Post Tagged with: "D.C."

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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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Membership in D.C.'s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has surged since last October.

Recruitment Surges for Local Democratic Socialists Since Election

The Washington, D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has grown to a current membership of around 1,000 members from 200 last October. The membership surge can be attributed to the strong showing by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary as well as President Donald[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Old Stone House to Close Today for Yearlong Renovations

The Old Stone House, the oldest structure still on its original foundation in Washington, D.C., closes today to begin about one year of renovations. The renovations will install a new fire suppression system, stabilize the building’s foundation, fix the exterior stonework and upgrade the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, according[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

As part of a yearlong celebration commemorating former President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted a cross-cultural open house on Saturday, May 27. The 10-hour event featured over 30 performances, highlighting a diverse selection of artistic forms, from ballet to skateboard performance art,[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 0 comments The Guide
District Ranked Fifth-Best Region for Millennials

District Ranked Fifth-Best Region for Millennials

Washington, D.C., is the fifth-best U.S. region for millennials, ranking No. 1 in education, civic engagement and health, as well as No. 2 for quality of life, according to an April 4 ranking by WalletHub. WalletHub, a D.C.-based personal finance website, compared all 50 states and the District based on[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

District Set to Become 1st City With Green Bank

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced March 15 that she is requesting funds from the D.C. Council to establish a green bank to aid the District’s clean energy efforts. This would make the District the first U.S. city to create a green bank. Green banks are financial institutions that[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Congress Passes District School Voucher Bill

The rift between Washington, D.C. leaders and the federal government has deepened as the House of Representatives passed an initial committee markup for the Scholarship for Opportunity and Results Act, a federal school voucher program for D.C., on Wednesday. The act was voted through by the U.S. House of Representative’s[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Graffiti in the District Under Siege

Graffiti in the District Under Siege

Dripping from bridges, scrawled across alleyway walls and tagged on garbage cans along busy streets, graffiti brings color and gives voice to unheard perspectives in many parts of Washington, D.C. Often going unacknowledged or unaccepted as a valid form of art, graffiti has long maintained a strong presence in the[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments The Guide
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A report recently revealed that due to D.C.’s lack of statehood, many female inmates are unable to be housed in District prisons.

District’s Female Inmates Dispersed

Women in the Washington, D.C. prison system face unique challenges as a result of the District’s lack of statehood status, with hundreds of women convicted of local crimes incarcerated far from their families, according to a report released March 25. The report was spearheaded by law firm Covington & Burling[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
RAAB: Capitals Earn Well-Deserved DC Spotlight

RAAB: Capitals Earn Well-Deserved DC Spotlight

The Capitals are Washington, D.C.’s darlings, and they deserve the title. In a word, they are dominating. But this isn’t the kind of dominating of the 2009-10 President’s Trophy team that posted goals in gobs to compensate for lackluster defense and goaltending. This is the complete package. Hockey is a[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top