D.C. Politics



The requirement was set to lift at the end of January but will continue as case rates remain high.

The retirement board is responsible for maintaining the multibillion-dollar trust fund used to disburse pensions to more than 25,000 retirees who have worked for the District’s public schools and its police and fire departments. An August subpoena sought documentation of a variety of financial transactions, including records of payments to those who handle the pension fund’s investments.

The expansion would add an option for paid medical leave and boost the permissible leave from eight weeks to 12 weeks.

Thomas said the transition would allow him to broaden his platform to include statehood and voting rights.

D.C. public schools will be required to notify parents within 24 hours if any student in their child’s classroom tests positive for the coronavirus, under new legislation passed by the city council Tuesday.

Lawrence E. Gray and Jacqueline Quillen lived together in her Georgetown home until her death in 2020. Her son, in a lawsuit, alleges that Gray stole jewels and art from Quillen - charges that Gray denies.

Jewish organizations sound the alarm on rhetoric coming from the right frequently comparing public health mandates to Nazi Germany.

The D.C. Hospital Association wrote Bowser’s administration last week to encourage officials to declare the emergency.

Bowser did not explain why she revoked her nomination to make the current interim director the permanent leader of the agency.

Four D.C. workers who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic filed suit against the District on Wednesday, alleging the city's unemployment agency failed to offer an explanation for why owed unemployment payments were withheld or denied.

A bill approved Tuesday aims to prevent kids from missing school because of their periods.

The council unanimously voted to name Gary Thompson, a veteran D.C. lawyer, to be the next chair of the D.C. Board of Elections ahead of the 2022 primaries.

Roughly one-fourth of all judicial seats on the D.C. Superior Court and Court of Appeals are vacant, overburdening judges as the Senate again delays confirming nominees.

A host of new laws in the Washington region will take effect Saturday, including a 5-cent surcharge on plastic bags in Northern Virginia, a leaf blower ban in the District and two new council seats in Montgomery County.

The D.C. Council settled a heated dispute between Ward 1 and Ward 5 over property surrounding several hospitals.

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) wants to build 2,000 new units of affordable housing west of Rock Creek Park, an area that contains some of the District’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

The council voted unanimously last year to separate the agency in hopes of shoring up its services in the face of years of criticism from residents and businesses.

A legal tactic used against the Ku Klux Klan is deployed against far-right groups whose members are charged with the attack on Congress.

The city's fleet of violence interrupters will grow from 30 to 80 and expand to three new neighborhoods, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said Thursday.

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