Antonio Olivo

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering government, politics and demographics in Northern Virginia

Education: University of California at Los Angeles, English literature with a minor in film studies

Antonio Olivo covers government, politics and other issues in Northern Virginia, with occasional foreign assignments. Before joining The Washington Post in 2013, he worked for the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times.
Latest from Antonio Olivo

Amid expected surge of border crossings, a costly predicament for D.C.

As the District braces for a surge in migrants as a Title 42 border policy expires, the expenses for providing lodging, food and other aid already have pushed up costs for the city.

May 11, 2023

Fairfax County adopts budget with lower tax rate, raises for employees

There will be an average increase of $412 in annual property tax bills due to rising property values.

May 9, 2023

Migrants find no space in crowded hotels leased by D.C., council members say

The District's system of support for migrants has been overwhelmed as families arrive by border buses and from other U.S. cities, officials say.

May 2, 2023

D.C.-bound Amtrak train kills two minors on the tracks in Chester, Pa.

Amtrak officials say several minors were trespassing on the tracks when D.C.-bound train from New York approached.

April 30, 2023

U.S. Army renames Fort Lee in Virginia after two Black former officers

The post is one of nine Army installations being redesignated to remove names, symbols and other displays commemorating the Confederacy.

April 27, 2023

Frustrations over housing, data centers fuel local elections in Northern Va.

Local contests in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties are centering on debates over “missing middle” housing and data-center development.

April 26, 2023

They helped the CIA in Afghanistan. Now they’re suffering in America.

Former Zero Unit members struck terror in the Taliban while fighting in Afghanistan. Now many struggle as U.S. refugees whose immigration status is in limbo.

April 13, 2023

    Life in limbo for wounded former Afghan fighter

    A. Tabesh and his family relocated to the United States in 2021, after troops withdrew from Afghanistan. Since then, he has struggled for stability.

    April 13, 2023

    Northern Virginia’s clout is fading amid General Assembly retirements

    The pending departures of Senate Majority Leader Richard A. Saslaw and other veteran lawmakers has local officials in the region worried about state funding.

    March 30, 2023

    Family of 17-year-old killed by Park Police hold march, vigil

    A family attorney says Dalaneo Martin was choked before being shot. He called for the release of body-camera footage and said his firm had talked to a witness.

    March 26, 2023