D.C. Region Dodges Hurricane Joaquin's Worst; Stays Ready

While some parts of Maryland, Washington and Virginia continue under a state of emergency, the region appears to have missed major damage from Hurricane Joaquin, which hammered the Bahamas and is causing significant damage in the Carolinas, weather officials said.

Maryland Governor Rescinds State of Emergency in Eight Counties

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan rescinded Friday the state of emergency in eight counties after a change in the predicted path of Hurricane Joaquin.

Md. Governor Declares State of Emergency As Hurricane Joaquin Nears

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Thursday to declare a state of emergency due to the impending heavy rains with possible flooding as Hurricane Joaquin approaches the region.

MGM Resorts Donate $1M to Smithsonian's African-American Museum

MGM Resorts International has announced it will donate $1 million to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Is Gentrification Breeding Homicide?

Body cameras for police officers may do a lot of good, including helping to strengthen relations between District residents and the Metropolitan Police Department. However, it's still debatable as to whether this tool will affect the alarming rise in deadly ...

Some Wary of Volunteer Crime Fighters

Things got heated recently at a Ward 8 Advisory Neighborhood meeting.

Students Get Primer in Black Politics

Students from Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast learned firsthand about the challenges that go with being a member of the Congressional Black Caucus during a recent field trip to the annual gathering of Black politicians and their constituents and friends.

D.C. Firm Sponsors Day of Service to Help Homeless

A small D.C.-based consulting firm has committed to helping families and individuals who face yet another cold winter in the city without a place to call home.

Justice Dept. Awards D.C. $1M for Police Body-Camera Program

The Justice Department has awarded D.C. $1 million to expand the city police department's body-camera program, the mayor's office announced Friday.

Missing Va. Teen Found in Wisconsin

A 14-year-old Virginia girl who disappeared nearly six weeks ago has reportedly been found alive and safe in Wisconsin.

D.C. Woman Honored by White House as 'Champion of Change'

A D.C. woman who has already proven to be an innovator and a leader now has the White House taking notice.

D.C. Council Tackles Violent Crime

Like the violent crime that has plagued the District, a meeting held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 to discuss the outbreak of shootings, stabbings and other unseemly acts appeared as if it would never end.

D.C. Veteran Celebrates 108th Birthday

Alyce Dixon has been called one of the spunkiest centenarians in the District of Columbia. She's also been called feisty, funny and simply amazing. But at 108 years old, she has earned the right to define and express herself — ...

Residents Hope New Southeast D.C. Arena Benefits Community

Plans for a $55 million state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena at the St. Elizabeths East campus in Southeast D.C. were embraced Wednesday by dozens of area residents, who are eager for the possibility of the Washington Wizards coming to the ...

Wizards, Mystics Make Southeast New Home

After years of speculation and presumably countless hours of meetings, a deal has been brokered that will bring a $55 million project to Southeast, affecting the local economy by an estimated $90 million.