Washington Post reporter covering DC, MD, and VA.

Md. family that sent kids to D.C. public schools must pay more than $500,000 fine

washingtonpost.com — A Maryland family that fraudulently enrolled three children in top D.C. public schools for a decade must pay the city more than $500,000 in fines, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Thursday. The parents, both D.C. police officers, lived at various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended District schools between 2003 and 2013, according to the attorney general's office.

Floor fights, secret meetings: How Virginia Republicans accepted Trump

washingtonpost.com — Follow a handful of skeptical Virginia delegates during four contentious days in Cleveland as they wrestle with the future of their party. ( ) Floor fights, secret meetings: How Virginia Republicans accepted Trump

Harry Reid rips into 'hateful con man' Donald Trump

washingtonpost.com — Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) strongly criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during his speech at the Democratic convention July 27. ( ) Harry Reid rips into 'hateful con man' Donald Trump

EMILY’s List president says Republicans are 'terrified' of Clinton

washingtonpost.com — EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton might be the first woman president but "she will not be our last." ( ) EMILY's List president says Republicans are 'terrified' of Clinton

Flint mayor says city's infrastructure is 'broken'

washingtonpost.com — Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver said that the city was in crisis and "struggles to rebound" after a water crisis caused lead contamination in the city.

De Blasio on Clinton: 'She's ready'

washingtonpost.com — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "smart and steady" during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. ( )

Holmes Norton: Clinton will be 'vocal champion for D.C. statehood'

washingtonpost.com — D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) reiterated the case for D.C. statehood during her Democratic convention speech July 27, and said nominee Hillary Clinton has promised to champion the cause. ( ) Holmes Norton: Clinton will be 'vocal champion for D.C. statehood'

Abortion rights advocate: Trump, Pence want to 'make misogyny great again'

washingtonpost.com — Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, slammed Donald Trump and Mike Pence's stance on abortion rights and lauded Hillary Clinton's history of fighting for women's health care. ( ) Abortion rights advocate: Trump, Pence want to 'make misogyny great again'

Orders for durable goods fall 4% in June, the largest drop since 2014

washingtonpost.com — MANUFACTURING Durable goods orders drop 4 percent in June Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in June by the largest amount in nearly two years, reflecting broad weakness across a number of areas. The key category that tracks business investment eked out a small gain.

City living is difficult on a teacher’s salary. Could this new building change that?

washingtonpost.com — The cost of living in any big city - let alone Washington, D.C. - has jumped so high that many teachers and other local government workers can no longer afford to live in the communities they serve. Just 44 percent of the teachers in D.C.
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Jul 26, 2016

The latest in DC's strange, grey pot market: Deaf artists will deliver customers their art, with a side of weed  http://dcist.com/2016/07/district_of_c.php 

Jul 26, 2016

@bikeshare do you have any bikeshare key dispenser stations in dc? having trouble spotting them on the map. Thanks!

Jul 21, 2016

Trump says homicides up in nations capital by 50%. Yes murder was up last year, but down over last few

Jul 21, 2016

@johnmdonnelly No they don't know yet. Too far out. But def some restaurants.

Jul 21, 2016

@justinwmmoyer Thanks! Just trying to hold down the fort in your absence


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