D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says she plans to introduce a bill to remove the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park. â€œThe statue of slave owner Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park, a former slave market, adds insult to injury,â€ Norton tweeted Wednesday night. â€œItâ€™s well past time we move on from this painful chapter in our nationâ€™s capital….
Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) praised Attorney General William Barr for â€œquelling unrestâ€ in Lafayette Square, pointing to the incident in arguing against the bill.
Dozens of vendors who sell fireworks in D.C. every summer around the Fourth of July have filed suit against the city after they were denied permits this year. The 27 retailers operate pop-up fireworks stands that are regulated and inspected each year. D.C. cited coronavirus concerns and the ongoing demonstrations for racial justice as reason for denying the permits. However,…
The proposal comes after weeks-long demonstrations that called for defunding D.C. police.
A Northern Virginia couple has been charged with fraud after prosecutors say they received nearly $1.5 million in federal funds meant for businesses struggling under the coronavirus pandemic
Protesters set an American flag on fire. Police used sting balls and pepper spray.
State education officials denounced the disparities but did not offer new proposals to address them.
One of the areaâ€™s longest operating music venues will reopen next month with some major changes, including a â€œCOVID-19 fee.â€ The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, has been closed since mid-March, like thousands of music venues across the country. Owner Gary Oelze tells News4 he plans to reopen July 10. â€œWeâ€™ve been closed 103 days as of today,â€ Oelze said in…