Barry Contends No Laws Broken

Beleaguered Councilman Marion Barry said he broke no laws in awarding a controversial contract to a former aide with whom he also had a romantic relationship. However, the councilman and former leader frequently dubbed...

Barry Wants to Talk About AllegationsBut Not Yet

Beleaguered Washington, D.C. Councilman Marion Barry has one week to respond to the allegations outlined in the Bennett Report, released on February 16, which accused him of using taxpayer funds for personal purposes. In another...

Report Reveals Barry Misused City Funds

An investigation by special counsel Robert Bennett into the District of Columbia City Council’s contract and grant distribution habits has revealed among other highlights, that Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry misused government funds, steering...

Details of Drag Racing Deaths Revealed

A state medical examiner this week offered gruesome details of the injuries incurred in the February 2008 street race that ended in tragedy for its eight victims and put two Waldorf, Md. men on...

District Students Set To Perform in DC-CAPital Competition

The top talented high school performers from the District of Columbia will be showcased in the second annual DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition on March 8. The event, backed by the D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP),...

Recent Storms Test Locals’ Preparation, Patience

Preparing for a record blizzard seemed to be uncharted territory for local residents. The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area is used to snowfalls, but preparing for this year’s record deluge proved to be a huge...

Metro Fatalities Still Under Investigation

The series of fatalities and injuries that have occurred over the past year on the mass transit system in Washington have distinguished the system as the region’s worst, according to federal records. The National Transportation...

PG Officials Bracing for Census Challenge

Officials in Prince George’s County are working diligently to educate residents on the 2010 census. Typically, the county has performed favorably compared to some of the other local jurisdictions, but it is taking no...

Massive Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic Region

A massive winter storm blanketed the Mid-Atlantic region on Feb. 5 and 6, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on the Baltimore-Washington area. Snow accumulated at an estimated rate of 2 inches per hour...

Trial Underway in Drag Racing Accident

Darren Bullock, 22, and Tavon Taylor, 20, are having their days in court over their alleged roles in a 2008 drag racing accident that killed eight people and injured five others. The two natives of...

Earthquake Survivor Recounts Moments of Chaos

Regine Jean-Francois, a George-Mason University student and native of Haiti, savors the memories of her homeland, particularly those created during her last visit in December 2009. During her trip, Jean-Francois saw the economic progress Haiti...

Hundreds to Pay Tribute to Life and Legacy of Dr. James E. Cheek

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of friends, family and alumni are expected to gather in Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on Howard University’s campus at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, to celebrate the life and legacy of...

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