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#DontTaxWellness in DC

Lane Hudson | Posted 08.19.2014 | DC
Lane Hudson

Despite the claim to being America's fittest city, the District still has major health problems to address like our obesity rate and health disparities across social and economic groups.

DC's Role in Driving the Immigration Reform Debate

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Presently, 25,000 undocumented immigrants in D.C. cannot obtain a driver's license from the DMV. To continue denying D.C. resident's access to ID and driving privileges entrenches discrimination by fettering freedom of movement, and creates a permanent subset of second-class residents.

Another Local Scandal Drags On

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 12.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that r...

No Room At the Inn: Despite Open Beds, D.C.'s Homeless Children Turned Away From Shelter

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Many D.C. families sleep in bus stations, abandoned buildings, laundromats and emergency rooms. With an extra $14 million in its budge, the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services has an easy choice to make.

Adams Morgan Petition: 'Stop Treating Record Stores Like Pawn Shops' (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A new petition circulating among Adams Morgan businessowners is asking District of Columbia officials to "stop treating record stores an...

Sunday Booze? Councilmember Pushes New Alcohol Plan

Posted 04.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) is looking for $3.2 million to help kill a revenue-generating provision in Mayo...

Jim Graham Excited By Cupcakes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to cupcakes in the nation's capital, navigating one's way through the seemingly endless parade of options is a tall order....

Is D.C.'s Foster Care System Preparing Children for Homelessness?

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Since leaving the cozy confines of D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency six years ago, Denise Gibson has been riding around the city through the night on buses, and sleeping in stairwells.

Lincoln Theatre Funding Crisis Could Shutter Landmark

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U Street's historic Lincoln Theatre, which has hosted legendary artists like Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong, is in d...

Michael Grass

Gopalan Mourned At Dupont Circle Vigil | Michael Grass | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gaurav Gopalan once told colleagues he had hoped to host a performance of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at Dupont Circle's fountain. ...

D.C. Dysfunction: 'This Is The Worst Council I've Ever Served On'

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's often dysfunctional and contentious District of Columbia Council proceedings, where members uttered profanity, called each oth...