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R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center Offers Computer Training and More

More than 100 citizens welcomed a highly anticipated new tech space located in Southeast that once served as a neighborhood chapel.

Bowser Wins Backing of AFL-CIO Labor Council

The executive board of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO announced Monday their support of D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser's mayoral bid.

Marion Barry Selects Lindsay as New Chief of Staff

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D) announced recently that Charles L. Lindsay will replace Joyce Clements-Smith as his chief of staff.

Festival Celebrates African Music, Culture

Thousands of people immersed themselves in the music, food and art of the Motherland last weekend during the DC Africa Festival, an annual celebration of Washington D.C.'s growing African community.

Mentors Take Youth to New Heights

A Central Florida mentorship group has committed itself to exposing at-risk male students to new ways of seeing the world and envisioning their future.

Marion Barry Addresses Parking Tickets, Medical Emergency

Former Mayor of the District of Columbia and Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry issued a statement regarding the unpaid parking tickets, and last week's hypoglycemic attack.

D.C. 'Coolest City' in Nation, Forbes Says

D.C. is the coolest city in the United States, or so says a Forbes survey released Wednesday.

Norton Readies for Fight on D.C. Marijuana Legalization Vote

The D.C. Board of Elections certified a pro-marijuana legalization initiative to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot Wednesday, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is ready to take on Republican Rep. Andy Harris if he tries to block city ...

Eleanor Holmes Norton Among Commerce Honorees

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and former SBA Deputy Administrator Marie C. Johns will be among the honorees at this year's Chamber of Commerce Awards gala.

Md. Lawmakers Champion P.G. County Sites for Proposed FBI HQ

Two sites in Prince George's County have made the final list of proposed locations for the new FBI headquarters, and a group of Maryland lawmakers have begun a full-court press to bring the agency to the state.

Metro Sued over Background Check Policy

Two civil rights organizations supported by a D.C. law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine plaintiffs against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and three of its contractors, charging an unfair usage of criminal background checks.

Young Inventors Take Thingamajig by Storm

For one glorious summer day last week, thousands of young people enjoyed the fruits of their creative labor.

Historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Convenes

Officials are set to convene a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Capitol Hill beginning Monday.

Nigerian Students Welcomed in P.G. County

Ten Nigerian teenagers listened and smiled as local dignitaries showered them with accolades for their participation in a Global Youth LeaderShape Summit.

Judge's Ruling Upends D.C. Gun Ban

A federal judge granted a 90-day stay Tuesday in a recent ruling that declared D.C.'s ban on citizens carrying handguns in public as unconstitutional, a delay welcomed by city officials and law enforcement who had scrambled to comply with the ...