It took God six days to create the earth, but it took only one vote for the District to charge you for using it. Mayor Vincent C. Gray proposed taxing people who use public parks for things like popular boot camps, tennis lessons or baseball camp.
D.C. residents are among the fittest in the nation. But that isn't saying much.
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.
When the tsunami hit the northern coast of Japan last year, the waves ripped four dock floats the size of freight train boxcars from their pilings in the fishing port of Misawa and turned them over to the whims of wind and currents.
Nine stainless steel, multicolored sculptures of various geometric shapes will tower over Manhattan's Park Avenue in an art project by Venezuelan sculptor Rafael Barrios.
In a new joint policy statement released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society discourage boxing among children and teenagers, citing the possibility of concussions, facial damage and other injuries.
Parks and recreation officials in Prince George's County are rethinking the name of a summer youth program aimed at teaching teens video-production skills. The program's title? "We Shoot Film, Not People."
After months of refusals to disclose verifiable information, Mayor Vincent C. Gray last week gave a D.C. Council oversight committee documents showing he hired and gave a raise to campaign consultant Cherita Whiting after she had lied about a felony conviction on a 2010 job application to work for council member Phil Mendelson.
Former Prince George's Co. exec Johnson pleads guilty to felony charges; D.C. Council gets court order for witnesses in Mayor Gray personnel probe; Va. groups ask for delay of new adoption regs; Cuccinelli hires dating columnist for press staff; Lawyer: D.C. police officer 'scapegoated' by Chief Lanier; O'Malley to sign controversial waste-to-energy bill; Schaefer's $2.4 million will touch many