The National Cherry Blossom Festival is months away, and organizers are already singing with tones of excitement.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is months away, and organizers are already singing with tones of excitement.
One might expect to find the holder of an MBA from the prestigious Wharton School managing millions in a corporate high-rise or sparking startups in Silicon Valley.
Marchers come from across the country on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade to peacefully march to the Supreme Court steps.
 
 
 
Jose Soto Jan 30, 2015

WASHINGTON – A new report shows that transgender men and women suffer discrimination, homelessness and fickle health-care coverage. This is due in part to state  laws, according to experts who presented the report’s findings.

Alicia Alvarez Jan 30, 2015

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Michelle Obama honors the school counselor of the year, Cory Notestine, left, at a White House ceremony Friday. Actor Connie Britton, who stars in “Nashville,” attended the ceremony because she played a school counselor in “Friday Night Lights.” SHFWire photo by Alicia AlvarezClick on photo to enlarge or download: Michelle Obama honors the school counselor of the year, Cory Notestine, left, at a White House ceremony Friday. Actor Connie Britton, who stars in “Nashville,” attended the ceremony because she played a school counselor in “Friday Night Lights.” SHFWire photo by Alicia AlvarezWASHINGTON - After decades of celebrating the teacher of the year at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama hosted the  School Counselor of the Year Award Ceremony at the White House for the first time Friday.

Tori Knueven Jan 30, 2015

Click on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama encourages movie and TV producers to include accurate portrayals of veterans in film. She gave the keynote speech at the launch of 6 Certified, a program that encourages such portrayals. SHFWire photo by Tori KnuevenClick on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama encourages movie and TV producers to include accurate portrayals of veterans in film. She gave the keynote speech at the launch of 6 Certified, a program that encourages such portrayals. SHFWire photo by Tori KnuevenWASHINGTON – Victimizing veterans is not the answer, according to first lady Michelle Obama and “American Sniper” actor Bradley Cooper.

Jordan Gass-Pooré Jan 29, 2015

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Adas Israel, Washington’s oldest synagogue, stands beside the Center Leg Freeway, but not for long. The building, now home to the Lillian and Albert Smalls Jewish Museum, will make its second move in less than 50 years, in 2020, to make room for a downtown development project. SHFWire photo by Jordan Gass- PooréClick on photo to enlarge or download: Adas Israel, Washington’s oldest synagogue, stands beside the Center Leg Freeway, but not for long. The building, now home to the Lillian and Albert Smalls Jewish Museum, will make its second move in less than 50 years, in 2020, to make room for a downtown development project. SHFWire photo by Jordan Gass- PooréWASHINGTON - Congress proved that the way to help reunite a community was to saw one of its beloved buildings in half and put it on a truck.

Tori Knueven Jan 29, 2015

Click on photo to enlarge or download: The Keystone XL Pipeline bill will now be debated back in the House after being approved with a vote of 62-36. Majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., supported the bill and brought it directly to the Senate floor for debate. Senate photoClick on photo to enlarge or download: The Keystone XL Pipeline bill will now be debated back in the House after being approved with a vote of 62-36. Majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., supported the bill and brought it directly to the Senate floor for debate. Senate photoWASHINGTON - The Keystone XL Pipeline heads back to the House after the Senate passed the bill Thursday on a 62-36 vote.

Allison Kite Jan 28, 2015

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, asks a question of the panelists at Wednesday’s event. Slaughter gave the opening remarks, highlighting the benefits of paternity leave for men, women and children. SHFWire photo by Allison KiteClick on photo to enlarge or download: Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, asks a question of the panelists at Wednesday’s event. Slaughter gave the opening remarks, highlighting the benefits of paternity leave for men, women and children. SHFWire photo by Allison KiteWASHINGTON – Should the conversation about paternity leave involve changing the attitude surrounding men as caretakers? Panelists at a think tank-hosted discussion Wednesday said, “yes.”

Tori Knueven Jan 28, 2015

WASHINGTON - The National Cherry Blossom Festival is months away, and organizers are already singing with tones of excitement.

Joe Mussatto Jan 28, 2015

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., tells the State of the Net Conference about the recently launched congressional Diversifying Technology Caucus. She spoke Tuesday to government employees and representatives from technology companies in Washington. SHFWire photo by Joe MussattoClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., tells the State of the Net Conference about the recently launched congressional Diversifying Technology Caucus. She spoke Tuesday to government employees and representatives from technology companies in Washington. SHFWire photo by Joe MussattoWASHINGTON - There were discussions of new technology and conversations about cyber security, but a new and unexpected element was apparent at Tuesday’s annual State of the Net conference – a number of women in high-ranking tech positions.

Jordan Gass-Pooré Jan 27, 2015

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Susan Hilsenrath Warsinger stands in the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Hall of Remembrance after Tuesday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day event. Warsinger began discussing her experiences during the Holocaust in 1992 when she became a museum volunteer. SHFWire photo by Jordan Gass-PooréClick on photo to enlarge or download: Susan Hilsenrath Warsinger stands in the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Hall of Remembrance after Tuesday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day event. Warsinger began discussing her experiences during the Holocaust in 1992 when she became a museum volunteer. SHFWire photo by Jordan Gass-PooréWASHINGTON – It was 70 years ago on Tuesday when the Soviet Army’s 322nd Rifle Division entered Auschwitz-Birkeneau, the largest of Poland’s concentration and extermination camps.

Tori Knueven Jan 27, 2015

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: The Senate continues to add amendments to the Keystone XL pipeline bill. Sen. Mitch McConnell will call for another cloture vote once enough amendments are added. SHFWire photo by Tori KnuevenClick on photo to enlarge or download: The Senate continues to add amendments to the Keystone XL pipeline bill. Sen. Mitch McConnell will call for another cloture vote once enough amendments are added. SHFWire photo by Tori KnuevenWASHINGTON - The Keystone XL pipeline is the Frankenstein of the Senate. It has died, but it is likely to come back to life.

Jose Soto Jan 27, 2015

WASHINGTON - The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the District of Columbia is one of the most protected by law in the nation.

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Jan 27, 2015

The Jan. 23 story, “Q&A with Sarah Weddington: ‘I don’t think they’re ever gonna overturn Roe,’” said Constance Cook was governor of New York when she pushed for legislation to make abortion legal in the state. She was a New York Assemblywoman. The story has been updated on our website.

Lucas Daprile - Fall 2014 Jan 26, 2015

Reporter Lucas Daprile has covered politics and government, but he wanted to get a sense of how some other Washingtonians made their livings. He profiles a food truck owner, an artist and the founder of a peace movement.

WASHINGTON - One might expect to find the holder of an MBA from the prestigious Wharton School managing millions in a corporate high-rise or sparking startups in Silicon Valley.

Lucas Daprile - Fall 2014 Jan 26, 2015

 

Reporter Lucas Daprile has covered politics and government, but he wanted to get a sense of how some other Washingtonians made their livings. He profiles a food truck owner, an artist and the founder of a peace movement.

WASHINGTON - Replace a canvas with the side of a building, mix in a cocktail of eclectic influences, and the result is Aniekan Udofia’s style.

Lucas Daprile - Fall 2014 Jan 26, 2015

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Medea Benjamin, one of CodePink’s co-founders, protests around the world for peace, and has been arrested dozens of times. Her home is decorated in bright colors to cheer her up after she works on issues that include torture or drone warfare. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: Medea Benjamin, one of CodePink’s co-founders, protests around the world for peace, and has been arrested dozens of times. Her home is decorated in bright colors to cheer her up after she works on issues that include torture or drone warfare. SHFWire photo by Lucas Daprile

Reporter Lucas Daprile has covered politics and government, but he wanted to get a sense of how some other Washingtonians made their livings. He profiles a food truck owner, an artist and the founder of a peace movement.

WASHINGTON - Medea Benjamin has been arrested dozens of times, but she is no career criminal.

The arrests were intentional, done in the name of peace.

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