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Join the Fight to Outlaw Conversion/Reparative Therapy Today

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The time has come for the entire LGBT community and our allies to join this fight. It is about us. It is a simple fact that no one can or should try to change who we are. Whether we were born gay or lesbian, or whether we were assigned "male" or "female" at birth only to realize that our gender identity doesn't match, no one else should have the right to try to have us changed.

#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 Driver's Licenses for the Undocumented Population

Franklin Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On November 5th, 2013 most expect the DC Council to approve a bill that will grant driver's licenses to undocumented DC residents. The initial report is that the license will be "marked."

Stop Watching Us: D.C. to More Than Double Traffic Cameras

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Kurt A. Gardinier

The increase in traffic cameras in D.C. and around the country is just one more extension of our growing surveillance state. We're constantly being monitored everywhere we go and it's very unsettling.

'Green' City Restricts Prius Use To Limit Competition With Taxi Industry

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green

Not long ago, D.C.'s mayor promised to make the nation's capital "the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the nation." D.C.'s Taxicab Co...

Councilmember Presses White House On Sensitive Local Issue

Posted 01.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A member of the District of Columbia Council hopes to send a renewed message to the White House about an issue of intense local pride. ...

Councilmember 'Very Excited' By Possible Soda Restrictions

Posted 10.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Could the District of the Columbia follow the lead of New York City to restrict the sale of large-size sugary drinks? Some members of th...

Vincent Gray and DC Government: What Happens Now?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.16.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

The corruption of politics needs to be stopped. It is epidemic across the nation. But as we work on changing the rules, let us never forget that sometimes candidates aren't always personally responsible for the misdeeds of their friends.

UPDATE: Troubled Mayor Addresses Shocking Scandal

Posted 07.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray faced additional calls to resign, a day after three councilmembers said that he should step asid...

UPDATED: 3 Councilmembers Call On Mayor Gray To Resign

Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Three members of the District of Columbia Council on Wednesday called on Mayor Vincent Gray to resign, a day after a public relations c...

Utilities Will Bill Customers For Lost Revenue From Storm

Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Power customers in Maryland will likely be fuming when they learn that electric utilities Pepco and BGE will be recouping lost revenue f...

"Oh God, My God" -- Frustrated D.C. Council Chairman Before Uber Vote (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 09.09.2012 | DC
Dan McDermott

D.C. Council members voted July 10 to approve Councilwoman Mary Cheh's bill to amend taxicab regulations without the portions specifically targeting the popular San Francisco-based sedan company Uber.

Council Retreats On Uber Plan

Posted 07.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If there's anything that will prompt District of Columbia Council members to act fast on something, it's a sudden inundation of angry em...

200,000-Plus Pepco Customers Still Without Power In D.C. Area (UPDATED)

Posted 07.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Pepco reports on Twitter that power has been restored to "about half" of the "more than 440,000 customers who lost power as a result of ...

What's Next For D.C. Council?

Posted 06.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Now that Kwame Brown (D) has stepped down from the chairmanship of the District of Columbia Council following being charged with one cou...

LOOK: Google's Self-Driving Car In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood and Michael Grass | Posted 05.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Google showed off its driverless car during a demonstration Thursday morning outside its offices on New York Avenue NW downtown. The ...

Local D.C. Campaign-Finance Scandal Grows

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Local elections officials in the District of Columbia are conducting a "random audit" of last year's special election campaign of D.C. C...

Crime Time

Georgiana Bloom | Posted 05.08.2012 | DC
Georgiana Bloom

In District 2, even main thoroughfares like Wisconsin Avenue have dark stretches that are unavoidable if you're walking to or from the Metro at night.

Things Ken Cuccinelli Dislikes: Rats, Roman Goddess Breasts

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ken Cuccinelli dislikes many things. Recently, Virginia's Republican attorney general has spent a lot of time making known his intense d...

Red And White Cabs May Be D.C.'s Pick For Color Scheme

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital may have settled on a uniform color scheme for its taxicabs: red and white. Those are the two colors that Distri...

Maryland Lawmaker Wants Policy To Block Rats From D.C.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Maryland doesn't want the District of Columbia's rats, either. Patch reports that Maryland Del. Pat McDonough (R-Baltimore County), ,...

D.C. Taxi Reform Plan Would Mandate Credit, Debit Cards In Cabs

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) unveiled taxicab-modernization legislation on Monday ...

D.C. Councilmembers Meet To Discuss Harry Thomas Jr.

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia councilmembers met beind closed doors Monday afternoon to discuss their colleague, Ward 5 Democrat Harry Thomas Jr....