Daily Archives: October 26, 2020

Holocaust Memorial Museum Reopens With Safety Restrictions

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened its doors to the public on Oct. 26 with new coronavirus safety restrictions.  The museum is reopening with timed-entry tickets and requiring visitors to wear face masks. Visitors will have to go through a temperature check and answer health screening questions upon entry.  Since its closure, the museum has updated its heating, ventilation,…

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Oct. 26

Thousands of voters donning masks are lining up to participate in early voting throughout Maryland today. Early voting will continue until the day before Election Day in the state. As folks gather at voting centers, Maryland’s coronavirus data points to rising cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Maryland reported high numbers of COVID-19 infections on Saturday (796) and yesterday (792). The highest…

VMI Superintendent Resigns Amid Investigation Into Structural Racism

The superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute has resigned, the school’s board president announced in a statement Monday, a week after state officials ordered an investigation into what they characterized as a culture of “ongoing structural racism.†Retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III tendered his resignation Monday, and the Board of Visitors accepted it “with deep regret,†board President…

Maryland Breaks Record for Early Voting on 1st Day

Maryland voters lined up on Monday for a busy, record-breaking first day of in-person early voting in the state. The first early voters began lining up before dawn outside the Silver Spring Civic Center and elsewhere. This is a “pivotal election†and it’s important to recognize “the massive level of sacrifices that have been made by African Americans for the…