Harriet Tubman Honored with Bust at Md. Governor's Residence

Harriet Tubman was honored Tuesday by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and other dignitaries when a bronze bust bearing her likeness was unveiled at Government House in Annapolis, the official residence of the state's first family.

D.C. Region Gets More Snow than Expected; Frigid Temps to Follow

A fast-moving winter storm coated the D.C. region Tuesday morning, snarling traffic and shutting down most schools in the area as the heavier-than-expected snowfall reached up to six inches in some parts.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Presses for Statehood on Day 1

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser hit the ground running on her first full day in office Monday, hitting Capitol Hill to press the city's case for statehood.

Cherry Blossom Festival Announces 29 Local Finalists for Singing Competition

The National Cherry Blossom Festival announced Monday the 29 local vocalists who will advance to the final round of its second annual Sing Into Spring vocal competition.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: Residents 'Deserve' Statehood, Democracy

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, making her first national appearance Sunday since being inaugurated two days earlier, told NBC's Chuck Todd the city has come a long way in improving schools, reducing crime and keeping atop its budget.

The Bowser Era Begins

In a poignant ceremony brimming with the promise of renewal, Muriel Elizabeth Bowser became the second woman to serve as chief executive officer of the nation's capital.

Kwanzaa Brings Divergent Groups Together

Charis Goff had never been to nor participated in any Kwanzaa activity until Sunday, when the organization she heads, the Thursday Network, partnered with the National Black United Front to produce the Ujima Kwanzaa Celebration.

D.C. Tabs Team for St. Elizabeths East Redevelopment

Outgoing D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Monday the selection of Redbrick LMD-Gragg Cardona to redevelop the first phase of the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus, the largest redevelopment opportunity in the District.

Muriel Bowser Announces Social Service Administrators

Muriel Bowser, who officially takes over Friday as D.C.'s mayor, announced Monday the appointments of three officials with ties to former Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to lead key District government social service agencies.

Marion Barry's Son Continues Father's Christmas Tradition

The son of the late Marion Barry spent Christmas Eve carrying on the former D.C. mayor's legacy of brightening the holidays for underprivileged children in Ward 8.

Organization Honors 'Father of Black History'

To celebrate the 139th birthday of the man known as the "father of black history," one D.C.-based organization recently sponsored a party in his honor.

Pepco to Host Informer's 'Fifty 50 Lens' Photo Exhibit

Pepco will host this month The Washington Informer's “Fifty 50 Lens” photo exhibit, featuring more than 50 black-and-white and color photographs documenting Washington’s history through the lenses of Informer photographers over the past 50 years.

Holiday Gift Drive to be Held for 10 Children of Two Mothers Killed in Crash

Gifts for 10 children whose mothers were killed in an October crash in Oxon Hill will be collected Saturday afternoon at a community youth center in Suitland.

Police, Community Members Meet Amid Controversy

For months, Cherri Branson asked county officials to reveal the findings of an investigation into allegations of excessive force on a Germantown, Maryland, teenager. Her efforts, however, have remained futile because of a rule that protects such information.

United Medical Center to be Managed by Howard University Hospital

Plans unveiled Tuesday by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray call for the city to continue its ownership of United Medical Center, but with its management to come under Howard University Hospital and the California-based Paladin Healthcare system.