LGBT Community Decries Handling of Hate Crimes

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said the department will meet with the lesbian, gay and transgender residents to mediate issues after a recent three-hour hearing, where local LGBT activists complained that the D.C....

Surplus of Funds Makes Room For More Police Officers

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department got a much-needed boost this week with the passage of Mayor Vincent Gray’s FY 2011 supplemental budget, which was voted on by lawmakers July 12. The department, which has long...

D.C. Schools’ Test Scores Show Steady Increases

Secondary and elementary school test scores are improving in Washington, D.C., according to the results of the DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) tests released July 8 by officials. The DC CAS is an annual...

Marion Barry’s Son Arrested on Drug Charges

Marion “Christopher” Barry, 31, son of Councilman Marion S. Barry, former mayor of the District, was arrested on May 28 allegedly for the possession and intent to distribute PCP. Barry’s next court date is...

Kappa Alpha Psi Celebrates 100 Years of Brotherhood, Service

One hundred years ago this year, 10 men matriculating at Indiana University came together to found Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Beginning July 2, members of Kappa Alpha Psi converged on Indianapolis, Ind., for the...

Developers, Church and Bank Properties on Tax Sale List

This year’s D.C. tax sale inventory is a substantial and varied one, with properties owned by developers, banks and large non-profits totaling millions owed. High-priced condos also lead the list of delinquent taxes. The annual...

D.C. Cops to Use Web for Info on Serial Rape Suspect

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in the District of Columbia plan to start a website seeking tips and leads about a suspect whose DNA is linked to the 1998 killing of a young scientist...

Some Ward 8 Leaders Wary about Mayor’s Plan

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s economic plan for Ward 8, which he announced on June 27, struck a sour note with some of his campaigns supporters. Activists claim Gray quickly abandoned campaign promises to...

Union Proposes Shields for Metro Bus Drivers

Four attacks against Metro bus drivers in June prompted a D.C. union to propose the installation of optional bus safety shields on July 1 before a panel of transit officials. In a letter issued by...

Mayor Gray to Hold Ward 8 Community Summit

(Washington, D.C.) –Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that he will hold a Ward 8 Community Summit on Saturday, July 9 at the Thurgood Marshall Academy and Savoy Elementary School Gymnasium to discuss the unprecedented...

Gang Violence Involved in Shooting near Festival

“Call it what it was: gang violence, not parade violence,” said a D.C. lawmaker, urging the public to not associate last weekend’s shooting with the D.C. Caribbean Festival, a summer staple that took place...

D.C. Autonomy Fight Goes to the White House

A dozen protestors locked arms and patiently waited on June 25 to be arrested in front of a restricted part of the White House. D.C. activists and leaders called on President Barack Obama to...

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