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D.C. summit discusses best practices for maternal health
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:07:10 -0400

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser held an inaugural summit on maternal and infant health Wednesday, marking almost a year since two maternity wards in the District's poorest wards shut down amid increased attention on health disparities among pregnant women in the U.S., especially women of color.

The summit brought together nearly ...

Water taxi service in Washington, D.C., woos commuters
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 10 Sep 2018 19:11:31 -0400

Tourist travel on D.C.-area water taxis has ticked up now that the routes are on the map — Google Maps, that is.

But even in a summer of Metro shutdowns, few commuters are boating to work, water taxi workers say.

"We have seen an increase in ridership," John Lake, general ...

D.C. Election Board kicks another candidate off the ballot, citing fake signatures
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:24:11 -0400

The D.C. Board of Elections has kicked business-favorite candidate S. Kathryn Allen off the November ballot after an inquiry into the signatures on her petition.

Incumbent candidate Elissa Silverman, an independent, began raising questions about Ms. Allen's petition for office earlier this summer, which included names like "Malcolm X" and ...

‘Minibus’ spending package protects Capitol Hill sledders
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:36:00 -0400

Among the winners in the newly released spending package that funds federal energy, veterans and legislative branch programs? Capitol Hill sledders.

An explanatory statement accompanying the "minibus" package instructs U.S. Capitol Police not to enforce regulations restricting the Capitol Grounds from being used as "playgrounds or otherwise ... when encountering ...

Hurricane Florence: D.C. declares state of emergency as storm barrels toward East Coast
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:44:20 -0400

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency Tuesday as the southeastern coast braces for Hurricane Florence.

The order took effect immediately. A state of emergency allows for agencies to apply for assistance through FEMA and prohibits businesses from spiking prices as residents buy supplies.

Federal lawmakers are expected ...

Hurricane Florence could alter plans for Redskins, Nationals and Mystics
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:15:48 -0400

From oppressive heat to lightning delays, the weather has had an outsize impact on the sports world this year. Now, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread cancellations on the college football schedule and could affect game and travel plans for the Washington Redskins, Nationals and Mystics.

The threat of Florence, a ...

George Washington jumbotron falls onto basketball court
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:37:04 -0400

The Jumbotron at the George Washington University basketball arena collapsed onto the floor Tuesday afternoon.

Photos posted by multiple local TV stations showed the formerly-hanging scoreboard, lying on the Charles E. Smith Center floor, with screens askew.

Community of Hope Conway Health and Resource Center aims to help after 2 maternity ward closures
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:25:15 -0400

Two maternity wards closed last year east of the Anacostia River, complicating the lives of low-income women in need of care for high-risk pregnancies and delivery.

Community of Hope Conway Health and Resource Center in Southeast is helping fill the void. It is a one-stop primary health care clinic that ...

Donald Wuerl to talk resignation with Pope Francis in Vatican
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:01:08 -0400

Cardinal Donald Wuerl told his priests in a letter Tuesday that he will travel to Rome "very soon" to discuss his resignation with Pope Francis.


BREAKING: In letter to priests today Cardinal Wuerl writes that he will travel again to Rome soon to meet with ...

Federal government is ‘totally prepared’ for Hurricane Florence, Trump says
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Sep 2018 21:52:14 -0400

President Trump said Tuesday that the federal government is "totally prepared" for Hurricane Florence and declared states of emergency in Virginia and the Carolinas after meeting with Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long. Mr. Trump's declaration allows for federal assistance in hard-hit areas.

"The safety of the American people ...

Trump administration plans on closing PLO office in D.C.
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:43:45 -0400

The Trump administration announced Monday that the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington, D.C., will close, and essentially dared the International Criminal Court to push back against that decision.

"We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that support the objective of achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between Israelis and ...

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