Bowser Wants More Police to Curb Homicide Spike

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser outlined Thursday her plan to curb violence on city streets amid a spike in homicides, but her idea to increase police presence only riled residents who nearly commandeered the mayor's press conference in protest.

D.C. Youth Debut Short Film Condemning Violence

The once troubled teenagers hailing from east of the river are now young adults in Ward 8 who have turned their lives around and received the opportunity to star in, write and shoot a short film addressing violence in their ...

Maryland AG Outlines New Guidelines Against Racial Profiling

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued a new set of guidelines Tuesday in Annapolis to help end racial profiling by law enforcement.

D.C. Rejects Pepco-Exelon Merger

Exelon Corp's $6.8 billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc. has been rejected by D.C.'s Public Service Commission.

D.C. Council's McDuffie to Address Spike in Homicides

D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5), announced this week that he will hold a public hearing next month to address rising violent crime in the city.

UDC Opens Green Roof to Grow Produce

The University of the District of Columbia announced the establishment of a 20,000-square-foot on-campus green roof that will produce food for the university and surrounding community.

Bowser Responds to D.C. Homicide Spike

The homicide rate in the District has seen a startling increase of 20 percent in the eight days between July 24 and Aug. 1, which prompted top city officials to assemble in a closed-door public safety and justice cluster meeting.

Raising Awareness about Child Support

The District's Office of the Attorney General has designated August as Child Support Awareness Month. And while non-custodial parents, typically men, often say that they experience bias and frustration when engaging with governmental agencies that handle child support, D.C. Attorney ...

D.C. Protesters Remember Mike Brown

Protesters and grassroots activists recently met at the African-American Civil War Memorial in Northwest D.C., one year after an unarmed black teen died after being shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Stevie Wonder Surprises D.C. with Pop-Up Concert

D.C. got a treat Monday amid the sweltering dog days of summer when music legend Stevie Wonder appeared outside the D.C. Stadium Armory to give a surprise performance.

D.C. AG Punishes Store for Sale of Alcohol to Minors

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Monday that his office was successful in obtaining a $10,000 fine and a 10-day license suspension from the District’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board against a Northeast liquor store for the sale of alcohol ...

Local Basketball Star Hits Va. Smoothie King to Help D.C. Youth Center

Former Duke University basketball star and future NBA prospect Quinn Cook spent 90 minutes at Smoothie King in Arlington, Virginia, to help raise money toward the Rita Bright Family and Youth Center in D.C.

Prince George's to Give Another $20M Toward Purple Line Project

Prince George's County officials announced Friday an additional $20 million in county funds would go toward the Purple Line project, taking another step closer to the construction of the 16-mile light-rail system.

Bowser Opens 'Green Street,' Announces New DGS Director

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser reopened O Street NW between 1st and 3rd Streets as a "Green Street" on Friday, part of the mayor's commitment to sustainability and clean energy by capturing thousands of gallons of untreated stormwater, which protects local ...

D.C. Children Face Nation's Worst Conditions for Education, Food Security: Survey

D.C. children are the nation's most disadvantaged regarding education, early foundation and economic well-being, according to a new survey.