Attorney representing KKK committee writes to Loudoun law enforcement; Wharf water taxi to deliver passengers to National Harbor

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, March 1.

Jason Robb, an attorney representing the Knights Party Committee, which is associated with the Ku Klux Klan, wrote a letter to Loudoun County law enforcement saying that although it is unclear if his client distributed the KKK literature found in Loudoun, he will take legal action to protect the rights of the literature’s distributors
(Loudoun-Times Mirror)

Today, March 1, the Potomac Riverboat Company will begin transporting water taxi passengers from The Wharf to the National Harbor.

The National Park Service will make an announcement today concerning when Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossom trees will be in full bloom.
(The Washington Post)

Though the letter that is believed to have sickened 11 Fort Myer Marines on Tuesday came back negative in a chemical/radiological screening conducted by the Arlington County Fire Department hazmat team, the letter was sent to the D.C. Department of Forensic Science for further testing. It will take approximately five days before any results are received.

A bathroom stall in Prince William’s Forest Park High School has the words “do not come to school on March 12, 2018” written on it, spurring an investigation by police and the school’s Risk Management Office.

Reston’s Rise Well-Being Center will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today and continue to celebrate its grand opening for three days by offering discounted classes.
(Reston Now)

Currently, though some of the area’s prisons and jails offer female inmates free pads, tampons must be purchased. On Tuesday, a bill passed both the state Senate and House that would require the region’s prisons/jails to supply inmates with both kinds of feminine hygiene products at no cost to the inmate.
(Potomac Local)

Wind is forecast to blow across the region at 25-35 mph on Friday, March 2, prompting a high wind warning to be put in effect from 3 a.m.-7 p.m.