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PIXABAY Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed emergency legislation to prohibit chemical compounds found in synthetic drugs after a recent upsurge in overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, in Washington, D.C.

Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Prompts Emergency Legislation

Following a dramatic uptick in reported overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, since mid-July, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced emergency legislation to widen the scope of what constitutes a banned synthetic drug in the District. Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services treated or transported 1,663 patients for[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
CONNOR THOMAS FOR THE HOYA Multiple students and alumni expressed support for Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee recounting her interactions with Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh Hearing Elicits Student, Alumni Responses

Students and congressional alumni shared messages of support for Christine Blasey Ford after her Thursday testimony on Capitol Hill regarding allegations of sexual misconduct, but expressed unease about the greater implications of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation. Ford and Kavanaugh testified Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Ford’s[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 2 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA Under a D.C. policy change, arrests made in relation to public marijuana consumption will result in field citations rather than custodial arrests.

Bowser Reduces Custodial Arrests for Public Consumption of Marijuana

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham announced a new policy aimed at reducing the number of Washington, D.C. residents taken into custody for public consumption of marijuana in a Sept. 21 news release. Under the new policy, arrests made in connection to public marijuana usage,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MONUMENTAL SPORTS
Washington, D.C.'s latest entertainment and sports arena will host the Washington Mystics. The Congress Heights arena opened Sept. 22.

New Sports Center to Host Washington Mystics Opens

An entertainment and sports arena set to house Washington, D.C. professional women’s basketball team the Washington Mystics, as well as NBA G-League team Capital City Go-Go, opened Sept. 22 in Congress Heights and is anticipated to bring jobs and increased economic opportunities to residents of the neighborhood. The opening of[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COMPASS REAL ESTATE
Wendy Martinez (GRD '12) died Tuesday after being stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle.

Man Arrested in Killing of Georgetown Alumna

A man was arrested Thursday in the killing of Wendy Martinez (GRD ’12), who was fatally stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The 35-year-old woman, who lived in Northwest Washington, D.C., was attacked on the 1400 block of 11th Street NW at approximately 7:56[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act to ban the possession of undetectable plastic "ghost guns," unregistered firearms lacking serial numbers on Monday.

Bowser Proposes Legislation to Ban 3D-Printed ‘Ghost Guns’

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed legislation to ban the possession of 3D-printed plastic guns and other undetectable “ghost guns” Monday. The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act will amend existing legislation to prohibit the registration and possession of ghost guns, or unregistered firearms without serial numbers, in the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
MISSION FIRST HOUSING Plaza West, a new affordable housing community for D.C. residents offering 50 rental units specifically to grandparents raising grandchildren, opened Sept. 13.

DC Allocates 50 Affordable Housing Units to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) opened 223 affordable housing units, 50 of which were allocated specifically to grandparents raising grandchildren, in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood Sept. 13. The housing community, called Plaza West, is located at 1035 4th St. NW and 307 K St. NW. In addition to[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT Washington, D.C. pledged to set standards for net-zero carbon buildings by 2050 and reduce waste sent to landfills by 2030 at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

DC Pledges to Mitigate Climate Change Effects at Summit

The Bowser administration announced its commitment to several new initiatives to combat climate change, including a transition toward zero waste and the development of net-zero carbon buildings, at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 12-14. Represented at the San Francisco summit by Director of the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Graduate Students Establishes Election-Day Observation Program

Graduate Students Establishes Election-Day Observation Program

Observe D.C., a nonpartisan initiative started by McCourt School of Public Policy student Ben Mindes (GRD ’19), will pilot a “sample-based” election-day observation program to provide an independent analysis of voting efficiencies in Washington, D.C. Observe D.C. will send volunteer “observers” to 83 of the 143 polling locations throughout the[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Hurricane Florence Avoids DC

Hurricane Florence Avoids DC

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are expected to pass over Washington, D.C., this weekend, with only some showers and above average breeze expected through Sunday. However, remnants of the storm may return next week, bringing greater rainfall and potential flooding. Hurricane Florence was upgraded from a tropical storm to[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top