Washington D.C. News

  • District Sues Online Travel Companies for Unpaid Taxes

    (WASHINGTON) — Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced today that the District is filing a lawsuit against leading online travel companies to recover tens of millions of dollars in unpaid taxes. The Complaint, to be filed in D.C. Superior Court today by Acting Attorney General Irvin Nathan, ...

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  • DC Police Charge Girl, 15, in Shooting Death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say a teenage girl has been charged in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old high school student in southeast Washington. Police say the shooting happened in the 2600 block of Stanton Road on Sunday afternoon. Authorities say responding ...

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  • Imani Temple Celebrates Founder’s Birthday

    In honor of The Most Rev. George Augustus Stallings Jr., pastor, archbishop and founder of Imani Temple, the church will host several events celebrating his birthday, including a luncheon on March 19 and a high mass on March 20. The luncheon features keynote speaker, the Rev. Levy Daughtery, ...

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  • Opinions Mixed on Kwame Brown’s Growing Pains

    District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown has probably barely broken in the chair or new desk in his new office. And in the weeks and months ahead, things will likely get more uncomfortable given the scandals that have enveloped the new chairman. Voters seemed to forgive Brown when it ...

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  • Teens to Discuss Cyberbullying at Annual Law Fair

    The 12th Annual Youth Law Fair, hosted by the D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Bar, brings cyberbullying and its harmful effects to the limelight this year. The annual fair brings lawyers, high school students, judges and educators together to examine local social and legal issues. Chief Judge ...

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  • Sessoms Fields Questions about Controversial Spending

    One day after students waged a protest calling for his resignation, University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms faced the D.C. Council to answer questions about controversial expenditures from the university’s budget on March 8. Sessoms repeatedly answered many of the ...

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  • D.C. Nurses Protest Working Conditions

    Hundreds of nurses dressed in red jackets picketed outside the grounds of the Washington Hospital Center on March 5 demanding a safe staffing plan to care for patients. For many of the nurses this second day of picketing was a hard pill to swallow. The original one-day walkout was held on March ...

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