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Julia Airey

Julia  Airey

Airey is the Metro reporter for The Washington Times. A New England native, Airey has covered the D.C. technology scene for the past year with local media outlet Technical.ly D.C.. Previously she edited various collegiate magazines, and published a WWII biography. Airey can be reached at [email protected]

Articles by Julia Airey

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. firefighter breaks leg in training exercise

A D.C. firefighter broke his leg during a training exercise Thursday, when he was thrown 30 feet off a truck ladder that suddenly moved due to a broken securing mechanism. Published November 11, 2018

Mayor Muriel Bowser secured her re-election with 127,387 votes (76.37 percent), with 108 of 143 precincts reporting. Her nearest rival, State Green Party candidate Ann Wilcox received 15,785 votes (9.46 percent). A dozen voters across the District said they wished ballots included a stronger contender to Miss Bowser.

Bowser wins second term as D.C. mayor

Tuesday's general election in the District was a rainy affair with no surprises -- except for a surge in voter turnout. Published November 6, 2018

The D.C. Department of For Hire Vehicles has made strides in digitizing complaint procedures but the modernization so far has failed to resolve disputes over shady metering. (The Washington Times)

D.C.'s for-hire vehicle agency plagued by metering issues

The D.C. Department of For Hire Vehicles (DFHV) has developed a mixed track record in the 2 1/2 years since it took over the city's Taxicab Commission. The agency has made strides in digitizing complaint procedures and verifications, but the modernization so far has failed to resolve disputes over shady metering. Published November 4, 2018

In this Jan. 11, 2018, photo, riders wait to board as others depart a Metro train in the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station in Washington. Washington's Metro system has become internationally synonymous with delays, breakdowns and smoke-filled tunnels. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Metro board wary of proposed fare increase

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld's budget for fiscal 2020 includes several service improvements, but some Metro Board members are wary of a proposed fare increase. Published November 1, 2018

D.C. Catholics grapple with Cardinal Donald Wuerl's resignation

D.C.-area Catholics expressed frustration Sunday over the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, who resigned Friday amid criticism of his handling of sexual assault allegations against priests when he was bishop of Pittsburgh. Published October 14, 2018

Phase 2 of Metro's $2.7 billion extension of the Silver Line in Northern Virginia may not meet its 2020 opening deadline after a subcontractor poured the wrong cement mix for 1,750 concrete panels at various stations. (Associated Press)

Metro's accounting rife with errors, missing documents, says audit

Metro may be overpaying contractors for frequently purchased goods and services because the transit agency's purchase order accounting is rife with errors and is missing documents, according to an audit from Metro's Office of Inspector General (OIG). Published October 11, 2018

A Metro train departs the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Washington. Washington's Metro system has become internationally synonymous with delays, breakdowns and smoke-filled tunnels. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Metro watchdog prepares to handle rider safety

Metro's newest safety watchdog has "aggressive teeth," a multimillion-dollar budget and a full staff in anticipation of the federal government ceding it oversight of the regional transit system, officials say. Published October 10, 2018

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser opens second homeless shelter

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday opened the second homeless shelter to replace the dilapidated facility at the former D.C. General Hospital campus -- part of her campaign promise to close D.C. General by the end of the year and to make homelessness "rare" in the District by 2020. Published October 10, 2018