D.C. statehood backers mobilize behind legislation that faces tough odds

Advocates for making the District of Columbia the 51st state have introduced bills with record numbers of sponsors in Congress, but it still will take a hefty effort to win a final victory on an issue that has dogged the…

As coronavirus spreads in Washington region’s prisons, families and advocates seek action

The number of coronavirus cases inside correctional facilities across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia are rising, while inmates, staff and their families grow more concerned. 

Coronavirus update: Rising cases and deaths, other developments in pandemic crisis

WASHINGTON — The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States hit almost 175,000 Tuesday afternoon and the death toll surpassed 3,400 as the country prepared for an anticipated peak in fatalities in the coming weeks. More Americans have…

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser begins ‘worst-case scenario planning’ for Coronavirus outbreak

Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that while there have been no cases of the coronavirus yet in the District, her government has started “worst-case scenario planning” for an outbreak.

Nationals #FinishedTheFight, now it’s time for the parade

WASHINGTON – A parade celebrating the Washington Nationals’ World Series championship, a first for the franchise, is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in downtown Washington, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced Thursday. The parade will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at the…

Summit highlights racial disparities in maternal care

WASHINGTON – Racial disparities in health care in America continues to present much greater health risks to black women and babies, according to participants at the National Maternal and Infant Health Summit. More than 700 women die each year due…

SOCCERGATE PROBE: Citizens call for investigation into Pepco deal

A group of citizen activists gathered at the future site of the new D.C. United Stadium demanding an ethics investigation into D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s role in a $6.8 million merger between Pepco and Exelon.