Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

New Teacher Contract Ratified

Teachers in the District of Columbia Public Schools system this week overwhelmingly approved their latest contract, a measure which now poises them to become...

Col. Charles Young: An Unsung Hero

The Pentagon Memorial overlooks the Arlington National Cemetery, where military casualties from each of the nation’s wars are interred, ranging from the pre-Civil War...

McKinley Reigns Supreme at Citywide Debates

For the sake of argument, student competitors addressed every hot topic imaginable at the annual District of Columbia Urban Debate League’s (DCUDL) Citywide Championship...

Inmate Education Program Lauded as a Success

A program which helps medium- to maximum-security inmates at the District of Columbia Department of Corrections acquire skills needed to pursue productive lives beyond...

Job Fair Helps Some Gain Jobs ‘On the Spot’

Nationally, the job market appears to be on the mend from the recent years-long recession that struck a devastating blow on the United States’...

Metro Board Votes to Increase Fares

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bus vs. rail. That very well could be the dilemma among Metro commuters in the wake of a vote taken last...

HU Eyes Walter Reed Land

Howard University officials have announced their interest in purchasing 62 acres of prime real estate that will be vacated by the Walter Reed Army...

District’s Census Returns Good

Nationwide, the mail-back response rate since the 2010 Census forms found their way into the postal system in early April has been 72 percent. For...

Daycon Strike Wears On

For the past month, Daycon Products, a leading janitorial service with headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Md., has turned a deaf ear to workers who’ve...

City Council Races Gearing Up

Except for the highly anticipated contention for the mayor’s seat and City Council chairmanship, the upcoming City Council elections probably won’t stir much excitement,...

Norton Wants District Inmates Closer to Home

Since the 2001 closing of the D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton, Va., convicted felons from the District have been serving their sentences in facilities...

Books Come Alive for D.C. Students

The event was part of Reading is Fundamental’s DC Initiative, which provides more than 15,000 free books to students at 47 public and charter...