District of Columbia
Marijuana becomes serious business at D.C. convention
Part patchouli, part power suit, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts gathered over the weekend for the District’s first cannabis convention since the city legalized recreational marijuana — offering a glimpse of the emerging markets that could take… READ MORE
Perry Pumps Up Conservative at DC Confab
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday positioned himself as a pragmatic, pro-compromise presidential candidate, dismissing 2016 rivals whom he said merely seek to be “critic-in-chief.”
Perry in recent weeks has sought to portray himself… READ MORE
Gun rights group sues D.C. over concealed carry laws
A gun rights advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the District’s newly enacted concealed carry laws on behalf of… READ MORE
Seahawks coach shrugs at 9/11 truther rumors
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is not backing down from his support among 9/11 truthers.
Carroll, who will coach the… READ MORE
NFL Civil Rights Group Says ‘Redskins Name Has To Be Changed’
Leaders of a prominent civil rights organization, with a stated mission to promote racial diversity and equality of opportunities in… READ MORE
Jewish-owned D.C. business targeted by self-described ISIS militants
WASHINGTON — A thriving D.C. business is the target of self-described ISIS militants.
For the past five months a barrage… READ MORE
New DC mayor presses for statehood
New Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday advocated for the city to become its own state during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
“We are Washington D.C., the residents of Washington D.C. deserve… READ MORE
Violent Christmas Eve in the District as 5 people killed in 6 different shootings
WASHINGTON – It was a violent Christmas Eve in the District as there were six separate shootings throughout the day. The shootings have resulted in five deaths.
D.C. police say officers shot and killed a… READ MORE
Republican efforts to rein in Washington on pot, guns draw protests
By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Efforts by congressional Republicans to block new laws in Washington, D.C., decriminalizing…… READ MORE
DC delegate rails against Redskins, NFL head
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said Thursday that the NFL commissioner and Washington Redskins owner should be ashamed of themselves for their continued resistance to changing the team’s name.
“The native people are winning, and… READ MORE
Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation’s capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a…… READ MORE
Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.In a 19-page…… READ MORE
D.C. Pot Decriminalization Takes Effect, but Don’t Bring Bud to Capitol Hill
Despite House Republican attempts to derail decriminalization, marijuana possession becomes a civil offense in the District of Columbia on Thursday, punishable by a $25 fine.
“The government is prepared,” said Pedro Ribeiro, chief spokesman for… READ MORE