'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Just one year after the District of Columbia passed a law making it slightly less expensive to register a handgun, the liberal city council is trying again to discourage gun ownership by making it prohibitively expensive.
This week is National Charter Schools Week, an event promoted by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to celebrate the great work accomplished by charter schools across the country.
The long-simmering battle between traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants and the insurgent food truck industry is expected to come to a head Friday during a regulatory hearing before a D.C. Council committee.
A D.C. Council member is proposing legislation to ban plastic guns made with the emerging technology of 3-D printers just days after a group claimed to have successfully test-fired the first functional weapon produced.
We should put aside concerns about crime, decrepit schools, perpetual parking and traffic chaos and an unending series of corruption scandals in the District of Columbia government. The D.C. Council is poised to decide what a private business should call itself.
Officials within the D.C. mayor's administration spent much of Monday clarifying comments made by Mayor Vincent C. Gray about whether the fire department could effectively respond to a disaster such as the recent Boston Marathon bombings.
The police union is weighing in on safety concerns involving operations within the District's Office of Unified Communications, which handled more than 1.3 million 911 emergency calls last year.
Every now and again, stupidity begets stupidity. The elected leaders of the District are proving they aren't interested in statehood but some bizarre form of sovereignty.
Longtime D.C. political insider Anita Bonds was elected to the D.C. Council Tuesday, fending off five challengers in a special election.
D.C. voters will turn out Tuesday to elect a council member and to decide whether to grant the city budget autonomy from Congress the fourth time in a year that residents have been asked to take to the polls.
Martin Luther King dreamed of the day his children would live in a nation "where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." It remains a noble goal. It's a shame Dr. King's goal has been abandoned by certain members of the District of Columbia city council.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Sunday urged D.C. residents to vote in favor of a ballot question next week that frees the District's local budget from the grip of Congress — an endorsement that comes after months of opposition to the measure on the grounds that it could invoke federal ire and might not stand up in court.
Efforts by Washington, D.C., to include local, minority-owned and small businesses in city contracts have led to a system in which goods manufactured by major companies, including sensitive medical equipment, are routed regularly through residences where self-professed entrepreneurs — whose only client is the government — mark up and resell them.
It's time for D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe to either resign or be removed from office ("D.C. Council grills fire chief on recent failed responses," Web, March 28). It is apparent Chief Ellerbe doesn't have what it takes to manage a fire department in the nation's capital, and people are at risk.
One of the contenders seeking a citywide seat on the D.C. Council in the upcoming election has found the city's liberal echo chamber to be a not-so-friendly environment.