A dozen unionized federal employees and union leaders, brought together by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said the hardship is growing from the shutdown, and some spoke of cash-flow problems in the absence of a paycheck.
Citing the high costs of government-required security, organizers say this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Washington has been canceled.
The partial government shutdown has closed the D.C. Marriage Bureau, halting civil ceremonies and the issuing of marriage licenses. For one local couple, a Jan. 12 wedding ceremony in downtown D.C. will go on. But, “I would still like the paperwork to be done,” said the bride-to-be.
Parents argued that the OSSE’s May report falsely accusing dozens of families with children enrolled at Duke Ellington School of the Arts of residency fraud has traumatized students, tied up families in desperate and frustrating attempts to prove their D.C. residency, and hurt private fundraising.
“Anybody who studies poverty in this country will tell you that it’s solvable if we have the will, and so A Wider Circle is about trying to bring the will,” said Mark Bergel, president and CEO of A Wider Circle.
Inside the vehicle the woman survived multiple sexual assaults by both men in Prince George’s County and in Southeast D.C. Police have one suspect and are looking for another man in connection to the kidnap and rape of the victim.
The number of University of Maryland students who have tested positive for adenovirus is up to 35 — an increase of five over last week — and university officials are urging students going home for winter break to help stop the spread of the illness.
The governor plans to ask the General Assembly to add $1.9 billion in new school construction spending to the already budgeted $1.6 billion over the next five years.
A rare aquatic discovery in a D.C. park is bringing needed attention — and hope — to the health status of the Districts’ streams and the wildlife that calls them home.
Contractors will conduct the disinfecting over winter break. An outbreak on the College Park campus has killed one student and sickened at least 30 since the first case was detected Nov. 1. The father of the dead student says it’s “way too little and way too late.”
The D.C. Council Judiciary and Public Safety Committee has voted unanimously to join Maryland and a dozen other states with “red flag” laws — laws intended to temporarily remove guns from the hands of individuals who may be in crisis.
In Amazon’s home of Seattle, housing prices have skyrocketed. But when Amazon moves to Crystal City, Alexandria officials say affordable housing won’t disappear.
Alexandria leaders reject the notion that Amazon’s move to Northern Virginia will tangle up traffic. “We are focusing on ways to keep people moving in lots of different ways to get people around and we know we’re going to be able to do that,” said Alexandria Director of Transportation and Environmental Services Yon Lambert.
America Nguyen, 22, and his father Duong, 61, were found fatally shot in their Fauquier County home last week.
The D.C. bill would restrict short-term rentals to a property owner’s primary residence and limit rentals to 90 days a year.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.