Cafeteria Makeover Helps Kids Eat Healthy

Students at Bruce-Monroe Elementary at Park View in Northwest received a much-needed cafeteria makeover courtesy of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good.Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative on Monday, Aug. 24.

D.C. Town Hall Forum on Policing Draws Mixed Response

A town hall meeting Tuesday night at Allen Chapel AME Church in Southeast on ways to improve policing at times grew contentious as the city grapples with a surge in violent crime.

Maryland Implements Racial Profiling Guidelines

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has decided to issue new guidelines for law enforcement agencies that will end the pursuit of suspects based on characteristics that include ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Community Leaders Address Surge in Violence

The nation’s capital has witnessed a disturbing rise in violence — tallying 105 homicides for the year as of Friday, equaling 2014's total.

Men Make Sure Youth Get Home Safely

Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Nation of Islam escorted students this week to kick off a safe passage model where fathers and members of the community make sure youth get home ...

D.C. to Host Season's Final Late-Night Pool Party Saturday

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will host its final "Splish Splash Summer" community pool party of the year Saturday at Banneker Pool in Northwest.

Protecting You and Your Bike Against Insurance Blind Spots

The increasing popularity, availability and access to bicycles means fewer cars on the road, but also the possibility of more bicycle accidents. As a D.C. bicyclist, you may know the rules of the road, but do you know what to ...

Bowser Wants More Police to Curb Homicide Spike

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser outlined Thursday her plan to curb violence on city streets amid a spike in homicides, but her idea to increase police presence only riled residents who nearly commandeered the mayor's press conference in protest.

D.C. Youth Debut Short Film Condemning Violence

The once troubled teenagers hailing from east of the river are now young adults in Ward 8 who have turned their lives around and received the opportunity to star in, write and shoot a short film addressing violence in their ...

Maryland AG Outlines New Guidelines Against Racial Profiling

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued a new set of guidelines Tuesday in Annapolis to help end racial profiling by law enforcement.

D.C. Rejects Pepco-Exelon Merger

Exelon Corp's $6.8 billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc. has been rejected by D.C.'s Public Service Commission.

D.C. Council's McDuffie to Address Spike in Homicides

D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5), announced this week that he will hold a public hearing next month to address rising violent crime in the city.

UDC Opens Green Roof to Grow Produce

The University of the District of Columbia announced the establishment of a 20,000-square-foot on-campus green roof that will produce food for the university and surrounding community.

Bowser Responds to D.C. Homicide Spike

The homicide rate in the District has seen a startling increase of 20 percent in the eight days between July 24 and Aug. 1, which prompted top city officials to assemble in a closed-door public safety and justice cluster meeting.

Raising Awareness about Child Support

The District's Office of the Attorney General has designated August as Child Support Awareness Month. And while non-custodial parents, typically men, often say that they experience bias and frustration when engaging with governmental agencies that handle child support, D.C. Attorney ...