Allison Keyes

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Potential Charges Against Incumbent Throw D.C. Mayor's Race Up In Air

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The possible indictment of incumbent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has turned what many expected to be a routine election into a referendum on whether voters trust him.


Maryland Transportation Bill Held Up Over War Reparations

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

State officials on Monday told a state House panel that if the legislation involving Holocaust reparations passes, it could jeopardize federal funding for a planned light rail project in the state.


Destroyed By Rockefellers, Mural Trespassed On Political Vision

Sunday, March 09, 2014

When Mexican artist Diego Rivera was commissioned to do a mural for Rockefeller Center, some may have wondered whether industrialist tycoon John D. Rockefeller Jr. knew what he was getting into.


As Calendar Flips To March, People Grow Sick Of The Snow

Monday, March 03, 2014

Another winter storm roared through the U.S., grounding flights and shutting down schools and offices from the South through the Mid-Atlantic. Many are getting sick of the winter wonderland.


At Twenty Years Old, Landmark Gun Law Weathers New World

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act turns twenty years old on Friday. The law made background checks a requirement for gun purchases for licensed dealers. A lot has changed in two decades.


Delaware, Nevada Sign First Multi-State Inernet Gaming Deal

Friday, February 28, 2014

When the deal goes live, it will allow poker players in the two states to sit down at the same virtual table, and the states will split the revenues. But some in the casino industry are against it.


Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch

Saturday, January 11, 2014

In an effort to save a tiny 1920s Sears kit house from demolition, architects are offering it free to anyone who can move it to another property. Current owners of the Arlington, Va., plot want to build a bigger home where the kit house stands.


Wal-Mart Brings Jobs To D.C. And Complaints Over Low Wages

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Wal-Mart has opened its first two stores in Northwest Washington D.C., earning cheers from the Mayor and residents who said they'd be happy to shop in the city and not in the suburbs. But there have been months of debate over the wages the big box store pays its employees. Some activists and lawmakers say employees aren't being paid enough.


McAuliffe Holds Lead In Va. Governor Contest

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Tuesday's election is seen as a key off-year contest, and a test of strength for both parties leading up to the 2014 elections. But it's beginning to look like a rout. Democrat Terry McAuliffe is leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by as much as 12 points. The race appears to have turned into a referendum on Cuccinelli's conservative views.


Online 'Anacostia' Soap Opera Turns The Genre On Its Head

Friday, September 06, 2013

Many of us grew up watching soap operas on television, from As The World Turns during the day, to Dallas at night. But more and more, the crazy plot twists and deadly secrets that drive the genre are moving to the Internet. One web-based soap set in Washington D.C. is based in a neighborhood once written off by many in the city because of its reputation for poverty and crime.


March Anniversary Attendees Encouraged To Keep Fighting

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Young people at the Lincoln Memorial reflect on the significance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.


50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fights

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On Aug. 28, 1963, Lewis was the youngest speaker to address the estimated quarter-million people gathered in Washington. Now a Georgia congressman, Lewis is still speaking out, declaring: "I'm not prepared to sit down and give up." He's scheduled to speak again Wednesday on the National Mall.


Thousands Gather To Mark '63 Civil Rights March

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tens of thousands turned out on the National Mall on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. NPR's Allison Keyes was there, and reports that though the crowd was more diverse than the one in 1963, the fellowship felt familiar.


Marchers Flock To The Washington Mall

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A march and rally kicks off at the Lincoln Memorial this morning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Organizers say the event is also meant to continue their fight for economic parity, voting rights and equality.


New Activists Harness Memory Of 1963 March On Washington

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Events commemorating the March on Washington started Wednesday evening, and got under way in earnest on Thursday.


Project To Fix Quote On MLK Memorial Hits Snags

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The removal of a controversial inscription from the national Martin Luther King Jr. memorial may not be finished in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington later this month. The project is being held up by a dispute over the finishing process.


Preserving African-American Cemeteries

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Under a popular park in Washington, D.C., there is a 19th century burial ground that was once the largest African-American cemetery in the city. Advocates want to protect the park from further development and create space for a memorial. But how many other such burial grounds are in similar straits, and how have others solved the problem of co-existing with development and gentrification?


Lure Of Flower's Putrid Essence Draws Crowd

Monday, July 22, 2013

The titan arum blooms again, this time at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Eager flower-watchers lined up to experience the plant's distinctive rotting-corpse-like odor.


Wal-Mart Threatens To Pull Out Of D.C. Over Wage Requirements

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wal-Mart says it will not build three of the six stores planned for Washington, D.C., after the city council passed a bill that would require the retailer to pay a wage nearly 50 percent higher than the city's minimum wage. Those three stores would be located in mostly low-income areas, with high unemployment and few places to shop. A similar situation once played out in Chicago.


Deconstructing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream

Sunday, June 23, 2013

How does a great orator develop his speeches? Before Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic address at the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963, he gave speeches in Detroit and Newark, N.J., that tested the ideas and language of "I Have a Dream."