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Bill Gates advocates for long-term, global solutions for climate change
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:23:19 -0400

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates on Monday called for global action to combat climate change, saying that its effects will hit the poorest populations hardest.

"The greatest suffering from climate change will be the farmers in poor countries," Mr. Gates said during a luncheon for the Washington Economic Club of ...


Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s ‘Destination Moon’ exhibit to open in 2022
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:44:04 -0400

NASA plans to go to the moon in 2024, but the National Air and Space Museum aims to return there a bit earlier.

"Destination Moon," an exhibit set to open in 2022, will update and replace the museum's 1976 "Apollo to the Moon" display, which closed last year as part ...


Jack Evans: ‘Many problems’ in law firm’s ethics report
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:47:04 -0400

Embattled D.C. Council member Jack Evans defended himself Tuesday amid a growing ethics scandal, telling his legislative colleagues that a law firm's report about his conduct "has many problems."

Addressing fellow lawmakers at the legislative breakfast meeting, Mr. Evans said that neither he nor the Metro Board of Directors had ...


Virginia GOP backs Scott Wyatt over Chris Peace in House seat fight
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 23 Jun 2019 06:53:04 -0400

RICHMOND, Va. — The Republican Party of Virginia's top committee is backing a hardline conservative over a longtime incumbent in a pitched nomination battle for a state House seat.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the GOP's State Central Committee voted Saturday to affirm Scott Wyatt as the party's nominee over ...


Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle brings cooks, bands to Pennsylvania Avenue
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 23 Jun 2019 12:01:00 -0400

A sweet, smoky haze settled over Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and Seventh streets NW, as pitmasters from around country competed Saturday and Sunday in the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle.

The 27th annual contest welcomed people of all ages to enjoy barbecue and entertainment while raising more than $1 million ...


D.C. right-to-vote activists: Supreme Court precedent changing rulings could sway courts
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 23 Jun 2019 19:15:02 -0400

If the Supreme Court could change its mind on same-sex marriage, then it can do the same for voting rights in the District of Columbia.

At least that's the hope of activists who, two decades after the last major legal fight ended with the justices refusing to hear cases, are ...


D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to hire firm to investigate Jack Evans
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:39:07 -0400

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Monday he plans to hire an outside law firm to conduct an investigation into Council member Jack Evans and the results of that investigation would be made public.

"Most of the power with regard to legislation is with committee chair. They determine the agenda, ...


Bill Gates advocates for long-term, global solutions for climate change
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:23:19 -0400

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates on Monday called for global action to combat climate change, saying that its effects will hit the poorest populations hardest.

“The greatest suffering from climate change will be the farmers in poor countries,” Mr. Gates said during a luncheon for the Washington Economic Club of ...


Jack Evans, D.C. Council under fire over redistricting
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:55:13 -0400

The D.C. Council is under fire and has some heavy lifting to do over the next 18 months, and for the first time since 1991, the voice of Jack Evans on fiscal affairs, redistricting matters and run-of-the-mill national Democratic Party priorities won't be heard.

This isn't to suggest that the ...


Tom Steyer NextGen America to target Virginia millennials in 2019
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:54:36 -0400

RICHMOND — The billionaire founder of a liberal advocacy group is putting $1 million toward registering at least 12,000 millennial voters in Virginia in hopes of flipping the Republican-led General Assembly to the Democrats.

The Washington Post reports that the liberal advocacy group NextGen America, which was founded by investor ...


Code Pink gets ‘Baby Trump’ blimp permit for July 4 address
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:48:35 -0400

The National Park Service has reportedly granted a liberal activist group the right to fly the "Baby Trump" blimp over the National Mall during President Trump's July 4 speech.

According to WTTG Channel 5, the Fox affiliate in Washington, Code Pink will be taunting the president as he delivers an ...


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