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D.C. Officials Aim to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

Two D.C. Council members recently held joint public oversight hearings on the testing of lead levels in public facilities to alert residents and others of concerns about water safety.

Ex-Prince George's Co. Teacher's Aide Indicted on 270 Counts in Sex-Abuse Case

A grand jury indicted a former Prince George's County teacher's aide Wednesday on 270 counts including child abuse, sex offenses and child pornography.

Metro to Cut 500 Jobs as Track Troubles Continue

In the peak of summer travel and amid lengthy efforts to repair the railing system, Metro announced it will cut 500 "noncritical" jobs in the coming months.

D.C.'s Independent Voters Left Out Once Again

Months of campaigning, canvassing and debating in D.C. ended last week with the Democratic closed primary, and in the largely blue city, the winners will most likely breeze through November's general election — meaning nearly one-fifth of unaffiliated D.C. voters ...

Organization Seeks Families to Host International Students

An international school in the District will have about 90 students from several countries coming to learn English this summer, but they need a place to stay.

Metro's Second SafeTrack Project Starts Quietly

The first weekday of the second phase of Metro's SafeTrack maintenance overhaul began Monday morning on a relatively quiet note, aside from the occasional confusion about the free shuttle bus service.

LGBT Community Holds Vigils in Wake of Orlando Massacre

Messages of love, eliminating gun violence and stopping the hate echoed for more than an hour across Dupont Circle in Northwest D.C. at a candlelight vigil on June 15 to honor those killed and injured nearly two weeks ago at ...

D.C. Region Warned: Avoid Metrorail During Second Phase of SafeTrack

Metro and regional officials gave a simple message to Metrorail riders Thursday ahead of phase two of the agency's overhaul project this weekend: don't ride the trains and use other means of transportation.

Push for D.C. Statehood Picks Up Steam

The issue of whether the District of Columbia will become the United States' 51st state has been brewing for a long time, and the lack of voting power within Congress has many residents, city officials and presidential candidates saying the ...

Minority Media Should 'Get in the Game'

It's been eight years since the Government Accountability Office released a damning report that revealed how federal agencies ignored Hispanic and Black media when spending billions of dollars on advertising.

Black Fathers: Children Still Top Priority

A closer examination of Black fathers across the U.S. reveals a truth that many in the Black community have long affirmed: Black dads love their children and do whatever they can to be a positive force in their lives.

D.C. Voters Trickle Into Polling Precincts on Election Day

Dozens of campaign workers sported brightly colored T-shirts, shook hands and distributed campaign literature to voters Tuesday in the District as the city held the nation's final 2016 primary election.

Annual Ms. Senior D.C. Competition Set for This Month

Ten District residents, age 60 and older, will compete June 26 at the University of D.C. for the title of Ms. Senior D.C. 2016 and the opportunity to represent the nation's capital in the Ms. Senior America pageant.

Bill Clinton Stumps for Wife's Presidential Campaign in D.C.

Three days before the District of Columbia's Democratic presidential primary, President Bill Clinton came to the nation's capital seeking to energize residents ahead of the final primary on the 2016 Democratic campaign calendar.

Bernie Sanders Backs D.C. in Push for Statehood

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced his support for D.C. statehood Thursday, ahead of a campaign rally in the city for his presidential bid and of President Obama endorsing his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

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