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Recent articles by Eliana:

Rising respiratory illnesses have local hospitals warning of a 'bed crisis'

With much of the nation in the grips of a "triple-demic," we verify how bad the situation is locally. → Read More

VERIFY: No, Virginia does not have to follow CDC's childhood immunization schedule

Virginia's Department of Health says the CDC committee's vote has "no direct, immediate" impact on the Commonwealth. → Read More

DC task force says some homes in Wards 7, 8 don't need to be in the flood zone

A viewer asked us to VERIFY whether the D.C. government is proposing to remove hundreds of houses and buildings from the flood zone in Wards 7 and 8. → Read More

Here is how much candidates Dan Cox and Wes Moore have raised and spent during their campaigns

How much money candidates Dan Cox (R) and Wes Moore (D) have raised since the start of their campaigns, have spent and how much they have left in the bank. → Read More

DC Council moves forward with non-citizen voting bill

If this bill passes it would allow non-citizens to vote in D.C. elections, including undocumented immigrants. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, you can spread monkeypox to your pet but the risk is low

The CDC recommends avoiding close contact with your pet if you are infected. → Read More

Here's why scientists don't know the efficacy of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine

JYNNEOS has never been tested for efficacy against monkeypox in humans. It has been tested for efficacy in animals, and safety and immunogenicity in humans. → Read More

Top tips to keep rodents out of DC homes and businesses

VERIFY met with DC Health and rodentologist Bobby Corrigan to find out how DC rats maneuver and thrive in the city. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, at least 29% of Loudoun County's projected tax revenue is expected to come from data centers

The county is expecting to reap in $576 million in computer equipment taxes from data centers in fiscal year 2023. → Read More

VERIFY: Here's why we may not know clear winners for some Maryland races until days after primary night

VERIFY spoke with the deputy administrator at the State Board of Elections who said provisional and mail-in ballots won't be counted for days after the election. → Read More

VERIFY: New Virginia law lets local, campus police use facial recognition technology. How can they use it?

There are 14 circumstances in which state, local and campus police will be allowed to use the technology → Read More

Yes, COVID cases are about 5x higher than last year

Hospitalizations are up slightly and deaths are about the same according to national CDC data. → Read More

How experts estimate average gas prices

On May 19, the average gallon of gas in Virginia cost $4.46. The state's most expensive gas is sold in northern Virginia for an average of thirty cents higher → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, D.C. gets more rainfall than Seattle

A TikTok video with more than 297k views claims that D.C. has more rain totals than Seattle, Washington. → Read More

Do 70% of Americans support Roe v. Wade?

Pro-choice advocates argue more than two-thirds of Americans do not want the landmark Supreme Court decision overturned. Is that an accurate estimate? → Read More

Primaries 2022: Everything you need to know about who can vote in the DMV

Who can vote in the 2022 primary elections in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia? → Read More

Verify: Yes, insulin costs about $10 to make but sells for nearly $300

The list price for insulin has ballooned over the last two decades. Why is it so expensive? → Read More

VERIFY: What is an endemic?

Our experts say there’s no metric or cut-off per se, that lets you know when you're in an endemic. → Read More

VERIFY: Will releasing 180 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve bring gas prices down?

President Biden announced plans to sell 1 million barrels of crude oil from the country's stockpile per day for six months. That's nearly a third of the stockpile. → Read More

Here's what Dr. Fauci has to say about the new COVID-19 subvariant

Dr. Anthony Fauci and other infectious disease experts explained what we know about the new omicron subvariant. → Read More