May 24, 2013 |
Walter Barrera fills a bottle with tap water and electrolyte powder, shaking the solution as he walks down the stairs of his porch. Cold raindrops are falling, and he looks at the gray sky. "Not good," the 32-year-old Northeast Washington resident says, shaking his head because rain threatening a long run is more than just bad luck. It could disrupt the rhythm of his day and his week, and if that happens, what comes next? A few years ago, Barrera was addicted to drugs. He used crystal methamphetamine, and then he...
May 3, 2013
President, Food Research and Action Center Jim Weill has been President of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) since February 1998. Jim has devoted his entire professional career to reducing hunger and poverty, protecting the legal rights of children and poor people, and expanding economic security, income and nutrition support programs and health insurance coverage. Prior to joining FRAC, he was at the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) as Program Director and General Counsel.
January 24, 2013 |
President Obama on Thursday re-nominated Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, all but assuring a fight with Senate Republicans who oppose the agency's sweeping powers to regulate the financial services industry. Cordray, 53, took the helm of the consumer agency in late 2011 through a recess appointment . His term expires at the end of the year unless he wins approval. But Senate staffers say Obama's end run has poisoned the waters for Cordray.
August 16, 2012 |
Josh Stoltzfus, an expert in American music and veteran of the local arts community who helped run the annual Columbia Festival of the Arts for the past five years, has been chosen as the new director of programming for the Artisphere urban arts and cultural center in Arlington County. Stoltzfus, who was part of the team who selected artists for the annual 16-day, multi-disciplinary Columbia Festival , also helped budget and manage its partnerships, and he worked with the Wolf Trap...
February 27, 2012
Melinda Henneberger's assertion [" Republicans can't shake birth-control issue ," She the People, Feb. 22] that Republican presidential candidates don't want to talk about contraception this year is true enough. But her claim that contraception is becoming an issue in this election because Democrats and reproductive-health advocates are making it one flies in the face of reality. It's not what the candidates are saying that is stirring voter outrage,...
January 31, 2012 |
Millicent D. West, the District's homeland security director, resigned Tuesday, citing the ongoing federal investigation that led to a guilty plea by former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. West said she stepped down, effective immediately, "to ensure the work of the agency can carry on without any distractions. . . . It's in the best interest of the city and in the best interest of the agency. " In a brief interview with The Washington Post, West said: "There's an ongoing investigation.