Washington D.C. News

  • Jobs Bill Offers Tax Incentive to Businesses

    The City Council just passed a bill it believes to be a catalyst for creating more jobs in the District where the jobless rate exceeds 10 percent. But according to its author, At-large Councilman Kwame Brown, the bill, “District Job Growth Incentive Act,” models a component of ...

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  • District Voting Rights Bill Stymied–Again

    After years of raised expectations and crushed hopes, just about every District resident thought 2010 would be the year that the city’s voting rights bill would finally meet congressional approval. Such was not the case this week, however, after the controversial legislation –which ...

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  • Study: Arrest Race Gap Widens in District

    A new study reveals that while the race gap in the commission of violent crime has significantly narrowed in certain parts of the country, murder arrest rates for African Americans has been out-distancing those for Whites, particularly in large urban areas like the District of Columbia and ...

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  • Rosecroft Card Gambling Rejected

    The saga over whether card gambling would be allowed in Prince George’s County came to an abrupt end on the last night of Maryland’s General Assembly session as the House voted down Senate Bill 1035. The bill, which was sponsored by Prince George’s County Sens. C. Anthony Muse ...

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  • Transit Subsidy Program Excludes the Needy

    Many of the District of Columbia’s neediest residents are missing out on a program that allows thousands of workers in the area ride the Metro nearly free of charge as they commute to and from their jobs. The SmartBenefits program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of ...

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  • Surplus Contradicts Deficit in Rhee Budget

    The president of the Washington Teachers Union and the City Council have joined forces calling on Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee to rehire the 266 teachers she abruptly fired last fall after claiming there was a deficit in her 2009 budget. The chancellor, who claims to have discovered ...

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  • ‘Race to the Top’

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s plan to reform the public school system in America is coming under fire from community groups. With many inner city school systems floundering, “Race to the Top” is being crucified as an unfair indictment of schools. “There’s a ...

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