Archives: Marion Barry

  • Marion Barry presses for more funds for D.C. summer jobs program

    Eric P. Newcomer

    Published: Mon, Jun 10, 2013

    Their more well-to-do peers may spend the summer at a sleep-away camp, but thousands of District children face another reality: work, in the form of the Summer Youth Employment Program. Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry, who started the summer jobs program when he was mayor, stridently criticized...

  • Opening of D.C. medical marijuana dispensaries delayed

    Eric P. Newcomer

    Published: Sun, Jun 2, 2013

    D.C. marijuana dispensaries thought they'd be open a month ago, but a slow-moving District Department of Health still needs to give doctors the authority to recommend marijuana to their patients. "If you drove by now you'd see the signs are up and everything is ready -- except the doors are...