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D.C. Council Passes Statehood Referendum

The D.C. Council made history this month in the fight for statehood by unanimously passing an advisory referendum on the State of New Columbia Admission Act Resolution of 2016.

D.C. Resident Reaches 100

Evangeline "Vangie" Paredes will soon join a legion of Americans who have lived 100 years or more.

Federal Inspectors Find 1,000-Plus Defects in Metro's Rail System

Since the Federal Transit Administration began to manage Metro's safety oversight in October, about 1,100 defects have been noted, according to a summary released Thursday.

Fauntroy Returns Home, Glad to Be Back

Family and friends believed it was a long shot that they would be able to bring Walter E. Fauntroy home. Hopes turned into reality when Fauntroy, 83, landed at Dulles Airport on June 27.

MPD Seeks to Maintain Community Ties in Wake of Police Shootings

When protesters took to the streets in the nation’s capital in the wake of the police-involved shooting deaths of two black men — Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota — D.C. Police Chief ...

Questions for D.C. Council's Brandon Todd

With the next four years ahead of him after a likely win in the November general election, Ward 4 Council member Brandon Todd said his primary focus will be technology, senior citizens and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center:

Third Stage of Metro's SafeTrack Ends; 4th Project Underway

The third phase of Metro's SafeTrack maintenance project finishes Monday, with phase four beginning Tuesday between the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Pentagon City.

Metro GM Fires Train Operator After Near-Miss With 2nd Train

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has fired a train operator for nearly colliding with another train and two other employees inspecting a track on the Red Line this week.

Metro Gives Final Report on Second SafeTrack Project

Metro released a final report Wednesday on the second phase of its SafeTrack maintenance project, which shut down sections of the Blue, Silver and Orange lines for more than two weeks.

Howard Grad 'Building Steps' Helping Others

Anthony Watters considers himself a revolutionary. The Howard University graduate who now lives in Baltimore has started his own nonprofit, It Takes One, Inc., as he continues to pursue a master's degree at McDaniel College in Westminster.

D.C. Stylist to Stars Gives Back to Women in Need

D.C. resident Sam Russell, a renowned image-maker, took an unexpected detour from working with stars such as Sophia Bush, Stevie Wonder, Colin Farrell and Chuck Lorre to dressing everyday people.

Creating a Sustainable Environment for D.C. Youth

There is much concern in the Washington, D.C. area by community leaders about the lack of options presented to our youth in the area of sustainable community programs.

Second Leg of Metro SafeTrack Project Wraps, to Riders' Relief

Thousands of other travelers in the D.C. area not only started their days earlier, but also experienced delays and were forced to use alternative travel options as track work on sections of the Blue, Silver and Orange lines shut down ...

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.

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