Metro Officials Talk Safety, Federal Edicts at Special Meeting

Metro's board of directors broke their vacation early for a hastily assembled special meeting Thursday at its northwest D.C headquarters, where they addressed several recent problems hampering the transit agency.

African-American History Museum Receives $10M

Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Financial Inc., Target and Toyota have each provided $2 million in sponsorships to support the grand opening and inaugural events of the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

D.C. Residents Split on Statehood Push, Constitution

As the highly publicized presidential election nears, D.C. residents may also have to think critically about a vote toward a push for statehood and a new constitution.

Teachers' Union Critical of Schools Chancellor Search

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last month the creation of a leadership committee to assist in the search to replace outgoing schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, but one member said there hasn't been any progress.

SE Mom Fights For Son's High School Football Status

One mom will stop at nothing to make sure her son can play football for Ballou Senior High School for one last season.

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Marion Christopher Barry

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Marion Christopher Barry, son of late D.C. Mayor and Council member Marion Barry.

Heatwave Likely Cause of Massive Fish Kill in National Mall Pond

The recent heatwave in the D.C. region is likely responsible for the deaths of several hundred fish found floating this week in a pond on the National Mall, officials said.

Some Still Have Faith in Metro, Some Don't

Metro officials are trying to convince thousands of riders that the transit agency's nearly yearlong SafeTrack maintenance project will improve the system and transform its image.

Orange Officially Resigns from D.C. Council

Vincent Orange officially bid farewell to the D.C. Council Monday, ceding to calls for him to resign from his at-large seat after causing an uproar with his plan to simultaneously head the city's Chamber of Commerce.

Feds Chide Metro for Near-Crashes, Orders Upgrade of System, Train Operators

The Federal Transit Administration released yet another set of immediate actions for Metro, with the latest round aimed at preventing train operators from overrunning stop signals after several near-misses.

D.C. Police Chief Lanier to Step Down Next Month

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is stepping down, the department announced Tuesday.

Marion Christopher Barry, Son of Former D.C. Mayor, Dies at 36: Report

Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, has died, various news outlets reported Sunday morning. He was 36.

D.C. Agency Commits Millions to Preserve Affordable Units at Maycroft Apartments

D.C. housing officials recently announced a loan with faith-based affordable housing developer Jubilee Housing to preserve 63 affordable units at the Maycroft Apartments in Ward 1.

Local Healer Fights to Clear Name

For more than 40 years, Winston "Kokayi" Patterson has helped an untold number of Washingtonians through substance abuse and mental health treatment and natural healing. However, much of that has had to be put on hold after an altercation near ...

Young Women Criticize EMOC Initiative at Town Hall

During the second of three town halls hosted by the D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, more than 20 black and Latino women discussed D.C. Public Schools' Empowering Males of Color (EMOC) initiative, which many have criticized for ...