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Kennedy Center hiring for major expansion project

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has taken an important step toward its proposed expansion, issuing a request for proposals for a firm to handle pre-construction services in advance of the major development.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 03:03pm EDT

Tags: Steven Holl Architects, Kennedy Center, D.C.

Study: D.C. residents have biggest tax headaches in region

A new study shows what D.C. business owners and residents already know: Doing your taxes in the District is way harder than it is in Maryland or Virginia.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 01:52pm EDT

Tags: taxes, D.C., American University

Barefoot Contessa to headline new Metro Cooking Show event

Celebrity chef Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa herself, will kick off a new series of conversation events from the Metropolitan Cooking Show in March.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 10:11am EDT

Tags: Barefoot Contessa, Paula Deen, cooking, D.C.

CDC: D.C. sees highest rate in U.S. of preventable cardiovascular disease deaths

Of all of the states in the U.S., D.C. saw the highest rate of preventable deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertensive disease in 2010 at rate of 99.6 per 100,000 population, the CDC reports.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 08:40am EDT

Tags: heart attack, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, CDC, D.C., preventable deaths

The Reef closes its door permanently

A popular bar in Adams Morgan has closed its doors for good.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:26am EDT

Tags: The Reef, stabbing, bar, Cathy Lanier, D.C.

Weekend Guide: March on Washington 50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington takes place on Aug. 28, but individuals, organizations and venues throughout the D.C. area are honoring the occasion all weekend long -- from serious and reflective gatherings, to more festive and family-focused affairs. Many of the events are free and open to the public. Here are our top picks for the weekend.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 08:28am EDT

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., march on washington, weekend guide, events, D.C., civil rights

D.C. says 'House of Cards' mess a 'serious miscommunication'

The motorcade fiasco is the result of "some serious miscommunication," according to Mayor Vincent Gray's office.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:57pm EDT

Tags: Metropolitan Police Department, House of Cards, D.C.

D.C.'s 'living wage' bill still in limbo

A D.C. bill that sparked a national debate because it would require big retailers to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour remains in the hands of the D.C. Council more than 40 days after lawmakers officially approved it.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 01:30pm EDT

Tags: D.C., Wal-Mart, living wage, Vince Gray, jobs, employment, Nick Iannelli

Frager's rethinking its bid to raze iconic storefront

The owner of Frager's Hardware is reconsidering his bid to raze what's left of his fire-ravaged, approximately block-long Capitol Hill storefront.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 12:43pm EDT

Tags: Frager, Fragers hardware, Capitol Hill, D.C.

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