News Archive - April 4, 2010

Mixed Reaction To New Jobs Report

By Asma Khalid

The economy grew by 162,000 jobs in March; that’s the best jobs report in three years.

Nate Bassett is from western Michigan, a region hit particularly hard by unemployment. Bassett says job prospects for his wife look glum.

"My wife is working toward a teaching d...

Formal Ceremony Surrounds 359-Year Old Lantern

A year's worth of work has gone into the three weeks of this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Activities are bursting all around town just like the blossoms, from fireworks and parades to nature walks and cultural tours. But, says Festival Secretary Barbara Erlich, it's only been in...

Renwick Gallery Displays Crafts Made By Japanese In Internment Camps

By Asma Khalid

A new temporary exhibit at the Renwick Gallery features art made by Japanese in internment camps.

Delphine Hirasuna was born the year after her mother was released from an internment camp in Arkansas. But, like many Japanese Americans, her parents never spoke much about...

Civil War Descendents Share Stories In D.C.

By Peter Granitz

Every month descendants of African-Americans who fought in the Civil War share their family histories, coming to D.C. from all over the country.

Chicago resident Sherry Williams says she’s researched her ancestor’s role in the Civil War for decades, but only seriously...

Priest Addresses Abuse In Homily

By Natalie Neumann

Worshipers sing within the white walled chamber of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.

Father Mark Horak says despite the negative publicity from abuse by clergy members, people are still coming here in high numbers.

"But I know they are hurting and I...