

People saw a woman in need of help. Why did they walk past her? - wapo.st/1WXnQdd

Aug 28, 2015

RT @loriara: People saw a woman in need of help. Why did they walk past her? - wapo.st/1WXnQdd

Aug 29, 2015

In North Texas, dozens would have helped. Right? : People saw a woman in need of help. Why did they walk past her? wpo.st/VNYX0

A look at the Virginia shooter’s suicide memo

washingtonpost.com — Right after Vester L. Flanagan II shot and killed two former co-workers on live television Wednesday, he sent a 22-page suicide note he had written not long before to ABC News.

Black Lives Matter organizers rallying D.C. to speak out against mayor’s proposed police agenda

washingtonpost.com — Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) will hold a press conference Thursday morning to outline her new agenda to reduce crime in the city - and Black Lives Matter organizers will be there to say her approach is wrong. Bowser is expected to ask the D.C.
Aug 26, 2015

Black Lives Matter organizers in D.C. are planning to speak out against Mayor Bowser's proposed police agenda washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

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Alison Parker, 24, killed on the air, was a gifted TV reporter

washingtonpost.com — Alison Parker was talented enough to make it to primetime as a broadcast reporter on a national news program. The 24 year-old Virginia-based reporter and 2012 James Madison University graduate was one of the most promising journalists the university had seen, according to Brad Jenkins, the general manager of the student newspaper "The Breeze," where Parker worked as news editor.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @AaronBlakeWP: Father of slain TV reporter Alison Parker: ‘My grief is unbearable.’ wpo.st/WGuW0

Aug 26, 2015

"Is this real? Am I going to wake up?" Heartbreaking @washingtonpost interview with Alison Parker's dad: wapo.st/1JjQgEN

Aug 26, 2015

A bit more on Alison Parker, who is being remembered as a "dogged but kind" journalist with ambitions for national TV washingtonpost.com/local/alison-p…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @PerryStein: A bit more on Alison Parker, who is being remembered as a "dogged but kind" journalist with ambitions for national TV washingtonpost.com/local/alison-p…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @PerryStein: A bit more on Alison Parker, who is being remembered as a "dogged but kind" journalist with ambitions for national TV washingtonpost.com/local/alison-p…

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Black Lives Matter organizers hold rally in D.C. for black trans women

washingtonpost.com — Venus Selenite, 25, moved to D.C. from Louisiana seven months ago to begin her transition to a woman. Selenite, a black queer trans woman, says that since that time, she has been harassed on the streets and the Metro. One time, a man on a bike chased her for two blocks in Columbia Heights, trying to make sexual advances on her.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @deray: Black Lives Matter organizers hold rally in D.C. for black trans women washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

School starts in D.C. amid jitters over summer crime wave

washingtonpost.com — Students with over-sized backpacks holding their parents' hands up to the front door of Cleveland Elementary School gave the first day of school Monday the feeling of the routine. But a police car parked down the street and a volunteer team stationed at another city school signaled that this academic year was not beginning quite the way parents, administrators or city leaders had hoped it would.
Aug 25, 2015

The first day of school coincided with a rise in crime. How DC made sure kids knew they were safe (w/ @michaelalison) washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Aug 25, 2015

"I’m getting tired of seeing mothers crying over stupid stuff,” said Washington, 16, after finishing day 1 at Ballou washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

The numbers are in. Everyone watched the panda cam this weekend.

washingtonpost.com — The birth of twin pandas at the National Zoo this past weekend yielded an 849 percent increase in giant panda cam viewership over the previous weekend, with 868,000 people visiting the zoo's panda cam Web page between Saturday and Monday.
Aug 24, 2015

The Panda Cam numbers are in. Somehow, everyone still watches the Panda Cam. washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Aug 24, 2015

The numbers are in. Everyone watched the panda cam this weekend wapo.st/1U3hjP3

The District is seeing record-high levels of residential construction

washingtonpost.com — Construction cranes have dotted the District's skyline for a few years now. But people who have been living in the District since, say, prior to 2010 or so, know it wasn't always this way. District, Measured - the blog from the District's Office of the Chief Financial Officer - charted how many residential building permits have been issued since 1960, breaking it down by decade.

Want solar panels on your property? D.C. will help you pay for it.

washingtonpost.com — Sergey Nikolaev pays about $1,400 a month for electricity to power the BP gas station, repair shop and car wash he owns along Georgia Avenue NW in Brightwood.
Aug 21, 2015

The city is announcing a new program allowing DC to finance clean energy upgrades through tax assessments. My story: washingtonpost.com/local/want-sol…

Aug 21, 2015

RT @PerryStein: The city is announcing a new program allowing DC to finance clean energy upgrades through tax assessments. My story: washingtonpost.com/local/want-sol…

Aug 22, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Want solar panels on your property? D.C. will help you pay for them. wapo.st/1h3nNvD

Here’s what constitutes an illegal gun in D.C.

washingtonpost.com — A wave of violence continued in D.C. on Wednesday, with three fatal shootings, bringing the homicide count in the city to 97 so far this year. That's a 30 percent increase from last year, which saw 105 homicides for the entire year. (The city hit a half-century low in 2012, with 88 homicides.)
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Aug 28, 2015

Can DC pass the Good Samaritan test? Why did no one help this woman when she was in distress?washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Aug 27, 2015

Metro used money from insurance it collected from deadly smoke incident to monitor the unflattering @FixMetro account washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselip…

Aug 26, 2015

Black Lives Matter organizers in D.C. are planning to speak out against Mayor Bowser's proposed police agenda washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Aug 26, 2015

"I don’t know if there’s anybody in this world who could be more proud of their daughter.”--Alison Parker's father washingtonpost.com/local/alison-p…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @deray: Black Lives Matter organizers hold rally in D.C. for black trans women washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…


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