Bowser is the Clear Choice for Mayor

By C.N. Staff Writer In the race for mayor is in its final stretch! The general election is Tuesday,… [Full Article]

Bowser is the Clear Choice for Mayor Bowser is the Clear Choice for Mayor

DC General

By Phinis Jones Last winter, one of the coldest in history, the District of Columbia struggled to… [Full Article]

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First Black U.S. Attorney General Resigns

By C.N. Staff Writer After six years in office, the first U.S. African American Attorney General,… [Full Article]

First Black U.S. Attorney General Resigns First Black U.S. Attorney General Resigns

Ward 8: The Past. The Present. The Future.

By C.N. Staff Writer Former “Mayor for Life” Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry hosted a screening… [Full Article]

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Bowser is the Clear Choice for Mayor

By C.N. Staff Writer
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In the race for mayor is in its final stretch! The general election is Tuesday, November 4th and the race that began with over seven (7) candidates is now down to three (3). Councilmembers Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and David Catania (I-At-Large) are the two top contenders with former Councilmember Carol Schwartz (I) trailing behind both candidates in the polls. According to a poll conducted by NBC4/Washington Post/Marist, Bowser leads with 43 percent of the vote, Catania follows with 26 percent and Schwartz is expected to receive only 17 percent. Those numbers do not account for the remaining 14 percent of undecided voters. However, split between the three candidates, this percentage would not be enough to close the gap.
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DC General

By Phinis Jones
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Last winter, one of the coldest in history, the District of Columbia struggled to maintain the 723 homeless families that sought shelter.
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First Black U.S. Attorney General Resigns

By C.N. Staff Writer
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After six years in office, the first U.S. African American Attorney General, Eric Holder, is stepping down. President Obama made the announcement in late September with Holder by his side saying he would leave the Justice Department as soon has his replacement is confirmed. Obama nominated Holder in December 2008 and he was confirmed in February 2009, shortly after taking the oath of office. Holder’s tenure as the nation’s “top cop” has been murky to say the least, as he has been the target of several Republicans who have called for his resignation. However, despite his not-so-smooth ride over the past five and a half years Holder has stayed the course and set out to reform the role of the attorney general.
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Ward 8: The Past. The Present. The Future.

By C.N. Staff Writer
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Former “Mayor for Life” Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry hosted a screening for his new documentary “Ward 8- The Past. The Present. The Future.” The screening was held at The Arc in southeast mid September. The film highlighted the history of Ward 8 and in Barry’s words, “told my story of the ward” and dispelled many of the negative images that have been shown about the area. Barry said his goal was to show the vast opportunities that exist and change the perception of what people think of East of the River.
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Ward 8 ANC Incumbents

By C.N. Staff Writer
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Ward Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) races are rarely discussed in newspapers. Typically there are no debates or forums held for them. However, last month the Capital News highlighted the newcomers to the race under age 35. This month the paper is focusing on the incumbents who have been rooted in the Ward and their community.
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  • Bowser is the Clear Choice for Mayor

    By C.N. Staff Writer In the race for mayor is in its final stretch! The general election is Tuesday, November 4th and the race that began with over seven (7) candidates is now down to three (3). Councilmembers Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and David Catania (I-At-Large) are the two top […]

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  • DC General

    By Phinis Jones Last winter, one of the coldest in history, the District of Columbia struggled to maintain the 723 homeless families that sought shelter. Tweet

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  • First Black U.S. Attorney General Resigns

    By C.N. Staff Writer After six years in office, the first U.S. African American Attorney General, Eric Holder, is stepping down. President Obama made the announcement in late September with Holder by his side saying he would leave the Justice Department as soon has his replacement is confirmed. Obama nominated […]

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  • Ward 8: The Past. The Present. The Future.

    By C.N. Staff Writer Former “Mayor for Life” Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry hosted a screening for his new documentary “Ward 8- The Past. The Present. The Future.” The screening was held at The Arc in southeast mid September. The film highlighted the history of Ward 8 and in Barry’s […]

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  • Rocketship Faces Stiff Opposition

    By C.N. Staff Writer New projects that come into a ward have a process that they must adhere to before final approval. One of those processes is appearing before the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), where the proposed project will be located. Another process is appearing before the Board of Zoning, […]

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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

    BY DONALD L. ISAAC, SR. ASSOCIATE BROKER, SRES THE ISAAC GROUP WITH CENTURY 21 NEW MILLENNIUM Do you want to make the move from renter to homeowner? Do you want to enter into a new profession where there is not limit on what you can earn? Do you have some […]

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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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