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Over 200,000 people gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue and in an estimated 800 other locations across the world for the March for Our Lives to protest gun violence and mass shootings Saturday.

Thousands March in Protest of Gun Violence

Over 200,000 people gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue and in an estimated 800 other locations across the world for the March for Our Lives to protest gun violence and mass shootings Saturday. The protest was youth-led, headed by survivors of the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland,[Read More…]

by March 27, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CHRISTIAN PAZ FOR THE HOYA

Historic Agreement Guarantees Dedicated Funding for WMATA

Maryland lawmakers joined the governments of Washington, D.C., and Virginia yesterday in a final approval to jointly provide up to $500 million annually to fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in a historic funding decision that could boost the floundering system’s recovery efforts. The Virginia general assembly pledged $154[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) promoted her administration's progress on higher education and homelessness in her fourth State of the District address.

Bowser Defends Higher Education Record in State of the District Address

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) promoted advances in higher education in Washington, D.C., and defended her administration’s record in light of recent scandals at her fourth State of the District address March 15. Bowser, a D.C. native currently running for a second mayoral term, touched on themes featured in last year’s[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Law Center Files Defamation Suit Against Alex Jones, InfoWars

The Georgetown University Law Center Civil Rights Clinic is suing right-wing commentator and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation on behalf of a man who posted footage online of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017. Brennan Gilmore, the plaintiff, was among the counterprotesters at the white nationalist[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Victor Cha, senior adviser and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank, and former director of the Asian studies program at Georgetown, was rumored to be the top pick for the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea in late 2017.

Cha Dropped as Ambassador Candidate, South Korea Post Remains Vacant

Georgetown professor Victor Cha’s expected nomination as the U.S. ambassador to South Korea was abruptly scrapped after he privately shared criticism of President Donald Trump’s North Korea policy. With no known candidates in consideration for the empty post, two current and former deans of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service say[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
Amazon Books Storefront Opens on M Street

Amazon Books Storefront Opens on M Street

Amazon Books’ first Washington, D.C. location opened Tuesday on M Street, offering two stories of the online retail giant’s brick-and-mortar bookstore concept. The M Street location is the 15th of its kind in the country and modifies Amazon’s online model for the physical store. Using Goodreads reviews, Amazon ratings, Kindle[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Washington, D.C. local news website DCist, shuttered last November after a labor dispute, is set to revive under the ownership of a local radio station.

Local News Site DCist to Revive Under New Owners

DCist, the once-defunct local Washington, D.C. news website, is set to be revived following its acquisition by D.C. radio station WAMU. WAMU announced Feb. 23 its plans to relaunch the website. The acquisition of DCist was part of a three-way deal with public media outlets WNYC in New York and[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
REAGAN AIRPORT
Project Journey will attempt to improve passengers’ experience and increase the airport’s capacity, MWAA President and CEO John Potter said in a July 2017 news release.

Reagan National Airport to Undergo Renovations

Construction started on a new 14-gate concourse at Ronald Reagan National Airport this week as part of a broader renovation plan intended to accommodate more passengers this year. Lanes on the arrivals roadway were closed Monday for the construction of new slip ramps. Further construction to the airport’s interior is[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA A long history of attempts to achieve statehood or voting congressional representation for D.C. precedes this bill.

DC Statehood Bill Gains Traction

A bill to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., reached a supermajority co-sponsorship by Democrats in the House of Representatives on Thursday with the signatures of four new representatives, meaning that over 75 percent, or 146 members, of the House Democratic Caucus supports the bill. However, a Republican-controlled Congress poses a[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA DCTAG receives $40 million in annual funding from the federal government that would be eliminated under Trump’s plan.

Trump’s Budget to Eliminate DC Tuition Funding

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal includes the elimination of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program, which provides grants for Washington, D.C. residents attending college across the country. DCTAG receives $40 million in annual funding from the federal government that would be eliminated under Trump’s plan. The program currently provides[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top