Washington D.C. News

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Community Organization Assists Pr. George’s Poor

With Prince George’s County facing unprecedented economic struggles, it has turned to United Communities against Poverty (UCAP) to help serve its most desperate citizens. “What...

District to Ponder Cultivating Medical Marijuana

Now that the District has given its nod to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, for those individuals that stand to benefit there’s...

District Ahead of Some Health Reform Provisions

Now that President Barack Obama has signed a law into effect that finalizes his health care overhaul, the next step is to determine how...

Court Upholds Gun Ownership Limitations

A federal judge has upheld limitations on gun ownership in the District that were green-lighted following a 2008 Supreme Court decision overturning the city's...

Gray Officially Announces Mayoral Candidacy

City Council Chairman Vincent Gray, citing the need for additional leadership in the District, has formally tossed his hat in the 2010 mayoral race. While...

New Senate Budget Raises Eyebrows

In a contentious, sometimes, emotional hearing on March 23, Maryland’s state senators wrangled over the state’s budget, trying to strike the delicate balance between...

Group Launches Campaign Against Poverty in the District

One in five residents in the District of Columbia lives in poverty and many earn less than $11 an hour on their jobs. As...

Juvenile Therapy Program Expansion to be Tested in Prince George’s

In Prince George’s County, the need for further supervision of juveniles has led  Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) to expand its multisystemic therapy...

County Executive Candidates Spar over Campaign Finance

Controversy over Rushern Baker’s campaign finance has become the first big issue of this year’s election season. While Baker may have formally announced his...

Prince George’s Town Meeting Draws Thousands

About 1,000 people were expected to attend but the “Envision  Prince George’s  21st Century  Town Meeting,” by the end of the event, at least...

Rhee Testifies on DCPS’ Performance

When it comes to accounting for the performance of District of Columbia Public Schools, Chancellor Michelle Rhee officially reports to the mayor. But that...

Ward 8 Residents Demand Re-Opening of Turner Elementary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of Ward 8 residents have joined forces with Councilman Marion Barry in denouncing the stalled renovations of three schools...