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ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA
Thousands have signed a petition opposing a National Park Service proposal to ban recreation on the grounds of the Washington Monument and other parts of the National Mall.

Plan to Ban Sports on National Mall Draws Backlash

The National Park Service plans to ban sports and other recreational activities on the grounds of the Washington Monument and raise rates for those who want to use other facilities on the National Mall next year. The field closures are intended to help maintain the newly installed turf on the[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
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Metro Proposes 2019 Budget, Marks Financial Milestones

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority marked two financial milestones last week, announcing significant progress in its “Back2Good” reform and recovery campaign while proposing a budget for the 2019 fiscal year that will not raise fares or cut service. Metro received access to previously restricted Federal Transit Administration grant money[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Councilmember Cheh's legislation seeks to incentivize home composting systems for residents as part of a local government effort to reduce food waste by as much as 80 percent.

Councilmember Proposes Composting Rebates for Residents

Washington, D.C. residents who purchase home composting systems would receive a $75 rebate from the District government under a bill Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) proposed Oct. 3. The legislation seeks to incentivize home composting systems for residents as part of a local government effort to reduce food waste by[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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The D.C. Council passed legislation Tuesday that allows restaurant owners to choose whether to allow dogs outdoors.

DC Council Passes Bill Allowing Dogs at Restaurants

The Washington, D.C. Council passed emergency legislation Tuesday to give restaurant owners the ability to choose whether to allow dogs in outdoor dining areas. The bill, which also requires restaurant owners to post signs about their dog dining policy, was passed unanimously to respond to recent outrage over the D.C.[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her intention to run for re-election in 2018.

Bowser Seeks 2nd Mayoral Term, Promises Social, Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced her intent to run for re-election in 2018, pledging to use the capital’s growth to benefit more District residents, especially as the economic gap between white and minority residents grows. Bowser, who began her term in 2014, announced her decision via her personal[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Rents Limit Economic Growth, Study Says

A renter in Washington, D.C. could lose over $8,000 a year in rent and utilities due to inflated housing costs, a recent study of renting habits found. The study, conducted by National Equity Atlas, estimated rent and utilities should cost up to 30 percent of renters’ salary each year. However,[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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D.C. Council to Vote on Raises for Public School Teachers

The Washington, D.C. Council is expected to vote on a proposed contract to raise D.C. Public Schools teachers’ salaries Oct. 3, following five years without a contract between teachers and the city’s public school system. If approved, the contract between the District’s public school teachers’ union and city officials would[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GUSA Signs DACA Pledge of Support

GUSA Signs DACA Pledge of Support

The Georgetown University Student Association officially signed on to a regional student government coalition’s Student Association Statement of Support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Obama-era program that allows children brought into the country without documentation to receive deferred action waivers or work permits March 23. GUSA President Kamar[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student Health Center Offers Free HIV Screening

Student Health Center Offers Free HIV Screening

Seventy Georgetown community members were provided free HIV testing Tuesday in an event co-hosted by the Student Health Center and the Georgetown Medical AIDS Advocacy Network to engage and educate students on the best practices regarding sexually transmitted infections.The testing followed a similar event last semester on World AIDS Day,[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
District Ranked Fifth-Best Region for Millennials

District Ranked Fifth-Best Region for Millennials

Washington, D.C., is the fifth-best U.S. region for millennials, ranking No. 1 in education, civic engagement and health, as well as No. 2 for quality of life, according to an April 4 ranking by WalletHub. WalletHub, a D.C.-based personal finance website, compared all 50 states and the District based on[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top