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D.C. principal under investigation for allegedly doctoring student transcripts

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:13:01 EDT

The principal of the District's leading technology high school is under investigation for allegedly doctoring student transcripts, school officials said Tuesday.

Crumbling Constitution Avenue to be rebuilt

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:40:08 EDT

Constitution Avenue, a pathway to America's most cherished monuments, is crumbling.

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Will a BASIS charter school work in D.C.?

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:14:00 EDT

Largely 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?

As ever, foundlings and orphans get love and care from St. Ann's

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:03:00 EDT

Abraham Lincoln signed the papers incorporating St. Ann's. It has been caring for orphaned children and destitute mothers ever since.

Detective: Girl, 15, charged in teen's death said she didn't think gun was loaded

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:03:00 EDT

A 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.

D.C. grant program to provide free screenings for colon cancer

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:12:00 EDT

Colon 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.

Candidates for D.C. Council at-large seat running hard - away from Gray, Kwame Brown

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:04:00 EDT

Candidates 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.

Firefighters cheered after D.C. condo blaze

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 01:40:00 EDT

Fighting fires is a difficult job. But sometimes, there are unexpected rewards, such as applause.

Metro to lure bike-to-rail commuters

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:41:01 EDT

Fewer 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

Cherry Blossom Festival: Traveler's guide

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:29:00 EDT

Whether 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.

D.C. reviving hall of fame for stars of its sports world

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 21:05:03 EDT

Asleep 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.

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Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:13:00 EDT

Traffic information in the D.C. area for the week of March 20.

Fenty ally Skinner's firm charged more than $500,000 in markups, Trout probe finds

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:36:04 EDT

Attorney who led investigation tells Council that government officials gave the parks spending little oversight, enabling a "classic case of waste and abuse."

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D.C. police target alleged violent armed robbery crew

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:53:00 EDT

D.C. police target an alleged violent armed robbery crew.

Congressional committee plans probe into Sulaimon Brown allegations

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:11:08 EDT

A 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.

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Evaluating teachers is a delicate conversation

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:58:03 EDT

A 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.

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Evaluating teachers is a delicate conversation

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:25:03 EDT

A 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.

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Kwame Brown team asked for costly SUV hours after election as council chairman, D.C. officials testify

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 01:06:03 EDT

The 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.

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D.C. elementary students sickened by cocaine

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:29:00 EDT

A 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.

D.C.'s cherry blossom, Japanese street fests muted this year after earthquake

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:09:05 EDT

Organizers of Washington's annual celebration plan to use the events to show their support for the people of Japan.

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D.C. probes special-ed school Rock Creek Academy

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:01:01 EDT

D.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.

District investigates special-ed school

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:41:02 EDT

D.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.

Kaya Henderson nominated D.C. schools chancellor

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:24:00 EDT

D.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.

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D.C. Mayor Gray fires chief of staff

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:05:03 EDT

D.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.

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Gray should ignore Barry's depiction of scandals as political conflict

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:21:00 EDT

Four-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.

8 gang members arrested in Southeast Washington shootings, violence, police say

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:44:00 EDT

The months-long investigation targeted back-and-forth gun violence between rival street crews at a public housing complex, authorities said.

On college campuses, a gender gap in student government

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:27:06 EDT

Women 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.

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Study: Manassas Park and Calvert County have most efficient schools in D.C. area

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:38:00 EDT

The 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.

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Gray 'comfortable' with search for schools chief, despite narrow focus

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:24:01 EDT

Mayor Vincent C. Gray's search has focused on one person: Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson.

Patterson fails to qualify for D.C. ballot; Mara survives

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:26:00 EDT

Democrat Jacque Patterson fails to qualify for D.C. special election.GOP's Patrick Mara survives petition challenges.

Brown had six run-ins with law enforcement before landing D.C. job

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:20:03 EDT

Former 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.

Brown had six run-ins with law enforcement before landing D.C. job

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDT

Former 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...

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Report clears Fenty of contract steering charges, raises concerns about allies

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:45:03 EDT

Former 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...

The problem(s) with Rhee's successor

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 08:39:01 EDT

The 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.

Lego contests put minority students on a mission

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:55:00 EDT

A small but growing number of predominantly African American student groups are coming to Lego robotics competitions.

In D.C. campaign scandal, key tests are physical evidence, Gray aides' interviews

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:10:00 EDT

In the campaign probe, there's enough circumstantial evidence to make Vincent Gray sweat.

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Leggett proposes broad 5-cent bag tax in Montgomery

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:07:00 EDT

MoCo Executive Isiah Leggett (D) proposed a 5-cent bag tax Monday that would apply to nearly all retail establishments.

Metro track work hours add up

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:03:00 EST

Dear 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-...

Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:06:01 EST

Monday 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...

Convicted killer sentenced in 2008 murder of Chevy Chase couple

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:31:01 EST

A 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.

Heavy rains flood Washington area

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:19:00 EST

Severe weather whips through the Washington area, bringing floods and high winds but no tornado.

Pepco hires two attorneys for 'blue ribbon panels' on reliability

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EST

Pepco 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.

Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearing: Plenty of drama, less substance

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EST

One 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.

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Pepco hires two attorneys for 'blue ribbon panels' on reliability

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:49:02 EST

Pepco 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.

Family struggles to cope after wife and mother of four killed by driver on PCP

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:48:01 EST

Jules 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.

Metro to analyze schedule for rail system upgrades

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:47:01 EST

Metro 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.

'One City' under siege

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:44:01 EST

Marie 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...

Nurses' strike cost Washington Hospital Center $6 million

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:43:01 EST

Washington 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.

The Graduate School to expand with new campus on D.C.'s Southwest waterfront

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:43:04 EST

The 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.

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Three D.C. officers charged with attempting to receive stolen goods

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:43:02 EST

The officers appear in Superior Court on stolen-property charges.

Metro transit chief Sarles says maintenance backlog will take years

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:40:01 EST

Metro'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.

Howard L. Brooks, consultant to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, linked to lottery disputes

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:39:01 EST

A 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.

Panel recommends D.C. regional operations center to coordinate warnings to public

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:35:03 EST

A 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.

Same-sex couples lead to marriage licenses doubling

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:14:05 EST

An unusual thing happened on the way to the altar in the District over the past 12 months.

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Teens who ride Metro do grow up

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:31:04 EST

Not 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.

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Confirmation hearing for D.C. convention authority nominee postponed

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:28:03 EST

The 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.

Board chairman says UDC may ask President Allen Sessoms to repay some airfare costs

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:27:00 EST

Trustees 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.

$10M is sought from D.C. by firm with ties to Gray campaign adviser

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:28:03 EST

A 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.

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Three D.C. officers arrested in another police undercover sting

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:05:01 EST

Three 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.

D.C. backsliding in efforts to fight AIDS, study finds

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 05:22:00 EST

For 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.

D.C. Office of Campaign Finance looking into allegations against Gray's campaign

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:08:00 EST

The 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.

Gray 'comfortable' with search for schools chief, despite narrow focus

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:07:00 EST

Mayor 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.

D.C.'s pot pioneers: Seeking a piece of the medical marijuana action

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:06:00 EST

Every 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

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Rookie ANC official Pugh's efforts part of rising civic energy in Southeast D.C.

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:17:00 EST

When 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.

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Gray now fighting off the very ethical accusations he made against Fenty

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:14:00 EST

The very platform of his campaign - sound ethics, fairness, transparency and dignity - are now crumbling in the face of some ugly allegations.

Annual report of real-time traffic data ranks D.C. area congestion fourth

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:24:01 EST

The 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...

D.C. police officer arrested in burglary sting

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:39:01 EST

A 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.

UDC students stage protest, call for school president's resignation

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:00:03 EST

Student 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.

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Pepco reliability plan 'cobbled together' without detailed study, report finds

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:14:00 EST

Pepco'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.

In ICC's first rush hour, there's no crush

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:01:01 EST

What 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...

Gray acknowledges 'missteps,' calls for investigation

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:11:03 EST

District 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...

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Downpours leave mark in D.C. area, including record at Dulles

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 22:50:01 EST

Rain set at least one record by Sunday afternoon, but it kept pouring, causing high water, closed roads, puddles, flooding and worries about flooding.

District schools cram for DC CAS tests

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:12:01 EST

Stung 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.

Kaya Henderson reportedly getting some job security

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 20:25:01 EST

Mayor 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.

Interim D.C. schools chief alludes to school shutdowns

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:38:00 EST

Interim 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.

Schools in the District with low enrollment

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:02:01 EST

These D.C. public schools have an enrollment of fewer than 300 students:

Three killed in weekend outbreak of violence in Southeast D.C.

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:57:01 EST

Three people were killed in Southeast Washington late Friday and early Saturday, bringing the city's homicide total to 18 for the year.

Washington Kastles plan to relocate to Southwest waterfront development

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:31:17 EST

After 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 $2 billion, 10-year redevelopment project.

Washington Hospital Center nurses launch 24-hour strike

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:43:09 EST

Almost 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.

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No evidence mayoral control led to D.C. schools' better test scores, report says

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:55:01 EST

The 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.

Senate spending bill would spare D.C. region from House cuts

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:50:03 EST

Senate 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.

Gray orders new checks on appointees; source says Sulaimon Brown had thorough vetting

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:45:00 EST

D.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...

No landfill search for body of slain teen, D.C. police say

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:03:04 EST

D.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.

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Kwame Brown navigates his future

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 18:55:01 EST

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has had to put up with a lot of snickers in the past couple of weeks.

Ex-CIA station chief sentenced to prison for sexually abuse of Algerian woman

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:17:01 EST

A former top CIA officer was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison for sexually abusing a woman in Algeria.

Gray, Brown need to promote ethics, regain political savvy after mini-scandals in District

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:32:00 EST

What 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.

Taxi industry insider pleads guilty to bribing D.C. officials for licenses

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:20:01 EST

A 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.

White House has plan to increase sales of vacant, underused federal buildings

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:19:01 EST

The 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.

D.C. property values rise, thanks to strong downtown market

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:53:00 EST

In 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.

D.C. group home operator scrutinized

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 21:40:01 EST

When health inspectors showed up at a group home in Northeast Washington in August, they found one problem after another.

UDC president's expenses questioned

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:28:03 EST

Expense 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.

Cherry Blossom street fair to charge fee

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:28:03 EST

For the first time in 15 years, the street fair that culminates the National Cherry Blossom Festival will charge a fee.

Southeast man convicted of luring man to death through chat line

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:19:01 EST

A D.C. man is convicted of using a chat room to lure another man into an encounter and then killing him.

Outlook brightens for D.C. budget

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:27:02 EST

D.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.

Report critical of Kwame Brown's wheels - and those of others

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:53:00 EST

D.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.

Petula Dvorak asks, Where are the angels?

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:50:01 EST

There 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?

D.C. Health Department issues measles alert

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:41:01 EST

A 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.