Youth Jobs Program Cut

While the scarcity of jobs has posed a big problem for the economy as a whole, it has been even worse in Washington, D.C., where the unemployment rate currently hovers around 12 percent. And...

DJS Halts High-Security Placements at Waxter

LAUREL - The condition of the Thomas J.S. Waxter Center for female juvenile offenders is so bad that Department of Juvenile Services Secretary Donald DeVore told Capital News Service during a tour last week...

D.C. Students Gain Entrance to College

(March 17, 2010) - Nearly 150 D.C. students, parents and school faculty embarked on the annual College Round-Up in Tarboro, N.C., led by Councilmember Kwame R. Brown. This marks the third year that Brown has...

Pr. George’s Native Translates Life Experiences into Novel

(March 17, 2010) - Mahogany Woodland is a young Prince George’s County native and a person of many talents. She’s a teacher, has her postgraduate degree and now can add author to her list...

Census Officials Act to Dispel Myths

(March 10, 2010) - Myths and falsehoods about the census have long played a role in people’s reluctance to participate. But with questionnaires for the decennial survey about to go out in the mail, U....

District Tax Office on Standby to Help Filers

(March 10, 2010) - With the tax filing season in full swing, things can become quite hectic for the 300,000 taxpayers expected to complete a return this year with the District Office of Tax...

Texting Bans Loom, But Supporters Lack Statistical Evidence

(March 10, 2010) - COLLEGE PARK - State Sen. Mike Lenett, D-Montgomery, once took his two sons, David and Aaron, to a Baltimore Orioles game. As Lenett and the boys crossed a street on...

Barry, Fenty ‘Good Meat’ for Media

(March 10, 2010) - Councilman Marion Barry’s supporters questioned the fairness of the District of Columbia Council’s censure of their Ward 8 peer last week. While Barry was taken to task for awarding $15,000...

Wells Fargo Touts Commitment to Blacks

(March 10, 2010) - In advance of its merger with Wachovia, Wells Fargo is re-affirming its commitment to African Americans by kicking off its National African American Media Tour in Washington, D.C., during Black...

Census Officials Act to Dispel Myths

Myths and falsehoods about the census have long played a role in people’s reluctance to participate. But with questionnaires for the decennial survey about to go out in the mail, U. S. Census Bureau officials...

Gay Couples Marry This Week in the District

(March 10, 2010) - Since same-sex marriage became a reality last week in the District of Columbia, excited couples have prepared to make their way to the altar, embarking on a union that is...

Non-Profit Groups Join the Census Fight

Census Bureau officials are working towards 100 percent participation in the 2010 census and they’re seeking help from myriad and innovative sources—including the non-profit sector. “It is really important that we get the word out...
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