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On Patrol With the Enforcer of DC’s Plastic-Straw Ban

By FENIT NIRAPPIL ,  The Washington Post WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning letters in hand, Zach Rybarczyk patrolled the food court at Union Station, looking for offenders. Past Auntie Anne's, past Johnny Rockets. At Lotus Express, a Chinese...

Bowser Names Indianapolis Superintendent as DCPS Chancellor, Council Will Not Confirm Pick Until New...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After nine months of Dr. Amanda Alexander serving as the Interim Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Indianapolis Superintendent Dr. Lewis D....

Norton, Hoyer Call on Appropriations Committee to Block USDA Proposal to Relocate Two Agencies...

April 8, 2019 Contact: Jack Miller – 202-225-8050   Norton, Hoyer Call on Appropriations Committee to Block USDA Proposal to Relocate Two Agencies Out of the National Capital Region Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and...

Bowser a No Show but Gets Ward 8 Dems Nod Anyway

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser didn't attend the May 19 Ward 8 Democrats meeting but it appears she didn't have to. She overwhelmingly got the organization's endorsement in the...

Washington, D.C. Primary Election Correction

District of Columbia Council, Ward 1 Last week we included African American candidates running in Washington, D.C. and neglected to include Lori Parker, a candidate to represent Ward 1 on the District’s Council. We regret...

Incumbents Win; Initiative 77 Passes

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite spirited campaigns from opponents, the incumbents in the District of Columbia's June 19 primaries had no problems being re-nominated to their seats. Of the registered voters in the District,...

First Step Act is a Good Start

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In 2019 organizations that supported the recently passed First Step Act, which helps reform the prison system, are calling for proper implementation and transparency, officials said. “I think the take...

Mayor Bowser Has a Full Week Planned for the District Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its 2019. A new year is here, and Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city are ready with a slew of events and a strong vision for the next...

DCPS Launches New Five-Star Report Card System

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] "District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will now follow a new report card for young learners attending public schools." This new and improved report card includes a five-star system which...

D.C. Council Overrides Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Mayor Muriel Bowser used her power for a rare veto of a bill that would decriminalize metro fare evasion, much of the D.C. Council and local advocacy organizations spoke...

Grosso Pushes Marijuana Legislation with Democratic House in Session

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia Council Member David Grosso pushed a revised version of his Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act, a bill that could surge through with a Democratic House of...
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