On the docket for a Tuesday D.C. Council meeting is Chairman Phil Mendelson’s proposed reprimand of Jack Evans, who’s accused of violating the council’s code of conduct by using his public office for personal gain.
According to one D.C. Council member, Chairman Phil Mendelson’s proposed reprimand of Jack Evans “is merely a slap on the wrist” — and he’s pushing for an investigation into Evans’ possible violations.
The D.C. Council passed a bill regulating sports gambling in the District on Tuesday. But how much gold is there really in the gold rush to capitalize on the industry?
The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill that limits out-of-school suspensions to only the most serious offenses. Under the measure, minor offenses, such as dress code violations or being late to class cannot lead to students being suspended.
D.C. Council member David Grosso, I-At Large, is changing his mind Thursday after calling for Mayor Muriel Bowser to testify in the city’s latest schools scandal.
At-large Councilman Robert White issued a statement Saturday saying he’s “lost confidence in our D.C. Public Schools leadership” and calling on Antwan Wilson to resign. The D.C. school chancellor is accused circumventing the lottery that allows city residents to move their children to schools outside their neighborhood boundaries.
A memo sent by D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson said the city will study policies and performance measures to determine what’s most appropriate for evaluations starting in the next academic year.
Under a bill advanced by the D.C. Council’s judiciary committee Wednesday, political candidates would be able to tap into a pool of public money to finance their political runs. Supporters say the measure will amplify the voice of small donors instead of corporate contributions.
Schoolteachers in D.C. who use their own cash for classroom supplies would get a $500 tax credit and fewer students would be suspended under two bills being considered by the D.C. Council.
Here’s why a D.C. council member is pushing to decriminalize prostitution and injection sites for drug users.
The sites could help prevent overdoses and get users connected to treatment options, said D.C. Councilmember David Grosso.
The memorial to Albert Pike off Judiciary Square in D.C. might be among those landmarks whose symbolism is up for debate.
Two District employees appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser benefited from preferential treatment and were able to place their children in sought-after schools, skipping the city-wide lottery, according to an inspector general’s report.
During a morning ceremony on the first Monday of the New Year, members of the D.C. Council were formally sworn in. One issue that was mentioned repeatedly during the ceremony was a ballot referendum seeking D.C. statehood that passed with about 86 percent of the vote.
On the ballot in D.C.: The potential political comeback of former mayor Vince Gray and an effort to make the District the 51st state.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.