District of Columbia


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

House Takes a Jab at D.C. Gun Control Laws

Conservative lawmakers are again taking a jab at the District’s gun control laws, despite a recent federal court ruling upholding the restrictions. On Thursday, the House approved a nonbinding measure calling for active-duty military personnel… READ MORE

Second Amendment under siege: Judge upholds restrictive D.C. gun ban

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a D.C. law requiring guns to be registered, mandating safety training and limiting the number of pistol purchases per month do not violate Second Amendment protections of the… READ MORE

Waxman calls for hearing on ‘derogatory’ Redskins name

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) called Friday for the House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the Washington Redskins’ NFL team name. Waxman, the Democrats’ ranking member on the committee, called for the… READ MORE

Could Pot Become Legal in Nation’s Capital?

When D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton immediately jumped in to say she would defend the effort in Congress.… READ MORE