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Trump hotel liquor license at risk over ‘good character’ requirement
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:04:22 -0400

President Trump's hotel in D.C. risks losing its liquor license after local alcohol regulators agreed this week to consider whether he satisfies their "good character" requirement.

The district's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ruled Wednesday against dismissing a complaint lodged against the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.

A group of ...


Bishops OK anti-abuse steps, but skeptics seek tougher moves
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:10:09 -0400

BALTIMORE (AP) — Under intense public pressure, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops approved new steps this week to deal more strongly with the clergy sex-abuse crisis. But activists and others say the moves leave the bishops in charge of policing themselves and potentially keep law enforcement at arm's length.

As ...


Maryland official says Baltimore resisted help after hack
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:21:45 -0400

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland information technology official says Baltimore leaders resisted accepting help from the state for about a week after the city's computer servers were hacked.

The Baltimore Sun reports it obtained a transcript from a May 22 cybersecurity meeting where Maryland Chief Information Security Officer John Evans ...


D.C. still owed more than $7 million for Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration: Report
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:56:52 -0400

The Trump administration and Congress have yet to pay the District of Columbia $7 million for President Trump's 2017 inauguration ceremony, while Mr. Trump plans a Fourth of July speech at the Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Post reported.

Congress originally provided $20 million for the ceremony, but the inauguration ended ...


Damonte Dodd, former Terrapins player, found not guilty on rape charges
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:31:43 -0400

Former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd was found not guilty on Thursday of all four charges related to a rape accusation leveled against him last year.

Dodd was accused of forcing an intoxicated woman to have sexual intercourse with him against her will in the early-morning hours of ...


Elected leaders should be held accountable for abuse in D.C. schools
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:53:12 -0400

Do you know who's minding your children? Do you want to know?

If you answer 'yes,' then hold yourself, your elected leaders and their appointed educrats accountable.

Here's the why.

Parents whose kids attend a Montessori school on Capitol Hill learned this week that an adult in the before-and-after school ...


D.C. Council hears from public on increasing voter participation
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:02:14 -0400

The D.C. Council's Judiciary Committee on Thursday took public comments about legislation aimed at encouraging voter participation changing the ballot initiative process.

The committee focused on three bills in Thursday's hearing:

⦁ The Initiative and Referendum Process Improvement Amendment Act of 2019, which would require the Board of Elections to ...


Made in D.C. collaborative pop-up kiosk sees business booming at Reagan National Airport
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:16:05 -0400

Travelers on the hunt for souvenirs have made the newest kiosk at Ronald Reagan National Airport — Made in DC — a standout that outsells its nearby rivals.

The kiosk is the first of its kind in the airport — owned and operated by a collaborative of 12 local women- ...


The Washington Times wins 21 awards in two contests for journalism excellence
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:24:51 -0400

The Washington Times has won a combined 21 awards in two major journalism competitions.

The Times took home 16 awards in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2019 Dateline Awards for journalism excellence, landing six first-place wins and 12 finalist honors in the daily newspaper division. The industry competition for the ...


Sexual abuse survivors protest U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting in Baltimore
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:41:20 -0400

BALTIMORE — Holding signs, a small group of sexual abuse survivors convened Tuesday outside a hotel at the Inner Harbor where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was holding its annual meeting.

It mirrored a scene in Birmingham, Alabama, where abuse victims protested on sidewalks outside the annual meeting of ...


Virginia primary has lots of surprises, no clear message
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 12 Jun 2019 06:28:23 -0400

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message.

The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost her seat to a former ...


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