The District held the first annual Frederick Douglass 5K fun run/walk and the unveiling of the new Oxon Run Trail on Feb. 17 at the Oxon Run Park Amphitheater. The event honoring the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Frederick...
American University President Sylvia Burwell received the Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service presented by the National Academy of Public Administration at an awards ceremony on Feb. 13. The Elliot L. Richardson Prize is presented on a...
New or renovated full-service grocery stores can now apply to sell beer and wine in Ward 4 under a new law that took effect recently. The Ward 4 Full-Service Grocery Store Amendment Act of 2017 was passed by the D.C....
A petition to re-open the Glover Park Whole Foods has received more than 1,000 signatures. The 2323 Wisconsin Ave. NW store has been closed since March 2017 after a D.C. Department of Health inspection found evidence of a persistent...
Mayor Muriel Bowser has established an Interagency Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Working Group to prepare the District for AV technologies, according to a release. The working group is comprised of District agencies focused on transportation, disability rights, environmental issues and...
At-Large Council member Anita Bonds presented Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Grand Oaks assisted living facility with her Community Cornerstones Award for its Oasis Neighborhood program, according to a release. The award honors outstanding residents, businesses and organizations that make a positive...
The Office of the People’s Counsel presented its “Lifetime Consumer Advocate Award” to James “Jim” McGrath, chairman of the DC Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition on Feb. 3. The coalition is a nonprofit organization McGrath helped establish in 1992 to be a...
Beginning Feb. 5, there is a rolling registration, in which a limited number of programs will open for registration each day over a one-week period. Following rolling registration, summer camps remain open until full capacity is reached and/or the...
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill by voice vote Jan. 16 which authorizes the District and the National Park Service (NPS) to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance and management of National Park System...
The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 30th anniversary Creating Change Conference is running Jan. 24 through 28 at the Marriott Wardman Park. The conference is a political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement, convening over 3,500 LGBTQ...

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