Missing Planes: A Concern of National Security

By C.N. Staff Writer On July 17th the world learned of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which… [Full Article]

Missing Planes: A Concern of National Security Missing Planes: A Concern of National Security

D.C. Council Votes to “Ban the Box”

By: LeMara Perry After years of failed attempts, the D.C. council finally voted last month to provide… [Full Article]

D.C. Council Votes to “Ban the Box” D.C. Council Votes to "Ban the Box"

D.C. License Not Seen as Valid Identification by TSA

By: Victoria Jones D.C. residents are finding that getting on an airplane can be troubling now that… [Full Article]

D.C. License Not Seen as Valid Identification by TSA D.C. License Not Seen as Valid Identification by TSA

Metrorail’s Silver Line Makes its Debut

By: LeMara Perry After years of construction and months of detours and delays, the long-awaited first… [Full Article]

Metrorail’s Silver Line Makes its Debut Metrorail's Silver Line Makes its Debut

DC’s Gun Ban

By C.N. Staff Writer
DC Gun Laws
In late July, the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public was struck down by a federal judge who called the restrictions “unconstitutional.” In a 19-page ruling that was released late Saturday July 26, 2014, Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ordered the city to allow residents to carry handguns — a milestone in a case that has been dragging on for five years. The previous law only allowed residents to possess a gun in their home or business.
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D.C. Council Votes to “Ban the Box”

By: LeMara Perry
Ban the Box Photo
After years of failed attempts, the D.C. council finally voted last month to provide job applicants who have criminal records new protections against the discriminatory practice of employers automatically disqualifying them solely because of their criminal history.
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D.C. License Not Seen as Valid Identification by TSA

By: Victoria Jones
DC License
D.C. residents are finding that getting on an airplane can be troubling now that the Transportation Security Administration does not find their District of Columbia license to be a valid form of identification.
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Metrorail’s Silver Line Makes its Debut

By: LeMara Perry
Silver Line Metro
After years of construction and months of detours and delays, the long-awaited first phase of Metrorail’s Silver Line made its debut Saturday July 26, beginning at the Wiehle-Reston East station in Reston
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Council Override’s Gray’s Budget Veto

By C.N. Staff Writer
Council Veto Photo
With only a week before the District’s City Council went on recess, council members sent a message to the mayor, overriding his veto of the 2015 fiscal year budget. The council voted 12-1 in favor of overriding his veto, with only outgoing Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) voting in favor of the mayor’s veto. Wells said, “I believe that this budget is unwise. I believe we have an emerging transit crisis. . . .”
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Meet Tierra Jolly: The New Ward 8 State Board of Election Member

By K. Levek
Tierra Jolly
There is a new elected official in Ward 8. On July 15th a special election was held to fill the vacant Ward 8 State Board of Education seat and a little known candidate, Tierra Jolly, won beating out longtime community activist Phillip Pannell. Trayon White, who stepped down in March to take a job at the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), vacated the seat earlier this year.
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Begin Again

By Vickie Wilcher

Much ado again about the “corruption” that seems to plague local Washington’s political arena. Scandal after scandal—will it ever stop? Answer: It can; if even the slightest number of the good people of the District of Columbia will turn their gaze and their commitment toward creating a different kind of culture—social and political. If just the tiniest number of people would rise up in the spirit of righteousness then this era of cheap swindles, despicable usury and shameful deception would pass into its place in history. And with the right amount of care and honesty we and our children’s children would learn from even the most bitter experiences of these times and we would be free to continue to move on, to build anew as the changing of times and seasons dictate.
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  • Missing Planes: A Concern of National Security

    By C.N. Staff Writer On July 17th the world learned of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border. For weeks news outlets reported the plane missing, with 298 victims families left in the dark about the plane’s whereabouts. A week later details emerged […]

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  • D.C. Council Votes to “Ban the Box”

    By: LeMara Perry After years of failed attempts, the D.C. council finally voted last month to provide job applicants who have criminal records new protections against the discriminatory practice of employers automatically disqualifying them solely because of their criminal history. Tweet

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  • D.C. License Not Seen as Valid Identification by TSA

    By: Victoria Jones D.C. residents are finding that getting on an airplane can be troubling now that the Transportation Security Administration does not find their District of Columbia license to be a valid form of identification. Tweet

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  • Metrorail’s Silver Line Makes its Debut

    By: LeMara Perry After years of construction and months of detours and delays, the long-awaited first phase of Metrorail’s Silver Line made its debut Saturday July 26, beginning at the Wiehle-Reston East station in Reston Tweet

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  • Council Override’s Gray’s Budget Veto

    By C.N. Staff Writer With only a week before the District’s City Council went on recess, council members sent a message to the mayor, overriding his veto of the 2015 fiscal year budget. The council voted 12-1 in favor of overriding his veto, with only outgoing Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward […]

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March 2014

  • Gray’s Lack of Focus on Southeast

    By Editorial Board Promises have been made- and broken- about the new focus that would be placed on the city’s most undeveloped section, east of the river. This section encompasses all of Ward 8 and the majority of Ward 7. Unemployment is high, literacy rates are low and crime is […]

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  • Michael Dunn Found Guilty on Four of Five Counts

    By Saraya Wintersmith     Florida jurors in last month’s high profile “loud music trial” found Michael Dunn, guilty on three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. The jury could not, however, come to a decision on the first-degree murder charge leveled […]

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  • REAL ESTATE: A GOOD WAY TO SPEND YOUR TIME AND YOUR MONEY

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  • D.C.’s Homeless Crisis

    By K. Levek The District of Columbia has seen a rise in homeless families entering shelters or emergency temporary shelters by 135 percent since the fall. Most homeless residents go to DC General, the city’s former all-purpose hospital.  There is now a growing number of families who are facing homelessness.  […]

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  • What We Need in D.C. Politics

    By Vickie Wilcher With just a few weeks before the DC Mayoral primary there is no clear, presumptive winner—it’s anybody’s game according to most pundits. Turnout threatens to be extremely low, because according to many, if not most voters, “nobody cares.” But be clear, this apathy among the mass is […]

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