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Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

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Destiny B. Childs (a.k.a. Richard Legg), co-hosts the program of the main stage at the annual street festival of the Capital Pride, organized by Capital Pride Alliance, Inc., a non-profit, is held along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in NW Washington, D.C., Sunday, June 14, 2009.  (Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)

D.C. health plans to include gender-reassignment surgeries

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Thursday announced that the city will recognize gender identity disorder as a medical condition and mandate insurance companies cover associated treatments — including gender-reassignment surgery. Published February 27, 2014

Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, through a spokesperson, declined to discuss the action taken against Battalion Fire Chief Kevin B. Sloan. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Wells calls for resignation of D.C. fire chief, deputy mayor

The D.C. Council member with oversight of the fire department on Tuesday called for the resignations of the fire chief and the deputy mayor for public safety and justice, saying the administration has failed to present a plan to address chronic troubles with emergency response. Published February 25, 2014

Details emerge about mentally ill D.C. man who died in the snow

A 56-year-old man found dead on a snow-covered sidewalk in Southeast D.C. Thursday had been reported missing four days earlier from the District's psychiatric hospital — where he had received on and off treatment for nearly three decades. Published February 14, 2014

A plow removes snow from the sidewalk in Lafayette Park on Thursday as people make their way past the White House during D.C.'s  worst snowstorm in four years. (associated press)

Snowstorm brings D.C. area to halt, causes chaos on roadways

The worst snowstorm in four years crippled the D.C. area and had school systems canceling classes for a second day, as officials worked to clear streets and residents attempted to dig out of the slushy mess left blanketing the region. Published February 13, 2014

A woman takes a morning stroll through the snowy streets of Northwest Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2014. (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)

Snowstorm brings D.C. area to a halt

The nation's capital awoke to a blanket of snow that closed schools, offices the federal government and its local counterparts and resulted in at least one death as of Thursday morning. And more snow was on the way. Published February 13, 2014

A truck plows a road in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, as a winter storm moves into the area. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

D.C. area braces for imminent winter storm

A winter storm that coated large swaths of the South in ice and snow and left cities at a standstill and hundreds of thousands without power was poised to bring similar complications to the D.C. region Thursday. Published February 12, 2014

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is not bound by recommendations of an officer complaints board. (Associated Press)

Legal opinion hits authority of civilian-led D.C. police complaints board

The District's top attorney says the city's police chief is not required to discipline officers found guilty of misconduct by the Office of Police Complaints — a major blow to the civilian board charged with investigating public accusations of wrongdoing. Published February 10, 2014

Ward 3 Council member Mary M. Cheh questions members of the Metropolitan Police Department about automated camera ticket delivery delays during a meeting of the traffic enforcement task force on Tuesday. Ms. Cheh is co-chairperson of the panel. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

D.C. Council to weigh November vote for attorney general

The D.C. Council on Monday is set to consider a bill that would schedule an election for D.C. attorney general in November — likely the last chance to put the issue before voters for four years. Published February 9, 2014