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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

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 ...


MLB All-Star Weekend invites the autograph hungry
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:34:40 -0400

At MLB's All-Star FanFest, the lines to get an autograph with former players curl between the set-up rope barriers. Most fans patiently wait, just there for the experience.

And then there's someone like Joseph Stuckey.

Stuckey, a 21-year-old from Statesboro, Georgia, is a self-described "grapher" — an autograph hound who ...


District of Columbia ready to host MLB All-Star Game, a ‘gold standard’ event
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:52:48 -0400

Six-year-old Nathaniel Wolpoff smacked a single up the middle of the diamond and celebrated on first base. One batter later, he advanced to second on a questionable fielding mistake.

For most children from San Diego like Wolpoff, playing in a pickup baseball game at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center ...


Assault on Jim Jordan is latest attempted assassination by accusation
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:25:08 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The political death of anyone who disagrees with them is what the so-called "progressives" seek these days, and lately they've become so ruthless in using lies in an attempt to end the careers of decent public servants that even I'm amazed.

The most recent of these disgusting assaults is ...


D.C. Metro workers call for strike ahead of All-Star Game
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:13:22 -0400

FORESTVILLE, Md. — Members of the Washington Metro's largest union have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their leader to call for a strike amid an extended labor dispute.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 President Jackie L. Jeter tells news outlets 94 percent of voters approved the potential strike Sunday, though union ...


D.C. residents in Northwest and Northeast warned of possible water contamination
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:30:57 -0400

An estimated 34,000 customers of D.C. Water are on a boil alert from Thursday night into the weekend after a drop in pressure at a pumping station raised fears of contamination that could lead to illness.

The number of residents likely affected are believed to be much higher, as one ...


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