Even though museums and memorials were shuttered last fall by a government shutdown, 2013 was another record-breaking year for attractions in the nation’s capital with an increase in domestic visitors and spending, tourism officials said Tuesday.
The Metropolitan Police Department has identified two people whose bodies were found earlier this week in southeast Washington.
A D.C. drug dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after three of his customers in Fairfax County died.
Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.
A foot search of a District of Columbia park for a missing 8-year-old girl is expected to resume Monday.
Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia “the envy of the nation” for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but some say the local government he leads — plagued by corruption, pay-to-play politics and disengaged voters — is a stain on the city’s progress.
Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry said Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray’s 2010 campaign, saying, “I know about how U.S. attorneys work.”
While most federal workers have a snow day, the Smithsonian Institution is opening several museums to visitors at their regular times.
The mayor of Washington, D.C. is embroiled in a federal corruption investigation. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he will not step down from office–even after federal prosecutors accuse him of participating in an illegal campaign to raise money for his election.
Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city’s voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.
District of Columbia officials have declared a snow emergency will go into effect early Monday. That means cars parked on snow emergency routes will be ticketed and towed.
The governors of Maryland and Virginia and the mayor of the District of Columbia are getting together to discuss regional issues.