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Norton Counts Down Days to Legalized Gay Marriages

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who in early January announced a 30-day legislative countdown to when same-sex marriages in the District are legalized, discounted a...

Prince George’s Ready to be a Tech Leader

Prince George’s County officials are excited about the future and what it may bring in terms of new jobs. As the county moves forward...

Crime-Fighting Collaborative Yields Results

Regional efforts to curb violent crime in Washington, D.C., and Maryland have been effective and both jurisdictions have the numbers to prove it. Those were...

Unique Program Connects Foster Kids to Family

It’s the questions that haunt them: Why was I abandoned? Was I not lovable enough? Who are my biological parents? And now, for the...

Earthquake Survivor Recounts Moments of Chaos

Regine Jean-Francois, a George-Mason University student and native of Haiti, savors the memories of her homeland, particularly those created during her last visit in...

Area Students Document 50th Anniversary of Historic Sit-ins

Fifty years ago, four North Carolina A&T students took a stand against segregation by sitting down at a F.W. Woolworth’s store counter. This simple...

WPGC Host Donnie Simpson Bids Emotional Farewell

In an emotional show, Donnie Simpson bid farewell to WPGC listeners on January 29, bringing his popular Washington, D.C. morning talk show to an...

Gray, Teachers Union Angered Over Rhee Comments

City Council Chairman Vincent Gray has launched an inquiry into District Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s recent statements about the city’s school system in a magazine...

Pr. George’s Takes Brunt of O’Malley’s Cuts

Lawmakers in Prince George’s County are questioning the reduction in aid to the county in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2011. The...

Council Considers Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Use

The issue of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has been on the minds of District residents since 1998 when they overwhelmingly voted for Initiative...

Donnie Simpson Ends Long Run on WPGC

The relationship between long-time Washington radio personality Donnie Simpson and WPGC 95.5 has ended. Simpson, who made the Washington airwaves his home for 32...

County Politicians Seek to Improve Quality of Life

For lawmakers in Prince George’s County, this year’s General Assembly is all about boosting the image of Maryland’s second-largest Black enclave. Members of the...