Daily Archives: June 3, 2020

Sixth Day of DC Protests Marked by Large Military Presence

Military police and law enforcement officers from a variety of federal agencies were out in force during the sixth day of protests in Washington, D.C. A senior Defense official said at least 2,200 Guard members would be on the streets Wednesday. The law enforcement officers formed a ring around the perimeter of Lafayette Park across from the White House. Military…

Mfume Wins Democratic Primary for Full Term in House

Maryland Rep. Kweisi Mfume won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday for a full term in the U.S. House seat once held by Elijah Cummings. Mfume will run in November’s general election against Kimberly Klacik, the Republican candidate whom he handily defeated in a special election in April but who went on to win the GOP nomination on Tuesday. Mfume held…

DC-Area Coronavirus Data Shows Progress But Protests May Fuel Spread

Data on the spread of the coronavirus in the D.C. area suggests improvements but public health experts fear demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd could fuel new transmissions.  Though stage one reopening has begun across the region, infections and deaths continue and families are still postponing memorial services for their dead.  In D.C., community spread of the virus is…