| Dec. 10, 2013, 4:21 p.m.
As a deputy chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Darrel Thompson worked on the forefront of economic development and labor issues for one of the nation’s most prominent politicians.
| Dec. 3, 2013, 5:19 p.m.
From deep fryers costing less than $30 to jumbo packs of discount diapers, H Street Northwest’s newest retailer is ready for its Wednesday opening.
| Dec. 3, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
The past is the past, Mayor Vincent Gray would like to convince District voters, and “2010 is getting ready to be 40 years ago,” he said at his first news conference since entering the District’s 2014 mayoral race.
| Dec. 2, 2013, 5:32 p.m.
The District’s 2014 mayoral campaign got a bit more crowded on Monday afternoon.
| Dec. 2, 2013, 5:31 p.m.
When Rep. Darrell Issa asked local planning bodies to review how well the federal Height Act served the District, he didn’t expect to see hundreds of models for vertical growth along the city’s skyline.
| Nov. 27, 2013, 11:16 a.m.
When the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last convened to talk about the District’s low-rise landscape, members questioned whether Congress should amend the century-old federal Height Act to give local leaders some leeway on shaping their skyline.
| Nov. 21, 2013, 12:13 p.m.
Despite concerns that dual reports on changes to the District’s height limit could send a confusing message to Congress, two recommendations suggesting different fates for the future of the 1910 Height of Buildings Act are on their way to Capitol Hill.
| Nov. 20, 2013, 7:53 p.m.
Thanksgiving falling so late this year means there’s a little less time than usual for holiday shopping. Fortunately for lawmakers and staffers, the Capitol Hill area is home to many local businesses and stores with unique gifts.
| Nov. 20, 2013, 5:53 p.m.
Capitol Police continue to investigate an attack on Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., that occurred Tuesday night.
| Nov. 20, 2013, 4:58 p.m.
If going home for Thanksgiving is a nonstarter and hosting a multi-course shindig sounds more torturous than a government-sponsored trip to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the local hospitality gods may have the answers to your dining prayers.
| Nov. 19, 2013, 11:49 a.m.
Walmart’s new H Street location will open its doors in a little more than two weeks, just in time to cash in on the holiday shopping season.
| Nov. 18, 2013, 5:25 p.m.
Federal planners have warmed to the vision of some taller buildings in the mix of the District’s skyline, but they want future growth to be deliberate, targeted and tightly controlled.
| Nov. 14, 2013, 12:01 p.m.
The District’s six Democratic mayoral candidates pitched some outside-the-box ideas on Wednesday night for achieving statehood — from using local tax dollars to pay the city’s shadow delegation to Congress to flying the D.C. flag upside down until it becomes the 51st state.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 2:20 p.m.
Capitol Hill efforts to force Washington’s National Football League franchise to change its name remain stalled, even as President Barack Obama welcomes tribal leaders to the White House this week to launch the administration’s Council on Native American Affairs.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 3:42 p.m.
Since the Vietnam War, the diagnosis and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in veterans has substantially increased.
| Nov. 8, 2013, 2:05 p.m.
President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, 1919, as the first commemoration of Armistice Day for reflections “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”
| Nov. 6, 2013, 4:56 p.m.
Styrofoam reigns supreme in many of the Capitol’s eateries, but if Mayor Vincent Gray has his way, the rest of the District might do away with the material as part of an initiative to cut pollution.
| Nov. 6, 2013, 3:31 p.m.
Foodies rejoice! You’ll soon be able to buy high-end olive oil and organic greens a few blocks from the Capitol.
| Nov. 5, 2013, 7:40 p.m.
The D.C. Council strongly supported a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to ditch their controversial name, fueling the fire for one of Capitol Hill’s foremost opponents of the name.
| Nov. 3, 2013, 7 p.m.
Federal and District differences of opinion on Congress’ century-old cap on D.C. buildings’ height may muddy any chance to send a clear message about the future of the city’s skyline to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee later this month.