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The D.C. government has temporarily halted use of one of its most popular Twitter accounts in order to get a tighter handle on information disseminated about emergency operations.
Already bruised by an earthquake that damaged two of its iconic structures, the nation's capital was watching and waiting Saturday for its first hurricane in more than a half-century, a storm that could test its ability to protect both national treasures and vulnerable residents.
D.C. firefighters are being dispatched on late-night patrols to high-crime areas as deterrents and during the day to provide payday protection for residents enrolled in the city's youth-jobs program, raising safety concerns for the "unarmed" firefighters.
The D.C. Council will hold a confirmation hearing Tuesday on Neil A. Stanley, the nominee to lead the District's juvenile justice agency, after a council committee disapproved the nomination last week.
A D.C. Council committee formally disapproved the nomination of Neil A. Stanley to lead the District's juvenile justice agency, citing concerns about his lack of relevant experience, ongoing troubles in the agency and an inquiry into how a key post had been filled.
The District passed its first milestone in selecting who gets coveted licenses for the city's burgeoning medical marijuana program — even as the federal government takes a second look at its hands-off approach to those who grow and sell the drug for patient use.
I am a student at American University. On a recent visit to Ballou Senior High School in Southeast Washington as part of a project addressing education reform, it became apparent that the poorest public high school in Washington was last in line for improvement.
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The 2010 killing of 16-year-old Brishell Jones and two other youths in the so-called "South Capitol Street Massacre" were the result of "gross negligence, racial discrimination and indifference" by D.C. government officials and agencies, according to a lawsuit filed recently in D.C. Superior Court.