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Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Will Justice Be Done in the Catherine Fuller Case?

Will Justice Be Done in the Catherine Fuller Case?

In 1984, Catherine Fuller was brutally raped and murdered in an alley near H Street, NE. Eight people were convicted in her case. But was justice done? Read »

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 7:22 PM

DC Asks Feds For Land, Including Possible Redskins Site

D.C. is asking for several parcels of federal land now controlled by the National Park Service -- including RFK Stadium, which could be the home of a new Redskins stadium. Read »

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:39 PM

Gov. Hogan Signs Metro Safety Bill

Gov. Hogan Signs Metro Safety Bill

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill creating a new commission to oversee safety on Metro. The commission is needed to prevent the federal government from withholding funds from Metro. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:16 PM
DC's High Line? Big Hopes for the Georgetown C&O Canal

DC's High Line? Big Hopes for the Georgetown C&O Canal

The same urban design firm that brought the High Line to New York City are working to revamp the C&O Canal in Georgetown, which was drained last year to repair canal locks. Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Play Ball... Y'all

Sherwood's Notebook: Play Ball... Y'all

Your Notebook took in a Nats spring training game last week in West Palm Beach, checking in with local fans at the team’s new Florida ballpark. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:13 AM

DC to Expand Police Cadet Training Program

DC to Expand Police Cadet Training Program

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city will invest $1.6 million in the expansion of the city's police cadet training program. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:10 AM

Trump's Budget Could Plunge Nation's Capital Into Recession

In the unlikely event that Congress approves President Donald Trump's budget proposal, Washington could get a recession. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 7:59 PM

Van Hollen, Cardin to Vote Against Gorsuch Nomination

Van Hollen, Cardin to Vote Against Gorsuch Nomination

Maryland's senators say they'll vote against the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 7:15 PM

Veteran Homelessness: Trump's Budget Could Hurt Efforts

The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and... Read »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:08 PM
New Programs to Engage Girls in DC Schools

New Programs to Engage Girls in DC Schools

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a new, million-dollar program to engage young women in middle and high school with after-school and other enrichment programs. This follows the creation of an all-male... Watch »

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