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Tackling Childhood Trauma in DC Schools

Judith Sandalow | Posted 06.23.2016 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Think about a time when you were a child and heard a strange sound in the middle of the night. Your heart probably started beating faster. Every little noise was amplified because of a heightened sense of hearing. You got tunnel vision.

Grading DC's Progress on Childhood Mental Illness

Judith Sandalow | Posted 06.16.2015 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Until D.C.s mental health system can truly operate as a system, thousands of kids like Latisha will continue to fall through the cracks. Ultimately, if not enough progress is made on childhood mental health, Mayor Bowser risks not making progress on homelessness, improving schools, and in so many other areas she has on her agenda.

We Can Put An End to Pay to Play

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

What is Pay to Play? Commonly held, pay to play is a form of getting a special deal because you paid someone off.

Grading DC's Mental Health System for Children

Judith Sandalow | Posted 07.06.2014 | DC
Judith Sandalow

It may seem obvious that Aaliyah needed help dealing with the sadness and emotional turmoil caused by her mother's incarceration. Unfortunately, like so many other children in the District, she couldn't get timely help.

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CPAC Craigslist Personals: 'I Need a MAN. NOW!' (NSFW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- It's time again for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a fantastic event for catching speeches from the nati...

In DC, Sexual Assault Survivors Have Spoken

Samantha Reiser | Posted 03.08.2014 | DC
Samantha Reiser

The voiceless are many and they are everywhere. So when survivors of sexual assault find the courage to break their silence and speak out, it's all the more important for us to listen, and listen well.

Heathcare.Gov: How Disaster Could Have Been Averted

Faisal Hoque | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Faisal Hoque

An organization setting out to improve the way it manages business technology initiative such as Healthcare.gov must realize that changing its governance and the organization requires time and attention.

Scam Tips and Advice for College Students and Parents

Helen Okobokekeimei | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Helen Okobokekeimei

Prospective college students and their parents should be vigilant for how they can be bamboozled. They need to protect themselves from the various ways in which they could be tricked out of their money.

Guilty Plea From 'Bulldog' Inmate Who Impregnated 4 Guards

Posted 08.09.2013 | Crime

A Baltimore inmate accused of running a sophisticated jailhouse gang, and impregnating some of the guards who helped enable that gang's profitable act...

McDonnell, Facing Scrutiny Over Gifts, Eyes Law Changes

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Olympia Meola | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Gov. Bob McDonnell, under scrutiny for gifts given to him and his family, said this morning that he's looked into potential changes in the state's gif...

Tony Hawk's Sentimental Farewell

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 06.27.2013 | Sports

Tony Hawk has been a household name, since inspiring 90s teens into kneecap smashing escapades that few will ever regret. In a recently released vi...

Oh No, Here Comes Derecho 2.0?

Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. residents may want to stock up on water and batteries. The area is expected to be hit by the tail end of a series of storms that ma...

Re-thinking the "Business" of Government

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Faisal Hoque

As with the private sector, all public agencies are functioning within a global marketplace -- the key difference lies in the constituencies it serves.

It's Time For Capital Pride!

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.31.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Capital Pride kicks off May 29 and runs for 12 days. Whether you want to gather with your faith community, chat with Mayor Gray, break a...

Take A Peek Inside D.C.'s Giant, Gaping Sinkhole

Posted 05.23.2013 | DC

Wondering what it looks like inside the sinkhole that's been fouling up downtown D.C. traffic since Tuesday? Another shot inside the hole. Crews ar...

The Nation's Capital Of Student Debt

Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

We're number one! (For student indebtedness.) And number two! (For repayment of student debt.) New data released by the New York Federal Reserve Ba...

LOOK: Naval Academy Freshmen Climb Greased Obelisk

Posted 05.20.2013 | DC

On Monday afternoon, about 1000 Naval Academy midshipmen will attempt to climb a greased, 21-foot-tall obelisk. The Herndon Monument Climb is a yea...

Awww, RGIII's Wedding Registry

Posted 05.12.2013 | DC

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancee Rebecca Liddicoat are reportedly set to marry this summer. Evidence? A Bed Bath ...

Pushing for More Progress in the District's Children's Mental Health System

Judith Sandalow | Posted 07.08.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Last year Children's Law Center published a plan with practical recommendations to improve the children's mental health system in the District. Today, Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, we are releasing a report card that assesses progress in the areas outlined in our plan.

Cherry Blossoms Peak Bloom Dates Changed Again, Again

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- You can't predict the weather. Well, you can predict the weather but it's really hard. Sometimes you predict the weather and are wrong a...

Solving veteran homelessness in the U.S.

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

In the last few years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revolutionized its service delivery, partnering with homeless services organizations lik...

Maryland Death Penalty Unlikely To Be Repealed

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Bethany Rodgers | Posted 04.30.2013 | DC

ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland Delegate Neil Parrott has headed up petition drives that gave voters a final word on same-sex marriage and congressional redistr...

Son Billed After Father Dies Waiting For Ambulance

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

Durand Ford Jr., of Washington, D.C., was grieving. Now he's seething. Ford received a $780.85 bill from District of Columbia Fire & EMS for an amb...

Shooter Wanted To 'Smother Chick-fil-A Sandwiches In Their Faces'

Posted 02.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Floyd Lee Corkins has pled guilty to charges stemming from the August 15 shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council's ...

Supreme Court Justice's Favorite D.C. Takeout Restaurants

Posted 02.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice and bestselling author Sonia Sotomayor goes by "Sonia" when ordering takeout from neighborhood restaurants. The...