National Zoo, Pepco Partner for Annual Light Show

Pepco is partnering with Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) to sponsor ZooLights, a free holiday light show at the National Zoo that runs from the Friday after Thanksgiving through Jan. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. every night except ...

D.C. Prepares to Send Marion Barry Off in Style

Days after former Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. died of a heart attack, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) promised to give him a grand send-off.

Marion Barry Supporters, Ex-Offenders Honor Fallen Leader

Tiffani Howard stood in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, watching several dozen ex-offenders and other supporters of former mayor and Ward 8 Council member Marion S. Barry march chanting "Marion Barry! Mayor for Life!"

Ferguson Fuels Activism in D.C., Nationally

The column of people overwhelmed streets and snake-like, stretched from sidewalk-to-sidewalk as far as the eye could see. Marchers carried signs, placards and banners, shook their fists in unison and the diverse crowd's throaty, defiant chants ripped through the cool ...

A.J. Cooper, 34, D.C. Council Hopeful, Dies

A.J. Cooper, a candidate for the Ward 4 seat on the D.C. Council, died suddenly Wednesday morning after complaining of chest pains and dizziness. He was 34.

Street Closures Announced for Marion Barry Memorial Celebration

On Thursday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 6, the family of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Jr. will have a Celebration of Life remembrance ceremony. The following street and route closures for this celebration will take place in the District ...

D.C. Women's Group Takes Part in Annual 'Day of Giving'

A nonprofit women's advocacy group in Southeast D.C. joined thousands of organizations around the world this week in participating in Giving Tuesday, the annual day of charity that aims to offset the mass consumerism of the holiday season.

Ferguson Protests Snarl Rush-Hour Traffic in D.C.

Demonstrators in D.C. decrying the grand jury decision in the case of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown shut down traffic on several city thoroughfares Monday during both the morning and evening rush hour commutes, continuing the protests that have ...

Gray: Council's Soccer Stadium Plan 'Not the Best' for D.C. Taxpayers

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray ripped a city council subcommittee's decision to move forward with plans to build a stadium for DC United at Buzzard Point without securing a land swap for the city.

Schedule of Memorial Events for Marion Barry Released

The family of Marion Barry released funeral plans Tuesday for the former D.C. mayor and council member who died Sunday at age 78.

Pepco Steadies for Wintry Weather Ahead of Holiday

Pepco says it is ready to respond to potential outages stemming from a winter weather system passing through the metropolitan region Wednesday.

Chefs Come Together at D.C.-Area Gala to Support Healthy Babies

The D.C. area's top chefs, bartenders and vintners gathered Nov. 12 at the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. Hotel for the 18th Annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala.

Comcast Grant to Decrease Digital Divide for D.C. Youth

Thanks to a generous grant, children in the Greater Washington Area will develop a more enhanced knowledge of the digital world and potentially increase their passion for technology.

Group Combats Homelessness with 'Blessing Bags'

A local nonprofit continued its efforts to provide members of a vulnerable population with the bare essentials during an event that raised thousands of dollars in donations.

Marion Barry: Remembered as the People's Champion

Marion Shepilov Barry Jr., always admitted to being human, possessing flaws and foibles that sometimes tripped him up and enmeshed him in controversy, but it was this reality and the redemptive quality of his life that drew him so closely ...