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 held at McKinley Tech High School on May 15. Twelve...

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 prison walls, has been lauded for outstanding achievement. The acknowledgment, announced...

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’ economy. But for out-of -work residents in large urban areas...

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 week by its board to increase fares. Overall, rail fares...

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 Medical Center once it consolidates with the National Naval Medical...

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 the District of Columbia, the count was 69 percent, which...

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 been protesting the company’s uneven pay scale. “It’s about dignity and...

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, a political analyst said. Ron Walters, retired University of Maryland political...

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 schools in the District. The MLK students enjoyed a read-aloud...

Best in Flight

Under sunny blue skies on May 15, the National Capitol Squadron unveiled the commutative aircraft, Vultee BT-13, at the Andrews Air Force Base's 2010 Joint Service Open House and Air Show.  This aircraft was...

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 hundreds of miles away from their loved ones, who sometimes...

Police Baffled by Series of Shootings

The recent spate of shootings east of the Anacostia River that left one young person dead and three others injured has left police scrambling for answers. "It's ridiculous and the community is tired of...
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