Bowser budget plan defunds panel that advised criminal code rewrite

The D.C. Council chairman and the commission director said they disagree with the mayor’s proposal, arguing that the commission’s expertise remains important.

By Emily Davies, Ellie Silverman, Meagan Flynn and Michael Brice-SaddlerMarch 22, 2023

D.C. leaders say free-bus plan will advance despite Bowser’s cost concerns

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser proposed a budget that doesn’t include the program, but a sponsor of the program said the city will fund it without the mayor’s support.

By Justin GeorgeMarch 22, 2023

Bowser aims to balance D.C.’s recovery, increased costs in latest budget

This year’s budget formulation presented unique challenges compared with previous budgets, which were infused with hundreds of millions in federal pandemic relief funds.

By Michael Brice-SaddlerMarch 22, 2023

Police arrest man in February triple shooting in Northeast D.C.

Justin Borum, 33, has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 21-year-old Jayvon Jones, police said.

By Emily DaviesMarch 22, 2023

Bowser’s office revises timeline on investigation into former adviser

The update shifts the timeline of when the mayor’s administration began its investigation into former chief of staff John Falcicchio to about a week earlier than previously stated.

By Michael Brice-SaddlerMarch 21, 2023

In photos: Washington cherry blossoms near peak bloom

The National Park Service declared that the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin reached their penultimate stage of development on March 18, meaning peaking bloom should occur within the next several days.

By Washington Post StaffMarch 20, 2023

John Falcicchio, Bowser’s former top adviser, accused of sexual harassment

Attorneys for a D.C. worker say she reported "serious allegations of sexual harassment” against Falcicchio, and that the alleged behavior was “longstanding.”

By Michael Brice-Saddler and Paul SchwartzmanMarch 20, 2023

Meet Capital Bikeshare’s new e-bike. 850 will hit the streets this spring.

Capital Bikeshare is more than doubling its number of electric bikes this spring, as District officials tout investments in bike infrastructure to lure more riders downtown.

By Luz LazoMarch 20, 2023

A Lyft driver picked up 2 friends after night out in D.C. None made it home.

The three were killed when an SUV fleeing a traffic stop plowed into their sedan, authorities said. The SUV had racked up more than $12,000 in unpaid tickets.

By Emily Davies and Luz LazoMarch 18, 2023

New chief judge oversees Trump grand juries as courts face partisan tests

As Trump probes advance and the court mulls politically sensitive issues, Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell hands the gavel to James E. Boasberg.

By Spencer S. HsuMarch 18, 2023

D.C. leaders begin lobbying Congress against effort to block policing bill

The decision among Senate Democrats and President Biden to support blocking the city’s revised criminal code led local officials and statehood advocates to wonder what to expect from Democrats next.

By Meagan Flynn and Ellie SilvermanMarch 18, 2023

Serial rapist sentenced to two life terms without possibility of release

Following two trials, Ronald Burton was found guilty of breaking into two women’s homes in 2007 and 2010 and sexually assaulting them

By Keith L. AlexanderMarch 17, 2023

John Falcicchio, Bowser’s top political adviser, departs from D.C. government

John Falcicchio’s departure was mentioned at the bottom of a news release detailing D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s picks to fill the roles he previously held.

By Michael Brice-Saddler and Paul SchwartzmanMarch 17, 2023

Gray files complaint over reduced D.C. Council committee assignment

Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7), 80, has argued that his reduced council committee assignment amounts to discrimination based on his health.

By Michael Brice-SaddlerMarch 17, 2023

Transit officer shoots man after stabbing near Anacostia Metro station

The officer fired a single shot after an altercation that began on a D.C. Circulator bus spilled out onto the street, police said.

By Emily Davies and Clarence WilliamsMarch 16, 2023

D.C.’s traffic safety strategy lacked funding, oversight, audit finds

The city did not make adequate investments in Vision Zero amid an upward trend in traffic fatalities, a new report says.

By Luz LazoMarch 16, 2023

House Republicans plan to hold wide-ranging D.C. oversight hearing

The hearing follows a successful Republican effort — with help from dozens of Democrats — to block D.C. legislation overhauling the city’s outdated criminal code.

By Meagan FlynnMarch 16, 2023

Two men arrested in separate homicides, D.C. police say

One arrest was in connection to a killing earlier this month in the Fairlawn neighborhood and the other in August near Gallery Place in Chinatown.

By Emily DaviesMarch 16, 2023

Capitol Hill shooting victim was Jordanian driver seeking better life in U.S., family says

Hamza Abu Halaoh planned to move his wife and children to the United States in less than two weeks.

By Emily DaviesMarch 15, 2023

Pair of semi-detached houses for sale in D.C.’s Congress Heights

BUYING NEW | Houses built by 202 Partners ae near St. Elizabeth's East redevelopment

By Benjamin C TankersleyMarch 15, 2023