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SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced her initiative for PaveDC last Friday.

District Works to Repair City Roads

A long-term initiative to repair all Washington, D.C. city roads in poor condition by 2024 is underway, according to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), who announced her initiative for PaveDC last Friday. The plan consists of road rehabilitation and maintenance, alley repair and construction and sidewalk reconstruction across the city,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA WMATA  removed all the 2015-16 New Flyer bus models from service and opened an investigation into the cause of the engine shutdowns.

WMATA Buses Removed From Service After Injuries

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority removed 164 buses from service last week after unexplained engine shutdowns caused two people to suffer minor injuries. In two separate instances, buses travelling at low speeds — both under 10 mph — suffered unusual engine failures. WMATA immediately removed all the 2015-16 New[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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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
DCIST
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