By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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.
There's no doubt the Anacostia River remains far too dirty. Government warnings state that D.C.'s waters are not fishable or swimmable because of a legacy of pollution and toxics.
Tattoo artists told a D.C. Council committee Wednesday they support legislation to regulate their industry for the first time as long as the associated fees and rules do not overburden them.
Twenty-seven of the 28 applicants hoping to grow medical marijuana in the District want to set up shop in Northeast, particularly in warehouse space near strip clubs and other commercial properties.
With names such as "District of Cannabis" and "Jahrock," hopeful entrepreneurs eager to grow or sell medical marijuana in the District of Columbia are touting their business acumen, green thumbs, or desire to aid the ill and dying in applications submitted to the city.
A coalition of union leaders on Tuesday rejected Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to head the District's troubled Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and criticized the mayor for abandoning campaign promises to give labor a voice in his administration.
A food fight is under way in the District of Columbia, but not the usual kind. Instead of schoolchildren throwing mashed potatoes at one another, restaurateurs are urging the District government to clamp down on street food vendors.
A D.C. Council member"s plans to place a day-laborer center for mostly Hispanic immigrants in Northeast have been delayed at least until next month while officials work to find a permanent site for the facility.