Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

City Officials Claim Ignorance of UDC Deficit

Controversy over a budget deficit announced by the District’s only government-run university is steadily brewing, causing anxiety among students. City officials say they were...

D.C. Schools Voucher Program Causing Political Split

The political wheels in the District of Columbia are churning up once again as House Republicans take jabs at Home Rule. Having stripped the...

GOP’s Anti-Home Rule Campaign Continues to Mount

The indignities heaped upon the District of Columbia by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives are piling up, political observers said. The assault against the...

Black Photographers Group Celebrates Its History

The Exposure Group African American Photographers Association is celebrating its history and presenting “In the Beginning: 1978 Evolution of POSITIVE IMAGE,” an in-depth discussion...

Giant Food Kicks Off Year-Long 75th Anniversary Celebration

Local officials, long-time community partners, members of the founders’ families, and Giant team members and customers gathered to commemorate the supermarket chain’s diamond anniversary...

Local AKA Member Celebrates 75 Years in Sorority

Dressed in a lovely shade of light pink with a crown placed like royalty upon her perfectly coiffed hair, Ophelia Pinkard was recently honored...

Reading is Fundamental and NASA to Make Reading an ‘Out of this World’ Experience

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and NASA teamed up for an African-American History Month celebration to get students over the moon about reading on Feb....

Montgomery County Seeks Volunteers for Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Montgomery County’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking area residents interested in enhancing the quality of life for nursing home residents as long-term...

Norton Introduces Bill to Give D.C. a District Attorney

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) today introduced the District of Columbia District Attorney Establishment Act of 2011, the sixth bill in her “Free and...

Pepco Issues Apology in Full-page Ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pepco is apologizing to customers in the Washington region for widespread power outages and pledges to make improvements in a full-page...

Panel to Advise Mayor on Next D.C. Schools Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is forming a panel of teachers, students and community members to help select the city's next schools...

Arbitrator Reinstates 75 D.C. Teachers Fired by Rhee

WASHINGTON (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee improperly fired 75 new District of Columbia teachers in 2008 and...