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Weekend Roundup: Ramping Up the Red Line

Plus, COVID tests for students and some good and bad news from D.C.’s popular recreation sites.

Welcome to Tuesday, readers. Although the last week of February can certainly feel dreary, temperatures in the 60s—and a projected high of nearly 80 on Thursday!—might warm your spirit. Sorry, snow lovers, but the chances of significant snowfall before the start of spring are low.  Now onto the news you may have missed while celebrating…

Studio Theatre Is Finding Its Space in the New National Landscape

The local theater is navigating major shifts in the theatrical ecosystem brought on by the pandemic’s economic squeeze and global calls for equity and labor reform.

Since March of 2020, “adaptability” has become the byword for even the most stable theater companies. For Studio Theatre, it’s long been key to their artistic success. Much of that comes down to a preference for keeping things tight—a quality that now serves the institution in more ways than one. “There’s something about working in…

Becoming Ballet: Introducing the Washington Ballet’s Studio Company

These up-and-coming young dancers are living in the tension between the artists they’ve already become and the artists they’ll one day be.

Three dozen professional dancers are warming up in a studio at THEARC, the community center east of the Anacostia River where the Washington Ballet School operates its southeast campus and the stage where the company opened its 42-show run of The Nutcracker on Nov. 11. Peppered throughout the daily warmup class is a group of 10…

COVID-19 Update: D.C. Man Sentenced to 10 Years for PPP Theft

Plus, billions in COVID-19 relief funds stolen, poop surveillance data backed up, and Biden says “it’s over.”

Pandemic Pilfering  • The U.S. Labor Department’s inspector general estimated that people have stolen $45.6 billion from the country’s unemployment insurance program during the pandemic. Fraudsters allegedly filed unemployment insurance claims in multiple states. The OIG believes some of the scammers used Social Security numbers of dead people and of people locked in prison. • A…

Ted Cruz and Republicans Try to Repeal D.C. Schools Vaccine Mandate

Plus, report slams WHO and U.S. response to the pandemic, and omicron boosters now widely available.

In this week’s example of the bullshit D.C. residents must contend with due to their lack of statehood: Six Republican goons introduced a bill that would nix D.C.’s requirement that students 12 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to attend school. The bill would also prohibit D.C. from spending funds to enforce the mandate. Texas…

New COVID-19 Boosters Available Next Week

With revamped COVID-19 boosters becoming available soon, Mayor Muriel Bowser is encouraging residents to pair their booster with a flu shot.

With revamped COVID-19 boosters becoming available soon, Mayor Muriel Bowser is encouraging residents to pair their booster with a flu shot.

COVID-19 Update: DCPS Loosens COVID Rules

Plus, the CDC admits shortcomings and Dr. Biden has COVID.

DCPS relaxed some rules around COVID-19 before the start of school. Masks are optional, and those exposed won’t have to isolate unless they show symptoms.


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