Capital Gazette publishes Friday paper one day after fatal shooting; 575 Trump immigration policy protesters arrested

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, June 29.

Thursday afternoon, Jarrod Ramos entered the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis and began shooting, killing five employees and injuring two others. In 2015, Ramos filed a defamation suit against the paper in 2015, but lost. Exhibiting resilience, the Capital Gazette published a newspaper on Friday, it’s editorial page blank with the exception of 56 words that included, “This page is intentionally left blank to commemorate victims of Thursday’s shootings at our office.” A GoFundMe for the victims has raised over $85,000.
(The Washington Post, WTOP)

Thursday, 575 people protesting President Trump’s immigration policy were arrested outside of the Hart Senate Office Building. The protesters were calling for the elimination of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.
(The Washington Post)

AAA Mid-Atlantic expects more than 1.2 million people to travel at least 50 miles for Fourth of July celebrations, which could impact traffic Monday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 3, as well.

Thursday, the Metro board decided to scale back the size of its 16-member panel, a response to pressure from Virginia lawmakers who threatened that they would otherwise not commit to $500 million in annual dedicated funding.
(The Washington Post)

Ahead of Saturday’s Families Belong Together rally in Washington, D.C., the United Christian Parish in Reston will be hosting an interfaith vigil Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
(Reston Now)

Thursday, Lime Bike and the Crystal City BID partnered up to bring dockless scooters to people walking along Crystal City Drive. More scooters could pop up in the area (Bird, another dockless company, introduced its scooters to the area last Sunday) pending a policy being drafted by the county’s commuter services bureau.
(ARL Now)

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