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MLK Library Holds Last Banned Books Event Before Renovation

The D.C. Public Library system celebrated by distributing hundreds of "banned books" during what has come to be known as "Banned Books Week," typically the last week in September. But the this year's celebration was really meant to say a ...

Low-Income D.C. Residents May Get Free Legal Counsel

D.C. Councilman Kenyan McDuffie wants to provide free legal counsel to low-income residents in certain housing law cases.

Newest D.C. Council Member Takes the Reins

Almost one month after the early departure of D.C. Council member Vincent Orange, residents welcomed his replacement Robert White as the newest council member at-large.

Ward 8 Residents Wary of New Sports Arena

A casual meeting meant to discuss design concepts for the new Gateway DC sports complex in southeast D.C. quickly turned into a heated discussion over gentrification and what the new arena could potentially mean for Ward 8 residents.

Metro Eyes Lack of Radio Communication in Red Line Delay

An incident that left hundreds of Red Line passengers stuck on a train for more than 30 minutes last week may have been due to lack of radio communication, Metro officials said Thursday.

Charges Dismissed Against Walter Fauntroy

A Maryland judge has dropped a bad-check charge against Walter Fauntroy, the District of Columbia's former delegate to Congress.

Petworth Hosts Fun Day to Promote Unity, Solve Problems

Community Fun Day is an annual event in which local residents come out for food, fun and to meet and greet their neighbors.

D.C.'s Biggest Block Party Returns in Style

The 11th annual H Street Festival returns Saturday, and restaurants, bars, clothing stores and other vendors will be dishing out food and booze, having eating contests and celebrating District culture.

Largest Phase of Metro Maintenance Project Set to Begin

Metro officials warned riders who travel throughout Fairfax County, Virginia, to use alternative means of transportation as the transit agency embarks on the longest phase of its SafeTrack maintenance plan.

Payday-Loan Company Donates Cash to Help Low-Income Men

ACE Cash Express Inc. recently donated $7,500 to the nonprofit MenzFit group to help low-income men in the D.C. and Philadelphia areas achieve long-term gainful employment and financial fitness.

Metro Officials Split on Late-Night Service Plan

Metro officials on Thursday presented four options for changing late-night operating hours at rail stations, but the proposals were met with skepticism from some board members wary of the effect on the region's after-hours workers.

National Harbor Generates Support for Childhood Cancer

Leaning less toward traditional Labor Day cookouts and musical festivities, many D.C. residents took to the National Harbor to help combat childhood cancer.

D.C. Talent Leads Athletic Opportunities for Youth

On the verge of creating history in Washington, D.C., Dominique Graham, creator of Champtime Fitness, prepares to open the city's first sports facility designed to increase athletic ability in inner city youth.

Shelter for Domestic-Violence Victims Celebrates 35 Years

Prince George's County's only agency that provides temporary housing for domestic violence victims will celebrate its 35th anniversary next month.

202Creates Launches Monthlong Celebration

202Creates, D.C.'s monthlong showcase of diverse and vibrant creative economy, got underway with a Sept. 1 kickoff.