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Mayor Proposes $9.4 Billion Budget

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray unrolled a $9.4 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year 2013 that contains no new taxes or fees but includes spending cuts and several initiatives to increase revenue. The initiatives will aim to close the District’s $172.1 million budget deficit. The mayor’s proposal, which was released[Read More…]

by March 27, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Occupy Movement Comes to DC

About 20 Occupy DC protesters camped out in McPherson Square this week to take a stand against national political leadership. The protests are an offshoot of Occupy Together, a loosely organized movement that began on Wall Street last month and has now expanded to 801 cities worldwide. Though the protesters[Read More…]

by October 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Police Board, Cyclists Seek Bike Law Reform

In an effort to support the District’s bikers, the D.C. Police Complaints Board put forward recommendations last Thursday aimed at improving the Metropolitan Police Department’s bicycle-law enforcement. According to The Washington Post, the Complaints Board looked into the MPD’s bike policies after repeated complaints from D.C. residents and local biking[Read More…]

by October 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Former Law Student Runs for DC Council

Former Georgetown Law student David Grosso (L ’01) launched his campaign for a D.C. Council At-Large seat Saturday, running on a platform of reduced spending and increased attention to the District’s political issues. “I am running because we need a fresh voice, because I want to revolutionize how the city[Read More…]

by September 20, 2011 0 comments City News, News

ACLU Plans to Sue Metro Over Random Bag Searches

Local chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union launched a campaign against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s random bag search policy last month and are now considering a legal challenge, according to the Washington Examiner. “Random searches on our regional public transit systems, which accommodate millions of passengers annually,[Read More…]

by March 22, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Tuesday Fire Results in Injuries, Heavy Damage

by March 18, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Gray Proposes Removal of Taxi Fare Cap

Traveling around the District may soon become more expensive, after Mayor Vincent Gray proposed the repeal of the $19 price ceiling on D.C. taxi rides last month. Taxicab Commission Chairman Leon Swain announced plans to repeal the price cap at a Feb. 22 D.C. Council meeting, according to The Washington[Read More…]

by March 4, 2011 0 comments City News, News

ANC Counters Campus Plan

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E released a draft of its report in opposition to Georgetown’s 2010 Campus Plan Wednesday, recommending that the university address issues of undergraduate enrollment and off-campus student life. The draft resolution’s introduction reiterates the commission’s opposition to Georgetown’s plan, which has been the subject of tense[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments City News, News

DC Council Candidates Debate Campus Plan

Five candidates for a seat on the D.C. Council butted heads on topics including school reform, taxes and spending at a debate Wednesday. But they all agreed on one thing: opposition to campus plans recently proposed by D.C. universities, including Georgetown. “The council should oppose the campus plans,” candidate Vincent[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments City News, News
First Lady Encourages Study Abroad

First Lady Encourages Study Abroad

As Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the White House Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama stepped on stage at Howard University to encourage students to study abroad in the dignitary’s home country. “Studying in countries like China isn’t only about your prospects in the global marketplace,” Obama said. “It’s not just[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News