Washington D.C. News

  • Fight over Marijuana More Risky in States Than DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. A massive, catch-all spending bill Congress passed last week contains a provision preventing the ...

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  • Minority Lawmakers Call for Justice Reform

    Minority lawmakers are calling for broad reforms in the U.S. criminal justice system, following the recent killings of unarmed Black males by police officers. The deaths of Michael Brown, of Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner, of Staten Island, N.Y., and subsequent grand jury decisions to not ...

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  • Former AFRO Church Editor Herb Quarles Dies

    Herbert Quarles, the Washington AFRO-American’s former church and arts notes editor, recently died. He was in his early 80s, a friend, Geraldine Jackson, said. Quarles’ homegoing services are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 20th at the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, with the ...

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  • Culture Blends with Coffee in D.C.’s Brightwood Park

    One year ago, the Brightwood Park neighborhood, a predominantly residential area in northwest Washington, D.C. just north of Howard University, welcomed a not-so-ordinary coffee shop called Culture Coffee. It’s a place where local vendors serve up much of the daily menu, such as Quentina ...

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  • Ward 8 Commissioners Oppose Greenhouse Project

    WASHINGTON — A plan to build a 120,000 square foot greenhouse in Southeast Washington that will produce one million pounds of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and herbs annually ran into opposition recently from Ward 8 commissioners who say they don’t want the project in their community. The District ...

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  • Race for Bowser’s Ward 4 Seat Starts

    The race for the Ward 4 D.C. Council seat that has been vacated by D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser has begun. There is a great deal of discussion regarding who should take her place. Bowser sent her formal letter of resignation to the D.C. Board of Elections on Dec. 2, with a Jan. 2, 2015 date ...

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  • Petworth Residents Learn How to Combat Crime

    A new family has moved into the house two doors away from yours. Suddenly, there is traffic in and out daily. People gather outside at all hours of the day and night. Profanity, arguments, and loud conversations can be overheard. It appears drug sales might be taking place. What can you and ...

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  • District Bids Emotional ‘Goodbye’ to Marion Barry

    Thousands of District residents from all walks of life as well as members of Congress and leaders of national organizations took time out of their lives to thank Marion Barry for his nearly 40 years of public service to the nation’s capital in three distinct events from Dec. 4-8. Barry, ...

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