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  • newProtesters Stage ‘Retirement Party’ for Issa
    Demonstrators at outgoing California Rep. Darrell Issa’s district office threw the Republican a “retirement party” after protesting there weekly for more than a year. Issa critics had been holding protests at the congressman’s office f…
    - 25 mins ago, 25 Apr 18, 8:11am -
  • newMedicaid Won’t Look the Same Next Year
    This year could mark a significant shift for Medicaid programs across the country, as some states look to expand the government insurance program to more poor Americans while others seek to add more requirements for people who benefit. Initiatives…
    - 36 mins ago, 25 Apr 18, 8:00am -
  • newWhite House Uses Obama to Try to Salvage Jackson Nomination
    The White House is trying to salvage Ronny Jackson’s nomination for Veterans’ Affairs secretary by citing former President Barack Obama, even after President Donald Trump publicly advised him to step aside. Hours after Trump told reporters he w…
    - 50 mins ago, 25 Apr 18, 7:46am -
  • newMacron Expected to Avoid ‘Netanyahu Approach’ in Joint Address
    The Iran nuclear deal will be front and center when French President Emmanuel Macron addresses a joint meeting of Congress Wednesday — but he is not expected to strike the same bellicose tone as the last world leader who discussed the pact in the…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:05am -
  • newSenate GOP Set to Revive Time Limits on Debating Nominees
    Republican senators will take a small step Wednesday toward speeding up the pace of confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees even as controversy swirls around his pick to head the Veterans Affairs Department.  The proposal by Sen. James Lan…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:04am -
  • newSupreme Court to Weigh Legality of Trump’s Travel Ban
    The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a challenge to the Trump administration’s travel ban, the first major high court test of one of President Donald Trump’s signature campaign issues and a key piece of his tough-on-immigration efforts.…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:03am -
  • newDrug Pricing Proposal Should Revamp Medicare, GOP Experts Say
    An upcoming Trump administration proposal on lowering drug costs should ask Congress to allow private insurance companies to negotiate prices for drugs administered in a doctor’s office or hospital, two Republican policy experts said. The adminis…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • newHealth Groups Voice Concerns Over Short-Term Plan Proposal
    The health care industry is largely united in its opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to expand how long people can be covered by short-term health plans. Health care and advocacy groups raised concerns about allowing consumers to m…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • newTake Five: Cindy Hyde-Smith
    Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, 59, a Mississippi Republican, was sworn in on April 9 to replace Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned for health reasons. The new senator talks about why her dog is named Pence, where she was when she heard she was going to be a…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • newCommittees Tackle Politically Powerful Issue of Opioids Legislation
    The House heads into a marathon opioid markup Wednesday, a day after the Senate health committee approved bipartisan legislation of its own addressing the crisis. Both chambers are eager to advance bills to combat the crisis under an aggressive time…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:00am -

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  • Mayor Bowser Kicks Off #EarthWeekDC with One of the Largest Municipal Solar Projects in the Country
    Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off #EarthWeekDC with a ribbon cutting at HD Woodson High School in Ward 7 to celebrate the launch of one of the largest municipal on-site solar projects in the country. HD Woodson is one of roughly 50 District government f…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:24am -
  • Mayor Bowser Announces $2 Million Fund to Help Non-Profit Developers Finance Affordable Housing
    Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced a new $2 million fund to help non-profit developers secure capital for predevelopment soft costs – a common obstacle when financing affordable housing projects. Through the fund, which is named after the late…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:24am -
  • Annual Ward 4 Bike Ride
    Celebrate Earth Day at the Annual Ward 4 Bike Ride with Councilmember Todd, Rachel Maisler (Ward 4 Representative to the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council), and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). The approximately 8-mile loop will begin an…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:23am -
  • Tenley Tiger Run
    Start of your Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, with the Tenley Tiger Run! The Tenley Tiger Run is a fundraiser benefiting the award-winning track and field teams at Wilson High School, sponsoring athlete travel to competitions, training clinics, and equi…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:22am -
  • Whittier Education Campus Spring Festival
    Come support our beloved Whittier Education Campus at their Annual Spring Festival! Attractions include: food, live music, petting zoo, zumba class, bounce house, facepainting, and a raffle with great prizes. All profits from this event will suppleme…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:21am -
  • A Day of Action for HBCUs on Capitol Hill
    On Tuesday April 17, HBCU Collective’s 2nd Annual Day of Action press conference was filled with excitement from students, alumni, and supporters from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) all over the country. HBCU advocates took Ca…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:20am -
  • 35th Annual DC Senior Games Opens to Largest Registration
    The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced registration is open for the 35th Annual DC Senior Games (DCSG) presented by Aetna. Aetna is sponsoring the first 300 senior athletes to register by waiving the entry fee and providing partici…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:20am -
  • Governor Northam Announces 600 New Jobs in Fairfax County
    Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that Appian (Nasdaq: APPN), a leading low-code and business process management platform provider, will invest $28.4 million to expand its headquarters operation in Fairfax County. The company will move into V…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:19am -
  • District Observes Financial Literacy Month with Free Educational Programs, Resources and Services
    In observance of April is Financial Literacy Month, District residents can participate in free educational programs, resources and services that promote inclusive prosperity, economic growth and personal financial well-being.

“Many America…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:16am -
  • Councilmember Todd Hosts Successful Inaugural Ward 4 Small Business Summit
    Councilmember Todd hosted 200 Ward 4 small business owners, DC government agency personnel, as well as private and community partners for the Inaugural Ward 4 Small Business Summit. The event brought together under one roof all the resources and info…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 8:33pm -
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Washington Times

  • newD.C. Auditor supports Council's plan for city schools watchdog
    A D.C. Council proposal for an independent data watchdog to oversee the city's school system appears to be gaining steam, with the city government's auditor now expressing support for the plan. "I think it's a great idea," D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterso…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 9:34pm -
  • newAmtrak train hits and kills employee in Maryland
    An Amtrak employee died Tuesday after being struck by an Amtrak train in Maryland. The incident occurred about 9 a.m. Tuesday just north of the Bowie State University MARC station. The train involved was on its way north from Richmond, Virginia, to B…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 6:01pm -
  • newStarbucks and its drive-thru future
    Hold onto your Double Tall Non-fat Vanilla Latte. Starbucks Corp. began offering drive-thru service several years ago and now finds itself playing catch-up with Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's and other fast-food giants that serve hot cups of Joe to motor…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 3:31pm -
  • newD.C. Board of Elections jettisons D.C. Council chairman candidate Calvin Gurley
    The race for head of the District of Columbia Council is now down to two candidates as the D.C. Board of Elections jettisons perennial candidate Calvin Gurley. The Board of Elections held an administrative hearing on Monday after a D.C. resident, on…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 1:08pm -
  • Uber tax increases for Metro
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: The District is considering Uber tax increases, which means you're going to have to pony up more for the privilege of using a ridesharing service. Much of the extra revenue will be diverted to Metro — the D.C. region's transit ser…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 18, 9:04pm -
  • Metro returns 164 buses to regular service
    Metro began Monday to return 164 buses to regular service but said it could not determine what caused the stalled engines that had prompted the vehicles being taken out of service for inspection. The buses — composing nearly 10 percent of Metro's f…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 18, 9:03pm -
  • Prison Reform and Redemption Act offers hope for former prisoners
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Most Americans don't like to think about our prisons or the people they confine. Oh, we're glad criminals got what was coming to them. But once they're out of sight, we prefer to keep them out of mind. Whether you are a Democrat, a…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 6:29pm -
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opens exhibition on American response to Nazism
    A new exhibit opens Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to mark its 25th anniversary, focusing on Americans' response to Nazism and Jewish refugees. "Americans and the Holocaust" features a wall covered by the raft of documents Jews needed t…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 5:12pm -
  • Bathroom doors removed at Maryland high school to curb smoking, vaping
    A high school in Maryland has removed the doors leading into several bathrooms to discourage students from discreetly smoking and vaping, drawing complaints from pupils who say the decision is detrimental to their privacy. School officials removed th…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 2:26pm -
  • Baltimore police chief attends hip-hop show, apologizes for '200 years' of abuse by cops
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa told concertgoers this week that he wanted to personally apologize for a long train of abuse by police dating back "200 years." Music lovers arrived at Baltimore Soundstage on Wednesday night to hear the…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 2:36pm -


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