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Pepco feeling heat, facing probes over D.C. outages

After a week in which 1,500 D.C. residents and scores of businesses sweated through a 48-hour heatwave without power, Pepco is once again feeling the heat.

Tags: NoMA , North of Massachusetts Avenue , D.C. Public Service Commission , Pepco , Bob Hainey , Maryland Public Service Commission , Yvette Alexander , Liz Price , Betty Ann Kane , Maryland General Assembly , Kate Ryan

Friday - 06/03/2011, 06:58pm EDT

Graham: AIDS 30 years ago a 'baffling' disease

Sunday will mark 30 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of the disease that would become known as AIDS.

Tags: Jim Graham , AIDS , HIV , Whitman-Walker Clinic , Veronica Robinson

Friday - 06/03/2011, 05:59pm EDT

D.C. Council approves 2012 budget proposal

The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to the city's fiscal 2012 budget -- a spending plan that includes an increase in some taxes as well as more money for human services.

Tags: Mark Segraves , Vincent Gray , Kwame Brown , budget

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 01:10pm EDT

Judge denies rabbi's request to change D.C. election hours

A federal judge has denied the request of a D.C. rabbi to force the city's elections board to extend voting hours or change the date of an upcoming special election.

Tags: Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld , The National Synagogue , Ohev Sholom , Emmet Sullivan , D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics , D.C. State Board of Education , Mark Segraves , Gary Emerling

Friday - 04/15/2011, 06:45pm EDT

Council inquiry into Gray hiring practices continues

Sulaimon Brown and Geri Mason Hall are among those scheduled to testify Thursday in front of a D.C. Council committee regarding hiring practices in the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Geri Mason Hall , Sulaimon Brown , Mary Cheh , Howard Brooks , Mark Segraves , Jay Carmona

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 01:23pm EDT

Council begins probe into charges against Gray

Mark Plotkin, WTOP Political Analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Vincent Gray , Mary Cheh , David Catania , Marion Barry , cronyism , Sulaimon Brown

Monday - 03/28/2011, 06:12pm EDT

D.C. Council chairman's political future 'clouded'

Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Kwame Brown , Vince Gray ,

Monday - 03/14/2011, 06:51pm EDT

Behind the cost of Chairman Brown's SUVs

Many have criticized the expense of the vehicles that newly minted D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown requested the city purchase for his use, but documents attained by WTOP demonstrate just how unusual his request was, particularly during dire financial times.

Tags: Kwame Brown , SUV , Lincoln Navigator , Committee on Public Works and Transportation , Mark Segraves , Paul D. Shinkman

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 05:00pm EST

D.C. Council chair to return fully-loaded SUV

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is seeking to return an SUV the city leased for his use, WTOP has learned, following criticism over the vehicle's cost and leasing agreement.

Tags: SUV , Kwame Brown , D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray , Mark Segraves , Paul D. Shinkman

Monday - 02/21/2011, 02:37pm EST

D.C. looks to improve plowing, cut traffic jams after snowstorm

The head of the D.C. Department of Public Works says his department is figuring out a new protocol to better clear streets after last month's snow paralyzed traffic.

Tags: D.C. Department of Public Works , Bill Howland , snowstorm , downed trees , Committee on Public Works and Transportation , Neal Augenstein

Monday - 02/07/2011, 05:00pm EST
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