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D.C. government analyst sentenced to jail for stealing nearly $490,000 from the city
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:14:02 -0400

A former grants management analyst for D.C. schools has been sentenced to more than 4½ years in federal prison for stealing nearly half a million dollars from the city — yet another scandal involving the District's troubled education system.

The Office of the U.S. Attorney, the FBI Washington Field Office ...


National Mall falls behind on upkeep amid major repairs
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:58:09 -0400

Visitors to the nation's capital are surprised to find scattered trash, dirty bathrooms and bald patches of ground around the National Mall and its memorials.

"In all honesty, I was a little shocked. I thought it was going to be cleaner," said Megan Anderson, 24, who was visiting this week ...


D.C. officials to stretch ‘Car Free Day’ into two days
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:47:07 -0400

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) kicked off a new season of anything-but-car travel Wednesday by approving funds for alternative transportation projects and accepting a plan to stretch this year's "Car Free Day" into two days.

COG approved $1.2 million to fund four bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland, ...


D.C. has nation’s highest liver cancer rate
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:56:46 -0400

Washington, D.C., has the nation's highest liver cancer death rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in data published Tuesday that show a more than 40 percent increase in the national rate since 2000.

Nationally, deaths attributable to liver cancer increased from 7.2 per 100,000 people in ...


Charlottesville votes again to rename parks previously named for Confederate generals
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:46:11 -0400

A pair of parks previously named for Confederate generals will be rebranded for the second time since 2017 following a City Council meeting Monday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Members of the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 during Monday's meeting to rename both Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park, and Justice Park, formerly ...


D.C. government analyst sentenced to jail for stealing nearly $490,000 from the city
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:14:02 -0400

The D.C. government faces yet another education scandal as a former grants analyst is sentenced to jail for stealing hundreds of thousands from the city.

On Tuesday the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI's Washington Field Office and the District of Columbia Inspector General jointly announced Ms. Harley was sentenced to ...


Metro averts shutdown for one more day amid plans for 2nd round of talks
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:34:35 -0400

Commuters were spared a transit shutdown for at least one more day as union representatives and Metro leadership plan another day to talk it out.

Tensions between the two reached fever pitch on Sunday night as union members voted to strike but didn't say when — leaving the ball in ...


D.C. water advisory lifted on Sunday for all residents
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:06:32 -0400

A boil advisory for tap water in Washington D.C. was lifted Sunday morning, concluding a health advisory that affected nearly 34,000 customers throughout the northwest and northeast neighborhoods of the city.

City officials worked to pare down areas most under threat of having contaminated water after a valve malfunction Thursday ...


Strike D.C. Metro where it hurts
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:15:08 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Wise roosters know better than to fall prey to little transit chicks, such as Cocky Locky, Henny Penny or whatever that bird is called in this age of smartphones.

The sky isn't going to drop, though you might not believe it to others hear tell.

"The sky is falling," ...


Metro strike possible ahead of MLB All-Star Game
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:03:46 -0400

A regional transit workers strike was put on hold Monday, the eve of Washington's first Major League Baseball All-Star Game in decades, as Metro's management and union officials called for more talks to resolve their long-standing differences.

"Our union is prepared to sit down and have a genuine conversation about ...


Anacostia River swimming? There’s an app for that
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:17:11 -0400

A D.C. conservation group is developing an app to track the Anacostia River's water quality — for future swimmers.

The nonprofit Anacostia Riverkeepers is uploading data about the river's water quality to an app that users can check to see if bacterial levels are too high for human contact.

The ...


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