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10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (February 26–28)

Are you ready for the weekend? You will be when you see our weekend roundup for February 26–28!

Washington Football Team Taking Public I...

The team will be getting a new name and maybe a new owner for the 2022 NFL season. On February 23, the team launched a new website for fans to submit their team name and logo ideas.

The 2021 DC Auto Show Has Been Officiall...

The event has been rescheduled for January 2022. As the city faces the ongoing pandemic crisis and the uncertainty surrounding a formal reopening, the D.C. Auto Show has officially been canceled.

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DC Jazz Club 'Blues Alley' Might Not Recover From Pandemic

The Georgetown landmark has reportedly been put on the market. The owner is hoping to relocate, but the club won't be in its original form.

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Virginia and Maryland Launch Hotlines to...

The call centers are designed to help people who are unable to use the web to book an appointment.

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10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Mark your calendars—it's time for our weekend roundup, February 19–21! From pottery to George Washington to the Lunar New Year, there's something for everyone.

Your Essential Guide to Washington, DC, Lingo

With centuries of history behind it, even Washington, D.C., itself has developed its own culture and, consequently, some unique words, phrases, and overall lingo. Think you can speak like a Washingtonian? Check out our favorite Washington, D.C., lingo!

Local Culture
Rabies Alert : 2 Rabid Raccoons Found in...

A county-wide rabies outbreak is suspected, and pet owners are advised to keep their pets updated on the rabies vaccine.

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10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Feel the love with virtual gatherings across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We've got a roster of lovey-dovey virtual paint nights to wine tastings and chocolate.

The Geeky Weekly: Everything Hollywood Gets Wrong About Washingto...

Many TV shows and films are set in Washington, D.C, but Hollywood doesn't seem to understand our city at all.

Local Culture
The 6 Commandments of 'Slugging'

Slugging is little more than organized hitchhiking. Unique to the D.C. region, it brings scores of commuters to huddle in shuffling masses, just waiting for the right offer.

The 5 Best Places for Running in DC

Whether you live for the thrill of dodging taxis or prefer something more zen with babbling brooks and trees, you will certainly always find a trail to meet your running needs in D.C. Here are the five best places for running in D.C.!

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State Articles
Slang Terms From the 1920s That We Need ...

It's been nearly 100 years since the Roaring Twenties, an era where flappers, speakeasies, and mobsters reigned supreme. A time where there was a cultural shift away from tradition into a "modern" age of rebellion, which came in the forms of the cinema, radio, automobiles, jazz, and, most importantly, new slang terms.

Local Culture
4 Great Spots for Dim Sum in Northern Virginia

An authentic dim sum brunch is truly a sight to behold. We've identified the four best spots for dim sum in Northern Virginia so you can plan your own excursion for dumplings, noodles, and traditional Chinese delicacies.

The Ultimate Super Bowl LV Drinking Game

With our Super Bowl LV Drinking Game, everybody wins!

Food & Drink
Who Is the Biggest Celebrity From DC, Ma...

Check out this "People of the U.S." map to find the biggest celebrity from your DMV hometown.

Local Culture
Our Washingtonians Now: Bill Nye (The Science Guy)

Bill Nye was raised in Washington, D.C. Who knew?

Local Culture
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

This weekend's itinerary leans virtual, but we assure you there's not a dull moment to be found! Throughout the weekend of January 8-10, you can go ice skating, farmers' markets, and a poetry workshop in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia!

Major DC Road Closures Announced Through...

There will be extensive road closures and parking restrictions around the U.S. Capitol, National Mall, and the White House from January 5–7.

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Visit DC: Must-See Stops Along the Blue and Orange Lines

Metro is a fun, convenient way to get around when you're trying to see the sights of Washington, D.C. Here are some of the best places to stop along the Blue and Orange Lines.

5 Things They Don't Tell You About DC an...

Traffic is the one topic anyone from the DMV can agree on—just bring up the Beltway and you'll get an immediate eye roll.

Local Culture
Our Marylanders Then: Francis Scott Key

"The Star-Spangled Banner," originally a poem written by Francis Scott Key, became America's national anthem in 1931.

Local Culture
7 Pretty Accurate Stereotypes of People You'll Meet in DC

Socialite? Smartypants? Hipster? You can probably name off at least a person or two who fits each of these D.C. stereotypes. Enjoy.

Local Culture
Historic White's Ferry in Montgomery Cou...

The ferry has operated on the Potomac River for more than 200 years. The closure is a result of a long-running legal dispute over the landing point in Virginia.

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National Articles
Act II Rumored to Release Mac and Cheese...

While the source of the rumor is unclear, it's rumored that Act II will release mac and cheese-flavored microwave popcorn.

Products & Promotions
The 'Mr. Potato Head' Brand Is Now 'Pota...

Hasbro has it both ways as it rebrands a classic toy line. The toymaker joins the ranks of many major organizations by promoting gender inclusivity.

Costco Raises Minimum Wage to $16 an Hour: 'Paying Employees Good...

Costco CEO Craig Jelinek announces Costco will raise its minimum wage this week from $15 to $16 an hour, which makes it more competitive against retailers like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and especially Walmart.

NASA to Launch Rocket From Wallops Fligh...

The Department of Defense will launch a three-stage suborbital sounding rocket on Wednesday afternoon, March 3, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. A set time for the launch is not known to the public.

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Garden Goals: Kid-Friendly Projects for ...

You don't have to wait until summer to get your kids out in the garden. There's plenty to do to get ready for the growing season that little hands can help with! Here are some fun, simple tasks that your kids will actually enjoy.

Home & Garden
Give Virtual Travel a Try With 'City Guesser'—Can You Guess Which...

Virtual travel meets online gaming. Safely travel to cities around the globe right from your computer. As you "walk" the streets of the city, watch for clues and guess where you are.

'Avatar' Universe Set to Expand, Co-Crea...

The Avatar the Last Airbender world will only get bigger. The series' creators announced they will be expanding the world of Aang, Korra, and friends.

'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns for Season...

Buckle up, there's a fight brewing on the latest installment of the Hulu series and it's going to be good.

Goodbye, Kia Minivan; Hello, Kia Carnival

The car company Kia has decided to change their minivans to "multi-purpose vehicles" with the release of the 2022 Kia Carnival. Kia is letting go of the minivan label with hopes of better profit.

Recipe: Irish Stew, 2 Ways

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, here are a couple of Irish stew recipes. If you're looking for something savory and comforting, give these a try!

6 Dr. Seuss Books Discontinued Due to 'H...

Dr. Seuss would be 116 years old today, but his memory lives on and so does his classic children's books ... except for these six books.

Myths and Legends of the Amazon Pink River Dolphins, and How to F...

These majestic creatures are the largest freshwater mammals on earth ... and can change colors!

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