Washington D.C. News

  • High Lead Levels Plague D.C. Schools

    Troubling levels of lead found in drinking water at several D.C. schools have parents, water officials, and city leaders on high alert. Despite efforts by the Department of General Services to allay fears and work to install proper filtration systems, parents of students at Minor Elementary, ...

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  • VA Gov. Restores Voting Rights to Ex-Felons

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed legislation April 22, reversing more than 150 years of state law that stripped convicted felons who had served their time of the right to vote.  Those affected are overwhelmingly Black and male, which increases the group as a voting bloc to nearly ...

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  • MS Walk

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host a MS Walk April 30 at the C. Paul Barnhard Elementary School, 4800 Lancaster Circle. Registration is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and the walk is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. The walk began in 1988 and has raised more than $920 million to drive ...

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  • Batchelor Takes on Jolly in Ward 8

    Markus Batchelor, one of the District’s youngest political advisory neighborhood commissioners, is a candidate for the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education. Batchelor, 23, announced his candidacy on April 9 at a veterans’ center in Ward 8. He told a gathering of about 30 ...

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  • Walgreens to Open in Historic Anacostia Building

    Walgreens is coming to Ward 8’s historic “Anacostia” building at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Good Hope Road SE.  But residents are raising concerns over whether the development would bolster the area or force out existing businesses. With five pharmacies within ...

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  • District Residents Honor History, Freedom

    The 2016 D.C. Emancipation Day parade April 16 was greeted by a diverse crowd as it proceeded down Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The holiday is a central part of the capital’s annual commemoration of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862 – which freed 3,185 slaves ...

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  • D.C.’s Crime Victim Hotline

    The District officially launched a D.C. Victims Hotline April 13 to help residents who have been victimized by crime receive support services. The line is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. “I am proud to announce the official launch of the D.C, Victim Hotline, which will provide ...

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