Washington D.C. News

  • Rhee Welcomes New Teachers

    With classes slated to resume Aug. 23, District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee welcomed 400 new instructors during three days of orientation activities this week. In comments made at the Columbia Heights Education Center, Rhee promised her latest corps of recruits that if ...

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  • Coolidge’s ‘Lady Coach’ Hits the Turf

    WASHINGTON (AP) – She led a group of players in a huddle, with her arms raised and meeting in the middle. She gestured, called out instructions, monitored drills with a discerning face, and even cracked a smile. In other words, Natalie Randolph's first practice at Coolidge Senior High ...

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  • District Mulls Medical Marijuana Regulations, Discounts

    When it comes to the distribution of medical marijuana in the nation’s capital, qualified residents who least can afford it could be in line for a break, as the District’s new mandate will include a provision for distributing the drug at a lower rate for low-income patients. But ...

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  • Two Charged in Riverdale Murders

    Two persons have been charged in the alleged murder of four people in Riverdale, near Washington, D.C., on Aug. 6. Tkeisha Nicole Gilmer, 18, and Darrell Lynn Bellard, 43, both of Dickinson, Texas, were each charged with four counts of first degree murder in the slayings. Police say 3-year-old ...

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  • Brown Takes Lead in Ward 8 Straw Poll

    At-large Councilman Kwame Brown, who is in a heated contest for the D.C. Council chairmanship with former Ward 5 representative Vincent Orange, has won yet another straw poll. Having already succeeded in polls for wards 3, 4 and 7, Brown, in this latest vote that was sponsored by residents of ...

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  • D.C. Metro Brawl Leaves Four Injured, Three Arrested

    More than 70 people were involved in a massive brawl on the Washington, D.C. Metro system’s Green Line in both the Gallery Place-Chinatown and L’Enfant Plaza stations on Friday evening, August 6. D.C. Metro Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct at the Gallery ...

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  • D.C. Youths Lead Green Revolution

    Communities east of the Anacostia River are going “green” thanks to the efforts of Project Dream Green, a group of local youths dedicated to environmental conservation. Ranging from 14 to 21 years old, the 72 young people—who come from Northeast Washington communities most ...

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  • Fall Voting Process Marked by Change

    Same-day voter registration, early voting and touch screen voting machines are among a series of new options that Washington, D.C. voters have at their disposal during and leading up to the Sept. 14 primary election. “The district decided that it’s time we become a model for the ...

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  • 3 Arrested in Fight at DC Youth Offender Ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP)—Police have arrested three women for fighting after an awards ceremony at City Hall where D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty recognized reformed youth offenders. Police arrested 18-year-old Grace Ebiasah, 20-year-old Anna Ebiasah and 19-year-old Deanna Morris, all of Southeast D.C., ...

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  • Affordable Housing Key Issue in Ward 1 Race

    The race for Ward 1 representation in the D.C. City Council is shaping up as one of the most heated contests leading up to the Sept. 14 primary if a recent candidates’ forum is any indication. A July 29 forum convened in downtown Washington to familiarize voters with Ward 1 candidates got ...

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