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And the Winner Is … Tracy’s Kids

As wife of Vice President Mike Pence, Karen Pence is a prize guest at A List parties. But what’s her “most favorite event of the...

Celebrating the Year of the Pig in Chinatown (photos)

The Feb. 10 parade, which featured traditional lion and dragon dances, firecrackers, beauty pageant winners and community groups, was organized by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.

Downtowner DC

D.C. to Enforce Straw Ban Next Year The District will be banning plastic straws starting in 2019. Effective Jan. 1, businesses and organizations that serve...

Downtowner: NPS Fees, D.C. Duped, Other News

In this report: items about National Mall permit fees, a costly scam, a campaign rally, a death from a stray bullet, an Adams Morgan grocery, driverless cars and dockless motor scooters.

Downtowner DC Oct. 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...

Political Floodwaters Rise With Kavanaugh Hearing

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh presented himself as both self-confident, and, oddly, as a victim — and, more than that, the subject of persecution by the Democratic Party.  

Downtowner DC Sept. 26, 2018

5th Straight Year of Less Crime According to a report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, crimes like murder, assault, robbery and car theft...

Downtowner DC Sept. 12, 2018

D.C. Breaks Ground on RFK Campus Project Mayor Muriel Bowser and Events DC kicked off phase one of the redevelopment of the empty Robert F....

Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.

Leon: John Vincent’s Take on Fast Food

Vincent, founder of British restaurant company Leon, chose D.C. to set up his first American shop because he found it to be the U.S. city most like London.