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Funeral Set for Informer Editor Denise W. Barnes

Funeral services have been announced for longtime Washington Informer editor Denise Wall Barnes, who passed away earlier this month.

Ron Linton, Former D.C. Taxi Commissioner, Dies

Ron Linton, the former head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission credited with overhauling the city’s outdated taxicab system, has died. He was 86.

Face-to-Face Visits Resume in D.C. Jails

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that visitation at the D.C. Jail is being expanded to include a new incentive-based, face-to-face component that will be offered to inmates who meet specific behavioral criteria and are without disciplinary infractions.

Denise W. Barnes, Informer Editor, Dies After Lengthy Illness

Denise Wall Barnes, longtime editor of The Washington Informer, died Thursday, July 18, following a lengthy illness.

Victims of Deadly 2009 Metro Crash Remembered

Friends, family and government officials gathered to remember the nine lives lost in the deadliest crash in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority history.

Farmers Market Offers Fresh Food and More

A new farmers market has arrived in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of Northwest, bringing fresh meat and produce, music and a new social center for local residents.

Firm Provides 'Second Chance' to Residents

Second Chance offers reclaimed materials to the public at a discount, helping fund job training and workforce development programs.

DC Black Theatre Festival Returns

Residents east of the Anacostia River will experience an invasion of black theater arts as amateur and professional thespians convene for one of the nation’s preeminent festivals.

Lawyers Discuss Police Brutality and Ways to Change Paradigm

On June 11, some of D.C. and Baltimore's most distinguished legal minds participated in a panel discussion at the D.C. Superior Court to talk about police brutality and harassment and their effects on black and minority communities.

Candlelight Vigil Honors the Charleston Nine

Two days after the shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, hundreds stood with candles in hand vigil at the African American Civil War Memorial in Northwest as they honored the lives of the group now known as ...

Muriel Bowser Elected to Advisory Board for National Mayors Group

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has been elected as a member of the advisory board for a nationwide group of mayors advocating policies that benefit cities.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Announces He Has 'Advanced' Cancer

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday afternoon that he has been diagnosed with a "very advanced" cancer of the lymph nodes, requiring immediate and aggressive treatment he said will slow him but not force him to leave office.

D.C. Celebrates Juneteenth's 150th Anniversary

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined city residents Friday for the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the observance of the emancipation of the nation's last slaves.

Euille Cites Voter Turnout in Loss

Not many residents seemed all that interested. At least that’s the way Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille summed up his primary election defeat to Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg this month.

Life to Get More Difficult for Drug Suppliers, Retailers

In the past month or so, the number of D.C. residents overdosing or being affected by synthetic marijuana has spiked, prompting D.C. city officials and law enforcement to ratchet up their response.