Estimated 1 million DMV residents to travel for Memorial Day; Virginia legislature sees surge in women candidates

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, May 25.

Roughly 1 million D.C.-area residents are expected to travel at least 50 miles for Memorial Day weekend, the highest in 12 years. Nine out of 10 of those travelers are expected to travel by car.
(The Washington Post)

Sixty-one women are running for Virginia legislature in the upcoming election. Fifty of those women are running as Democrats, the highest the party has seen in a decade.
(The Washington Post)

According to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis, the Republicans’ new health care bill, which passed through the House and is awaiting a Senate vote, would leave 23 million more people uninsured by 2026 in comparison to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
(ABC 7 News)

British officials will reportedly withhold information about the Manchester attack from the U.S. after leaks in the American press.
(The Washington Post)

Republican Greg Gianforte, who is running for Congress in Montana, was charged with misdemeanor assault after he “body-slammed” a Guardian reporter Wednesday. The special election Giaforte is competing in takes place today.
(The Washington Post)

All three Democratic candidates for Virginia lieutenant governor said they will not accept campaign finance from Dominion Energy, citing concerns over pipeline projects.
(The Washington Post)

Virginia political candidates are facing more attack ads funded by dark money coming from anonymous sources.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Soldiers will place flags in front of each of the more than 400,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery today, a process that takes four hours.

Vienna, Falls Church, Alexandria, Kings Dominion, Wolf Trap and Arlington National Cemetery are just some of the Northern Virginia locations hosting free Memorial Day weekend events.