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Last updated December 02, 2013




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This is an annotated list of links to DC government sites, civic and community organization sites, tourist and travel sites, and more. Sections on this page are:

Business Organizations and Unions
Blogs, E-mail Lists, Announcement Lists, and Discussion Fora
Federal Government

Local Government
Museums and Arts
Other Link Pages
Politics and Political Commentary

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Organizations and Unions

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DC’s Capitol Advantages
Advertising DC as a home base for associations; site run by the Washington, DC, Marketing Center of the DC Chamber of Commerce
District of Columbia Bar Association
The professional association for lawyers
Downtown Business Improvement District
This site has information about the business organization, but little information about downtown as a neighborhood
Georgetown Business and Professional Organization
This neighborhood business organization site also hosts the site of the Georgetown Partnership, the neighborhood business improvement district
Golden Triangle Business Improvement District
The business improvement district organization bounded by the south side of Dupont Circle, 21st Street to the west, Pennsylvania Avenue on the south over to the west side of 16th Street, N.W.
Greater Washington: Home Page
This site is sponsored by the Greater Washington Initiative, a project of the Greater Washington Board of Trade to attract new businesses to the area
Greater Washington Board of Trade
The powerful regional chamber of commerce has a site that includes a searchable directory of its members
Washington, DC, Chamber of Commerce
The DC Chamber specializes in small inner-city businesses; its site includes its membership listing as well as a Metro map and tourist guide
Washington Teachers Union
Has a comprehensive staff and school representative directory and a calendar of union events

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Blogs, E-mail Lists, Announcement Lists, and Discussion Fora


These web sites list District of Columbia area blogs: 

DC Bloggers
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DC Metro Blog Map
DC Metro Blog Map, list version

DC news oriented blogs

City Desk (Washington City Paper)
DCWire (Washington Post)

E-mail lists

Subscribe to an E-mail list at the address given, either by sending an E-mail to the E-mail address or by following the directions on the web page

Adams Morgan
Brookland Neighborhood
Capital Area Log Cabin Republicans
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill PSA 511
Catania, Councilmember David
Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park Neighborhood
Coalition for Smarter Growth
Colonial Village, North Portal Estates, Rock Creek Gardens
Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights Community Marketplace
Communit-E (American University Park, Friendship Heights, Tenleytown)
DC Coalition for Housing Justice
DC Coalition for Rent Control
DC Environmental Network Announcements
DC Gay and Lesbian Youth Pride
DC Republican Committee
DC Society of Young Professionals
DC Statehood Green Party
Dupont Circle Citizens Association
Dupont Circle Update
East of the River
Foggy Bottom
Foxhall Community Civic Association
Friends of Adams Mill
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance 
Glover Park
H Street, NE
Independent Media Center
Logan Circle
Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant
North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association
Northside DC (north of the U.S. Capitol complex, east of Union Station and west of the Anacostia River, but primarily the neighborhood centered by H Street NE)
Palisades Citizens Associations
Petworth Action Committee
Petworth Cares
Petworth Community Group
Petworth, North
RecoveryWorks “Progress Notes,” Substance Abuse and Recovery
Reel Affirmations (DC International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
Schwartz, Councilmember Carol
Shepherd Park
Takoma, DC
U Street, Cardozo-Shaw Neighborhood Association
United Neighborhood Coalition, North Park View and South Petworth
Undernews, Sam Smith
Ward 7
Washington, DC, History and Culture Maillist
Washington Peace Center

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The vast array of
federal government
sites is better covered
elsewhere; here are
just a few sites where
you can find information
about the District.

Court, District
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is a federal court. Its courthouse information, schedules, opinions, and records are on this site. 
Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
The US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit maintain a site with the court’s opinions, calendars, and other information. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development Home Page: District of Columbia Office
Primarily a listing of staffers, this page also has links to some reports and program listings
FedWorld networks many federal government sites, and provides a gateway to others; look here first to find a department or agency
A second generation gateway site for federal departments and agencies, largely supplanting FedWorld
GAO Home Page
The General Accounting Office, the investigative auditing arm of Congress, has issued several reports on DC government and projects such as the Convention Center and Sports Arena
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
This Library of Congress service provides Congressional information, including the complete text of the Congressional Record and of the varying versions of legislation and currently pending bills
US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
General information about the office, including a description of its duties and organization
White House
Includes all official Presidential speeches, resolutions, press conferences, and more

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1-C — Adams Morgan
Advisory Neighborhood Commissions are most local level of DC government; its elected officials are unpaid. This is the first ANC to go on-line
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1-D — Sheridan-Kalorama
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1-E — Mount Pleasant
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2-E — Foxhall
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2-F — Logan Circle
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3-B — Glover Park
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3-C
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3-D — Palisades
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3-F — Forest Hills and North Cleveland Park
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3-G — Chevy Chase
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 7-B — Naylor-Dupont
Aging, Office on
This site provides a contact list for each of its service areas
Anacostia Waterfront Initiative
The federal-local planning organization that will reshape the Anacostia waterfront over the next decades
Appeals and Review, Board of
The board handles DC government employees’ personnel appeals
Arts and Humanities, Commission on the
Information on projects and grants, along with a small arts exhibit and links to national and local arts organizations
Auditor, District of Columbia
The Auditor’s office, established by the City Council, does financial audits of DC government programs. Its web site has Adobe Acrobat (PDF) copies of its reports back through FY1998. 
Banking and Financial Institutions, Office of
A small site, with application forms for financial institutions
Boards and Commissions, Office of
Lists and describes the city’s board and commissions, and contains a standard application form to serve on a board
Budget and Planning, Office of
The office is part of the Chief Financial Officer’s office, and this site is part of the CFO’s site
Cable Television and Telecommunications, Office of 
The Office runs the City Council and Mayor's channels (cable channels 13 and 16) and the site also has a form for on-line complaints about Comcast
Campaign Finance, Office of
The campaign finance guide, applicable municipal regulations, and forms for the office are available, as well as interpretive reports and candidate and political committee contribution and expenditure reports since August 10, 2000
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer controls DC's financial affairs; this excellent site contains a lot of information about where the money is really going
Chief Technology Officer, Office of the
Most information on this site is aimed at DC agencies establishing their web sites
Child Support Enforcement
City Council
The City Council page has been greatly upgraded, with most pending legislation posted, and even with streaming video of the Council’s cable television channel
City Council, General Counsel to
The General Counsel is the legal representative for the City Counsel; this web site is run by that office
Clean City Coordinator
Web page on the Clean City Initiative maintained personally by Vincent Spaulding, the Clean City Coordinator, includes laws and regulations that relate to the initiative.
Community Citizen Response, DC
Emergency preparedness training as part of the city’s emergency response plan.
Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Department of
This site offers several applications and business forms in Adobe Acrobat PDF format — check here first before making a trip downtown
Contracting and Procurement, Office of
The office describes itself modestly: "This office surprises and delights its customers with breakthrough improvement in the cost, quality, and timeliness of delivery of goods and services by the District's supplier base."
Convention and Visitors Center and DC Committee to Promote Washington
The official government site for visitor information has some vacation packages and a calendar of free events in DC.
Convention Center Online
This site is designed to attract potential conventions to the Center, but promises to contain some information on the controversial new proposed Convention Center
Corporation Counsel, Office of
A skimpy site, with instructions on how to file a claim against the DC government and a two-year-old annual report
Corrections, Department of
The site currently contains little except a list of facilities
Court, District
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is a federal court. Its courthouse information, schedules, opinions, and records are on this site. 
Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
The DC Court of Appeals is the highest court for the District of Columbia, and is the equivalent of a state supreme court. 
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, US
The US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit maintain a site with the court’s opinions, calendars, and other information. 
Court, Superior
The Superior Court of the District of Columbia also maintains a one-page informational site here
DC Code
The basic law of the District of Columbia is back online from Westlaw. An alternate site with the DC Code is Lexis-Nexis
DCFRA Home Page
The Control Board, the DC Financial Recovery and Management Reform Authority, has some useful background materials, the minutes of its meetings, and the text of its resolutions
Documents and Administrative Issues, Office of
This unofficial page, maintained by Brian Flowers, has indexes of recent DC Registers and of the municipal regulations
Education, Board of
The Board of Education runs the DC Public School System web site
Elections and Ethics, Board of
This site is handsome and filled with useful information, including election results and printable forms for voter registration
Emergency Management Agency
The EMA plans for weather and other emergencies, but also handles coordinates special events and street closings, and other things that may disrupt the city
Employment Services, Department of
Includes a description of the agency, some employer guidance, and the beginning of a job search database
Energy Office
Describes the agencies, programs, and events of the office
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
Safety tips, hiring information, and press releases
Fire Department — The Unofficial DCFD Home Page
Better written and more honest than an official page would be
Fire Department — The Unofficial Website of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department
Another unofficial web site, also with better information than the official pages
Health, Department of
News, press releases, and a calendar of events; also application forms to get vital records such as birth and death certificates
Health Care Alliance
The DC Health Care Alliance is the city-sponsored program for uninsured people
Historic Preservation Program
Describes the historic preservation process, contains a citizen’s guide to the process and design guidelines, and contains the office’s brochures and publications
HomeStart Initiative Advisory Committee
This semi-official group promoting affordable housing and expanded housing opportunities in the District was started by Councilmember David Catania
Housing and Community Development, Department of
The main feature of this site is the Department’s news releases
Housing Authority
The Housing Authority operates public housing in DC; this site has a list of properties, news releases, and an application for housing 
Housing Finance Agency
The HFA issues tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds to underwrite single-family and multi-unit housing financing rates
Human Rights and Local Business Development, Office of
This office has two separate functions, investigating complaints of discrimination and promoting minority-owned businesses
Human Services, Department of
Human Services posts its news releases and descriptions of its programs
Inspector General, Office of the
The Inspector General’s Office has the text of a few of the IG’s reports and a staff listing
Insurance and Securities Regulation, Department of
Information about the DISR’s activities, forms for insurance company filings, and a form to request copies of insurance company filings
Latino Affairs, Office of
Library, DC Public
The DC Public Library site gives general information about branches and hours, provides an on-line catalogue
Local Business Development, Office of
Mayor, Office of the
The Mayor’s office runs the office DC Government web site
Mayor’s Orders
Official mayor’s orders, on the Secretary of the District of Columbia web site
Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation
Decisions by the Mayor’s Agent are now available from Georgetown University Law School Library. 
Metropolitan Police Department
Very slickly produced site features the police chief's statements, radio show, and television show, along with crime statistics, district maps and line-ups, and a most wanted gallery
Metropolitan Police Reserve Corps
Information about the civilian volunteer corps assisting the MPD, including information and forms for joining
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Traveler information, including flight schedules and status and airport maps and directions, for Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Reagan Washington National (DCA) Airports
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
The COG is an alliance of the DC city government with suburban county and city governments that is responsible for many cooperative agencies and programs
Motion Picture and TV Development, Office of
This site includes a filmography of movies produced in DC over the past decade and a filming permit application
Motor Vehicles, Department of
Includes information about addresses and hours and services, a Frequently Asked Questions page and forms, including the driver’s license study guide, and the ability to renew vehicle registration on-line
Municipal Regulations, DC (DCMR)
Both a free version and a paid searchable version of the DCMR are available
National Capital Planning Commission
The NCPC oversees the federal interest in regional and local planning issues
National Capital Revitalization Corporation
The public-private corporation that is supposed to spur economic development.
Neighborhood Action
The Mayor’s initiative that claims it will give citizens a role in city planning
Norton, Delegate Eleanor Holmes
The home page of DC's only elected delegate to Congress is pretty shallow, but is the easiest way to get her most recent press releases
Parks and Recreation, Department of
Includes a facilities and programs directory as well as job listings for the Department
Partnerships and Grant Development
News releases and weekly grant funding alerts are on-line
People’s Counsel, Office of the
This office represents the public in dealings with public utility companies; its site is well designed and includes an E-mail form to get in touch with the office
Personnel, Office of
This site includes most of the District’s personnel manual as well as forms
Planning, Office of
This site contains the DC Comprehensive plan, a Ward and Census tract map, as well as some information on activities of the Planning Office.
Planning and Economic Development, Deputy Mayor for
Business and marketing initiatives by the city
Property Management, Office of
Public Advocate, Office of the
The Mayor’s political organizing arm, doing “community outreach”
Public Charter School Board
This is the web site of one of the two bodies that charter schools in DC (the other is the Board of Education)
Public Employee Relations Board
The full board rules and an index of all their opinions are both available
Public School System
A newly informative site, beefed up and now attractive, is well worth a visit
Public Service Commission
Still under construction, when completed this will be a comprehensive guide to the cases and work of the Commission.
Public Works, Department of
This site does allow E-mail requests to be made for most DPW services
Real Property Assessment and Appeals
This site is announced, but not on-line.
Recreation and Parks, Department of
The site included an address list of recreation centers, but no program descriptions or calendar of events.
Register, DC
The city's equivalent of the Federal Register is available in PDF format beginning with the April 18, 2003, and ending with the March 15, 2008, issue here
Secretary, Office of
This site includes forms for requesting ceremonial resolutions from the Mayor, the DC Register, and the DC Municipal Regulations (though the regulations are not yet completely online) 
Shadow Senator Paul Strauss
The personal web page for elected shadow Senator Paul Strauss also contains information about the entire shadow slate.
Sports and Entertainment Commission, DC
The Commission runs RFK Stadium and the DC Armory, and is involved in plans to build additional sports stadia and arenas. 
State Data Center, Office of Planning
The Washingtoniana Room of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Public Library is the respository for demographic and socioeconomic data about the District of Columbia from the Census Bureau
State Education Office
The DC State Education Office is an administrative agency that oversees state government educational functions
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
The Superior Court of the District of Columbia also maintains a one-page informational site here
Tax and Revenue
This is part of the Chief Financial Officer’s site
Tax Revision Commission
This official government commission has published its summary report and consultants’ research papers on-line; the information that had been posted on their web site is on the DCWatch site and the Greater Washington Research Center web site
Taxicab Commission
This site lists the duties of the Commission and has some skeleton news about it
Transportation, Division of
This division of the Department of Public Works has its own web site, which lists contact information and has press releases about current road work
Washington, DC, Official Government Site
The official government site promotes the Mayor and provides scanty services -- for example, the page for the "Indices," the local equivalent of the Statistical Abstract, gives no information except for how to order a book; however a few government forms are available on-line for downloading
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority -- METRO
The regional bus and subway authority provides timetables and company information
Water and Sewer Authority, DC
News about the authority; account information and bill paying can be done on the authority's account site, https://myaccount.dcwasa.com 
Year 2000
The Y2K site for DC government includes a bar graph on the Year 2000 readiness of each agency and department
Zoning, Office of
The unannotated version of the zoning regulations and the office’s schedule are on-line
Zoning Adjustment, Board of
The Board’s schedule and hearing notices are posted on the Office of Zoning’s site

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Museums and

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Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
Arboretum, US National
Botanic Gardens, US
Capital Children’s Museum
Capitol, US (Architect of the Capitol)
City Museum
CityDance Ensemble
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington
Dumbarton Oaks
Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library
Ford’s Theater
Heurich House Museum
Hillwood Museum and Gardens
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution
Historical Society of Washington, DC
Holocaust Memorial Museum, US
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Library of Congress Home Page
Meridian Hill Park (Malcolm X Park)
National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
National Archives and Records Administration
National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
National Building Museum
National Gallery of Art
National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
National Museum of Health and Medicine
National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution}
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
National Theater
National World War II Memorial
Naval Historical Center (Navy Museum)
Octagon: Museum of the American Architectural Foundation
Organization of American States Museum (click on museum link)
Phillips Collection
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
Postal Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution
Reynolds Center (National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery)
Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park Planetarium
Sackler/Freer Asian Art Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution
The Shakespeare Theater
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution Libraries' Home Page
Smithsonian Natural History Web Home Page
The Studio Theatre
Textile Museum
Tudor Place
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Warner Theatre
Washington Ballet
Washington Performing Arts Society
Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution
Woodrow Wilson House

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Maps and descriptions of the shops, restaurants, and bars in the neighborhood
Adams-Morgan & Reed-Cooke very unofficial WebPage
A one-page site with photographs and a description of this popular tourist neighborhood
Adams Morgan Community Association
The site for the neighborhood’s community association also has a discussion forum section
Maintained by the Burleith Community Association, with an archive of its newsletters
Capitol Hill
Sponsored by the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals
Capitol Hill History Project
Now a one-page site but scheduled to grow, this project is being done in honor of Capitol Hill neighborhood historian Ruth Ann Overbeck.
Cardozo Shaw Neighborhood Association Home Page
A comprehensive neighborhood association site for the Shaw neighborhood and U Street area, including the group's newsletter and event calendar
Cleveland Park
Maintained by the Cleveland Park Historical Society
Columbia Heights, a Washington DC Neighborhood Community
A large site, with directories of businesses and organizations, that also covers the history of this inner-city neighborhood
Dupont Circle
Sponsored by the Dupont Circle Citizens Association, this site includes the association’s newsletters and business as well as lists of businesses and other facilities in the neighborhood
Dupont Circle Review
A personal web page with block-by-block architectural commentary on the buildings and shops, as well as photographs
A web site designed for Edgewood Terrace by the Community Preservation and Development Corporation 
The Fairlawn Citizens Association maintains a web site on Fairlawn, SE
This is maintained by the Foxhall Community Citizens Association, which serves Foxhall Village, Colony Hill, Indian Rock, and Georgetown Reservoir
Maintained by Citizens of Georgetown
Georgetown, Black Georgetown
A one-page guide to historical black Georgetown by the National Park Service
Georgetown, Virtual Georgetown
An attractive commercial site on businesses and real estate in this tourist and upscale residential neighborhood
The Hillcrest Neighborhood Association’s site includes their newsletter and a photo gallery of the Ward 7 neighborhood
Logan Circle Community Association
Newsletters of the central-city neighborhood association, along with links to local businesses
Mt. Pleasant Virtual Community
A cleverly designed site map leads into this directory of businesses, services, organizations, and events in Mt. Pleasant
Mt Vernon Square Neighborhood Association, Washington DC
A comprehensive neighborhood association site for a downtown neighborhood 
The Palisades Citizens Associations maintains this community‘s comprehensive web site
Set up to “centralize and organize resources for current and potential residents of Petworth.”
The web site for the PBS program Duke Ellington’s Washington includes a virtual tour of Shaw and a section on Shaw history, as well as a transcript of the program and of interviews conducted while producing the program.
Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Council
This site concentrates on economic development projects in the Shaw neighborhood
Southwest Neighborhood Assembly
The Association’s newsletter, links to neighborhood organizations, maps, photos, and the ANC’s site are all hosted here
Stanton Park Neighborhood Association
The Association's site includes its newsletters and a bulletin board
Takoma Park
DCTakoma covers the District’s side of the Takoma Park neighborhood
U Street Walking Tour
U Street is an up-and-coming commercial neighborhood in northwest, in easy walking distance from Adams-Morgan
Ward 8
The Ward 8 Net is sponsored by the Public Welfare Foundation and run by the Anacostia Congress Heights Partnership.

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Center for Neighborhood Information Services
This project of DC Agenda maintains profiles of neighborhoods, neighborhood clusters, and Wards
Charter Schools Development Corporation
This nonprofit promotes “ excellence, innovation and parental choice in public education by assisting public charter schools with the acquisition and financing of educational facilities and related capital improvements.”
Chesapeake Region 2012 Commission, formerly the Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Commission
The alliance of the powerful seeking to bring the Olympic 2012 games to the Washington-Baltimore region.
Children’s Law Center
This is an informative site, particularly about the LaShawn federal receivership.
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing Development
The public sections of this site aren't much more than a brochure for this association of housing contractors, but it does include a list of their members.
Committee for the Capital City
The organization advocates DC’s retrocession to Maryland in order to secure voting rights for residents
Committee of 100
The citizens' planning organization's site has historical information about the group, but does not have information about its current activities and issues.
DC Agenda Project
The Project, a spin-off of the Federal City Council, puts its newsletters and publications online.
DC Appleseed Center
This is the Washington chapter of a nationwide organization of lawyers organized by Ralph Nader.
DC Citizens for Democracy
Site maintained by the proponents of the “Twenty DC Citizens Lawsuit,” now known as Adams v. Bush (formerly Adams v. Clinton).
DC Democracy Fund
A Political Action Committee (PAC) that supports candidates who agree to support DC voting rights legislation.
DC Dog Coalition
The Dog Coalition was formed to fight Council bills banning particular breeds of dogs.
DC Kids Count
An "alliance of public and private organizations using research to support advocacy for change in human, social, and economic policies and practices of government, the private sector, families, neighborhoods, and individuals."
DC Environmental Network
The group is a project of the national environmental group Friends of the Earth.
DC Fiscal Policy Institute
DCFPI is a project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 
DC Preservation League
The league is devoted to historic and architectural preservation.
DC Rabble
The DC Representation Alliance for Ballot Box and Legislative Equality advocates civil disobedience to obtain full home rule and voting representation in Congress. 
DC School Search
Get information about public schools, including public charter schools and magnet schools, on a site sponsored by the 21st Century School Fund, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, and Lee Technologies.
DC Voice
DC Voice describes itself as “a collaborative of education activists committed to ensuring every child in Washington, DC a high quality public education.” The web site contains most of their publications as well as information about the organization.
DC Vote: The Coalition for DC Representation in Congress
The organization lobbies for voting representation for the District in Congress; its members can take varying positions on whether that means statehood, two senators and one representative for DC without statehood, or representation through voting in Maryland
Friends of Choice in Urban Schools
FOCUS promotes charter schools, and their web site provides a good deal of information about charter schools in DC.
Get the Vote
A 501(c)(4) organization that advocates full voting representation and home rule for DC. 
Historical Society of Washington, DC
The organization researches the history of the metropolitan Washington, DC, area. Its site, however, covers only the organization itself; not local history
League of Women Voters
The home page of the DC League of Women Voters; the League's newsletter, however, is published on the DCWatch site here.
Let’s Free DC
This web site, run by Sam Farmer, supports voting rights for DC residents.
One DC
This web site posts information about a variety of environmental issues in DC from a number of environmental groups.
Parents United for the DC Public Schools
The advocacy group for parents of students in DC’s public school system.
Partnership for Civil Justice Consumer Resource Center
The Partnership for Civil Justice is a law firm that specializes and discrimination and consumer law suits; its web site has articles on consumer rights  and protections in the District of Columbia and on current scams and consumer issues.
Public Charter Schools Center for Student Support Services
This nonprofit “assists District of Columbia public charter schools with a range of services to meet the needs of low-income urban children and youth. The Center facilitates collaboration between public charter schools, city government agencies, and local area social service providers to ensure more effective and integrated services to schools and communities.”
Stand Up for Democracy in DC Coalition
An activist organization working for greater representation for DC in Congress. 
Stop DC Vouchers
This project of Lobbyline, Inc., opposes voucher and school choice proposals in DC
Sustainable Washington Alliance
Environmental organizations, businesses, and individuals in the greater Washington area are involved in this umbrella organization, which includes a directory of organizations and a calendar of environmental events.
21st Century School Fund
The Fund describes its mission as, “ To build the public will and capacity to improve urban public school facilities,” and its vision as, “ Good public schools are both a reasonable expectation and a reality in urban school districts throughout the nation”
Washington Humane Society
The Humane Society, which runs the city’s animal shelter, has small pet adoption pages on-line.
Washington Peace Center
The Center describes itself as “an anti-racist, nonviolent social change organization providing education and action resources to community groups and organizations working for progressive change throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.” Aside from a calendar of events, the site is currently (handsome) brochureware, but an unused “archives” page may eventually host copies of the Center’s newsletter.
Washington Scholarship Fund
The privately funded Washington Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for low-income children to attend private elementary and high schools

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Other Link Pages

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DC Historic Preservation Law Project
Links to historic preservation statutes, regulations, and organizations, as well as the text of major court decisions and Mayor’s Agent opinions
DC Online
DC Online is especially good for neighborhood and tourism links
DC Pages
This guide to metropolitan area resources includes several business categories and has an E-mail newsletter about DC web sites
DC Streets
With a very professional introductory page, this site functions primarily as a portal to neighborhood sites
Digital City
Digital City's "Webguide Washington" categorizes web resources and even personal pages
Our DC
Our-DC is a guide to the city that concentrates on the neighborhoods and functions largely through links to other web sites
Search Washington DC Metro Area WebSpace
This is a one-page web site, but the one page is a metasearch form for an up-to-date index of several of the major web sites that cover Washington
Theaters, Theater Groups, Performances
A link page to theaters, actors, actresses, and other theater-related information in the Greater Washington area, maintained by a Georgetown University theater professor
Washington, DC, Registry
Classified and searchable web sites, along with chat, newsletters, and other local resources

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Politics and

These sites feature
a wide variety of
viewpoints; check
the community
newspapers and
the Washington Post and Washington Times
for more editorial

Capital Area Log Cabin Club
The political club for DC metropolitan area gay and lesbian Republicans.
City Renewal Project Intro, GWU
A collaborative site on DC's economic and political crisis, hosted by the DC Agenda Project and George Washington University, with background materials for a course in DC politics
Committee for the Capital City
The movement for recession of residential Washington to the state of Maryland has a home page
DC Citizens Advocacy Project
A citizen organization on issues like term limits, campaign finance reform, and redistricting
DC City Desk
An on-line newspaper that grew out of a neighborhood paper published by Mount Pleasant resident Bonnie Cain
DC Democratic Party
The DC Democratic Party web site has election results, a list of DC’s elected officials, links, and contact information
DC Greensweek
The Green Party bulletin board run by Scott McLarty
DC Libertarian Party
The resuscitated local Libertarian party’s web site.
DC Metro Action
News from local activist and advocacy groups, mostly from the lef
DC Reform Party
The Reform Party lists its contact information on the national Reform Party’s web site.
DC Republican Party
The state Republican Party's official website has their local party officials and events calendar
DC Statehood Green Party
The Statehood Party has merged with the Green Party; their web site contains party documents, and events calendar and a contact list for party officials
Dump Barry in '97
The web site for the initiative movement that attempted to recall Mayor Marion Barry includes "50 Reasons to Dump Barry"
Free DC News Service, Sam Smith
Statehood advocate Sam Smith, who insists he is not an unreconstructed '60's liberal, says this site is hard news, not politics and opinions -- judge for yourself
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA)
The organization's site includes its press releases and City Council testimony
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club
The political club for DC gay and lesbian Democrats, founded in 1976, maintains a page on Geocities
Klingle Road or Valley
Two organizations take opposite stands on the section of Klingle Road that runs through Rock Creek Park — one, Repair Klingle Road, wants to repair and reopen the road; the other, Save Klingle Valley, wants to remove the road and turn that section of it into green space
Metro DC Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Just what it says
National Association to Restore Pride in America's Capital
An extended essay on the history of Washington, various plans for its revival, and an extensive collection of background materials have been posted by this nonprofit organization
Sharon Pratt Kelly, Spirit for a New America
The one-term former mayor of DC now takes positions on national American politics
Stand Up for Democracy in DC Coalition
This group advocates DC representation in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, but doesn't take a stand on whether that should be done through statehood or other means
Twenty DC Citizens Versus Clinton
Filings and papers from one of the cases suing for voting rights for DC citizens
Umoja Party
The Umoja Party’s site no longer exists on the Black Information Network’s web site
Ward 2 Republicans
The Ward 2 Republican party, led by Kerry Stowell, has its own site in addition to the state party's site
Washington, DC: Not a Pretty Site (or sight)
Klaatu's eccentric personal take on the city as a place to live

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Newspapers, television stations, and radio stations

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Capitol File
The high-life lifestyle magazine, successor to Washington DC Style
The Common Denominator
The archives of the newspaper that was oriented to local politics and public affairs, published 1998-2006
Current Newspapers
PDF copies of the entire issues of The Northwest Current, The Georgetown Current, The Dupont Current, and The Foggy Bottom Current. The Voice of the Hill, now also a Current paper, has a separate web site; see its listing below. 
DC Agenda
The staff-owned successor to the defunct Washington Blade, Washington's free gay and lesbian newspaper
Rock music radio
Complete issues of the Washington Post’s free weekday tabloid can be downloaded in Adobe PDF format
Georgetown and Country
The slick quarterly free magazine for Georgetown
The Georgetowner
Georgetown’s weekly free newspaper posts its articles and a dining and walking guide
The InTowner
P.L. Wolff's newspaper for several  neighborhoods in NW has an on-line presence; posts its lead articles, the paper's editorials, and a strong community and events calendar and news snippets column for its area
Legal Times
The legal profession’s local professional journal places some articles online at the law.com site.
The Metro Herald
The web version of a free weekly black oriented newspaper for the metropolitan Washington region.
Newschannel 8
The all-news cable station, with news headlines
The Southwester
A newspaper for southwest DC published by the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, Inc.
Two Mundos
Bilingual English-Spanish lifestyle magazine has DC as one of its featured cities
Voice of the Hill
Current and archived stories, plus links to a wide variety of Capitol Hill community resources, now part of the Current newspaper group
WAMU-FM, 88.5 FM
Public radio at American University
Washington Afro-American
A few current articles from the DC edition of the Afro-American are carried on the national web site of the Afro-American newspapers
Washington Business Journal
The weekly newspaper of business news for the Washington metropolitan area, with links to the company's other business newspapers
Washington City Paper
The biggest free, alternative newspaper has extensive music and concert listings on-line, as well as political commentary in the "Loose Lips" column
Washington Diplomat
High society and diplomatic parties
Washington Examiner
The web site of the free daily tabloid newspaper. 
Washington Life Magazine
A magazine that chronicles the balls and galas social scene posts a number of its articles online
Washington Post
All of it, on-line, daily; what more needs to be said
Washington Times
Washington's conservative newspaper, which has largely dropped its local coverage
Washington’s Voz
“The Hispanic Perspective — La Perspectiva Hispana,” in English and Spanish
Washingtonian Magazine Online
Highlights of Washington's city magazine on-line are its arts and theater calendar and restaurant reviews
WAVA Radio
Christian radio
Warner Brother television, independent channel 50
WBIG Radio
Oldies 100, primarily music of the 1960's
Public radio classical music station, including Internet broadcasting
Public television
WGMS 103.5
Washington's classical music station
WGTB - 92.3FM
Georgetown University's student station
WHFS 99.1 FM
Alternative rock
News from Washington's ABC television outlet
WPFW 89.3 FM
Pacifica radio network
News (and especially weather) from Washington's NBC television outlet
Sports talk radio
Headlines, weather, and sports from the all-news AM and FM station; WTOP also broadcasts live on the Internet using either Real Audio or Windows Media Player
The news page of the fourth network’s local outlet
WTWP, 107.7 FM
Washington Post radio, including a live online feed
News, sports, weather, traffic, and consumer stories from the CBS outlet. 

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More information about popular tourist sites is under the "“Museums” category

America Celebrates the Greatest Generation
The guide to the 100-day World War II commemoration throughout the summer of 2004, including a calendar of events and more resources
Just as the title says, many maps of the city, both current and historical, a personal project by Ed Edwards
This tour and directory of foreign embassies in DC also includes business and contact lists
Epicurious (Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveler)
Be sure to search both Traveler and Gourmet for Washington articles
Microsoft's travel site always has some information on Washington
Use the personal trip planner to find hotels, restaurants, sights, and events
Folger Shakespeare Library
Visitor information, theater and library information, and research resources
Look up Washington in the Destinations section and search the archives for more articles
Transportation web site that aims to combine an interactive map of downtown with information about street closings, special events, transit, parking, bicycling, car pooling, and more
Jazz in DC
The web site for DC Jazz, "D.C.'s online jazz community, contains club listings and calendars. Also useful is the "Jazz Scene" page of the web site of the now-closed One Step Down.
Kennedy Center
A guide to the Kennedy Center and its performance schedules
MCI Center
The Center’s site includes schedules and seating charts, but not direct ticket sales
National Zoo
A very complete web site, including calendars of events and videos
A performing arts guide with schedules and reviews
Shop Georgetown
A guide to the shops, restaurants, hotels, and other resources of the Georgetown neighborhood.
Smart Traveler
Real-time road and traffic conditions on the major highways, as well as mass transit schedules, for Washington and a few other major metropolitan areas.
Information on the half-price same-day theater tickets sold by the Cultural Alliance, as well as a listing of free events
Time Out
Time Out Magazine has a great events, exhibits, and concerts calendar, updated every Wednesday
DC area vegetarian and vegan restaurant and market guide
Virtual Tour of Washington, DC
Pretty pictures and good advice for first-time visitors from PPSA Consulting — of Santa Fe, New Mexico, no less.
Washington, DC, Accommodations
A hotel reservation service that concentrates on DC
Washington DC City Pages, ari.net
Ari-Net provides a comprehensive set of links to many areas of interest in DC -- the linked pages are displayed within a frame on the Ari-Net page, with an ad banner across the bottom
Washington Performing Arts Society
Contains a searchable listing of events and information on how to buy tickets
Washington Post Visitors’ Guide
All around town from the Post’s archives

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Nearly every college or
university in DC
has a web site;
most have at least
their course

Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
Washington area universities and college provide cooperative programs though this organization
American University
Catholic University of America
Gallaudet University Home Page - Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University
George Washington University Home Page
Howard University
Southeastern University
University of the District of Columbia

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