Faced with outrage from over a dozen otherwise placid Caribbean nations, D.C. officials are backtracking on a plan to openly call out countries it says allow big U.S. businesses to skip out on paying local taxes.
The head of the D.C. Board of Elections is departing the agency charged with managing the city's voter rolls and elections, leaving just as preparations ramp up for an upcoming election year that will feature both local races and the presidential contest.
D.C. police got great publicity this week when an officer broke out her dance moves to defuse a tense situation with a group of teens. But the police department isn't the only agency involved in crime prevention.
D.C.'s taxi cab companies have seen business decline over the last several years as riders move to the convenience of app-based hailing services like Uber and Lyft. But they may finally be closing the gap.
In his new book, "Washington, A History of Our National City," Tom Lewis argues that if you're seeking a symbol of our nation's virtues and vices, its aspirations and realities, you need look no further than Washington, D.C., a city he calls "the stepchild of American democracy."
A controversial political action committee that supports D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's agenda has received some of its biggest checks from individuals and companies that are connected to more than $70 million in contracts from the District government, according to a WAMU 88.5 analysis of city records.
Educators got their first look today at how D.C. and Maryland students are doing with the new Common Core standards, and the results aren't great — fewer than half of high school students met the goals on tests tied to the new standards.
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