CSX tunnel expansion decision delayed for hearing
CSX tunnel expansion decision delayed for hearing A decision on changes to a CSX tunnel in the D.C. area has been delayed.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Norton Questions Mostly White Ferguson Government
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is characterizing the nearly all-white elected leadership and police force in majority-black Ferguson, Mo., as "poison."
TSA to Train Officers on Recognizing DC Licenses
Transportation Security Administration workers will be getting training on how to recognize District of Columbia driver's licenses and identification cards.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
TSA Agents to Be Trained to Recognize D.C. IDs
File this under small victories: Transportation Security Agents will now be trained to recognize District IDs and, more importantly, recognize them as valid forms of identification.
Military equipment D.C. police acquired from federal program
After seeing Humvees, tanks and police armed with military-grade equipment in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for a Department of Justice investigation into the programs which provide the items to local police departments, including D.C. police.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
The Washington Post
Plan to upgrade Virginia Avenue tunnel stalls - and holds back other development
The Virginia Avenue Tunnel has flooded twice this year. On one occasion, it was closed for four hours, holding back freight trains and frustrating commuters on passenger trains using the District's rail network.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Statehood Push: Take Over D.C. Prisons, Save Money
D.C. statehood activists wonder how the District would handle its criminal justice system if it becomes the 51st state.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Beltway takes the stage in 'Our War'
A number of D.C. notables will be taking the stage this fall to take part in a theatrical production to read monologues about the Civil War.
US News & World Report
World War I Memorial Gets a Take Two
When Edwin L. Fountain of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission presented his plans before the National Press Club Tuesday for a dedicated World War I memoriala in the nation's capital, a he promised one thing: "We will do things differently than have been done with the Eisenhower Memorial," Fountain said.
Kelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More...
In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Muriel Bowser expands fundraising advantage over D.C. mayoral rivals
Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser has expanded her fundraising advantage over her D.C. rivals, reporting Monday that she has more than $1 million in her campaign war chest with less than three months until Election Day.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
'House of Cards' Film Crew Hits National Mall on Saturday
"House of Cards" is filming around the National Mall on Saturday, according to the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
US News & World Report
Congress Should Stop Meddling in D.C.'s Pot and Gun Laws
This week, The Hill reported that D.C.'s delegate in Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, is preparing for another fight over the District's ability to govern itself.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Norton Vows to Defend D.C.'s Pot Legalization Initiative From Congress
As pro-marijuana advocates had hoped, the D.C. Board of Elections voted unanimously Wednesday to put legalization on the November ballot.
Pot on the ballot for D.C. voters in November
D.C. residents will vote on legalizing the recreational use and possession of marijuana when they head to the polls in November.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
C-SPAN Caller Tells Norton D.C. Belongs in Congress' Hands
The District of Columbia's "No Taxation Without Representation" license plates can apparently be quite jolting to tourists, but perhaps not in the way advocates hope.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
House Dem: Boehner Deserves a Lot of Credit for Avoiding Impeachment with Lawsuit
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton took a contradictory tack to her Democratic colleagues multiple claims that House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama is a "march toward impeachment."
Kansas City InfoZine
House Rejects Highway Bill Amendments
House Ways and Means chairman, Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., said he was frustrated that the Senate took two weeks to debate the House's bill.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Federal contract workers protest for seat at the table
More than 100 federal contract workers and their families protested in front of Union Station, Tuesday, telling morning commuters, Congress and the president they want the right to unionize.
Taking care of the immigrant children crossing the U.S. border
JULY 29: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi speaks as Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Rep. Jan Schakowsky listen at a hearing in Congress on children crossing the US-Mexican border.