Highway Safety Groups Sponsors Team up for ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign

From May 23 to June 4, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be teaming up with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and other local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety sponsors...

Memorial Day: Remembering the Fallen

Washington, D.C., is gearing up for the annual tribute to the men and women that have served the country in the military. Celebrities such as actor Gary Sinise and "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak...

D.C. Police Say Father Killed Girl Found in Trash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old Maryland girl whose body was found in a trash barrel last year in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. D.C. police...

Expert Slams Brown Ethics Legislation

D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown has sponsored a bill that would sanction District employees for ethic violations, require disclosure of clients and establish an ethics advisory board – a collective of government high-ranking government...

Ward 4 Welcomes First Full-Service Community Health Center

On May 18, Mary’s Center hosted a grand opening ceremony for its newest location in Ward 4. The facility is the first full-service community health facility in that ward. As part of the festivities, District...

District Native Awarded Fulbright for Overseas Teaching

Elon University senior Brittany Carroll has been awarded a Fulbright grant that will fund a year of teaching in Taiwan in 2011-12. Carroll was one of three Elon seniors awarded a Fulbright this spring,...

Son of D.C. Mayor’s Former Chief of Staff Admits to Receiving Job Without Interview

In a recent closed executive session with D.C. Council members, the son of Mayor Vincent Gray’s former chief of staff admitted that he handed his resume to his mother for a job and, approximately...

Son of D.C. Mayor’s Former Chief of Staff Admits to Receiving Job Without Interview

In a recent closed executive session with D.C. Council members, the son of Mayor Vincent Gray’s former chief of staff admitted that he handed his resume to his mother for a job and, approximately...

Local Woman Aims to Fill Food Gap with Community Garden

Dissatisfied with the produce in her local supermarket, Mia Hayes-Hawkins decided to do something about it. She wanted organic produce at reasonable costs, so, for a couple of years, she grew a few herbs...

New D.C. Attorney General Served Full Plate

Newly confirmed D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan already has a substantial slate, though his tenure has barely begun. In a city in which the leadership is plagued by allegations of campaign finance irregularities, pay-for-play and...

Latino Caucus Pushes to Protect Immigrant Children

Surrounded by legislators, students and advocates on May 10, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law SB 167, a controversial measure that provides in-state tuition for immigrant high school graduates. The “Public Institutions of Higher...

Study at Howard University and Other Institutions Leads to Breakthrough in Treatment of Sickle...

WASHINGTON – Clinical trials conducted at Howard University College of Medicine and 12 other medical institutions across the nation have discovered a treatment that dramatically reduces pain, inflammation and hospitalization time and eases other...

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