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DULLES AIRPORT
Washington, D.C. airports will begin using new facial recognition technology instead of boarding passes to identify passengers of international flights beginning in November 2018.

DC Airports to Replace Boarding Passes With Facial Recognition

A new facial recognition system at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will replace boarding passes for all international flights by the end of the year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Sept. 6. The biometric screening system, known as[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DAVID GROSSO
District of Columbia Public Schools released private information about students experiencing homelessness on the D.C. Council’s website, which is associated with Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large)

Students’ Private Information Published on DC Council Website

Washington, D.C.’s public school authority mistakenly posted the personal information of 2,000 students experiencing homelessness on a website run by the D.C. Council, where the data remained for seven months before its removal Aug. 9. Posted by District of Columbia Public Schools on Feb. 5, 2018, the information included names,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Sept. 5 that a new Inclusive Innovation Fund, in partnership with the Marathon Foundation, will invest in minority-owned Washington, D.C. businesses beginning in 2019

Innovation Fund to Invest in Minority-Owned DC Businesses

A new Inclusive Innovation Fund is set to invest in developing Washington, D.C. businesses owned by minority entrepreneurs, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Sept. 5. The fund, which is being organized in partnership with The Marathon Foundation, is meant to benefit people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SMITHSONIAN/FOR THE HOYA
Weekday visitors to the National Museum of African American History and Culture no longer need advance passes, beginning in September.

Smithsonian African-American History Museum Waives Weekday Passes

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s launch of its trial weekday, no-pass entry program attracted over 7,000 visitors on the first day of the monthlong program. Dubbed “Walk-Up Weekdays,” the museum’s program waives the requirement for timed-entry passes to be obtained in advance on weekdays in the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) will explore solutions to address the high rates of maternal mortality experienced by people of color across the nation at the first Maternal and Infant Health Summit on Sep. 12. The goal of the summit is to push a broad range of objectives, including[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT/FOR THE HOYA
The Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C.'s Fraternal Order of Police reached their first mutually agreed upon contract since 2001.

MPD, Police Union Reach First Labor Contract Agreement Since 2001

The first mutually agreed upon labor contract between the Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C. police union Fraternal Order of Police in almost two decades was reached Aug. 30, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced last week. Following more than a year of negotiations, the new contract offers union members increased[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AIR FORCE
Washington-area Catholics are asking Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, left, to resign after a decade of improperly addressing widespread sexual assault within the Catholic Church. Wuerl holds an honorary degree from Georgetown, which he received in 2014.

District Leaders, Community Condemn Wuerl Inaction

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and other prominent Catholics in the city are calling for the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign due to his handling of past sexual misconduct cases. Formerly the bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl has been accused in a grand jury report of covering[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT/ THE HOYA
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department received more reports of sexual assault this summer than they did last summer.

Sexual Assault Reports Rise in the District and on Campus

The total number of reported cases of sexual assault in Washington, D.C. this summer increased by 3 percent from last summer, according to data from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Every district except for the First District had an increase in reported instances of sexual assault, according to an Aug.[Read More…]

A $1.7 million grant will fund a downtown day services center offering resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness.

DC Mayor Approves Grant for Homeless Resource Center

A Downtown Day Services Center that offers essential resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness is set to open on New York Avenue by Nov. 1. The construction of the center will be funded by a $1.7 million grant announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Thursday as part[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SAFR A new ride-sharing app designed to support women is expanding its presence to include Washington, D.C.

Ride-Sharing App Focused on Women’s Safety Expands to DC

Safr, a new app focused on safer ride-sharing for women, will expand its network to the Washington, D.C. area this fall, following its launch in Boston last year, according to a press release from the company. While both men and women are allowed to sign up to become a driver[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top