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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 ...

Contestants Vie for Miss Black USA Title

They came to represent. Represent their home state, represent their sorority and of course to represent themselves as contestants vied for the title of Miss Black USA last weekend.

Metro May Close Stations on Weekends During SafeTrack

After last month's train derailment in Northern Virginia, Metro's future SafeTrack maintenance projects may include closing stations on the weekends to complete more work, General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said Wednesday.

Feds Issue More Safety Directives for Metro

The Federal Transit Administration issued Monday another round of safety directives for Metro, ordering the transit agency to address a dozen problems found between March and June.

Metro's SafeTrack Project Hits the Red Line

Metro began work Monday on its busiest passageway, resulting in continuous single-tracking on the Red Line between the Takoma and Silver Spring stations.

D.C. AG Announces Debt Relief for Students Defrauded by Corinthian Colleges

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine recently announced that city residents who have attended Corinthian Colleges such as Everest, WyoTech and Heald may be eligible for student-loan forgiveness from the U.S. Department of Education.

D.C. Joins States in Support of Transgender Rights in Federal Cases from North Carolina, Texas

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced Friday that the city has joined two friend-of-the-court briefs in support of transgender rights in federal cases from North Carolina and Texas.

MPD Provides Resources for Senior Safety

In light of recent crimes involving D.C. seniors, many wondering what is the government's role in protecting the city's most vulnerable.

Black Alumni Expo Returns Bigger and Better

Three millennial partners wants to bridge the divide between young African-Americans alumnus from historically black colleges and universities and predominately white institutions by bringing them together for a weekend of partying and education.

D.C. Extends Hours for Cooling Centers, Pools Amid Heat Wave

D.C. agency directors joined city Administrator Rashad Young and Pepco Holdings representatives over the weekend at Greenleaf Recreation Center to address activation of the city's heat-emergency plan as temperatures in the region hover near triple-digits.