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Julia Airey

Airey was a Metro reporter for the Washington Times.

Articles by Julia Airey

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to bar city agencies from providing voting information requested by President Trump's election integrity commission. The District joins a number of states that have rebuffed the request over privacy concerns. (Emma Ayers / The Washington Times)

D.C. Council passes gun, climate change, and education watchdog bills

In its last legislative session before the new year, the D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new standards to combat climate change, and passed legislation to allow authorities to remove weapons from dangerous persons and to create an independent education data watchdog. Published December 18, 2018

Metro's general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, listens to a question during a news conference to announce that the DC Metrorail service will be shut down for a full day at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority headquarters, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Metro lifts ban on paratransit drivers calling 911

Metro has lifted a ban on paratransit drivers calling 911 in medical emergencies, and is considering replacing first aid kits on MetroAccess vans after having removed them over liability concerns. Published December 16, 2018

In a Monday, April 5, 2004, file photo, riders wait to board an arriving train at the D.C. Metro Center, in Washington. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File) **FILE**

Metro board approves special event fare hikes

The Metro board on Thursday overwhelmingly approved allowing the transit agency to charge higher fares during major events, but postponed a discussion on restoring late-night service. Published December 13, 2018

Washington, DC - February 18, 2018: The Chinese New Year Parade takes place in Chinatown while the Metropolitan Police Department ensures safety.
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Number of homicides in District up 45 percent from 2017

With three weeks left in 2018, the number of homicides in the District is nearly 45 percent higher that last year's total, prompting one lawmaker to say the city is in a "state of emergency." Published December 10, 2018

Truck 17 responds to a fire on the 700 block of 51st Street on Nov. 6. After the fire, a firefighter was thrown from the truck and broke his leg when the truck's faulty ladder suddenly moved during a training exercise, three sources said. (D.C. Fire and EMS Department)

D.C. firetruck shortage connected to woman's death

A 96-year-old woman died after a fire consumed her house in Shaw late Tuesday as her neighborhood's assigned firetruck was covering Southeast amid a shortage of reserve emergency vehicles. Published December 5, 2018

In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

'Khashoggi Way' sign placed outside Saudi Embassy in D.C.

A liberal political action committee on Tuesday placed an unofficial "Khashoggi Way" street sign outside the Saudi Embassy in Northwest to protest the suspected involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the Oct. 2 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Published December 4, 2018

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference at One Judiciary Square in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Bowser picks Ferebee new schools chancellor

Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday named Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis D. Ferebee of as the new chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, apparently rejecting her advisory panel's recommendation. Published December 3, 2018

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to bar city agencies from providing voting information requested by President Trump's election integrity commission. The District joins a number of states that have rebuffed the request over privacy concerns. (Emma Ayers / The Washington Times)

D.C. Council approves clean energy bill

A unanimous D.C. Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a major climate change legislation with some last-minute revisions that worry environmentalists. Published November 27, 2018