Downtowner DC June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS TEST POSITIVE The D.C. National Guard, mobilized to respond to the protests triggered by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, reported that some of […]

Downtowner DC April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS IN EFFECT The new stay-at-home orders in D.C., Maryland and Virginia give police more ability to enforce social-distancing rules. Disobeying these rules could result in fines or jail […]

Congress Asks Metro IG to Study Probe of Jack Evans

September 16, 2019

WMATA Inspector General Geoffrey Cherrington told the Washington Post, which first reported the story, that he was still reviewing the congressional request but planned to honor it.

Metro Station Closures in Virginia Derail Commutes

June 3, 2019

While Metro has offered shuttles and promoted other public transportation services as alternatives, many commuters’ travel times have doubled; some have even reported roundtrip times of up to five hours.

Downtowner DC

March 7, 2019

Bald eagles Liberty and Justice abandoned, then returned to, their nest — and other recent news of note from around the District.

Downtowner DC Oct. 24, 2018

October 24, 2018

Officials’ Pay May Get Hiked A bill on its way to the District Council would deliver big pay raises to city officials. The salaries of the mayor, attorney general and […]

Metro: No Silver Bullet

August 22, 2018

August can be a quiet time for the District Council. No hearings or votes are scheduled until we reconvene in mid-September. But I still find that Metro keeps me very […]

Downtowner DC June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018

Mayor Is Now Mommy D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced late last month that she had adopted a baby girl. Bowser began her adoption journey at the end of 2017 and […]

Metro: Historic Moment, Unmet Needs

May 2, 2018

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” This quote was delivered in November […]

Downtowner DC April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

Petalpalooza Premieres at the Wharf Formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, Petalpalooza made its debut April 1 as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The celebration at […]