District of Columbia

2022-09-27 17:29:12
by Madeline Hughes
DC Considers Wide-Ranging Anti-Discrimination Data Law

WASHINGTON — D.C. Councilman Robert White heard nearly seven hours of wide-ranging testimony about the proposed Stop Discrimination by Algorithms... Read More

WASHINGTON — D.C. Councilman Robert White heard nearly seven hours of wide-ranging testimony about the proposed Stop Discrimination by Algorithms Act last week. The proposed law would prohibit a wide range of businesses across the district from using algorithms to... Read More

2022-09-21 21:59:48
by Kate Michael
Capitol Stones’ Removal From Rock Creek Park Drawing Crowds

WASHINGTON — Tourists and locals wandering through Rock Creek Park for decades have happened upon enormous piles of stones covered... Read More

WASHINGTON — Tourists and locals wandering through Rock Creek Park for decades have happened upon enormous piles of stones covered in moss that appeared to have been haphazardly dumped in the middle of the woods and abandoned — and rumor... Read More

2022-09-06 20:04:43
by Tom Ramstack
DC Attorney General Sues Billionaire for Alleged Income Tax Evasion

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., is accusing billionaire corporate mogul Michael Saylor of evading $25 million in local income taxes in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., is accusing billionaire corporate mogul Michael Saylor of evading $25 million in local income taxes in a whistleblower lawsuit filed last week. The District of Columbia’s attorney general says Saylor fraudulently claimed he lived in Florida... Read More

2022-09-06 14:46:38
by Kate Michael
DC Names Sports Celeb as City’s First Sustainability Ambassador

WASHINGTON — Heading into her second year with the Washington Spirit, the professional women’s soccer team in the nation's capital,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Heading into her second year with the Washington Spirit, the professional women’s soccer team in the nation's capital, Anna Heilferty expressed an interest in using her sports prowess to share her equal passion for sustainability. A new mayoral... Read More

2022-08-30 20:13:45
by Tom Ramstack
Courts Waffle on Vaccine Mandates for Municipal Workers

NEW YORK — New York is keeping its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal workers for now while Washington, D.C., is... Read More

NEW YORK — New York is keeping its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal workers for now while Washington, D.C., is losing its mandate because of recent judges’ decisions. The differing court rulings within days of each other add to confusion... Read More

2022-08-03 16:55:49
by Tom Ramstack
DC Attorney General Loses Again in Antitrust Claims Against Amazon

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C.’s attorney general lost again Monday in an attempt to hold Amazon.com liable for alleged antitrust violations.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C.’s attorney general lost again Monday in an attempt to hold Amazon.com liable for alleged antitrust violations. Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed an anti-competition lawsuit last year that accused Amazon of unfair trade practices that included... Read More

2022-07-22 20:12:59
by Tom Ramstack
DC Mayor Could Deploy National Guard Under Defense Bill Approved by House

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s mayor would gain a right to call out the National Guard in an emergency... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s mayor would gain a right to call out the National Guard in an emergency under the National Defense Authorization Act approved by the U.S. House of Representatives this month. The $840.2 billion bill would... Read More

2022-06-18 16:47:05
by Dan McCue
The Choice in Virginia and DC: Stay the Course or Embrace Change

WASHINGTON — Glenn Youngkin’s victory in the 2021 gubernatorial contest has Republicans dreaming of pulling the state’s congressional delegation solidly... Read More

WASHINGTON — Glenn Youngkin’s victory in the 2021 gubernatorial contest has Republicans dreaming of pulling the state’s congressional delegation solidly back into the red column. This year the smart money says both Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., who currently represents the... Read More

2022-06-13 21:00:31
by Natalie McCormick
DC Pride Is Back and Better Than Ever

WASHINGTON — People flooded the streets in celebration of the Capital Pride Parade and Festival this weekend, which were held... Read More

WASHINGTON — People flooded the streets in celebration of the Capital Pride Parade and Festival this weekend, which were held in person for the first time in two years due to the pandemic.  The theme of the Capital Pride events... Read More

2022-05-20 19:48:26
by Dan McCue
National Memorial Day Road Closures, Restrictions Announced

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced a series of road closures that will be in effect between Monday,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced a series of road closures that will be in effect between Monday, May 16, and Thursday, June 2, to accommodate the National Memorial Day concert. The concert itself will be broadcast live... Read More

2022-05-10 20:02:58
by Tom Ramstack
DC Council Tries to Protect Against Restrictive State Abortion Laws

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia Council member wants to turn the nation’s capital into a sanctuary city for women... Read More

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia Council member wants to turn the nation’s capital into a sanctuary city for women seeking abortions who might be prosecuted or sued in their home states. A bill introduced last week by D.C. Councilmember... Read More

2022-05-04 17:32:19
by Kate Michael
Florida House’s OJ Day Brings Politicos, Protestors Together Behind Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Politicians, Supreme Court protestors, and passersby were all spotted squeezing some Florida sunshine into their day, enjoying free... Read More

WASHINGTON — Politicians, Supreme Court protestors, and passersby were all spotted squeezing some Florida sunshine into their day, enjoying free orange juice offered by Florida House’s annual Orange Juice Day giveaway on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. Each year on May... Read More

2022-04-24 15:08:45
by Kate Michael
Environmental Groups and Labor Merge for Climate Rally in Lafayette Park

WASHINGTON — Taina Lipwak came with elaborate canvas artwork that she attached to the fence around Lafayette’s statue. She wanted... Read More

WASHINGTON — Taina Lipwak came with elaborate canvas artwork that she attached to the fence around Lafayette’s statue. She wanted the crowd to see it, but she hoped President Biden might see it too.  “This is the center of government... Read More

2022-04-12 19:59:33
by Reece Nations
Lawmakers Request DC Mayor Be Given Control Over National Guard in NDAA

WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership asking for... Read More

WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership asking for the District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act to be included in the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization... Read More

Police Chief: More Officers Needed to Fully Reopen Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police told lawmakers Wednesday it was his recommendation to move forward... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police told lawmakers Wednesday it was his recommendation to move forward with a phased-in reopening of the U.S. Capitol as his agency works to overcome attrition after the January 6 insurrection... Read More

2022-03-24 13:19:55
by Dan McCue
Limited Tours to Resume at US Capitol Starting Monday

WASHINGTON — Limited tours of the U.S. Capitol by the general public, something not seen since the onset of the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Limited tours of the U.S. Capitol by the general public, something not seen since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, are set to resume Monday. An email sent to members of Congress and staff on Wednesday spelled out... Read More

2022-03-23 13:26:43
by Kate Michael
Norton Joins Conservationists Calling to Legalize Swimming in the Potomac

WASHINGTON — In honor of World Water Day and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Clean... Read More

WASHINGTON — In honor of World Water Day and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Clean Water Act, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, joined representatives from the Potomac Riverkeeper Network at The Wharf’s District Pier, where... Read More

2022-03-14 17:22:15
by Kate Michael
Roberta Flack Honored by DAR with DC Call Box Monument

WASHINGTON — Patrons enjoying a snow day soup, sandwich and suds at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill were surprised Saturday... Read More

WASHINGTON — Patrons enjoying a snow day soup, sandwich and suds at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill were surprised Saturday afternoon by the sudden appearance of musical great Roberta Flack. While Mr. Henry’s is often cited as the place where... Read More

National Guard to Help DC Control Traffic for Truck Convoys

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as it prepares for trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning next week. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved... Read More

2022-02-07 20:04:46
by Dan McCue
At Long Last, Pierre L’Enfant, Designer of District of Columbia, to be Honored in Capitol

WASHINGTON — After more than decade of squabbling, a bronze likeness of the French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the man... Read More

WASHINGTON — After more than decade of squabbling, a bronze likeness of the French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the man who designed the original city plan for the nation’s capital in 1791, will finally take a place of honor in... Read More

2021-12-29 20:55:21
by Dan McCue
Proof of Negative COVID Test a Back-to-School Essential in DC

WASHINGTON — All students and staff planning to return to the District of Columbia’s public schools after their holiday break... Read More

WASHINGTON — All students and staff planning to return to the District of Columbia’s public schools after their holiday break must first provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, Mayor Muriel Bowser and schools chancellor Lewis Ferebee announced Wednesday. School... Read More

2021-10-22 16:11:12
by Dan McCue
Issues with DC Metro Expected to Extend Into Next Week

WASHINGTON -- DC Metro trains will continue to run on a reduced schedule through Halloween, the system’s general manager, Paul... Read More

WASHINGTON -- DC Metro trains will continue to run on a reduced schedule through Halloween, the system’s general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, said on Friday. Speaking to reporters during a briefing, Wiedefeld encouraged commuters to use Metro buses as an alternative... Read More

DC Suspends Most of Its Metro Trains Over Safety Issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week. The ruling promises... Read More

2021-09-09 14:09:21
by Dan McCue
DC Would Need to Plant 626K+ Trees Annually to Be Carbon Neutral

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s capital would need to plant 626,557 trees annually to be a carbon neutral city, a new... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s capital would need to plant 626,557 trees annually to be a carbon neutral city, a new study finds. The analysis, by comparethemarket.com, pegs Washington, D.C.’s annual carbon emissions at 3,132,786 pounds. It then calculated the number... Read More

2021-08-11 20:48:33
by Tom Ramstack
Medical Groups Join Lawsuit to Support DC’s Vaccination Law for Children

WASHINGTON -- A group of medical associations is speaking out to support the District of Columbia’s new law that allows... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A group of medical associations is speaking out to support the District of Columbia’s new law that allows children as young as 11 years old to request vaccinations from health care professionals without their parents' permission. The plaintiffs... Read More

2021-08-10 20:17:15
by Dan McCue
DC Mayor Says Executive Agency Employees Must Be Vaccinated

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday gave all government employees whose agencies report to her office until Sept.... Read More

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday gave all government employees whose agencies report to her office until Sept. 19 to be fully vaccinated, calling it a “job requirement.” According to the mayor’s office, roughly 36,700 people are employed... Read More

2021-07-29 17:41:43
by TWN Staff
DC Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Rise

Face masks will once again be required indoors in the District of Columbia, a reversal of recent policy driven by... Read More

Face masks will once again be required indoors in the District of Columbia, a reversal of recent policy driven by new federal guidelines that recommend indoor masking in areas where transmission of the coronavirus is high. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced... Read More

2021-07-20 19:44:02
by Ansley Puckett
Animal Advocates Push for DC Legislation in Welfare Advocacy Training

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare legislation scheduled to come before the D.C. Council.  The event focused on the Animal Care and Control Omnibus Act, The... Read More

2021-06-22 19:49:23
by Tom Ramstack
D.C. Statehood Faces Biggest Hurdle as Vote Approaches in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia political leaders argued their case Tuesday for statehood before the U.S. Senate, where the proposal... Read More

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia political leaders argued their case Tuesday for statehood before the U.S. Senate, where the proposal faces long odds among Republicans. Officially, the argument focuses on whether D.C. statehood is constitutionally a matter of discretion for... Read More

2021-04-26 15:47:21
by Tom Ramstack
DC Attorney General’s Lawsuit Says Baby Food Maker Misled

WASHINGTON -- Washington, D.C.’s attorney general sued baby food maker Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. this week with claims the company misled... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Washington, D.C.’s attorney general sued baby food maker Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. this week with claims the company misled consumers by failing to disclose toxic metals in its food. The lawsuit filed in District of Columbia Superior Court incorporates... Read More

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