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Anacostia Residents Seek Removal of ‘Junk’ Art Exhibit

Anacostia residents made it clear they wouldn’t tolerate a storefront art exhibit on display in their community that they say is an unsightly pile of junk, and the city was forced to listen. The exhibit, “The New Migration” by Abigail DeVille, is part of 5×5, a city-sponsored public-art festival. Set up in vacant storefront on
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D.C. Teachers Union Head Blasts Gray, Henderson

Washington Teachers’ Union president Elizabeth Davis recently took time to talk with The Informer about Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Mayor Vincent Gray and city schools performance — and she didn’t hold back. Davis, 63, a veteran educator who’s taught at several D.C. public schools over the years, spoke bluntly about city officials’ plans close the Sharpe
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NFL Threw Ray Rice Under the Bus (Op-Ed)

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League (NFL) and his former team, the Baltimore Ravens. First, some background for the non-football fans. Rice was drafted by the Ravens in the second round (55th overall) of the 2008 NFL
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True Cost of a Wedding: DC Area Among Most Affordable Places to Get Hitched

With the average American wedding costing more than $25,000 these days, planning a wedding can seem like a daunting financial task for many couples. But those in the DC area are lucky, as personal finance site NerdWallet has found that Loudoun, Fairfax, and Arlington counties are the nation’s 1st, 3rd, and 4th most affordable places
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Spotted: August Alsina in DC, Performs at Fillmore Silver Spring

R&B singer August Alsina is hot on his tour for his latest album, “Testimony.” The “Testimony Live” Tour ran through the DMV earlier this week as August performed at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. But before he stepped onstage, he took some time to chop it up with WKYS’ Angie Ange. Featured @ The Fab
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DC Statehood Green Party urges Congress to pass DC statehood bills

D.C. Statehood Green Party to Congress: Pass the proposed D.C. statehood bills • Senate committee hearing on the “New Columbia Admissions Act” takes place Sept. 15 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The D.C. Statehood Green Party is calling for passage of two bills in Congress which would make the District of Columbia the 51st state of the
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D.C. government practices abuse public trust in traffic enforcement programs

Governments raise money from a variety of human failings. Could be smoking, could be breaking traffic laws. Taxes and fines can discourage the behavior. But sometimes the government becomes an addict, relying so heavily on the revenue that it loses focus on the behavior it was trying to moderate. That’s what was so disheartening about
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