The D.C. government says a pilot program designed to cull feedback on its services has nudged upward the mediocre marks obtained by five agencies that frequently deal with the public.
If you believe in free speech as it relates to campaign funding and have any measure of a stake in what happens in the nation's capital, Monday is the day to speak now or risk having your mouth duct-taped.
The District has been a leader in HIV/AIDS testing and education this year, but it has a long way to go before controlling the epidemic, according to a report card released Thursday by a local nonprofit policy organization.
Despite the return by President Obama and the Democratic Party of a tainted $10,000 donation from D.C. fundraiser Jeffrey E. Thompson, dozens of other federal and local campaign committees, Democrat and Republican alike, continue to hold on to tens of thousands of dollars they have received from the contractor now at the center of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's deepening fundraising scandal, records show.
Pepco officials say they are ready and willing to enter into serious talks with customers and the D.C. government about burying power lines, an expensive proposition viewed as an antidote to power outages like those that afflicted the region during the heat wave and monster thunderstorm earlier this month.
A veteran of D.C. government and politics who helped coordinate Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign in Ward 8, which voted heavily for Mr. Gray, said this week that official campaign workers were both aware of — and resentful of — what has come to be known as the "shadow campaign" of 2010.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III hailed Christopher Lawson as an "incredible and experienced" leader last year when he named the Bowie businessman as a director helping to oversee the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).
The D.C. government will pay food-stamp recipients who say they lost food because of recent power outages, officials said — even though the majority of stores doing business in food stamps sell almost no perishable foods.
Activists hoping to eliminate pay-to-play politics in the D.C. government dropped off 30,000 signatures at the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday in support of a ballot initiative that would ban direct corporate contributions to local political campaigns.