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Mike Valerio


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Recent articles by Mike:

Northern Virginia early voting sends possible warning signs for Democrats, McAuliffe campaign

The current lower percent of early votes from Northern Virginia’s Democratic strongholds may signal lower enthusiasm within the party. → Read More

‘I wish I could say this would be the end’ | Mourners pause as National Cathedral funeral bell tolls for 700K COVID deaths

The Washington National Cathedral rang its bell 700 times Tuesday. Once for every 1,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. → Read More

'No parent should have to go through that'

"No parent should have to go through that," Teresa Sperry's mother said. → Read More

'Marines answered my prayer': Woman rescued from flood near Arlington National Cemetery reunites with Marine heroes

The woman expressed gratitude for the men who pushed her car out of flood waters, saying it was like they were sent from a higher power. → Read More

New Capitol Police chief supports officers testifying before Congress

Chief Manger said he may not agree with everything his officers may say but he fully supports their right to say it. → Read More

'I feel it is personal' | Racist brochures found outside Virginia home, for the third time

A Manassas family received racist fliers twice last year and again this month. They ask for more neighbors to come forward if they also received the vile materials. → Read More

DC Police officer Mike Fanone to testify at Capitol riot hearing

Fanone said he had no hesitation about speaking in front of the new select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. → Read More

Nellie's Sports Bar opens back up in DC; human chain formed outside the establishment in response

Nellie's is reponed nearly a month after it closed after protests outside of the bar following a video that showed a security guard dragging a woman by her hair. → Read More

DC team members from José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen serve meals 12 hours a day for Surfside condo responders

When Champlain Towers South collapsed before dawn 12 days ago, chefs and disaster relief personnel from José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen responded right away. → Read More

Protesters hold 'Boycott Nellie's Sports Bar' block party

DC Protesters hold 'Boycott Nellie's Sports Bar' block party For now, the bar remains closed. Yet if its doors open once more, all protestors WUSA9’s Mike Valerio spoke with said they'd be back to shut it down. → Read More

Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday – what work comes next? Voting rights, Congress take center stage

The Juneteenth bill sailed through Congress. Yet the fate of far more complex voting rights legislation within the Capitol remains unclear. → Read More

Hogan: Maryland schools should be open in the fall without masks, social distancing

Over the course of the pandemic, Governor Larry Hogan has been very vocal when it comes to reopening schools across the state of Maryland. → Read More

General says US Capitol fence can come down after damaged windows and doors are fixed

Nearly 150 days after the ferocious attack, an exterior window with fracture marks and fissures still marks where a mob attempted to break into the Senate. → Read More

Police ID suspect involved in Northeast DC Maserati road-rage shooting

Kenneth Miles Davis, Jr., 42, of Lanham, Maryland is the suspect wanted by police after they say he was seen in a video shooting at a woman and her child. → Read More

Swann Street incident townhouse Washington DC Police report

The Swann Street incident happened only hours after federal and local law enforcement used chemical munitions at Layfayette Square. → Read More

What could a summer travel boom mean for kids who can’t be vaccinated yet?

The eagerness to leave mask mandates and pandemic practices behind may leave families with young children exercising extra vigilance while vacationing. → Read More

Man caught on camera shooting at car in DC road rage incident

Police are still searching for the driver of a Maserati, who got out of his car and shot at a car with a woman and child inside. → Read More

CDC investigating whether rare heart condition in teens is linked to vaccines. Here’s what parents should know

Severe cardiac damage from the condition known as myocarditis is rare but has occurred, even in young, healthy people, the CDC says. → Read More

Hackers demand $4 million ransom from DC police, as more officers’ confidential info posted to the dark web

Hackers belonging to the Russian-speaking Babuk syndicate posted a $4 million ransom demand against DC Police. → Read More

Mother’s Day nightmare persists, 4 years after Virginia mom of 2 toddlers murdered on I-95

The 2017 Mother’s Day murder of Sharayne Holland remains unsolved -- a case among the most atrocious and audacious killings the commonwealth has confronted. → Read More