Abby Spangler was delivering the last speech to a crowd of 100 people at a rally against gun violence on a hot day in August at a District Heights gun store. The rally was met with counter protesters, who oppose stricter gun laws.
In mid-December, Charniele L. Herring was a successful West End businesswoman, political activist and attorney in private practice. Like most, she was minding her business in a tough economy, attending Rotary meetings, wrapping gifts and preparing for the Holidays.
Artist and interior designer Maggie O'Neill barely sits still.
After a number of successful showings in 2008, the local artist this week rolls out her artistic handiwork at SEI sushi restaurant and lounge, at 444 7th St. NW in the District, two blocks from the Verizon Center.
By Ron Sturman
Nasrine Gross, a U.S. citizen whose heritage is rooted in Afghanistan, speaks with great passion about the cause that divides her time between Afghanistan and the U.S. — the human rights of women in Afghanistan.
Mark Warner has always been a "big tent" politician.
Borrowing a page from Bill Clinton's play book, he burst onto Virginia's political scene in 1994 with a unique brand of social pragmatism and fiscal restraint that made him the darling of Blue Dog democrats and swing voters.
Derek Radoski may be one of the world's pre-eminent authority on snakeheads. The Alexandria pro shop owner has logged thousands of hours trawling the Potomac and traveling overseas to seek out the funny-looking fish with the flat head and beady eyes.