News about the city of Washington, D.C.
CW: This article references violence to Black and LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. After a contracted security guard violently assaulted a Black woman at Nellie’s Sports Bar, a well-known U-street gay... Read more
The deputy mayor of health and human services office’s planned eviction of an encampment of unhoused people at Truxton Circle went forward on Thursday morning, displacing residents and prompting further... Read more
Washington, D.C. is home to some of the best parks in the country. The District boasts hundreds of government-managed parks, and 98 percent of D.C. residents live within walking distance... Read more
After nearly 30 years of incarceration, Joel Castón is home. A mentor, advocate, advisory neighborhood commissioner, and former member of Georgetown’s Prison Scholars Program (PSP), Castón was released from the... Read more
On the corner of New Jersey Ave and O St. there is a community of residents the District plans to remove. As a result of a new pilot program to... Read more
This tension represents the latest political scuffle in a city long defined by racial segregation and unequal access.
This article is part of our 2021 contribution to the D.C. Homeless Crisis Reporting Project in collaboration with other local newsrooms. The collective works will be published throughout the day... Read more
Nearly 45 years after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority welcomed riders aboard its first trains, plans are being discussed to bring a long-neglected neighborhood into the mix: Georgetown.
At a press conference Monday afternoon, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that teachers and other adults employed by schools and childcare centers will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19... Read more
Millions of people are at risk of losing shelter after the Supreme Court halted the Biden administration’s nationwide eviction ban on Aug. 26, over a month before its scheduled end... Read more
Nellie’s Sports Bar attempts to reopen one month after security dragged a Black woman down the stairs
CW: This article references violence to Black and LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. Nellie’s reopened and broke a month-long public silence following their closure on June 13, the day after Keisha... Read more
Protesters call for Nellie’s Sports Bar to close after bar security dragged a Black woman down the stairs
Protesters gathered in front of Nellie’s Sports Bar, calling for the local community to boycott the well-known gay bar after a viral video.
Metrobar aims to serve its guests in an accessible environment where Washingtonians can engage with the District’s artistic community.
Passing along party lines, legislation to admit D.C. as the nation’s 51st state was approved by the House of Representatives on April 22.
The office was established as part of the Reach Act, which included sections on racial equity training for D.C. governmental employees.
The tension culminated in the District filing a restraining order against WTU to prevent a potential strike against reopening.
D.C. NASA Headquarters was renamed in honor of pioneering aeronautical engineer and mathematician, Mary Jackson.
Archaeologists discovered the remains of 28 African Americans at the 3300 block of Q Street NW in Georgetown from the early 1800s.