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Crisis Confusion Reigns In Capital 10 Years After 9/11 With 'No One In Charge' | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital made it through a rare earthquake and treacherous blizzard this year, laying bare a scary reality: Getting out of W...

Why D.C. Must Be Free

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Avis Jones-DeWeever

How ironic, the basic tenets of U.S. citizenship so freely given throughout the nation remain elusive in the lives of those who live within the confines of the capital city.

High Noon: Tuesday Protests Take on "Fully Loaded" Chairman, GOP-Style Dems Over DC Cuts to Poor

Art Levine | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The pending budget deal could cut over $100 million from services for the poor, disabled and homeless. The safety-net is already so tattered that homeless mothers with infants in tow have been given bus fare to ride buses all night rather than shelter.

As GOP-Style Democrats Slash DC Budget, Activists Ask: Why Is The Plight of Poor Kids, Homeless Largely Ignored?

Art Levine | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business
Art Levine

The ability of local progressive groups to effectively organize will not only determine the outcome of one local budget, but become a symbol of what's needed to get even Democratic cities and states to serve people in need, not just corporations.

Confessions of a Jailbird

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Trish Vradenburg

Much to my surprise, I was one of the 41 people arrested on April 11th -- along with the Mayor and six members of the DC council.

Can Cities Really Opt Out of Secure Communities?

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Secure Communities is touted as a voluntary partnership that strengthens "efforts to remove dangerous criminal aliens from the U.S." Some cities looking to opt out of this "voluntary" program found their hands tied.

Why I Don't Pay Washington DC Parking Tickets

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric C. Anderson

I can't find the Christian parking clause in D.C. Official Code, so one can only conclude the Sunday parking exemption is a secret handshake that specifically benefits a particular faith.

Immigration Enforcement: The Growing Federal-Local Battle

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Immigration and Customs Enforcement's federal-local partnership programs continue to proliferate -- but they may undermine local approaches to immigration enforcement.

DC Jeweler Set for Gay Marriage Final Approval

Stephanie Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephanie Green

Mervis Diamond Importers, one of the most established jewelers in Washington, DC, has launched a special line of engagement and wedding rings for same-sex couples in anticipation of gay marriage becoming officially approved in the nation's capital.

DC Marriage Bill Introduced: What's Next

Michael Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Crawford

A new bill sets the stage for Washington, D.C. to become the next place where gay and lesbian couples can marry. The bill will pass the Council, but important challenges remain.

Friday Talking Points [96] -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

First, let's get rid of the distractions this week. Chicago will not be getting the Olympics in 2016, even after President Obama went over to Copenha...

D.C. Mayor and City Council Blame Each Other for Shock Teacher Layoffs

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee announced that a reduction in force of public school teachers had become unavoidable, and schools are in full-on panic mode.