Stories tagged: Washington DC
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 11:14 A.M.
Trump inauguration draws Inland Northwest revelers, dissidents to D.C.
Estimates place the number of attendees at this weekend’s inauguration events in Washington D.C. at nearly 1 million people. Among them will be Inland Northwest residents on both sides of …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 9:46 P.M.
Trump supporters, opponents clash outside ‘DeploraBall’
Anti-Trump protesters jeered and screamed at supporters of the president-elect who were attending the “DeploraBall” at the National Press Club on Thursday night, in one case throwing an object that …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:49 A.M.
D.C. mayor signs ‘Death with Dignity’ bill; now up to Congress
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a doctor.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 5:22 P.M.
Christmas tree from Idaho forest arrives at nation’s capital
Gary Amoth backed his 105-foot-long red truck next to the sidewalk of the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and dropped off a very special delivery: a monster-sized Christmas tree …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 5:34 P.M.
Washington, D.C., restaurant apologizes for hosting white nationalist group
A popular Italian restaurant in Washington has issued an apology, saying it unintentionally hosted a white nationalist group and the diners performed a Nazi salute while eating there.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 3:03 P.M.
Capitol Dome project completed in time for Trump
Congressional officials have unveiled a refurbished Capitol Dome after a three-year, $60 million repair project completed with weeks to spare before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 4 P.M.
Inland Northwest Honor Flight takes wing again, giving vets a chance to remember and, for some, to heal
Inland Northwest Honor Flight left on its 31st journey Monday, taking 92 veterans to tour the nation’s war memorials in Washington D.C. For some, it’s a bittersweet trip.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
Virginia mayor faces drug charges after meth-for-sex sting
A three-term northern Virginia mayor was arrested on drug charges after he tried to trade two grams of methamphetamine for sex acts in what turned out to be an undercover …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 7:37 A.M.
DC lawmakers approve citywide $15 minimum wage
Lawmakers in the nation’s capital approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday, joining numerous other cities and the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 3:27 P.M.
Man drives onto National Mall, claims exposure to anthrax
A man who said he had been exposed to anthrax put some of the alleged poison into a pickup truck and drove onto the grass at the National Mall Tuesday …
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 7:47 A.M.
Hillary Clinton says she supports statehood for DC
WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton says she’ll fight to make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state if she’s elected president. Clinton wrote about her support for District statehood in …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Police: Federal officer in custody after 3 fatal shootings
Police in Maryland say a woman is dead and three people are injured in shootings at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 2:44 P.M.
1 dead, 1 hurt in D.C. school shooting, official says
An official says one person has been killed and another wounded in a shooting at a high school in suburban Washington, D.C.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016, 11:42 P.M.
Trump rallies highlight divisions
CLEVELAND – In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all. Opponents of Donald Trump were so committed to …
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015, 11:51 A.M.
Illinois lawmaker Schock leaves House amid ethics complaint
Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, dogged about irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts, suddenly announced on Tuesday that he would resign his House seat at the …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
Bus driver charged with punching ‘McGruff’
WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., police said a Metro bus driver was charged with assault Saturday after a bizarre incident in which he allegedly punched a patrol officer who was dressed …
TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2009
D.C. region prospers in bad times
WASHINGTON – When the nation’s in pain, Washington often gains. Whether it’s a buildup of Civil War troops, Depression-era bureaucrats or defense contractors after Sept. 11, the region has prospered …
SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2008
Quick-witted hostage thwarts robbers
WASHINGTON – Speeding on the Capital Beltway, James Spruill knew he had to act fast. His wife and boys were packed into the family car, and a masked man was …