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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Park Police offers 4-month extension to Freedom Plaza permit: Organizer

The Park Police has offered protest organizers a four-month extension to their permit at Freedom Plaza, according to a spokeswoman.

By Teresa Tomassoni and Annie Gowen  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/10/2011

In McPherson Square, a protest gathering grows

In the days since the Occupy DC movement sprung up in McPherson Square, it has grown from a handful of protesters waving cardboard signs to a full-fledged encampment.

By Annie Gowen  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/20/2011

Volunteers spruce up D.C. schools

This year, a record 4,100-plus volunteers fanned out to spruce up schools in time for the start of the academic year on Monday.

By Annys Shinn  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, DC

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 07/07/2011

During two-year window, D.C. covered costs for 300 abortions for low-income women

The period when the city could pay for the procedure — during which the city says it spent about $185,000 providing elective abortions — ended earlier this year.

By The Associated Press  |  05:39 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Safeway cashier fired after men insulted at Southwest store

An employee at a Southwest D.C. Safeway has been fired after a Saturday incident in which a cashier used a homosexual slur, a Safeway spokesman said Thursday.

By Victor Zapana  |  07:23 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 05/28/2011

Parade, services mark annual D.C. church celebration

Marching bands sporting bright brass instruments paraded through the District’s Shaw neighborhood Saturday during the annual Memorial Day celebration for the founders and deceased leaders of the United House of Prayer for All People.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  04:48 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/28/2011

Police, family seek missing D.C. campus minister

Police in the District of Columbia are searching for a 26-year-old man who hasn’t been seen for days.

By the Associated Press  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Teens sentenced for armed robbery near Northeast D.C. Metro station

Two teens were sentenced for a robbery in which one pulled pistol on victim, then told him to ‘go in the house and call the police’

By The Washington Times  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC, Crime and Public Safety

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Cherry Blossoms peak bloom time is.....

National Park Service Chief Horticulturalist Rob DeFeo says Washington's famed cherry trees will be in peak bloom from March 29 to April 3. It is an announcement closely watched by a tourist industry that reaps $150 million from the National...

By Washington Post editors  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Gas leak in SE D.C.

Several buildings in the 2600 block of Douglas Road SE were evacuated early Thursday morning after a trash vehicle hit a gas meter, D.C. Fire and EMS report. Firefighters have shut off gas in the area. The evacuations are said...

By Washington Post editors  |  08:23 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011

4-year-old injured in fire in NE D.C.

Update, 10:50 p.m.: Four young children escaped an apartment fire in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday night, but a 4-year-old boy was in critical condition after suffering smoke inhalation, D.C. fire officials said. Firefighters found the 4-year-old unconscious in a...

By Clarence Williams  |  09:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Metro bus, school bus collide in NE

Update, 6:45 p.m.: D.C. fire and rescue spokesman Pete Piringer now says that three students on the school bus were taken to hospitals for evaluation today, in addition to a school-bus aide and five Metro passengers. Update, 6:15 p.m.:...

By Clarence Williams  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Eight pulled from Potomac in water rescue

This post has been updated. D.C. Fire department officials said about 20 high school students were in two sculls or skiffs Wednesday afternoon that capsized on the Potomac River, but none were seriously injured. The students, from McLean High School,...

By Washington Post editors  |  06:07 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Park Police motorcycle officer hit on I-395

This post has been updated. A US Park Police motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday morning in a traffic accident on the Southwest Freeway near Seventh Street SW, authorities said. The officer's suffered "pretty substantial injuries," although not life-threatening, said Sgt....

By Paul Duggan  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Teen stabbed on Metrobus

Updates to correct attribution: A teenage male was stabbed and seriously wounded late Tuesday night on a Metrobus in Southeast Washington, authorities said. The stabbing occurred about 10:45 p.m. in the 2200 block of Pomeroy Road SE, a stop...

By Clarence Williams  |  12:07 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Traffic and Transportation

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Bay group wants more plants planted

Homeowners in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia are being encouraged to plant more plants this spring to help Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. The effort announced Tuesday by the Chesapeake Bay Program aims to increase planting as a way...

By Associated Press  |  06:33 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Cherry Blossom street fair to charge fee

Views of Washington’s famous cherry blossoms are still free. But the popular Japanese culture street fair that culminates the two-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival no longer is. For the first time in its 51-year history 15 years, the Sakura Matsuri...

By David Nakamura  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/01/2011

D.C. gets recycling bins courtesy of Pepsi

Downtown Washington will soon have more recycling options thanks to a partnership between city officials and PepsiCo. More than 350 recycling bins will be placed downtown under the new initiative announced Tuesday. Richard Bradley, executive director of the Downtown D.C....

By Associated Press  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Male pedestrian struck on I-295

D.C. Fire and EMS report that a male pedestrian was struck on Northbound I-295 near Malcolm X Avenue Southeast....

By Washington Post editors  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC

Posted at 01:38 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Woman killed in D.C. tunnel crash

A woman was killed early Tuesday in a car crash in the 3rd Street Tunnel, D.C. police said. The crash occurred within a few minutes of midnight in the southbound lanes of the tunnel, according to police. The site of...

By Martin Weil  |  01:38 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation