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2021-01-05 23:26:36
by Tom Ramstack
D.C. Police Prepare for Violence As Protests Erupt Over 2020 Election

Washington, D.C.’s mayor called in the National Guard Monday ahead of demonstrations scheduled for this week to protest Congress’ expected... Read More

Washington, D.C.’s mayor called in the National Guard Monday ahead of demonstrations scheduled for this week to protest Congress’ expected vote to certify that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. President Donald Trump and his supporters say the election... Read More

2020-12-23 17:44:33
by Dan McCue
DC Bans Indoor Dining, Tightens COVID Restrictions Ahead of Christmas, New Years

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia will ban indoor dining as of Wednesday night and is tightening other restrictions to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia will ban indoor dining as of Wednesday night and is tightening other restrictions to tamp down on a surge of coronavirus cases. According to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the tightened measures are needed due... Read More

2020-12-18 21:47:31
by Dan McCue
Holiday Happenings DC-Style

WASHINGTON - While there are few things in life that can easily be covered by sweeping generalities, one thing that... Read More

WASHINGTON - While there are few things in life that can easily be covered by sweeping generalities, one thing that can be said with some certainty is that thanks to the stubbornness of the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people... Read More

2020-11-19 19:03:28
by Dan McCue
Smithsonian Institution to Re-Close Museums, National Zoo Due to COVID Spike

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution will temporarily re-close all of its museums and the National Zoo due to the rising... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution will temporarily re-close all of its museums and the National Zoo due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and across the country. The closures, which will begin Monday, Nov. 23, will... Read More

Violent Clashes in DC After Trump Backers' Election Protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests. Several other cities... Read More

2020-11-04 00:25:23
by Tom Ramstack
Police Prepare for Violence in Downtown Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters, onlookers and well-wishers wandered among television cameras and police outside fences placed around the White... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters, onlookers and well-wishers wandered among television cameras and police outside fences placed around the White House Tuesday evening. Around them boarded up buildings stretched for blocks in anticipation of violence when the election results are... Read More

2020-10-22 13:32:27
by Dan McCue
2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Nixed Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - The National Cherry Blossom Festival may still be five months away, but organizers on Wednesday announced the festival... Read More

WASHINGTON - The National Cherry Blossom Festival may still be five months away, but organizers on Wednesday announced the festival parade, long a beloved part of the annual event, has been cancelled for 2021. The reason: The ongoing coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

2020-07-26 13:58:16
by Dan McCue
District Issues Traffic Advisory for Rep. Lewis Funeral Services

The District of Columbia has issued a traffic advisory for the funeral procession for Rep. John Lewis which will occur... Read More

The District of Columbia has issued a traffic advisory for the funeral procession for Rep. John Lewis which will occur Monday in the District of Columbia before arriving at the United States Capitol to lie in state. Individuals planning to... Read More

House Adopts Bill to Make DC 51st State; Senate GOP Opposes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, saying... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, saying Congress has both the moral obligation and constitutional authority to ensure that the city's 700,000 residents are allowed full voting... Read More

2020-06-18 20:54:02
by Gaspard Le Dem
CBO Says D.C. Statehood Would Cost $76 Million But ‘Hundreds of Millions’ Could be Saved

WASHINGTON -- A new report by the Congressional Budget Office found that D.C. statehood would carry a price tag for... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A new report by the Congressional Budget Office found that D.C. statehood would carry a price tag for taxpayers, but could also result in significant savings if the District takes on costs currently covered by the federal government.... Read More

2020-06-12 13:05:23
by Gaspard Le Dem
House Bill Proposes Giving DC Officials New Titles

WASHINGTON - House Representatives Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill on Thursday to give District... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Representatives Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill on Thursday to give District of Columbia officials new titles matching those of leaders in U.S. states. The proposed measure, dubbed the District of Columbia... Read More

2020-05-27 19:00:56
by Dan McCue
District of Columbia to Lift Stay-At-Home Order Friday

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday the city will lift its stay-at-home order on Friday and... Read More

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday the city will lift its stay-at-home order on Friday and begin phase one of its reopening process. The details of Bowser's announcement are available here. The mayor said though new... Read More

2020-01-23 13:39:07
by Dan McCue
District of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee, Alleging Abuse of Funds

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia is suing the Trump inaugural committee and the two companies that control the Trump... Read More

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia is suing the Trump inaugural committee and the two companies that control the Trump International Hotel here, accusing them of abusing nonprofit funds to benefit the president's family. The city's attorney general, Karl Racine,... Read More

2019-07-10 19:48:58
by Dan McCue
Fourth Circuit Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Over Trump's D.C. Hotel

WASHINGTON - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to President Trump Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit... Read More

WASHINGTON - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to President Trump Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit claiming he's been illegally profiting from foreign and state government officials who stay at his luxury hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.... Read More

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