Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:13:01 EDTThe principal of the District's leading technology high school is under investigation for allegedly doctoring student transcripts, school officials said Tuesday.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:40:08 EDTConstitution Avenue, a pathway to America's most cherished monuments, is crumbling.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:14:00 EDTLargely unnoticed, the most demanding proven program for a high school ever seen in the Disrict is applying for charter school status. The unanswered question: Can a school that requires students to pass six AP exams survive in the nation's capital?
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:03:00 EDTAbraham Lincoln signed the papers incorporating St. Ann's. It has been caring for orphaned children and destitute mothers ever since.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:03:00 EDTA girl inside a Southeast Washington apartment on Sunday picked up what she thought was an unloaded handgun, playfully pointed it at another teen and pulled the trigger, a detective testified.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:12:00 EDTColon cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease but also one of the most preventable. A new grant to provide free screenings in the District may help doctors and patients with earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:38:10 EDTEvent features a mock trial involving a Facebook threat.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:04:00 EDTCandidates who are campaigning for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council have used phrases such as "machine politics," "openly corrupt" and "banana republic" to describe the District government.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 01:40:00 EDTFighting fires is a difficult job. But sometimes, there are unexpected rewards, such as applause.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:41:01 EDTFewer than 1 percent of Metrorail commuters ride bicycles to Metro stations. But the transit system wants to quintuple the number of bike-to-rail commuters over the next 20 years. The reason: Parking spaces for cars cost on average $25,000 each, compared with $1,000 per space for a secured bike cage
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:29:00 EDTWhether you're a tourist or commuter, use this guide to identify stress points that could challenge travelers and get tips on navigating by transit or street.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 21:05:03 EDTAsleep for the past 10 years, the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame is waking up, inducting six new members whose names will go up at Nationals Park.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:13:00 EDTTraffic information in the D.C. area for the week of March 20.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:36:04 EDTAttorney who led investigation tells Council that government officials gave the parks spending little oversight, enabling a "classic case of waste and abuse."
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:53:00 EDTD.C. police target an alleged violent armed robbery crew.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:11:08 EDTA congressional committee has launched a probe into former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown's allegations that Mayor Vincent C. Gray promised him a job and that he received payments from two members of Gray's campaign.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:58:03 EDTA rare glimpse into a public school teacher's performance evaluation, the hypersensitive center of an education reform movement that aims to improve how teachers do their jobs.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:25:03 EDTA rare glimpse into a public school teacher's performance evaluation, the hypersensitive center of an education reform movement that aims to improve how teachers do their jobs.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 01:06:03 EDTThe two black Lincoln Navigators - the first was deemed unacceptable because of the color of the interior - could end up costing D.C. taxpayers more than $30,000 for just a few weeks of use.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:29:00 EDTA D.C. elementary school student was charged with possession of a controlled substance after being accused of taking cocaine to school and sharing it with four classmates who were hospitalized after ingesting it.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:09:05 EDTOrganizers of Washington's annual celebration plan to use the events to show their support for the people of Japan.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:01:01 EDTD.C. officials are looking into a range of problems at a Northwest private school for special needs students that has collected more than $16 million in tuition over the last two years.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:41:02 EDTD.C. officials are looking into a range of problems at a Northwest private school for special needs students that has collected more than $16 million in tuition over the last two years.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:24:00 EDTD.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, making a widely anticipated decision official, lifted the "interim" from Kaya Henderson's title Wednesday, naming her to succeed Michelle A. Rhee as D.C. schools chancellor.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:05:03 EDTD.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray fired his chief of staff Wednesday, moments before she was scheduled to testify before a D.C. Council committee on why some members of the administration were being paid salaries that exceeded the city's legal limits.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:21:00 EDTFour-time mayor Marion Barry knows a lot about how to run the District amid legal troubles, but current Mayor Vincent Gray shouldn't buy into Barry's view that scandals should be dealt with as a product of political conflict.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:44:00 EDTThe months-long investigation targeted back-and-forth gun violence between rival street crews at a public housing complex, authorities said.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:27:06 EDTWomen have now outpaced men on key measures of college success: More enroll, more graduate and they earn higher grades. Yet on many campuses, student government is dominated by men.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:38:00 EDTThe Center for American Progress' new analysis of spending patterns and test scores in school systems nationwide found a surprising result: Manassas Park and Calvert County have the most efficient schools in the Washington area.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:24:01 EDTMayor Vincent C. Gray's search has focused on one person: Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:26:00 EDTDemocrat Jacque Patterson fails to qualify for D.C. special election.GOP's Patrick Mara survives petition challenges.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:20:03 EDTFormer D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown had had six run-ins with law enforcement, including three charges in the District and an attempted-murder charge in Chicago, at the time he received a $110,000-a-year job in the administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDTFormer D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown had had six run-ins with law enforcement, including three charges in the District and an attempted-murder charge in Chicago, at the time he received a $110,000-a-year job in the administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, said city officials and sources...
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:45:03 EDTFormer mayor Adrian M. Fenty did nothing wrong when his administration doled out city contracts for parks and recreational centers two years ago, according to the findings of an 18-month investigation made public Monday. But the probe found that two of the mayor's close associates may have overch...
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 08:39:01 EDTThe new permanent chancellor of D.C. schools is going to be Kaya Henderson, and this, to her supporters, is a great thing because she is, as they say, Michelle Rhee without Michelle Rhee. Maybe not.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:55:00 EDTA small but growing number of predominantly African American student groups are coming to Lego robotics competitions.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:10:00 EDTIn the campaign probe, there's enough circumstantial evidence to make Vincent Gray sweat.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:07:00 EDTMoCo Executive Isiah Leggett (D) proposed a 5-cent bag tax Monday that would apply to nearly all retail establishments.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:03:00 ESTDear Dr. Gridlock: There has been a lot of discussion lately about ending late-night Metro service on weekends. My understanding is that this is motivated more by a desire for additional maintenance time than for the relatively small savings such a move would bring. Why doesn't Metro just single-...
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:06:01 ESTMonday will provide commuters' first weekday experience of 2011 with daylight saving time. During the early-evening rush, many drivers will find themselves staring into the sun on their westbound trips. Early-morning drivers will temporarily have the opposite problem: Monday at 6 a.m.will look li...
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:31:01 ESTA man convicted in the 2008 slaying of a Northwest Washington couple was sentenced on Friday to 137 years in prison, becoming the first of three killers to receive his punishment in the high-profile crime.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:19:00 ESTSevere weather whips through the Washington area, bringing floods and high winds but no tornado.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 ESTPepco has hired two prominent lawyers with extensive political experience to head what the company called "blue ribbon panels" to examine the utility's reliability problems in a series of public meetings in Prince George's County and the District.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 ESTOne half of the Muslim contingent in Congress paused, his voice high and breaking. He tugged at his glasses. He held up a finger and gathered himself.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:49:02 ESTPepco has hired two prominent attorneys with extensive political experience to head what the company called "blue ribbon panels" to examine the utility's reliability problems in a series of public meetings in Prince George's County and the District.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:48:01 ESTJules Morgan really wanted plain pizza. His three sisters were equally stubborn about wanting veggie pizza. The sibling argument raged, as they so often do, while the children's mother, Mary Wimbush, stopped at a red light in Southeast Washington.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:47:01 ESTMetro will conduct a strategic analysis by June of the time required to perform critical track and safety work in coming years, laying out options for the Board of Directors ranging from late-night weekend closures to shutting down entire rail lines to ensure that upgrades are completed.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:44:01 ESTMarie Drissel is a longtime political activist in the District. She lives in high-rent Sheridan-Kalorama - Precinct 13, to be precise, where on Sept. 14 she was a rare poll worker standing outside St. Margaret's Episcopal Church on Connecticut Avenue NW and stumping for Democratic mayoral candida...
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:43:01 ESTWashington Hospital Center spent about $6 million to hire 600 temporary nurses, beef up security and cover other costs during last week's nurses' strike and subsequent lockout at the region's largest hospital, hospital officials said.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:43:04 ESTThe Graduate School USA, formerly an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plans to more than double its physical size in coming years by opening a new campus in a planned redevelopment of the District's Southwest waterfront.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:43:02 ESTThe officers appear in Superior Court on stolen-property charges.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:40:01 ESTMetro's bus and rail network regularly fails to meet its own performance standards, and reversing the decline will take years, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said Wednesday.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:39:01 ESTA campaign consultant to Mayor Vincent C. Gray was involved in a bid to operate the District's lottery six years after a federal court found that he had overcharged the operator of Georgia's lottery more than $1 million.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:35:03 ESTA regional joint information center should be created to coordinate public warnings when a storm like the crippling Jan. 26 ice and snow looms, according to recommendations presented to elected officials Wednesday.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:14:05 ESTAn unusual thing happened on the way to the altar in the District over the past 12 months.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:31:04 ESTNot all kids who fight, eat, curse, play loud music and generally harass riders on Metro grow up to be disrespectful thugs and menaces to society. I know, because I used to be one of them.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:28:03 ESTThe D.C. Council put off a confirmation hearing for Lorraine Green to head the Washington Convention and Sports Authority. Green was chairwoman of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign, against which another candidate has leveled allegations.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:27:00 ESTTrustees of the University of the District of Columbia may ask President Allen Sessoms to repay some of the money he spent on first-class airfare, the board chairman told D.C. Council members Tuesday in an occasionally heated oversight hearing on the school.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:28:03 ESTA now-defunct radiology firm with ties to Mayor Vincent C. Gray campaign consultant Howard L. Brooks is seeking $10 million from the city for services it claims to have provided to the taxpayer-supported United Medical Center.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:05:01 ESTThree D.C. police officers were arrested Tuesday in an undercover sting involving the purchase of supposedly stolen goods, an operation similar to one over the weekend that led to the arrest of another officer in the same police district, the department said.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 05:22:00 ESTFor the first time in several years, the District is falling behind in its efforts to combat AIDS, according to a report to be released Tuesday.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:08:00 ESTThe D.C. Office of Campaign Finance has initiated a probe of allegations aired by mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown, who alleges he made a deal with members of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign team to trade a city job for political attacks on incumbent Adrian M. Fenty (D) before September's primary.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:07:00 ESTMayor Vincent C. Gray, who plans to name a permanent schools chancellor this week, said Monday that he was "comfortable" with a search process that has focused on just one name: Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:06:00 ESTEvery new industry is driven by risk-taking pioneers. It's no different with medical marijuana in the District, where those seeking a piece of the cannabis action include an electrician from Baltimore, an unemployed administrator who lives in Southeast Washington and the owners of a hemp clothing st
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:17:00 ESTWhen Nicole Pugh stepped into the voting booth in November, she had two things on her mind: Vote for mayor and go about her usual Tuesday business.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:14:00 ESTThe very platform of his campaign - sound ethics, fairness, transparency and dignity - are now crumbling in the face of some ugly allegations.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:24:01 ESTThe misery of the commute is expressed with surgical precision in the latest data that show just how congested the Washington region has become: 63 minutes lost on Interstate 95 in Virginia; 48 minutes wasted on the Beltway's outer loop in Montgomery County; 15 minutes stuck on the George Washing...
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:39:01 ESTA five-year veteran of the D.C. police department has been charged with accepting money she thought was stolen during a house burglary, after a sting operation by the internal affairs unit.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:00:03 ESTStudent leaders at the University of the District of Columbia called for the resignation of President Allen Sessoms on Monday in a noon protest, alleging that the administrator has spent lavishly on himself while raising tuition and cutting programs at Washington's public university.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:14:00 ESTPepco's multimillion-dollar plan to reduce power outages and improve reliability was "cobbled together" without detailed study and could fail to achieve its goals, a team of independent consultants has found.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:01:01 ESTWhat rush hour? There were fleeting moments during drives on the Intercounty Connector Monday morning when I couldn't see another vehicle. And I observed no bottlenecks at entrances and exits that appeared to be related to the new highway as tolling began. The Maryland Transportation Authority, w...
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:11:03 ESTDistrict Mayor Vincent C. Gray oon Sunday acknowledged "missteps" and said he wants the city attorney general and the D.C. Council to investigate allegations that aides to his campaign paid mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown last summer to continue his attacks on then-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in excha...
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 22:50:01 ESTRain set at least one record by Sunday afternoon, but it kept pouring, causing high water, closed roads, puddles, flooding and worries about flooding.
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:12:01 ESTStung by a decline in elementary school reading and math scores on 2010 standardized tests, D.C. officials are raising the intensity of preparations for this year's exams to unprecedented levels.
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 20:25:01 ESTMayor Vincent C. Gray intends to name interim schools leader Kaya Henderson as permanent schools chancellor this week to replace Michelle A. Rhee, according to a source close to the situation.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:38:00 ESTInterim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has warned parents and teachers that the District's large number of low-enrollment schools may no longer be sustainable and that the city might have to seriously consider closing some of them next year.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:02:01 ESTThese D.C. public schools have an enrollment of fewer than 300 students:
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:57:01 ESTThree people were killed in Southeast Washington late Friday and early Saturday, bringing the city's homicide total to 18 for the year.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:31:17 ESTAfter three seasons competing in the District's urban center, the Washington Kastles are heading this summer to the Southwest waterfront, where a 3,000-seat tennis stadium will be constructed in hopes of jump-starting a nearly $2Â billion, 10-year redevelopment project.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:43:09 ESTAlmost a year of rancorous contract talks came to a head Friday when several hundred nurses at Washington Hospital Center, the region's largest hospital, walked off the job for a 24-hour strike.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:55:01 ESTThe District has made a good faith effort to implement the 2007 law that placed public schools under mayoral control, but there is no evidence that the change in governance has been a factor in improved standardized test scores, according to the first major independent study of D.C. school reform.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:50:03 ESTSenate Democrats unveiled a seven-month spending bill Friday that spares the Washington region from most of the cuts that a more austere House bill would impose.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:45:00 ESTD.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Thursday that having a criminal record would not automatically disqualify someone from serving in some positions in his administration. But he is asking city police to again scrutinize senior and mid-level managers he has hired thus far, fearful that the initial ve...
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:03:04 ESTD.C. police officials have told the family of slain teenager Latisha M. Frazier that they know the probable location of her body but have decided against a search, relatives said.
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 18:55:01 ESTD.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has had to put up with a lot of snickers in the past couple of weeks.
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:17:01 ESTA former top CIA officer was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison for sexually abusing a woman in Algeria.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:32:00 ESTWhat a debut. In their first two months in office, the most memorable stories about District Mayor Vincent Gray and council Chairman Kwame Brown revealed that they spent taxpayers' money on apparently nepotistic hiring and luxury SUVs.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:20:01 ESTA once-powerful figure in the D.C. taxi community acknowledged in federal court Wednesday that he distributed more than $250,000 in bribes in a scheme to obtain lucrative licenses to operate cab companies in the District and to influence city legislation that would benefit his business.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:19:01 ESTThe Obama administration plans to shed thousands of vacant or underused federal buildings in coming years and hopes to recruit outside help to determine which office towers, courthouses and warehouses the government no longer needs.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:53:00 ESTIn a sign of recovery for the District's real estate market and its economy in general, new property assessment data indicate modest growth in the city's tax base.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 21:40:01 ESTWhen health inspectors showed up at a group home in Northeast Washington in August, they found one problem after another.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:28:03 ESTExpense records for Allen Sessoms, president of the University of the District of Columbia, show a pattern of first-class air travel and thousand-dollar plane tickets over the past two years.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:28:03 ESTFor the first time in 15 years, the street fair that culminates the National Cherry Blossom Festival will charge a fee.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:19:01 ESTA D.C. man is convicted of using a chat room to lure another man into an encounter and then killing him.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:27:02 ESTD.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Tuesday that the District's revenue forecast for the coming fiscal year has improved by $105 million, a windfall brought on by an improving local economy that could forestall crippling budget cuts.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:53:00 ESTD.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown "inappropriately requested" a Lincoln Navigator and District officials violated the law by leasing the luxury SUV, according to a council report released Monday that raises new questions about how some local leaders may be getting around the city.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:50:01 ESTThere seem to be plenty of anonymous angels flying in at the last minute to save azaleas and libraries, but where are the saviors of the needle exchange program in District or the reading program for Prince George's youngsters?
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:41:01 ESTA woman infected with measles, a contagious and potentially dangerous disease, traveled through the District and Maryland after flying into Dulles International Airport, it was disclosed Monday.