Daily Archives: February 11, 2020

1 Killed in Southeast DC House Fire

One person was killed Tuesday morning when a house caught fire in Southeast Washington, D.C. Firefighters were called about 5:20 a.m. and sent to the 600 block of Darrington Street Southeast for a fire on the second floor of a semi-detached, two-story house. The victim was found in the room where the blaze began, D.C. Fire spokesman Vito Maggiolo said….

House Committee Passes DC Statehood Bill

The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Tuesday in favor of a bill to make D.C. the 51st state, sending the legislation to the House floor. Dozens of D.C. residents, most members of the D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser filled the hearing room. “Our statehood bill is clearly constitutional. Congress has the authority to make Washington, Douglass Commonwealth a…