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Report Reveals Barry Misused City Funds

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An investigation by special counsel Robert Bennett into the District of Columbia City Council’s contract and grant distribution habits has revealed among other highlights, that Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry misused government funds, steering nearly $1 million into the...

Recent Storms Test Locals’ Preparation, Patience

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Preparing for a record blizzard seemed to be uncharted territory for local residents. The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area is used to snowfalls, but preparing for this year’s record deluge proved to be a huge challenge for officials, residents and...

Details of Drag Racing Deaths Revealed

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A state medical examiner this week offered gruesome details of the injuries incurred in the February 2008 street race that ended in tragedy for its eight victims and put two Waldorf, Md. men on trial. Tavon Taylor, 20, back in...

District Students Set To Perform in DC-CAPital Competition

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The top talented high school performers from the District of Columbia will be showcased in the second annual DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition on March 8. The event, backed by the D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP), features talented, college-bound youths displaying...

Metro Fatalities Still Under Investigation

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The series of fatalities and injuries that have occurred over the past year on the mass transit system in Washington have distinguished the system as the region’s worst, according to federal records. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigates...

PG Officials Bracing for Census Challenge

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Officials in Prince George’s County are working diligently to educate residents on the 2010 census. Typically, the county has performed favorably compared to some of the other local jurisdictions, but it is taking no chances with informing the public. “An...

Massive Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic Region

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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 over Friday night into Saturday...

Trial Underway in Drag Racing Accident

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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 Waldorf, Md., are believed to...

Norton Counts Down Days to Legalized Gay Marriages

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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 Marriage Equity Amendment Act. U.S. Rep....

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 to usher in new technology...

Crime-Fighting Collaborative Yields Results

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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 District of Columbia Mayor Adrian...

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 County Department of Social Services...

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