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Mayor Vincent Gray proposes ban on Styrofoam food containers

Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed banning Styrofoam food containers in the District, citing their harmful effect on the Anacostia River.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:38pm EDT

Tags: styrofoam, Anacostia River, Anacostia Watershed Society, environment, green living

D.C. to pick up fed's slack, will collect mall trash

In an effort to keep the national parks clean, D.C. public works staff will collect the trash at publicly accessible National Park sites for the duration of the shutdown.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 03:23pm EDT

Tags: National Mall, National Park Service

Defying Congress: D.C. weighs plan to stay open if feds shut down

District leaders are considering defying Congress to keep the city government running even if the federal government shuts down due to a budget impasse.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, D.C. Council, Phil Mendelson, budget autonomy, andrew mollenbeck

Gray deems all D.C. services essential

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has deemed all District workers essential in order to keep local government services up and running even if the federal government would shut down.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 04:18pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, Congress, D.C. Budget

Report: New HIV cases down 46 percent in D.C.

The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in the District decreased by 46 percent from 2007 to 2011

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 04:28pm EDT

Tags: HIV/AIDS, Department of Health,

DC mayor cancels tax lien sales of homes

Mayor Vincent Gray has ordered the cancellation of dozens of sales of homes for unpaid tax bills a week after a report detailed how some homeowners were losing properties over relatively small overdue bills.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:36pm EDT

Tags: tax liens, property taxes, foreclosures

DC mayor to sign labor deal on new soccer stadium

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 04:10am EDT

Tags: labor, dc labor

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