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04:13 min | 3 weeks ago

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"You. I'm Debra Feinstein. And I'm Mark Lewis with the top local stories we're following this hour. A handful of Republican senators introducing a bill to repeal D.C.'s COVID vaccine mandate for school kids 12 years of age and older. They're calling it racist. The lawmakers do have the authority to overturn local laws despite never having been elected by D.C. residents. The D.C. council passed the vaccine mandate saying it would help keep both students and staff save. It's the only jurisdiction in the country to do so. D.C. health says nearly 90% of white kids are vaccinated and about 60% of black kids in the student population, the measure is unlikely to advance, though, and the democratically controlled Congress. Another case to report now where a better 9-1-1 response may have saved a person's life in the district. This time it took over 11 minutes for an ambulance to be dispatched after a man collapsed in northwest. On September 2nd, Jesse Kyle collapsed on the ground, his friend called 9-1-1 twice. He was talking to a 9-1-1 call taker, but they didn't do what they were supposed to. Dave stanner, a public safety advocate says the call taker improperly sent the call to a nurse triage line for low priority. Tried to fix it, failed to do so. The city has confirmed that protocols were not followed and that they've done retraining because of that. Bystander cult a third time in an ambulance was finally sent. Needed to go to dispatch immediately, it didn't get there for 11 minutes. Status says 5 people have died just in the last 6 months during delays caused by the coal center. There are a total of ten that I've uncovered over the last three years. Luke Luger WTO P news. The deputy mayor for public safety and justice Chris geldart says they have identified where the agency departed from protocol and have identified appropriate fixes, WTO has reached out to the D.C. mayor's office for comment. Or repercussions from the sexual assaults of two high school students by a classmate a year ago in loudoun county. The county school board has now approved a new student discipline policy. All those in favor of the motion please say I and raise your hand, the new policy gives the loudon county school system more latitude to keep students accused of serious crimes out of the general population, rather than being moved to a different school. Once a serious incident is reported to the superintendent, the student can be put in an alternative learning setting that setting can be in person virtual or hybrid and it can be imposed whether the crime happens on school property or elsewhere. Lee and Lee Jackson highways in fairfax county are on their way to getting new names after a vote by the county board of supervisors, but not everyone's on board with that plan. Why are we spending this cost when there's no clear demonstrated support from the community to change? Supervisor pat Harry was the only board member who voted against the recommendation to rename Lee highway as route 29 and Lee Jackson highway as route 50, following the 9 one vote, the recommendation now heads to the Commonwealth transportation board, chairman Jeff McKay is hopeful it will get a final green light to end controversy over the highways named after confederate leaders. You know, I've talked to a lot of people in our community and the sentiment has also been very strong that it's time to reckon with our past and modernized fairfax and make this a much more welcoming inclusive community. Anneliese Gail WTO news. Straight ahead, we've got a track of traffic and weather, and then. How D.C.'s trying to make more child care slots available to parents. I'm John doman. It's ten O 7. You can be Latino, and not speak Spanish. You can be Latino even if others believe you don't look Latino. Today, more than ever, there's no one way of defining what it means to be Latino. But there is one way of defining how to make our community stronger. Being one, because being one is the best way to create more and better opportunities for all of us, who need those U.S., the largest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. Join us, visit unidos U.S. dot org. NFL season is here and

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"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

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02:09 min | 5 months ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"Traffic and weather on the 8s Well we have Steve dresner in the WTO traffic center And good morning Mark Lewis will start off in the district while we're jammed up on the southbound side of D.C. two 95 volume delays coming in from burr's avenue Those delays extending all the way up towards area Pennsylvania avenue may actually have crash activity right before you get to Pennsylvania avenue Very slow in both directions also on the freeway delays coming inbound from the 14th street bridge over the key bridge things ease up once you pass the exit four south capital street No issues in either direction currently on I two 95 caller updates as though in northwest crawler says 12th recurrently blocked between Pennsylvania avenue and constitution avenue due to ongoing police activity In Maryland and Montgomery county as you heard a few moments ago we're still dealing with the closure in Aspen Hill Connecticut avenue blocked on both directions between well erode and independent street due to an ongoing police investigation Roadwork set up in Montgomery county on the outer loop of the capitol bellway between I 95 in New Hampshire avenue That currently blocks a left lane Traffic a bid slow also on the inner loop in prince George's county looks like may have a work zone approaching route four Pennsylvania avenue with at least a lane block in Virginia on the outer loop of the capitol beltway after the Georgetown pike we do slow down just a skin that works on that's currently set up blocks right lane Can't find the new car you're looking for Try fits what you use car in next to a new car of fits way cars the very best Visit fit small dot com for a good car and safe car you can trust that's the fits way Steve dresner WTO traffic And your forecast now from storm team four is Mike's dinner A good deal of cloud cover across the region So it could be some light showers or sprinkles of rain Mainly across southern Maryland our highest upper 60s to lower 70s Some live showers overnight we'll stay mild our lows up for 50.

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Fashioning the Philippines with Mark Lewis Higgins

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02:01 min | 1 year ago

Fashioning the Philippines with Mark Lewis Higgins

"Here today. To discuss your mother salvos higgins extraordinary. Life and legacy. I am so excited to have you here today. And it's actually something you yourself have been instrumental in preserving not only with this wonderful retrospective of her work but also as a co director of groundbreaking fashion school which we are going to discuss a little bit later on in this conversation. But i i would just love if you start by introducing us to your mother's early life and formative years perhaps even starting with the very event that earned her her name will curiously enough. My mother was not born in manila. She was she wasn't born in the big city. She was born in one of the provinces in the gospel famous where a douglas mcarthur landed. A returned some. She was born in in the province to very conservative. Pure chinese other very conservative. Good gas victorian catholic milder so how she turned out the way she did. Is anybody's guess. And it was the era because my grandfather was chinese. It was the era of big families. So there were many siblings seven of them altogether but there were two or three other. Babies died of childbirth or soon after an apparently my mother was one of them because her her name when she was born or the name given to her was an amanda jones but then apparently she told me as a baby she got sick and she claims she died and so they were preparing this baby for burial in cleaning the baby and a chinese relative appears knocking on the door with some mysterious madison and ministers to the baby and she started to turn radan started crying so my grandmother being the good catholic named her salvi. Some wow that's such a wonderful story. Yeah

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01:50 min | 1 year ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"And I'm Mark Lewis with the top local stories we're following on this inauguration day. We are less than two hours away from the swearing in of President elect Joe Biden, who will become the nation's 46th president. He started this historic day by attending a church service. Mass. Here in Washington. We have reporters scattered across the city and at the Capitol. Our team coverage begins with w T. O. P S. Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. The final preparations are being made for the inauguration ceremonies, which begin at 11 30 this morning. Military personnel here went over their highly choreographed steps earlier in the capital crypt below the Rotunda. The president elect and vice President elect Kamila Harris will come here to the capital after attending a service this morning at ST Matthew's Cathedral. In a show of unity, Democratic and Republican leaders attended that service, among them Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who will become the Senate majority leader. Also House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House's top Republican Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland. Members of Congress and dignitaries, meanwhile, have begun to arrive here at the Cape. Capital for the inauguration. Reporting live on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller. W T O P News Yes, indeed. We'll check back with you, Mitch, just seeing a former president Barack Obama and the former first lady Michelle Obama, arriving on the steps of the Capitol W T. O P S John Aaron, making his way made his way earlier today through a number of military and police checkpoints to get to his location. Inside the grounds of the capital, which of course, is ringed by fencing and armed National Guardsmen. W T. O P s John Aaron Joining us Live this describe what's happening there right now, John. Hey,.

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01:52 min | 2 years ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"I'm Mark Lewis with top local stories. We're following this hour Search is on for at least one killer after a man was shot this morning in a 7 11 parking lot in Laurel. This happened at 6 A.m. outside of this 7 11 on route 1 97, where it meets the B W Parkway. The entire thing occurred outside of the establishment. A man walks out of the convenience store is meant by someone else with a gun. The suspect opens fire while chasing him across the parking lot. Corporal Nicholas Clayton is with Prince George's County police. The victim was shot multiple times. Shell casings marked the path from near the door to where police found the victim's body at the far end of the parking lot only about 10 yards away from the highway, where car We're flying by. This tells us that this was a targeted incident in Laurel, John Doman. W T o P. News. It's been a bit more than three years since a deadly crash at a dangerous Loudon County intersection. Then a poorly maintained food truck crashed into the car that was driven by a mother of three. The driver of the food truck was sentenced to 12 years in prison will soon that dangerous intersection. I'll be going away. This's Evergreen Mills Road south of Leesburg. Loudon County is set to close off the current intercession with Watson Road where Aaron Kaplan dud. Instead, a new and portion of Watson Road will be built about 400 ft. South up the hill here, where Little Reservoir Road meets Evergreen Mills. So instead of a blind intersection on to winding roads All traffic will stop here at a four way light. Some neighbors think that Mohr of the roads around here should be included in the safety plans in Loudon, counting the alloy consisting W GOP nose to the pandemic. Now Maryland is reporting a couple.

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03:04 min | 2 years ago

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"The go WTOP this a moment good afternoon I'm mark Lewis along with Jocelyn Johnson at the editor's desk just a hand for members of the White House task force ever told the slowdown testing for covert nineteen on Mitchell Miller today on the hill Democrats want to start over on a Republican Senate proposal tackling police reform the state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania agrees to hear an appeal by convicted comedian Bill Cosby the Dow is up two hundred fifty four points WTLV at one thirty one members of the house the White House coronavirus task force and provided testimony to Congress today that's at odds with president trump's recent comments about slowing down testing let's get details now in this live report from WTOP's Mitchell Miller today on the hill Dr Anthony Fauci the nation's leading infectious disease expert was asked by house lawmakers to respond to the president's indication that he wasn't kidding when he said he wanted testing to slow down because it creates higher numbers of cases I know for sure but to my knowledge none of us have ever been told to slow down on testing that just is a fact he and others say testing will continue to increase anthology also noted he's concerned about the recent spike in covert nineteen cases in many states across the country the next couple of weeks are going to be critical in our ability to address those surgeons that we're seeing in Florida in Texas and Arizona and in other states but she says that's often due to community spread he also says a possible vaccine will undergo a third stage of testing next month and he remains cautiously optimistic that a vaccine could be mailed valuable to the public by early next year reporting live on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news top democratic leaders in the Senate say the Republican police were reform bill in that chamber is threadbare and lacking and they intend to block the measure and demand to go see Asians on a new bipartisan package Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer says the Republican bill is non salvageable this morning senators Booker Harris and I are sending a letter to leader McConnell stressing the need for bipartisan talks to get a constructive starting point on policing reform the opposition from Democrats is being backed by leading civil rights organizations and the lawyer representing the families of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor whose deaths in police interactions sparked protest over law enforcement procedures the funeral for ri chard Brooks is under way at this hour at the Atlanta church where the Reverend Dr Martin Luther king junior once preached it's a private funeral at Ebenezer Baptist church for the man who was shot and killed by a police officer outside a Wendy's restaurant king's daughter the Reverend Bernice king is delivering remarks at those services up ahead the president sent to campaign today in the nation's worst coded nineteen hot spot it's one thirty four.

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02:43 min | 2 years ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"Good morning I'm mark Lewis with the top local stories we're following this hour it is a big day in DC as phase two of re opening is under way today certain businesses will now be allowed to re open with some restrictions in place houses of worship can now welcome up to one hundred people indoor dining and nonessential shopping the resume and up to fifty percent capacity parks pools libraries engines can also open with certain limitations social distancing is still encouraged your browser says the decision was made after fifteen days of a decreasing coronavirus cases the district didn't mean it's desired metric when it comes to contact tracing and plans to hire up to one hundred more people to help follow up with residents who have tested positive Melissa Howell WTOP news with the district moving into phase two all of the region is now into the second phase of re opening it is not clear just yet so we're in each jurisdiction will head into phase three the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America is right here in Washington DC but it's been closed during the pandemic until now the basilica of the national shrine of the Immaculate Conception in northeast says it is re opening according to the district's phase two guidelines all visitors must wear face coverings will have their temperature scanned before they enter and must use hand sanitizer only one hundred people will be allowed inside at a time until further notice all masses will be celebrated in the basilica's great upper church masses confessions and operating hours will be adjusted as the faces change right now the basilica will be open from seven thirty AM to five PM daily sandy Cosell WTOP news at least two local museums are opening their doors today DC's museum of the Bible and the international spy museum while other cultural institutions such as cinemas and theatres remain closed under phase two guidelines museums are allowed to open with capacity limits and social distancing employees will be wearing masks and plexiglass panels have been installed at ticket counters it is unclear when the other museums around the C. are planning to re open during phase two that's one of the performers in this year's capital port celebration rock and roll hall of Famer John Fogerty but unlike years past and the performances for a capitol fourth have all been taped because of coronavirus concerns this year show which of course will air on the on the PBS is co hosted by John stables and Vanessa Williams it will include a segment honoring the contributions of African American.

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03:58 min | 2 years ago

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"Joined our mark Lewis they go deeper on the number of condoms do believe that we are probably looking at these really Graham numbers at least until probably the end of may and and they'll start to taper off but I just want to reiterate something you said and you know it's fascinating and daunting at the same time this crisis came so quickly over the course of just five weeks we have all these people claiming benefits we know that there are sixteen million Americans who work right now receiving unemployment insurance benefits and you know the previous record for that was six point six million so sixteen million over the course of five weeks it's astounding and I do hope it does start to taper off but boy that doesn't really help anyone who's out of a job right now yes indeed so how do we pull the economy out of this hole the president has predicted that the economy will quickly bounce back in his view once the crisis is over but from all indications the crisis won't be ending at the same time across the country which could mean we could be digging out of this hole for a while this is something that is called the V. shaped verses the W. shape or the U. shape so what are all these letters really indicative of a V. shape would be a very long but precipitous drop down but then a quick rebound up and you might see that in a natural disaster where you see a part of the country there's economic activity curtailed but it comes back right after the storm passes when people can rebuild and that's what the president is hoping for we don't actually believe that's the case when I talked to a con M. S. I would say that most people will say it's you like a long bottom and then go up and some fear a W. which is we go back to work too quickly and then we have to go back home and shelter in place and that that second downward leg could be pretty pernicious because if spooks people so much it's hard to get back out and go back to your normal economic behavior once you've done it twice Joe governors in several states as you know are beginning to open up some businesses and certainly people are anxious to get back to work but an important part of all of this is getting consumers back to spend money and until people feel comfortable engaging in this it seems that many businesses may still struggle even if they're able to open their doors to customers you know I have been talking to so many business leaders and they are actually telling me something so interesting and that is they don't really care what the mayors are saying they don't care what the governors are saying they don't even care what the president says they care what their own analysts and epidemiologists are telling them and for that it made me in that many of these companies slowly bring workers back into the office but only in the summer and some of them are actually reconsidering whether they need as many people in the office at all the way we come out of this is going to mean that we have a different amount of consumer behavior but we're also going to be in very different work spaces Hey you know what mark maybe you're gonna keep broadcasting from home although eventually going indenture hello yeah what we do best being in the news room environment that's for sure but he is going to be a different dynamic I think for so many people once we do ramp this back up yeah I absolutely agree and I don't think we even understand what that means yet what is clear is that you know for many people they're gonna reconsider the way that they manage their lives I think it's really tough if you're a business owner large or small to say to your employee yes of course get on the metro and go to work I mean that's pretty scary right now and I think we're all going to have a little P. T. S. D. about getting back to normal and I think they all the surveys pretty much say that the we don't want to go back to quickly it's a pretty scary again that CBS business analyst Jill Slazenger.

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02:17 min | 2 years ago

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"Is mark Lewis good afternoon and thanks for joining us DC mayor Muriel Bowser says early planning is underway now on a feast re opening of Washington but she warns it won't happen overnight and it will be carefully guided by public health the mayor says the city can begin re opening when there's a consistent downward trend in corona virus cases when hospitals have enough capacity to treat patients and when testing and contact tracing or expanded I don't think that we're gonna have a light switch and everything goes back as as normal the district is in the process of beefing up its contact tracing of positive cases so that they can be isolated to help stop community's pride we need to know who has it and who has been on exposed to it the mayor says Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health will guide the phased reopening ticket only on WTOP news coronavirus is not yet getting better in Maryland that was the governor's candid updates earlier today Helen has been doing better than the hardest hit states we are still on an upward trajectory governor Larry Hogan in a political virtual briefing also said it's possible the November elections could be conducted largely by mail much like the June primary will be we've always had the ability to do vote by mail and we got we we have we have the ability to do absentee ballots for any reason at any time ago early voting has worked very well the difference here is everyone will be mailed a ballot as opposed to requesting one and we could easily do that for the number of our member Alexis Hogan is set to unveil his plan to eventually relax coronavirus restrictions tomorrow John Aaron WTOP news this week it was a legislative session like no other Virginia lawmakers reconvene in Richmond to make changes to a spending plan that's now been upended by the virus so the governor's recommendation be adopted with Virginia's house of delegates meeting outside the state capitol building under a tent house speaker Eileen filler corn had to contend with technical glitches and noise from nearby protesters on a hot day at one point she became dizzy and fainted but she was okay and back on our feet within twenty minutes normal the pandemic of today.

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03:37 min | 2 years ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"Is mark Lewis good morning and thanks for joining us a house committee says DC Maryland and Virginia are getting just a fraction of the medical equipment beds have been requested from the federal government WTOP's Mitchell Miller has more on that report today on the hill the district requested ten thousand testing kits from FEMA but hasn't received any Maryland requested fifteen thousand body bags and didn't receive any the state also didn't get any of the testing swabs it sought Maryland senator Chris van Hollen is troubled by the findings which come from a report by the house oversight committee this was a very disturbing reports Maryland is behind on testing because of the shortage of supplies Virginia also didn't get many of the supplies the Commonwealth asked for including testing swabs the state asked for a half million it received none on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news FEMA released a statement to WTOP in response to the committee's report it says it and its interagency partners are working to meet demands for supplies through new acquisition and the Pentagon's allocation of equipment from the strategic national stockpile here's the latest information on the virus across our region there are now more than fifty five hundred cases of corona virus and one hundred three people have died new this morning Virginia reporting more than two thousand cases forty six deaths Maryland with more than twenty seven hundred cases and forty two deaths in DC there are more than seven hundred cases of the virus and fifteen have died as covert nineteen spreads first responders across our region are also getting sick so local departments are planning ahead to make sure they can avoid any changes to emergency response at last released DC deputy mayor Kevin Donahue says twelve police officers tested positive for corona virus and a hundred fifty four were quarantined they can absorb several hundred outages before they get to the point where we have a plan the diminishment of service done he says both DC fire and EMS and police assess call volumes to estimate the staffing needed police are talking you know around eight hundred to a thousand people before they have to start coming to the merit advising her of taking more extraordinary stuff in the Cameron county captain Tom Jordan says for police employees are sick and twenty nine quarantine we're still operating as we normally what we are working on contingency plans in case that changes Meghan clarity WTOP news and we have some new information at this hour coming from DC mayor Muriel Bowser who at a news conference this morning indicated that the peak for the virus in the district is now projected to come in late June or early July the mayor mentioned that there is a large range of estimates for how many people may die from the virus in the city a mild estimate she says would be two hundred twenty deaths severe models show more than a thousand dams in the district alone Hauser says the city will ultimately need one hundred twenty five percent more hospital beds than it currently has George Washington University hospital is now offering an appointment only covert testing site for adults who have a physician's referral this is both a drive thru and a walk up testing site is located at twenty eighth and H. streets northwest those coming for testing are asked to limit the number of people accompanying them to no more than one person and not to bring any children those with a cough fever or shortness of breath or being asked to wear a mask the drive up.

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03:45 min | 2 years ago

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"Com here are mark Lewis and Debra fine see thank you for joining us we are following a lot of breaking news on the fast moving situation surrounding the corona virus pandemic in our area we have learned this afternoon that Maryland's chief executive has decided to move the state's presidential primary that's an order to stop crowds from gathering and spreading the virus governor Hogan is also asking the White House to extend the deadline for getting real ID's and he is also announced efforts to start drive through corona virus testing governor Larry Hogan of Maryland said he's ordering the state's vehicle emission sites to close and be repurposed for use as corona virus testing centers but he said testing won't begin immediately for one basic reason we don't have enough tests kits in neither does any other state Hogan said it is frustrating but we're all trying to take decisions in our own states to ramp up whatever capabilities we can without the federal government and we're also trying to push the federal government to be able to speed up their response Hogan who is the president of the national governors association has asked for a delay of the deadline for real ID and he's called for pushing Maryland's primary from April twenty eighth to June second with one exception the seventh congressional race would be held as a vote by mail election Kate Ryan WTOP news in Virginia the state has closed all DMV offices but service is available online the state is following the CDC guidelines to limit gatherings of ten or more people in that means that most restaurants should limit themselves to take out or delivery in Virginia it's everybody's responsibility and I will I would appreciate ever by following these guidelines Virginia governor Ralph Northam be part of the solution and see ads hopefully we won't get to the point where we have to do a lot of enforcement we will have that in place if needed Northam also was asking everyone sixty five or older to self quarantine in northern Virginia Kristy king WTOP news the corona viruses forcing of course a lot of changes perhaps the biggest is how few people are getting around don't be that's commissioner says it's business as usual when it comes to construction work maintenance HOV rules and lane closures Virginia rest areas also remain open with extra disinfecting and on ferries are asking people to stay in their cars to avoid spreading the new coronavirus beat out public hearings are canceled for at least a month in tracking airlines are cutting service and you're being urged to avoid unnecessary travel with transit ridership drops Virginia setting aside eleven million dollars in emergency cash for all local systems other than metro like on the right in Fairfax connector the state hopes to keep some minimal level of trains and buses running particularly for health care and other key workers most assumes like we are either on reduced schedules in Maryland mark and commuter buses are cutting service further tomorrow and you can't pay tolls in hash anymore to avoid handing off the virus Virginia department of rail and public transportation is also asking metro if summer track work could be moved up but it's not clear the construction contractor could ramp up that quickly maximize WTOP news as if the virus itself isn't enough of a stressor parents of school age children of all of a sudden been forced into the role of teacher but it turns out home schooling may not be as hard as it seems and it could even be rewarding it is a really uncertain and scary time what Hillary come return of Loudon county has been home schooling her two sons for years and says parents worried about if they're doing it right can take comfort this is all new for everyone she encourages parents to let their kids go down a rabbit hole and explore things they're passionate and curious about everyone will find their own rhythms and schedules and how to fill the time the award consisting WTOP news traffic and weather and then our team coverage of the.

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01:40 min | 2 years ago

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"Mark Lewis and Debra fine see well our top news includes a lot of changes to our daily lives now more than fifty confirmed cases of coronavirus in our region and knew this afternoon three more local districts have decided to shut down school that's Alexandria city public schools now closed this coming Monday they're planning to stay that way until after their spring break which ends on April thirteenth Arlington county public schools and falls church city public schools will also both close beginning Monday those two districts will stay closed again through spring break students returning to school on April fourteenth earlier we heard from DC public schools which announced that students will not be in class starting Monday through the end of the month all schools in West Virginia are now closed by order of the governor there by the way we have a full list of all the closings you can run down it WTOP dot com mayor Bowser and the district meantime says the city government is operating on agency specific telework schedules with the intent of delivering essential services she has postponed a news briefing that had been set up for this afternoon we will keep you updated though we're expected to hear from the mayor later today the decision to close schools across the region or to change schedules has come pretty suddenly and that's what parents having to make some quick adjustments there's a scramble going on in some households as parents try to figure out who's going to watch their kids over the next two weeks yes you want to keep your children safe by closing the school for two weeks is gonna put everybody behind Vicky had just dropped off her first grader at tulip Grove elementary in billions the afternoons and she starts to worry about next week I am.

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02:57 min | 2 years ago

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"T. O. P. dot com here are mark Lewis and Debra fine see good morning several new cases of coronavirus confirmed this morning in DC Maryland and Virginia DC now has four confirmed cases three of the new one is a thirty nine year old man who attended Christ Church in Georgetown the rector there has already tested positive the other two are men in their seventies one attended a Biogen conference in Boston Virginia now has five confirmed cases of corona virus to our new one is the wife of a man in Fairfax city who was previously identified to have covert nineteen they recently went on the Nile river cruise together the other new case is a Spotsylvania county resident in their fifties turning to Maryland that state now has six cases the six is a prince George's county resident who contracted the virus while traveling out of state read more at WTOP dot com Michelle Basch WTOP news and one parishioner and that the affected church in Georgetown is sharing her experience with WTOP over the weekend an email popped into Katherine Porter's inbox from Reverend Tim Cole that surprised her thing I am the parishioner who has the corona virus she attended mass at Christ Church in Georgetown on March first and now she her husband and her adult daughter have to self quarantine for fourteen days but Porter says no when she knows has symptoms she's working from home you could Skype or you could do whatever and you can have your groceries delivered it's much much easier than it would have been years ago order says she's heard the Reverend is stable in the hospital if the self quarantining works I would hope that be a calming influence Meghan clarity WTOP news and we've learned that Georgetown day school is closed today as a precaution because of the corona virus the school says it closed because it has some community members who are closely affiliated with the Christ Church of Georgetown the school does not expect this to be a long term closure of course we'll keep you posted in other news raises for teachers and state workers and some traffic changes among the key pieces are in the New Virginia state budget deal that is set to be approved on Thursday teachers and other school workers will get two percent raises this summer and next summer as long as school boards match state funds state workers will get a three percent bonus this fall and sheriff's deputies and many other public workers will get to percent bonuses this fall and raises next year the bill has a modified version of a free college program for low income students going into high demand fields and keeps a proposal to raise taxes on cigarettes and vaping products on the roads besides the big funding bill already passed you no longer be charged if you fail to use your easy pass for awhile in the budget require studies have extending bus rapid transit or even the blue line down route one to Quantico and of extending V. R. ET Gainesville Max Smith WTOP news will stick around coming up here on WTOP a second opinion on the plan to make Ellicott city more flood resistant.

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02:46 min | 2 years ago

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"Dot com here are mark Lewis and Debra fine see well good morning and thank you for being with us super Tuesday turned out to be a pretty big night for Joe Biden breathing new life into his campaign following his big win in South Carolina and then a series of endorsements from candidates who dropped out over the last few days here in our area the bite and surging colluded a big win in Virginia Joe Biden won all but three Virginia cities and counties and one in all congressional districts total he wins Virginia with about fifty three percent of the vote more than twice the twenty three percent for Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren got nearly eleven percent Mike Bloomberg around ten percent neither enough to qualify for statewide delegates Warren did just edged out Bernie Sanders for second place in Arlington and Alexandria that should be enough to get her a delegate or two in the eighth congressional district all the other candidates on the ballot did get at least some votes but all less than one percent of the total one point three million votes were cast that's a record for a democratic presidential primary in Virginia but comparisons are complicated by the lack of a competing GOP presidential primary this year that voters could have chosen instead Virginia's congressional primaries are in June at the election desk next month WTOP news Arlington's election offices reporting it turned out yesterday of forty five percent of registered voters compared to twenty seven percent back in twenty sixteen in Loudon county turnout was also higher more than one in four registered Democrats cast a ballot this primary compared to only sixteen percent of twenty sixteen turnout was also slightly higher in prince William county and the city of Alexandria compared to four years ago much more to come on super Tuesday voting and what it means going forward stay with us in the minutes a hand well it's almost time for peak bloom of the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin the national parks service says you can expect peak bloom between March twenty seventh and March thirtieth right in the middle of the twenty twenty cherry blossom festival and that runs this year from the twentieth until April twelfth a story we've been following for you closely now after six months of the go see Asians it is crunch time for union grocery store workers trying to reach a deal with Safeway if not they plan to strike the main sticking point is the pension weeks after reaching an agreement with giant Jonathan Williams with United food and commercial workers local four hundred says the union has yet to reach a deal with Safeway we have fifty thousand participants and our pension fund whose safe ways putting at risk by refusing to fully fund the pension as is their obligation under our current contract and our pension fund he says will present the Safeway contract members Thursday and if they reject it they'll hold a strike vote.

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"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

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03:38 min | 2 years ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"Afternoon I'm mark Lewis I'm sandy consume Johnson Johnson is that the editor's desk just ahead we are breaking news former FBI director Andrew McCabe will not be facing charges in an investigation of news leaks Congress pushes back against the diversion of billions of dollars from the military to the border wall on Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller learning more information about the suspect in yesterday's deadly shooting in downtown DC and it is Valentine's day and if you're single you can still have fun tonight at some cool places around town we'll have more on that coming up it's one thirty one CBS news update the justice department now says case closed and it will not prosecute former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe for allegedly lying to investigators about an interaction with the journalist he spoke on CNN a short time ago it's just a very emotional moment for from my whole family CBS is bill Rakoff has more the decision by the justice department answer criminal investigation of began with a referral from the department's inspector general hitz said McCabe repeatedly lied about having authorized a subordinate to share information with a newspaper reporter for twenty sixteen article about an FBI investigation into the Clinton foundation the caves lawyer said in a statement they've been told the case is closed and no charges will be brought against him based on the facts McCabe fired a day before his planned retirement in twenty eighteen denies any wrongdoing and he's filed a wrongful termination suit CBS news update on Pam Coulter meantime the decision not to prosecute the a frequent target of president from comes as the president is ignoring his attorney general's public request to stop tweeting about the justice department the president tweets today that he has the legal right to ask the agency to intervene in a criminal case but he's so far chosen not to the latest tweets from the president came just hours after Attorney General William Barr says in an interview that the president's tweets were making it impossible to do his job or is independence and a as Attorney General was called into question by some after the department of justice backed away from the prosecutors' recommendation of seven to nine years in prison for an ally and confidante of president trump Roger stone are says that decision was made before the president's tweet that criticize the recommendation the latest version of billions of dollars from the Pentagon for the border wall is drawing fire from members of Congress W. T. O. P.'s Mitchell Miller has more from Capitol Hill I do not believe the president should be able to raid the Pentagon budget Virginia democratic senator Tim Kaine who serves on the Armed Services Committee lawmakers from both parties have raised concerns about the trump administration's latest diversion of military funds the three point eight billion dollars includes money Congress had approved for weapons systems including fighter jets ships and equipment for the National Guard but president trump has made it clear that border funding is a top priority and defense secretary mark asper speaking to reporters in Germany said there's nothing wrong with the shift in funds the action we took is is legal under the law I think it said it should be no surprise on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news an unfolding story we're watching the U. S. and the Taliban reportedly have reached a truce agreement in the Afghanistan war the Associated Press quoting a senior US official as saying the truth will take effect very soon and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan just to have the suspect identified in the Chinatown shooting yesterday during rush hour one thirty for the best way.

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02:18 min | 2 years ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"Dot com here are mark Lewis and Deborah fine see good morning I'm sandy because they'll in from our police officer is now charged with murder in the shooting death of a handcuffed man in custody Monday night and this morning W. T. O. P. has learned this isn't the first deadly shooting at prince George's county police corporal Michael Owen junior has been involved in we have team coverage French George's county police chief Hanks to once he said he could not offer a reasonable explanation for what happened Monday night I have concluded that what happened last night is a crime as a result I have directed our special investigations response team to charge corporal Michael in with second degree murder manslaughter and associated weapons charges in the death of William green green was shot several times he with hand cuffed after police responded to reports that a man had been driving a radically and hit several cars in the silver hill Maryland area police found him in temple hills officers cuffed green behind his back and put him in the front seat of a police cruiser contrary to earlier reports twenty says there's no evidence that green with using PCP added no evidence there was a struggle in the police cruiser before he was shot to death with Anderson WTOP news army along consisting this is not the first deadly shooting that corporal Michael and junior has been involved in since he joined prince George's county police just over ten years ago in two thousand eleven oh one shot and killed the man who police said threatened him with a loaded gun when had been coming from a charity event at police headquarters when he saw a man lying in the grass one oh one who was in uniform stopped to help police said the man threatened him with a revolver a one shot the man several times he was not charged in the shooting in two thousand nine oh one was off duty when he saw that someone who tried to rob him neither man was hit in that case we'll all consisting WTOP news eleven oh six another news now new democratic majorities in Richmond means lots of change to laws throughout Virginia and that includes some of the abortion restrictions that were passed by Republicans just a few years ago eyes fifty two days forty.

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"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:05 min | 2 years ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"A kind alley with mark Lewis were in for Bruce and shown Maryland's is now reporting its first potential corona virus case and Virginia is awaiting the results of a possible case in the Commonwealth in Maryland the state says it's transferring its first suspected case to the CDC for confirmation this of course comes after Virginia submitted three potential cases of the CDC two of those have come back negative lab results for a third person a George Mason University student has not come back yet universities as a person lives off campus and a south isolating themselves Dr Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases at the national institutes of health says as potential cases are announced around here this is a low risk to the American public and he says if things change to alter the level of risk the CDC will let them know very promptly about that Mike Morello WTOP news it's been less than two weeks since DC war to councilman Jack Evans resigned rather than be expelled by his colleagues on the council this following allegations of ethics violations well now he's barely running for office again and reaction is swift we've got team coverage questions are being asked about two documents that seem to indicate Evans is now running for the city council seat he just resigned from Evans name appears as a candidate for both the June second primary and the June sixteenth special election to replace him when he resigned Evans was DC's longest serving councilmember if the ballots are correct he may be there a little longer del Walters WTOP news I'm Neil logged in staying reaction from former fellow council members was strong Brandon Todd said I thought we turn the page on that chapter of DC history preposterous marriage Shea tweeted this is beyond arrogant miss stir Evans is treating the ad hoc committees unanimous expulsion vote as a minor inconvenience rather than the condemnation that it was and is and councilmember Charles Allen said Evans hasn't even received his last paycheck from a job he had to quit to avoid being fired from no comment yet from Jack Evans himself me log in staying WTOP news a prince George's county police officer shot and killed a suspect who was handcuffed and wearing a seatbelt inside a police cruiser it happened last night said eight o'clock when officers responded to calls of a man who struck multiple cars in the silver hill area that suspect was arrested and put into the cruiser police say one officer got into the driver's seat and not long after two witnesses say they heard a struggle from the car and that's when the shots were fired the suspect later died at a hospital the officer has been placed on administrative leave stay with us just getting started on this Tuesday morning a check of traffic and your forty forecast on the way and then we're learning new details about a deadly weekend stabbing at the Union Station metro stop including the identity of the victim I'm Michelle bash it's five oh seven within every day there is the moments that.

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02:54 min | 2 years ago

"mark lewis" Discussed on WTOP

"Dot com here are mark Lewis and Deborah fine see and good afternoon I'm Nick I Ellie in from mark today it was back in August when a man and a nine year old boy died in a crowded rooming house fire in the district and now the owner of that house is facing charges James J. Walker owns the row house in the seven hundred block of handed the street northwest he had a license to run a pharmacy there but no permits to let people live there several did including in the basement where the man and boy were killed when their house caught fire in August now Walker has been indicted on four felony counts two per second degree murder and two for involuntary manslaughter the indictment says Walker acted with conscious disregard in failing to correct the fire hazards you're logged in staying WTOP knows when video was captured of a Largo high school teacher and a student physically fighting in a classroom it wasn't long before that teacher was arrested and charged well now we're learning that the charges against her have been dropped the video from November fifteenth shows a seventeen year old pick a fight with her Largo high school teacher Vivian Warri thirty six year old is then seen striking the team back in the minutes long physical altercation that was broken up by other employees of the school the Clinton woman was charged with second degree child abuse and second degree assault charges of the prince George's county state's attorney's office state were dropped WTOP was unable to reach Mars attorney for comment prince George's county schools say nori remains on administrative leave Meghan clarity WTOP news following new details on a wide ranging transportation plan that was just unveiled in Virginia it includes a whole lot of changes to what you paid to get around in a number of significant safety measures the gas tax would go up you no longer pay some registration or inspection fees and if you're a Virginian who drives a car that gets over twenty five miles a gallon you pay an extra annual fee to make up for gas taxes you're not paying to help get more money for construction paving transit in malls have people who use our system contribute more based on use also whether not they live in or out of state deputy transportation secretary Nick Donahue said your other option would be a test of a program where you pay the state per mile you drive safety changes include designated construction and education funding in allowing regular speed the cameras in Virginia for the first time Max meant WTOP news the prince William county board has voted to table a proposed resolution supporting gun safety legislation and funding for mental health services the board had voted last month to support the resolution based on Republican support for gun rights the board now is led by Democrats though with a different agenda Democrats who led the General Assembly who lead that assembly now plan to pass new gun control bills this year up ahead after traffic and weather the women's March Saturday is different this time compared to years past I'm Christy K. it's one oh seven.

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