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Capital Pride 2012 Kicks Off

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Capital Pride kicks off this week and runs for the next 15 days. With multiple events scheduled each day, from town hall forums to drag ...

D.C. Mayor Thanks Obama For Supporting Same Sex Marriage

Posted 05.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Moments after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray took to Twitter with 140 chara...

"Growing Our Own" Corps of Nurses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.02.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To get more D.C. residents into the nursing pipeline and through the gateways for the burgeoning health care professions in all fields, we have to get serious about the expectations for math and science education at all levels.

Arin Greenwood

Man In Deportation Case Is Free ... For Now | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Jai Shankar is no longer wearing the ankle bracelet that had been tracking his every move since 2010. Shankar was ordered to wear th...

Making a Statement at the Democratic Convention

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

The delegates from the District should support two specific planks in the platform. The first is a call for marriage equality and the second would support budget autonomy for the District of Columbia.

Fighting 30+ DCPS Closures (And Walmart) In Chocolate City to Empower DC

Head-Roc | Posted 05.09.2012 | DC

It's excruciatingly hard for me to believe that I live in the nation's capitol where over 30 DC public schools, serving mostly Black and Brown American communities, are being recommended for closure.

A Confident Mayor Talks of His Vision for the City

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.10.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

In a well-crafted and well-delivered speech, Mayor Vincent Gray says the city has finally ascended to a fiscal vigor that is the envy of other mayors and laid out his vision for an even greater future.

Arin Greenwood

AIDS Activists Complain Of Unfair Treatment | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last April, a dozen HIV/AIDS activists chained themselves together inside the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and we...

Arin Greenwood

Should Police Run Warrant Checks On Those Who Report Crimes? | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last fall, over the protests of immigration hard-liners, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order reaffirming t...

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...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Monitored By U.S. Conference Of Mayors, Emails Show | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After denying that they are coordinating responses to Occupy Wall Street, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently surveyed city administr...

Let's Ask the States to Stand Together for D.C. Statehood

Michael A. Brown | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC
Michael A. Brown

The StatehoodDC campaign seeks to educate the nation that those residing in the capital city of the free world are not yet free.

Mayor Gray Reiterates Occupy Consolidation Plan

THe Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A day after the District of Columbia's delegate to Congress expressed acute displeasure with the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray du...

Occupy DC: We're Not Leaving McPherson Square

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray may have turned up the pressure on the federal government to remove the Occupy DC encampment fro...

Mayor Gray Wants Occupy DC Evicted From McPherson Square

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has turned up the pressure on the federal government to remove the Occupy DC encampment from McP...

Mayor Gray: Leave D.C.'s Taxicab System Alone

Eli Lehrer | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC
Eli Lehrer

Pro-consumer as they sound, the proposals to require that cabs all be painted the same color, start taking credit cards, and have better-trained drivers threaten to undermine what's arguably the best taxicab system in America.

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 ...

Is It Going To Snow?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With the gray skies and all the snow removal equipment parked on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, you might get the feeling that the nation's cap...

Laura Bassett

Darrell Issa Includes Anti-Abortion Caveat In D.C. Autonomy Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has drafted a proposal that would give Washington, D.C. greater autonomy over how it spends it...

District Leaders Should Say No Thanks to Chairman Darryl Issa (R-CA)

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.15.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

In his stated effort to give the District more budget autonomy, Congressman Issa realigns the District's budget calendar and adds a permanent ban on funding abortions for poor women.

Sex With the City -- Cain Bombshell Rocks Washington

Mark Steinberg | Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

There were startling new developments yesterday in the sexual harassment imbroglio threatening to derail the campaign of would-be Republican Presidential nominee Herman Cain.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Heading in the Right Direction With Immigration Executive Order

Franklin Garcia | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On October 19, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray did something that placed D.C. on top, as the nation's defender of immigrant rights.

Arin Greenwood

D.C. Statehood Rally Honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Speaker after speaker invoked the civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the D.C. Full Democracy Freedom Rally and March held ...

D.C.'s Historic Lincoln Theater and the Trickle-Up Effect

Robert Bettmann | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC
Robert Bettmann

The Historic Lincoln Theater on U Street is sparking an important and emotional debate about arts infrastructure in the District of Columbia. The city-owned Lincoln has a looming budget shortfall, and is on the brink of closing.

Mayor Proclaims ‘Hayden Panettiere Day' In District (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray held a proclamation ceremony Friday afternoon declaring "Hayden Panettiere Day" in the nation's ...