Companies look to hire Afghan refugees, but child care remains a question

“We haven’t had this many refugees arriving all at once since the end of the Vietnam War, so it’s a huge challenge,” Alan Khazei, senior advisor at Welcome.US, a national coalition to welcome and support incoming Afghan refugees through employment opportunities, said.

House passes DC statehood, Senate prospects dim

House Democrats passed legislation Thursday that would grant statehood to the District of Columbia. The 216-208 party-line vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it does not appear to have the necessary 60 votes to pass. The Washington D.C.…

Medical Professionals react to President Trump’s return to the White House following updates on his condition after his COVID-19 diagnosis.

President Trump returned to the White House Monday night after spending the weekend at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The President’s doctor’s said that Trump’s condition is improving, but he is “not out of the woods yet.” Monday, the President tweeted, “Don’t be afraid of Covid… I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

Former adviser tells impeachment inquiry Trump envoy was on ‘domestic political errand’

WASHINGTON – Former National Security Council Russia expert Fiona Hill and diplomat David Holmes testified in what may be the final public impeachment hearing Thursday, reinforcing previous witnesses’ assertions that President Donald Trump directly linked a White House meeting and…

In first public impeachment hearing, revelations of new Trump Ukraine call

WASHINGTON – During the first public hearing of the House impeachment inquiry, Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor revealed Wednesday that his aide overheard Donald Trump asking about “the investigations” in a July 26 phone call with U.S. Ambassador…

Washington Monument to reopen after three-year closure

WASHINGTON — There’s only one point in the nation’s capital from which you can see the World War II Memorial, White House, the Jefferson Memorial and United States Capitol.  But for the past three years, Americans couldn’t go up in…

White House protest calls on Trump administration to issue report, apply sanctions for the murder of Washington Post journalist

February 8th is the deadline for President Trump’s administration to provide a report on what happened to slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and how the U.S. will respond. On Thursday the Committee to Protect Journalists and other organizations gathered in front of the White House to demand that President Trump hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Khashoggi.

Statue of pioneer African-American woman reporter points to ‘future of equality’

WASHINGTON – Last month, the Newseum unveiled a statue of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House. A few days later, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi published an article entitled “The…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 7

On this week’s episode, hosts Julia Karron and Jarod Golub discuss the resolved teachers strike in West Virginia, Gary Cohn’s resignation, and the new WMATA M shop with fellow reporter Julia Lerner.

Montgomery County students walk out of class, demand change in gun legislation

Hundreds of Montgomery County students joined with others from around the region in a rally in front of the White House on Wednesday. The students say they wanted to add their voice to the students from Douglas High School in calling for changes in the law to prevent massacres at schools like the one last week at the Parkland, Florida school that left 17 students and faculty members dead.