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In shutdown mode, Gray says D.C. is 'still open for business'

The District is running out of the money during the federal shutdown, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he's spoken to lawmakers with limited success.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 05:44pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown,


Special fund to keep D.C. running gets approval if government shuts down

D.C Mayor Vince Gray says he intends to keep things running normally if the federal government shuts down this week.

Saturday - 09/28/2013, 09:27pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown, OMB, D.C.


New Dunbar High School facilities unveiled

It was the nation's first public high school for African Americans, and now it has a new building.

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 01:39am EDT


DC forms bias crime partnership with prosecutors

District of Columbia officials are announcing a partnership between prosecutors, the mayor's office and the gay, lesbian and transgender community.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 09:39pm EST

Tags: anti-discrimination, prosecutors

Brown pleads guilty to fraud, campaign violation

The former chairman of the D.C. Council pleaded guilty Friday to lying about his income on bank loan applications, the latest blow to a city government rocked by scandal.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 06:49pm EDT

Tags: Kwame Brown, D.C. Council, Harry Thomas Jr.,

Veterans fast-tracked as D.C. homelessness skyrockets

The authority hasn't received vouchers for non- veteran homeless people in roughly 7 years. A special joint program between the departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development received congressional funding for 60 to 70 homeless veterans, already screened by VA, to participate in the Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing program on Wednesday.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 11:47am EDT

Tags: DCHA, Dena Michaelson, homeless

Pothole? Dumping? D.C. mayor has 'an app for that'

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced the launch of a new smartphone app version of the city's 311 hotline. Gripes about potholes, unshoveled snow, graffiti or other municiple issues can now forego a phonecall and file a report online. "DC311," which is free for iPhone and Android, allows users to snap a photo to attach to their complaint.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 12:17pm EDT

Tags: DC 311, DC311,

Mayor: D.C.'s 'modern' streetcars deal solidifies 2013 plans

The District Department of Transportation selected Oregon Iron Works, Inc. to build two streetcars, which the city describes as "modern," according to a recent release, to run with three cars the city already owns. The new network includes a line along the H Street corridor in Northeast.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 02:12pm EDT

Tags: streetcars, Oregon Iron Works, DDOT

Shooting deaths remembered amid dropping D.C. crime stats

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck

Monday - 01/09/2012, 12:25pm EST

Tags: Andrew Mollenbeck, shooting