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Latest D.C. Office Items
A D.C. teen was at large Thursday after escaping a South Carolina juvenile detention facility with three other teens from the District, city officials said.
The District needs to tighten its rules on school residency as nonresidents bilk the system and the system milks taxpayers.
The D.C. Health Department does not have copies of its own records of a nonprofit company run by a convicted drug dealer that received more than $400,000 in grants to renovate a job-training center that was never completed.
A nonprofit group run by a convicted drug kingpin who campaigned for Mayor Vincent C. Gray is the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI and the D.C. Office of the Inspector General into its use of public funds, according to a letter by a senior official with the District HIV/AIDS Administration.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has been in office just 2½ months, but his administration already is reeling under allegations that cash payoffs were made during his campaign and that he doled out high-paying city jobs to political friends who were either underqualified or had undisclosed criminal pasts.
Within hours of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's saying he takes full responsibility for any administration missteps, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown said Sunday night that he is referring allegations of Gray campaign improprieties to the D.C. Office of the Inspector General.
A strip club that a community group says was illegally relocated and is creating an appetite for prostitution in Northeast Washington is co-owned by a major Democratic Party donor and local developer who contributed to a controversial charity run by D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., who represents the area.
D.C. Lottery fans will have to wait until 11 a.m. Tuesday to buy lottery tickets, an unprecedented five-hour delay in service that signals, along with other factors, that the conversion from a decades-old gaming system to a new one run by Greek-based Intralot and its D.C. partner has not gone well.
The D.C. government has been failing to comply with a federal court order to screen thousands of low-income children for lead poisoning, according to lawyers in the case.