THE DISTRICT

Bowser moves to dissolve, reconfigure D.C. Housing Authority board

The legislation could give Mayor Muriel E. Bowser more control over governance of the embattled agency as its leaders work to comply with federal standards.

By Steve ThompsonDecember 1, 2022

D.C. proposes free Metrobus service in city, expansion of major routes

The District would become the nation’s largest city to offer free transit under a new D.C. Council proposal.

By Justin GeorgeDecember 1, 2022

D.C. lifts weight restrictions, reopens Roosevelt Bridge to all traffic

In February the District Department of Transportation abruptly closed part of the bridge to traffic after an inspection found steel support beams had continued to deteriorate.

By Luz LazoNovember 30, 2022

D.C. Council members question housing authority turnaround team

The consultant team provided by the mayor will be headed by CSG Advisors, which is on contract with the mayor’s Office of Planning and Economic Development.

By Steve ThompsonNovember 30, 2022

Driver describes fatal crash that followed D.C. police chase

The motorist said a moped rider, whom D.C. police had been chasing, slammed into him. Two officers are on trial over the incident, which sparked civil unrest.

By Paul DugganNovember 30, 2022

Former D.C. corrections officer indicted in assault of detainee

The officer is charged with violating the detainee's civil rights.

By Peter HermannNovember 30, 2022

D.C. condominium embraces green living

BUYING NEW | Prices at 1706 Euclid Street range from $350,000 to $895,000

By Benjamin C TankersleyNovember 30, 2022

Casa Ruby founder allegedly diverted funds to herself, violated wage laws

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine is investigating the troubled nonprofit that served homeless LGBTQ youth and shut down earlier this year.

By Justin Wm. Moyer and Annys ShinNovember 29, 2022

East Potomac Park to get bike and pedestrian path that will replace 1 car lane

The National Park Service said it would replace one of the car lanes on Ohio Drive around the park known for Hains Point with a path for cyclists and pedestrians.

By Ian DuncanNovember 29, 2022

D.C. Mayor Bowser taps consultants to help city Housing Authority

DCHA is turning to outside consultants, provided by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, to help the agency address chronic shortcomings detailed by HUD.

By Steve ThompsonNovember 29, 2022

Assault charge dropped against former D.C. deputy mayor

Christopher Geldart resigned in October amid an assault allegation and questions about whether he lived in D.C.

By Emily DaviesNovember 29, 2022

D.C. lawmakers pitch a plan for ‘Green New Deal for Housing’

The city would own apartment buildings where low-income people would live alongside tenants who can pay more. The plan is far from becoming reality, but popular with a spectrum of local activists.

By Julie Zauzmer WeilNovember 29, 2022

Two teens fatally shot in D.C., including one wounded three times before

After the first shooting, a surgeon warned the teen his body couldn’t take another gunshot wound.

By Peter Hermann and Omari DanielsNovember 28, 2022

Woman pleads guilty to shooting husband after he was accused of abusing kids

Authorities said Shanteari Weems shot her husband in a luxury Washington hotel after confronting him about allegations he abused kids at a daycare she owned.

By Keith L. AlexanderNovember 28, 2022

D.C. Housing Authority in turmoil as HUD deadline approaches

DCHA's leaders are at odds as a deadline looms to respond to a HUD report that rooted the agency's shortcomings in inadequate management and faulty governance.

By Steve ThompsonNovember 27, 2022

D.C. pleads for attention from Senate, Biden on big judicial vacancies

City officials hope that renewed focus on the issue after the District amended its criminal code will spur federal lawmakers to act on the 14 vacancies.

By Meagan Flynn and Michael Brice-SaddlerNovember 23, 2022

Longtime D.C. turkey giveaway ends early amid high demand, tensions

Bread for the City was not prepared for the volume of demand in its first in-person Thanksgiving giveaway since before the pandemic.

By Tara BahrampourNovember 23, 2022

Suspect in shooting of Commanders running back charged in unrelated homicide

One of the teens charged in the shooting & wounding of Commanders running back Brian Robinson is also charged in an unrelated killing of a 15-year-old in D.C.

By Keith L. AlexanderNovember 22, 2022

D.C. police close mystery disappearance case with murder arrest

Brian Ward, 17, went missing in September 2020. His body was found in December 2021, and police said he had been shot.

By Peter HermannNovember 22, 2022

Family mourns 18-year-old high school student found slain in D.C. hotel

Akira Wilson hoped to attend Florida State University and study mortuary science, her mother said.

By Omari DanielsNovember 22, 2022