Black Student Forcibly Detained by D.C. Police Sues for $11M

Jason Goolsby, a Washington, D.C., college student who was forcibly detained by police because he made a white woman feel "uncomfortable" while using an ATM last October, is suing the District for $1 million in compensatory damages and $10 million ...

Metro Gets Earful at Public Hearing on Late-Night Service Plan

Metro held an anticipated public hearing Thursday on its plan to permanently scale back late-night rail service, with numerous people in attendance speaking out against the proposal.

D.C. Council OKs Name Change in Statehood Bid

The D.C. Council has unanimously voted to change the proposed statehood name, with an added nod to iconic abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

D.C. Pedestrians, Cyclists Get Protection

Pedestrians and cyclists who find themselves in collisions with motor vehicles will now be able to recover up to 100 percent of their losses from medical bills and property damages if they are found to be up to 50 percent ...

Creepy-Clown Hysteria Hits DMV

Clown violence has emerged as a top concern of law enforcement and parents, particularly heading into the Halloween season where creepy costumes take center stage.

Black Churches Being Pushed Out of Nation's Capital

Longstanding African-American churches are disappearing from the nation's capital one at a time, like victims in an Agatha Christie murder mystery. The culprit: residential-only parking.

Countdown Begins for Opening of 'The Wharf'

After more than a decade of planning and development, The Wharf kicked off a 365-day countdown until its grand opening by unveiling a countdown clock visible from Maine Avenue.

Metro Board Unhappy with Proposed Fare Increase

Metro riders could face a fare increase to help close a $275 million budget gap for fiscal 2018.

D.C. Council Advances Euthanasia Bill

Tensions rose high last week during a D.C. Health and Human Services meeting headed by city council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) after a 3-2 vote approved an euthanasia-related bill set to go before the full council for consideration this ...

Historic Rental Legislation Passed in D.C.

For the first time ever, D.C. residents will have their rental late-fees regulated.

D.C. Lawmaker Pushes to End Tax on Diapers, Feminine Products

D.C. Councilwoman Anita Bonds this week joined advocates for women to urge the rest of the city's lawmakers to eliminate sales taxes on diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene products during a public hearing that echoed many others held across ...

Black Men Share Tales of Anger, Fear

A town hall meeting brought more than 700 black men to the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Landover on Saturday to discuss police-community relations.

D.C. Gives Update of Effort to Become 'Age-Friendly'

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has released the 2016 "Age-Friendly DC Progress Report," which tracks the progress of 75 strategies to transform the city into an easier place to grow older.

Business Owner Treats SE Community to Frozen Treats

As the last warm days of autumn wind down, a black franchisee of a Rita's Italian Ice location in southeast D.C. treated the surrounding community to free water ices Thursday before its seasonal shutdown.

D.C. People's Counsel Honored as Top Energy Regs Practitioner

The Energy Bar Association has announced Sandra Mattavous-Frye, the People's Counsel for the District of Columbia, as the recipient of its 2016 State Regulatory Practitioner Award.