D.C. officials have quietly moved to open emergency shelters to homeless residents on a year-round basis instead of only during winter months, reinstating a policy that had been discontinued under former mayor Vincent Gray.
Student journalists at Wilson High School in Northwest D.C. are protesting a decision by the school's new principal to review the student newspaper before it is published, saying the policy is "ineffective and intimidating" and equating it with censorship.
D.C. police officers voted no-confidence in Police Chief Cathy Lanier over the weekend, expressing frustration over her eight-year tenure and recent moves she has taken to stem the increase in crime across the city.
What does the D.C. public service commission's rejection of the Pepco-Exelon merger mean? Is this a victory for renewable energy advocates? What are the prospects for turning Pepco into a public power utility?
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