Washington D.C. News

  • District Mulls Medical Marijuana Regulations, Discounts

    When it comes to the distribution of medical marijuana in the nation’s capital, qualified residents who least can afford it could be in line for a break, as the District’s new mandate will include a provision for distributing the drug at a lower rate for low-income patients. But ...

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  • Two Charged in Riverdale Murders

    Two persons have been charged in the alleged murder of four people in Riverdale, near Washington, D.C., on Aug. 6. Tkeisha Nicole Gilmer, 18, and Darrell Lynn Bellard, 43, both of Dickinson, Texas, were each charged with four counts of first degree murder in the slayings. Police say 3-year-old ...

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  • Brown Takes Lead in Ward 8 Straw Poll

    At-large Councilman Kwame Brown, who is in a heated contest for the D.C. Council chairmanship with former Ward 5 representative Vincent Orange, has won yet another straw poll. Having already succeeded in polls for wards 3, 4 and 7, Brown, in this latest vote that was sponsored by residents of ...

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  • D.C. Metro Brawl Leaves Four Injured, Three Arrested

    More than 70 people were involved in a massive brawl on the Washington, D.C. Metro system’s Green Line in both the Gallery Place-Chinatown and L’Enfant Plaza stations on Friday evening, August 6. D.C. Metro Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct at the Gallery ...

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  • D.C. Youths Lead Green Revolution

    Communities east of the Anacostia River are going “green” thanks to the efforts of Project Dream Green, a group of local youths dedicated to environmental conservation. Ranging from 14 to 21 years old, the 72 young people—who come from Northeast Washington communities most ...

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  • Fall Voting Process Marked by Change

    Same-day voter registration, early voting and touch screen voting machines are among a series of new options that Washington, D.C. voters have at their disposal during and leading up to the Sept. 14 primary election. “The district decided that it’s time we become a model for the ...

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  • 3 Arrested in Fight at DC Youth Offender Ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP)—Police have arrested three women for fighting after an awards ceremony at City Hall where D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty recognized reformed youth offenders. Police arrested 18-year-old Grace Ebiasah, 20-year-old Anna Ebiasah and 19-year-old Deanna Morris, all of Southeast D.C., ...

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  • Affordable Housing Key Issue in Ward 1 Race

    The race for Ward 1 representation in the D.C. City Council is shaping up as one of the most heated contests leading up to the Sept. 14 primary if a recent candidates’ forum is any indication. A July 29 forum convened in downtown Washington to familiarize voters with Ward 1 candidates got ...

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  • JPI Report: In District, Poor + Black=Incarceration

    In Washington, D.C., if you’re indigent and Black you are more likely to end up in the judicial system, according to a report released July 27 by the Justice Policy Institute. “Capital Concern: The disproportionate impact of the justice system on low-income communities in ...

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  • Latino Group Endorses Gray

    The D.C. Latino Caucus is going to bat for mayoral contender Vincent Gray. In providing its landslide endorsement earlier this month, the Caucus, which serves as the official voice for Latinos in the District’s Democratic State Committee, voted 37 to 1 in favor of the current City Council ...

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