NTSB: Metro Failed to Follow Safety Procedures in Fatal Smoke Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board criticized Metro in a report released Tuesday for its handling of the deadly January 2015 incident after smoke filled a train at the L'Enfant Plaza station in southwest D.C.

Freight Train Derailment Upends Commuters

Days after a freight train derailed, D.C. commuters are still finding different ways to work.

Memorial Remembers Those Lost to Gun Violence in 2015

After a slight decrease in 2014, the greater Washington area experienced an increase in the number of lives lost due to gun violence in 2015 — a fact that has one faith-based group and grassroots advocates concerned.

Push Continues for $15 Minimum Wage

With new minimum wage legislation being at an all time high in more than 10 states, including the states of California and Washington, Restaurant Opportunities Center of D.C. is pushing for a $15 minimum wage in the District of Columbia.

Freight Train Derailment Investigated

Authorities are I nvestigating why a CSX freight train derailed near a Metrorail stop in northeast D.C. early Sunday.

Former Ward 4 Candidates Rally Behind Andrews

With just two months remaining until District voters return to the polls, something that rarely occurs in politics has taken place.

Volunteers Work Rain or Shine, Celebrating Earth Day

Beginning at 9 a.m. amid a slight rain drizzle, the group of Anacostia Watershed Society volunteers gathered near Cool Springs Elementary School in Hyattsville on April 23. As part of their biggest annual volunteer event, the Earth Day Cleanup and ...

Allen's 'Made in DC' Bill Passes

Ward 6 Council member Charles Allen wants locally made products to be a part of a District-wide branding campaign named "Made in DC."

Temperatures Rise in Heated Ward 8 Forum

Just over 100 registered voters showed up at the St. Elizabeths Hospital Auditorium in Southeast for an at-large city council forum that pitted incumbent Vincent Orange against challengers Robert White and David Garber — each eager to secure the endorsement ...

D.C. Summer-Job Program Doing More With Less, But Can Improve: Report

D.C.'s summer-jobs program serves more young people per capita than similar programs in eight other major cities, despite receiving less private and federal support, a report from the Office of the D.C. Auditor shows.

Charlene Dukes Honored by National Women's Group

A Prince George's County educator regarded as one of the most powerful women in the Washington metropolitan area now has a national honor to add to her lengthy list of accomplishments.

Bill Targets Police Raids at Wrong Addresses

Council member At-Large David Grosso is seeking to strengthen D.C.'s search warrant requirements.

Pepco Customers in D.C. to Receive $54 Bill Credit

Pepco's residential customers in D.C. will see a $54.59 credit on their monthly bill through May, one of several benefits they will obtain as part of the merger between Exelon and Pepco Holdings.

D.C. Launches Hotline for Crime Victims

D.C. has launched a hotline for victims of crime amid National Crime Victims' Rights Week and in the wake of the recent murders at the Deanwood Metro station.

Emancipation Day 2016 Festivities

The annual D.C. Emancipation Day returns this year, bigger and better with an emphasis on history.