The results are in: Ten projects in the District of Columbia won significant grants through the American Express-backed Partners in Preservation contest — starting with Washington National Cathedral, which received the most votes and will now get $100,000 to repair its earthquake-damaged … Continue reading ?
The District of Columbia is no stranger to civil disobedience, to protesters who break the law to make a point. But never have the protests involved more than 2,000 loaded rifles. So you can understand the anxiety many are feeling … Continue reading ?
President Obama Wednesday signed the District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Vacancy Act, a piece of legislation that fixes a hole in the D.C. charter language establishing the CFO’s office. Before today, there was no provision for appointing an acting CFO … Continue reading ?
Yes, folks, for the seventh time in the past two-and-a-half years, it’s Election Day in the District of Columbia. Residents can choose an at-large D.C. Council member and vote yes or no on a charter amendment to (maybe) give the District give … Continue reading ?
On the hottest April 10 in the recorded history of the District of Columbia, nine D.C. Public Library branches closed because conditions became too sultry inside. DCPL spokesman George Williams said seven of the nine branches were older buildings with … Continue reading ?
It appears one of the best-known names in D.C. health care has less than a month to live. The District’s health-care finance department announced today that the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Cos. will assume operations of D.C. Chartered Health Plan … Continue reading ?
The University of the District of Columbia has officially moved on from the turbulent tenure of Allen Sessoms: The university board on Thursday announced the appointment of an interim replacement for the former president. James E. Lyons Sr., who served … Continue reading ?
In case you were seeking further proof that the District of Columbia has perhaps the most enviable municipal finances in the nation, the Pew Center on the States on Monday released an analysis of employee pension funding among 30 of the … Continue reading ?
Rives Miller Grogan is a free man — as in, he is now free to roam the greater portion of the District of Columbia without fear of incarceration. Grogan, you’ll recall, is the antiabortion protester who came to national attention on Jan. … Continue reading ?
The 20th term of the Council of the District of Columbia is now underway. At Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony, there were acknowledgments — some more direct than others — that the body needs to turn a new page after a tumultuous two years that saw two resignations and lots of raw feelings. Show More Summary
Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) has so far endeavored to separate himself from the University of District of Columbia's decision to fire President Allen Sessoms. On NewsChannel 8 Thursday, he said t he move by the university's board of trustees to terminate Sessoms' contract was "not something I've been directly involved in." Read full article >>
Allen Sessoms came to the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 with big plans and big energy. The physicist and former diplomat presided over the most drastic overhaul the struggling university had seen in 35 years,...Show More Summary
Medical marijuana is closer to reality than ever in the District of Columbia: City officials said in a town hall meeting Wednesday night that certificates of occupancy have been granted to one cultivation center and one dispensary, raising...Show More Summary
It stands to figure that the new Congress, with nine more Democratic House members and two more Democratic senators, would be friendlier to the overwhelmingly Democratic District of Columbia. That may not be so, given that several District-friendly members will no longer be in key posts for the 113th Congress. Read full article >>
Tuesday was not a happy day in the realm of interspecies relations in the District of Columbia. Sean Delontay Branch, 24, was sentenced to four months in jail for dropping a 90-pound cement slab on a sleeping six-month-old puppy behind a Trinidad convenience store. Show More Summary
Public education in the District of Columbia, it has been said, is a three-legged stool. You have your traditional D.C. Public Schools, your independent charter schools, and a third leg that isn't public at all: Private-school vouchers, funded by the federal government. Show More Summary
And you thought the election was over. Nov. 6 has come and gone, but election season rolls on in the District of Columbia. In less than a month, local Democratic officials will gather to select an interim D.C. Council member, filling the at-large seat vacated by Chairman Phil Mendelson. Read full article >>
The District of Columbia, it’s now clear, was spared the worst of Superstorm Sandy. You didn’t have to be in a Hummer convoy with Mayor Vincent Gray to figure out that, despite some downed trees and sporadic power outages, things weren’t so bad here. Show More Summary
In the District of Columbia today, schools are closed. Government offices are closed. Courts are (mostly) closed. Metro is closed. Capital Bikeshare is closed. Early voting is closed. Everything else is closed. And for the love of god,...Show More Summary
The District of Columbia’s No. 1 baseball fan was among the approximately 45,000 on hand for Friday’s gut-wrenching Nationals loss in the playoff series clincher, and less than 12 hours later, Mayor Vincent C. Gray was still smarting. Show More Summary