Three nonprofits that tutor and teach D.C. kids how to read lost $3.75 million dollars in grant funding because the city missed a federal deadline. Two people have lost their jobs over what the mayor calls both a technical and human error.
D.C. leaders are searching for answers and proposing policy changes to quell the violence as the city’s homicide rate continues to climb.
There is no question Washington is an expensive city to live in, but now city leaders are doing something about it.
A new initiative, which goes into effect this month, will make illegally possessing a firearm as a felon a federal crime. Previously, most cases were charged under local “felon-in-possession” laws.
For years, D.C. police had trouble keeping officers. Now, the department is operating nearly at full force, and the city is starting a new program asking residents to weigh in on how officers are doing.
Metro wants to extend its reduced rail service hours for track maintenance for at least another year — and Mayor Muriel Bowser hasn’t been shy to let Metro know she’s unhappy the rail system is not ready to restore full service.
As reports emerged that city leadership is working behind-the-scenes to pave the way for the NFL’s return to Washington, the battle for the future of the RFK site has intensified.
“Sometimes we can laugh and giggle about marijuana, right? But it’s big business,” said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser at the ceremonial opening of Anacostia Organics.
There have been six more homicides so far in 2019 than this time last year and city leadership says it’s sticking to the police tactics in place.
The no turn on red changes require public comment, which is open through Feb. 5. Comments could support or oppose the change specific intersections, or speak more broadly, such as calls for the ban to apply at even more intersections.
“The city’s beautiful, and it hasn’t really been exploited yet,” said author George Pelecanos, who is on a personal mission to turn the nation’s capital into a film hub.
Police have made an arrest in connection with the July killing of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson in Northeast D.C. The second suspect, Quentin Michals, 21, of Southeast D.C., remains at-large and is considered armed and dangerous.
At least three people are under arrest after more than 150 ATV riders swarmed throughout downtown D.C. Sunday. One man whose bicycle was hit by an ATV said more needs to be done to curtail the dangerous organized rides.
A deadly holiday weekend in D.C. ramped up Friday night and seemed to continue unrelenting as officers responded to the eighth shooting in three days.
D.C. Councilwoman Elissa Silverman, who is Jewish, is calling for action against anti-Semitic remarks: She wants a city official fired and she is asking the council to condemn the words of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
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