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 care advocates with the Montgomery County Department of Health and...

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 Equal D.C.” series, to establish an Office of the District...

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 is ordering them reinstated with two years of back pay. Arbitrator...

Gray Joins D.C. Employees in Furlough

Mayor Vincent Gray signed a waiver on Feb. 4, allowing him to be furloughed on various holidays throughout the year. Under the terms, Gray will join 32,000 other District government employees in forgoing pay...

Coalition Tells Wal-Mart: ‘Respect D.C.’

Wal-Mart was put on notice by more than 100 Washington, D.C. residents, business owners and clergy at a spirited rally on the steps of City Hall on Feb. 7. “Respect D.C.,” they demanded of...

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 newspaper advertisement. Pepco Chairman and CEO Joseph Rigby issued a letter...

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 chancellor. At a news conference Feb. 8, Gray said he expects...

Comcast Launches On Demand Service for America’s Missing Kids

Comcast, one of the nation’s leading cable service providers, wants to help in the effort to bring America's missing children back to their families. Through a partnership with the National Center of Missing & Exploited...

Remembering Leon Earl Wynter

After a prolonged, but valiant struggle with brain cancer that first began on New Year’s Eve going into 2009, Leon Earl Wynter passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. He was 57 years old. He...

Howard Makes Bold Changes

This week Howard University's president and Board of Trustees announced major changes to the academic structure of the school. The Academic Renewal Plan – the culmination of two years of meetings, university community input...

Pepco’s Post-Storm Performance Prompts Outrage

The last of the 210,000 Pepco customers that lost their electricity after the Jan. 26 snow storm were brought back to light on the afternoon of Jan. 31. That lapse in service has prompted...

Court Initiative Helps Strengthen Paternal Bonds, Financial Support

It was a big celebration for handful of fathers who completed one year of rigorous scrutiny by a dozen agencies working together under one program to help them get back on their feet. Unlike...

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