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Washington Post
Metro board lambasted for failing to find new GM after almost a yearJack Requa, left, Metro’s interim general manager, and Rob Troup, Metro deputy
Metro board lambasted for failing to find new GM after almost a year
Washington Post / Posted 2 hours ago
Jack Requa, left, Metro’s interim general manager, and Rob Troup, Metro deputy general manager, right, address reporters after a Metro Board meeting in January. (Amanda Voisard/For The Washington Post) For Metro, a noteworthy anniversary is near:... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Homeward DCA morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the Di
Homeward DC
Washington City Paper / Posted 11 hours ago
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox,... Read more
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NBC Washington
No Justice, No PeaceAt Mayor Muriel Bowser’s anti-crime meeting in Ward 8 last week, the mayor did
No Justice, No Peace
NBC Washington / Posted 14 hours ago
At Mayor Muriel Bowser’s anti-crime meeting in Ward 8 last week, the mayor did two things. She either lost control of her public meeting to rowdy protesters, or she endured disruptions to show that she’s not backing down in the face of public... Read more
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Washington Post
Bowser unveils blueprint to address city’s backlog of homeless familiesThe former D.C. General Hospital now serves as a homeless shelter for many fami
Bowser unveils blueprint to address city’s backlog of homeless families
Washington Post / Posted yesterday
The former D.C. General Hospital now serves as a homeless shelter for many families. (Sarah L. Voisin/THE WASHINGTON POST) D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is attempting to solve one of Washington’s most intractable social problems by increasing the... Read more
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Washington Post
With ceramics, debate, choir and band, urban schools revive electivesNatural light streams in from a glass atrium where students are invited to lunc
With ceramics, debate, choir and band, urban schools revive electives
Washington Post / Posted yesterday
Natural light streams in from a glass atrium where students are invited to lunch at Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Cardozo Education Campus will offer 22 electives this year, up from six last year. (Nikki... Read more
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Washington Post
D.C. dramatically expands services for homeless familiesSierra Oliver, age 2, fell asleep after having lunch with her dad, Andre Foster
D.C. dramatically expands services for homeless families
Washington Post / Posted 2 days ago
Sierra Oliver, age 2, fell asleep after having lunch with her dad, Andre Foster, in the lobby at the Days Inn motel in July. The family was placed in temporary shelter by the District after their home was destroyed by a fire. Foster has been... Read more
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Washington City Paper
At-Large Race Gets Republican ChallengerThe D.C. Council at-large race is usually a haven for party-hopping Democrats.
At-Large Race Gets Republican Challenger
Washington City Paper / Posted 5 days ago
The D.C. Council at-large race is usually a haven for party-hopping Democrats. But new candidate Dave Oberting has made a more unusual change: from independent to Republican. "I’ve spent the last month agonizing over being mentioned in the same... Read more
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Washington City Paper
’Gator Wrestling: Muriel Bowser’s Lincoln Navigator Costs More Than $2,000 a MonthDistrict officials love their Lincoln Navigators. Former Mayor Adrian Fenty may
’Gator Wrestling: Muriel Bowser’s Lincoln Navigator Costs More Than $2,000 a Month
Washington City Paper / Posted 5 days ago
District officials love their Lincoln Navigators. Former Mayor Adrian Fenty may be better known for driving an eco-friendly Smart car, but he still commuted to the Wilson Building in a Navigator. Vince Gray bounced between campaign stops during his... Read more
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Washington Post
Is it time for a new D.C. statue — of the mayor for life?The late Marion Barry, pictured at a D.C. Council meeting, where he represented
Is it time for a new D.C. statue — of the mayor for life?
Washington Post / Posted 5 days ago
The late Marion Barry, pictured at a D.C. Council meeting, where he represented Ward 8 following four terms as mayor. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) A youth parade. A scholarship. A museum. A statue. A whole series of statues. Those were some... Read more
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Washington City Paper
A House Provided: After crisis intervention, domestic violence survivors face another hurdle: D.C.’s affordable housing crunch.Tucked into a back hallway on the fifth floor of the D.C. Superior Court is Sur
A House Provided: After crisis intervention, domestic violence survivors face another hurdle: D.C.’s affordable housing crunch.
Washington City Paper / Posted 5 days ago
Tucked into a back hallway on the fifth floor of the D.C. Superior Court is Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment’s office. In the waiting room, a young mother bounces a toddler on one knee while her second child plays on the floor with wooden... Read more
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FOX News
Black Lives Matter boos Washington DC mayor's anti-crime plansAug. 27, 2015: People react as Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses th
Black Lives Matter boos Washington DC mayor's anti-crime plans
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
Aug. 27, 2015: People react as Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses the rise in violent crime in DC during a news conference at the former Malcolm X Elementary School in Congress Heights in Washington, D.C. (Katherine Frey/The Washington... Read more
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Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plansCreated: 08/27/2015 4:52 PM By: By BEN NUCKOLS WASHINGTON (AP) — The boos beg
Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 6 days ago
Created: 08/27/2015 4:52 PM By: By BEN NUCKOLS WASHINGTON (AP) — The boos began as soon as Washington's mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn't let up for the next 18... Read more
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Washington Post
Black Lives Matter activists disrupt Bowser speech on how to stop killingsD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said there was "no easy answer" for the city's recent
Black Lives Matter activists disrupt Bowser speech on how to stop killings
Washington Post / Posted 6 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said there was "no easy answer" for the city's recent spike in violence. As she discussed efforts being taken to combat the violence, protesters interrupted, shouting, "Ward 8 matters!" (D.C. Mayor's Office) Anger over a... Read more
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Washington Post
One in four D.C. public schools has a new principal this yearEva Steinman, 6, walks with her father, Jon Steinman, following Eva's first day
One in four D.C. public schools has a new principal this year
Washington Post / Posted 6 days ago
Eva Steinman, 6, walks with her father, Jon Steinman, following Eva's first day of school at Cleveland Elementary School on Aug. 24 in Washington, D.C. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) One in four D.C. public schools started the school year this... Read more
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NBC Washington
Mayor Bowser to Announce Plan to Fight Crime SpikeWith a 43 percent spike in homicides this year, Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected
Mayor Bowser to Announce Plan to Fight Crime Spike
NBC Washington / Posted 7 days ago
With a 43 percent spike in homicides this year, Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to ask the D.C. Council on Thursday for additional powers to search people on probation, in a bid to prevent crime by repeat offenders. Bowser briefed D.C. Council... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Police Chief Shares Crime Stats, Motives in District-Wide EmailJust two days after a candid email exchange between police Chief Cathy Lanier a
Police Chief Shares Crime Stats, Motives in District-Wide Email
Washington City Paper / Posted 7 days ago
Just two days after a candid email exchange between police Chief Cathy Lanier and a District resident was published online, D.C.’s top cop has sent out a citywide email on crime stats—an unusual, if not unprecedented, display of transparency from the... Read more
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South Maryland News
Women’s equality luncheon touches on wage gap, struggles heroinesBefore the civil rights movement, before the push for gay and lesbian narriage
Women’s equality luncheon touches on wage gap, struggles heroines
South Maryland News / Posted 7 days ago
Before the civil rights movement, before the push for gay and lesbian narriage equality, women fought for the rights men had been given in the U.S. Constitution. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) hosted his 13th annual Women’s Equality Day luncheon... Read more
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Washington City Paper
It’s Electric!A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the Di
It’s Electric!
Washington City Paper / Posted 7 days ago
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox,... Read more
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Northwest Herald
D.C. regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, PepcoThe three-member D.C. Public Service Commission voted unanimously to reject the
D.C. regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, Pepco
Northwest Herald / Posted 7 days ago
The three-member D.C. Public Service Commission voted unanimously to reject the merger. It had already been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and by Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia, leaving the District as the final... Read more
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South Maryland News
DC mayor speaks at annual women’s rights luncheonBefore the gay and lesbian community began fighting for the right to marry in t
DC mayor speaks at annual women’s rights luncheon
South Maryland News / Posted 7 days ago
Before the gay and lesbian community began fighting for the right to marry in the U.S., blacks fought for the right to be equal to their white peers. But, before the civil rights movement, women fought for equal rights men had been given in the U.S.... Read more
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Washington Post
D.C. mayor to ask for expanded police powers amid homicide spikeD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, seen here to the left of Police Chief Cathy L. Lan
D.C. mayor to ask for expanded police powers amid homicide spike
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, seen here to the left of Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, will ask the D.C. Council for expanded police powers to detain those who violate terms of parole and probation. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) Responding to... Read more
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Washington Post
D.C. mayor to ask for expanded police powers amid homicide spikeD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, seen here to the left of Police Chief Cathy L. Lan
D.C. mayor to ask for expanded police powers amid homicide spike
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, seen here to the left of Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, will ask the D.C. Council for expanded police powers to detain those who violate terms of parole and probation. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) Responding to... Read more
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Washington Post
We’ve ignored a reason for homicides of blacks: Look at the enemy within.When it comes to the causes of homicide among black people, there’s something a
We’ve ignored a reason for homicides of blacks: Look at the enemy within.
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
When it comes to the causes of homicide among black people, there’s something a lot of black people are saying among themselves: It’s not all due to institutional racism. Few dare say it publicly, lest some animus-filled, right-wing conservatives... Read more
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NBC Washington
Metro Lifts Temporary Detour on Bus Route in SE D.C.Metro will restore service on part of a bus line in Southeast D.C. and instead
Metro Lifts Temporary Detour on Bus Route in SE D.C.
NBC Washington / Posted 8 days ago
Metro will restore service on part of a bus line in Southeast D.C. and instead place a police officer in the area where a rider was shot Friday night. A man riding the W8 bus was shot about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 2400 block of Elvans Road SE,... Read more
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The Washington Times
DC regulators reject multistate merger of Exelon, PepcoRegulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power co
DC regulators reject multistate merger of Exelon, Pepco
The Washington Times / Posted 8 days ago
Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power companies Exelon and Pepco on Tuesday, saying the deal would not benefit ratepayers. The three-member D.C. Public Service Commission voted unanimously to reject the merger.... Read more
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Lowell Sun
DC regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, PepcoWASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed
DC regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, Pepco
Lowell Sun / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power companies Exelon and Pepco on Tuesday, saying the deal would not benefit ratepayers. The three-member D.C. Public Service Commission voted unanimously to... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Phil Mendelson Gives In, Joins TwitterNine years after Twitter started and at least three years since he became the l
Phil Mendelson Gives In, Joins Twitter
Washington City Paper / Posted 9 days ago
Nine years after Twitter started and at least three years since he became the last member of the D.C. Council who didn't tweet (or at least whose staff didn't tweet for them), D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson has made a Twitter account. Here's... Read more
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Washington Post
In the nation’s capital, a new business to regulate: D.C.’s personal trainersDistrict Crossfit owner and trainer Andrew Killion trains Dominique Evans at th
In the nation’s capital, a new business to regulate: D.C.’s personal trainers
Washington Post / Posted 10 days ago
District Crossfit owner and trainer Andrew Killion trains Dominique Evans at the “box” on Half Street SW in Washington. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) After decades of unregulated existence in all 50 states, the booming field of personal... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in deadly violence is dictating the agenda for D.C.’s mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in deadly violence is dictating the agenda for D.C.’s mayor
Washington Post / Posted 10 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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Washington Post
New D.C. superintendent aims to bring stability to job after years of turnoverHanseul Kang was tapped by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) this past spring to head
New D.C. superintendent aims to bring stability to job after years of turnover
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
Hanseul Kang was tapped by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) this past spring to head the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education, an agency that has seen significant turnover since it was formed seven years ago. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in violence dictates agenda for D.C.’s mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in violence dictates agenda for D.C.’s mayor
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in deadly violence is dictating agenda for new D.C. mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in deadly violence is dictating agenda for new D.C. mayor
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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Washington City Paper
New Site Helps Determine If Criminal Records Are SealableD.C. residents who have been arrested, charged, or convicted of an offense can
New Site Helps Determine If Criminal Records Are Sealable
Washington City Paper / Posted 12 days ago
D.C. residents who have been arrested, charged, or convicted of an offense can now more easily start the process of sealing those records thanks to a recently launched website called Clean Slate DC. It offers residents an easy-to-use... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: D.C. officials blasted at Baptist church forumANALYSIS/OPINION: ‘The devil is on the loose, and we need to lock it back up.”
DEBORAH SIMMONS: D.C. officials blasted at Baptist church forum
The Washington Times / Posted 13 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: ‘The devil is on the loose, and we need to lock it back up.” Those words fittingly summed up the cultural earthquake that is rocking the nation’s capital, where Official D.C. can’t seem to acknowledge the city’s problem — let... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Packing Heat: A Wave of Gun Crimes and Homicides Tests Bowser AdminLL crammed into a hallway with more than a dozen other media types last week to
Packing Heat: A Wave of Gun Crimes and Homicides Tests Bowser Admin
Washington City Paper / Posted 13 days ago
LL crammed into a hallway with more than a dozen other media types last week to hear Muriel Bowser talk murders. The Wilson Building has a press room for this kind of thing, but the press room isn’t just steps away from the mayor’s CapStat room,... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Fearing Overdevelopment, Southwest D.C. Resists Shakespeare Theatre Company's Planned HeadquartersWhat remains of Southeastern University David Ehrlich has lived in Southwest s
Fearing Overdevelopment, Southwest D.C. Resists Shakespeare Theatre Company's Planned Headquarters
Washington City Paper / Posted 14 days ago
What remains of Southeastern University David Ehrlich has lived in Southwest since 1979. After managing his family’s retail business in Boston, he came to the District to work for the Smithsonian. The quadrant, a one-time enclave for both poor and... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Against Jim GrahamFormer Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham may have swapped out legislating for str
Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Against Jim Graham
Washington City Paper / Posted 15 days ago
Former Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham may have swapped out legislating for strip club promoting, but his D.C. Council history isn't behind him yet. In a ruling this morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit against Graham for actions he... Read more
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Washington Post
D.C. students will be riding Metro for free this yearD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Monday boarded a Metro train with a group of D.C
D.C. students will be riding Metro for free this year
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Monday boarded a Metro train with a group of D.C. public school students to kick off an initiative that will allow them to ride for free. The $7 million initiative expands a 2013 measure passed by the District Council... Read more
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Washington Post
‘Straight up execution’: Crime surges across the DistrictD.C. police officers are seen during a community crime awareness walk in Columb
‘Straight up execution’: Crime surges across the District
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
D.C. police officers are seen during a community crime awareness walk in Columbia Heights on Tuesday. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) The gunman ran up Georgia Avenue, shooting along the way. Struck in the back, the 33-year-old victim collapsed... Read more
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Washington Post
A conversation with WABA about bicycling in WashingtonGregory Billing at Bike to Work Day 2015, speaks with D.C. Council member Eliss
A conversation with WABA about bicycling in Washington
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
Gregory Billing at Bike to Work Day 2015, speaks with D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman (At-large) at the Freedom Plaza pit stop. (Courtesy of WABA) Bicycling has become a popular trend in Washington. In the last decade the city has become a bike... Read more
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Washington Post
‘Straight up execution’: Not even NW is immune as crime surges across D.C.D.C. police officers are seen during a community crime awareness walk in Columb
‘Straight up execution’: Not even NW is immune as crime surges across D.C.
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
D.C. police officers are seen during a community crime awareness walk in Columbia Heights on Tuesday. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) The gunman ran up Georgia Avenue, shooting along the way. Struck in the back, the 33-year-old victim collapsed... Read more
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Business Insider
A new proposal to solve prostitution would do more harm than goodAmnesty International adopted a resolution last week urging the worldwide decri
A new proposal to solve prostitution would do more harm than good
Business Insider / Posted 16 days ago
Amnesty International adopted a resolution last week urging the worldwide decriminalization of prostitution, and D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) was among many to applaud the vote: He announced that he is considering introducing... Read more
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Washington Post
Solving prostitutionIndonesian commercial female sex workers cover their face behind the glass insi
Solving prostitution
Washington Post / Posted 17 days ago
Indonesian commercial female sex workers cover their face behind the glass inside a brothel last year in Surabaya, Indonesia. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL adopted a resolution last week urging the worldwide decriminalization... Read more
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Washington Post
Uptick in crime affects residents across the DistrictMax Parness, left, talks to D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau, center, during
Uptick in crime affects residents across the District
Washington Post / Posted 17 days ago
Max Parness, left, talks to D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau, center, during a community crime awareness walk in Columbia Heights on Tuesday in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) The gunman ran up Georgia Avenue, shooting along the... Read more
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Washington Post
AU graduate shot and killed nearShaw-Howard Metro stationA man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in the Shaw neighborhood in Northw
AU graduate shot and killed nearShaw-Howard Metro station
Washington Post / Posted 17 days ago
A man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest Washington, a few blocks from where three people were shot and wounded Tuesday night. The victim was identified by police as Matthew C. Shlonsky, 23, of Northeast.... Read more
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Washington Post
Bowser names a retired Navy rear admiral as General Services directorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Friday named a retired Navy rear admiral to head
Bowser names a retired Navy rear admiral as General Services director
Washington Post / Posted 18 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Friday named a retired Navy rear admiral to head the District’s Department of General Services, which presides over all of the city’s public building construction and renovation projects, including schools, hospitals,... Read more
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Washington Post
The mayor is watching: It’s time to get a jobFor more than an hour before the young job seekers arrived on Friday, the D.C.
The mayor is watching: It’s time to get a job
Washington Post / Posted 19 days ago
For more than an hour before the young job seekers arrived on Friday, the D.C. government workers were ready. Big, bold signs advertised the names of companies looking for new hires. A row of laptops stood ready to process the incoming youths. And... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Living At-Large: Vincent Orange Gets His First Challenger in David GarberThe vending machine at H Street NE spot Maketto sells Magnum condoms, cat statu
Living At-Large: Vincent Orange Gets His First Challenger in David Garber
Washington City Paper / Posted 20 days ago
The vending machine at H Street NE spot Maketto sells Magnum condoms, cat statues, and pouches of MSG. Elsewhere, diners can buy beard oil and artisanal razors. But last week, Maketto patrons got a chance to spend their money on something not so... Read more
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Washington Post
Report recommends rating system to measure charter schools’ financial healthSeven of the District’s 60 charter schools were deemed to be financially low-pe
Report recommends rating system to measure charter schools’ financial health
Washington Post / Posted 21 days ago
Seven of the District’s 60 charter schools were deemed to be financially low-performing and 21 schools were financially high-performing during the 2013-2014 school year, according to the most recent charter school board financial review. But the... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
Wind farm to power 35 percent of city government buildingsThe District purchased a wind farm in southwestern Pennsylvania in an effort to
Wind farm to power 35 percent of city government buildings
The GW Hatchet / Posted 21 days ago
The District purchased a wind farm in southwestern Pennsylvania in an effort to use more sustainable energy in the city government buildings, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday. The 46-megawatt wind farm is capable of producing 35 percent of... Read more
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