Latest D.C. Local News | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Latest D.C. Local News

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) Proponents of reviving the streetcar system in the nation's capital face opposition from several groups that say overhead wires will obstruct the city's vistas and wide roadways. D.C. planners are eyeing a 37-mile streetcar network powered by overhead electrical wires. But some groups say that will create cluttered views of Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) While there were mostly cheers for President Barack Obama at the Washington Nationals opening day game, Mayor Adrian Fenty didn't prove to be as popular. Many in the sellout crowd booed heartily yesterday afternoon as Fenty was introduced during pregame ceremonies before the Nationals' 11-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge has found D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in contempt and has refused to end federal oversight of the city's child welfare agency. The judge says the city hasn't provided a fully satisfactory child welfare system for D.C. residents.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

WAMU 88.5

Hundreds Brave Frigid Temperatures To Celebrate Kite Festival

There was plenty of wind to lift kites of all shapes and sizes at the National Blossom Kite Festival Sunday; at least for those who could brave the cold.

NPR

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.
NPR

Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.
NPR

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.