Massive Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic Region

A massive winter storm blanketed the Mid-Atlantic region on Feb. 5 and 6, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on the Baltimore-Washington area. Snow accumulated at an estimated rate of 2 inches per hour...

Trial Underway in Drag Racing Accident

Darren Bullock, 22, and Tavon Taylor, 20, are having their days in court over their alleged roles in a 2008 drag racing accident that killed eight people and injured five others. The two natives of...

Hundreds to Pay Tribute to Life and Legacy of Dr. James E. Cheek

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of friends, family and alumni are expected to gather in Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on Howard University’s campus at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, to celebrate the life and legacy of...

Norton Counts Down Days to Legalized Gay Marriages

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who in early January announced a 30-day legislative countdown to when same-sex marriages in the District are legalized, discounted a recent congressional challenge to the city’s Religious Freedom and Civil...

Prince George’s Ready to be a Tech Leader

Prince George’s County officials are excited about the future and what it may bring in terms of new jobs. As the county moves forward in the 21st century, officials believe Prince George’s is ready...

Crime-Fighting Collaborative Yields Results

Regional efforts to curb violent crime in Washington, D.C., and Maryland have been effective and both jurisdictions have the numbers to prove it. Those were the sentiments expressed this week in a meeting led by...

Unique Program Connects Foster Kids to Family

It’s the questions that haunt them: Why was I abandoned? Was I not lovable enough? Who are my biological parents? And now, for the 600 children in its foster care program, the Prince George’s...

Earthquake Survivor Recounts Moments of Chaos

Regine Jean-Francois, a George-Mason University student and native of Haiti, savors the memories of her homeland, particularly those created during her last visit in December 2009. During her trip, Jean-Francois saw the economic progress Haiti...

Area Students Document 50th Anniversary of Historic Sit-ins

Fifty years ago, four North Carolina A&T students took a stand against segregation by sitting down at a F.W. Woolworth’s store counter. This simple act by four freshmen, now known as the “Greensboro Four”...

WPGC Host Donnie Simpson Bids Emotional Farewell

In an emotional show, Donnie Simpson bid farewell to WPGC listeners on January 29, bringing his popular Washington, D.C. morning talk show to an end. Simpson, considered by many to be an icon in the...

Gray, Teachers Union Angered Over Rhee Comments

City Council Chairman Vincent Gray has launched an inquiry into District Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s recent statements about the city’s school system in a magazine interview. Rhee told Fast Company magazine that teachers fired last...

Pr. George’s Takes Brunt of O’Malley’s Cuts

Lawmakers in Prince George’s County are questioning the reduction in aid to the county in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2011. The new budget sees a 2.5 percent reduction – $27 million...

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