Government surveyors have determined a new height for the Washington Monument that’s nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years, officials will announce Monday.
Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. The former D.C. mayor died Sunday at 78.
Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says District of Columbia residents deserve representation in Congress.
District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana, setting up another possible fight with Congress over drug laws in the nation’s capital.
Attorneys have made closing arguments in a case that will determine the future of one of the nation’s oldest museums and one of the few independent art galleries in Washington.
Another District of Columbia mayoral candidate is scheduled to turn in nominating petitions to get on the ballot in November.
Metro says its rail system will stay open an additional hour to help riders get home from the Washington Redskins’ preseason game at FedEx Field.
Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation’s oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art.
A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.
A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation’s capital No. 1 for late mail delivery.
Most Metro lines will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens.