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The D.C. Council passed legislation Tuesday that allows restaurant owners to choose whether to allow dogs outdoors.

DC Council Passes Bill Allowing Dogs at Restaurants

The Washington, D.C. Council passed emergency legislation Tuesday to give restaurant owners the ability to choose whether to allow dogs in outdoor dining areas. The bill, which also requires restaurant owners to post signs about their dog dining policy, was passed unanimously to respond to recent outrage over the D.C.[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) plans to expand the pool of confidential advocates for survivors of sexual assault, codify the duties of the District’s Sexual Assault Response Team and clarify the rights of survivors when they access emergency care in legislation proposed April 3. Announced April 13, the legislation[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Considers Youth Rehabilitation Act Reforms

The Washington, D.C. Council is considering proposals to reform the Youth Rehabilitation Act after a series of investigations conducted by The Washington Post found that the policy failed to prevent young criminals from committing crimes in the future. The Youth Rehabilitation Act gives convicted criminals younger than 22 the opportunity[Read More…]

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

DC Council Approves New Voter Registration Measure

Washington, D.C. residents may soon be registered to vote automatically through the Department of Motor Vehicles if a D.C. Council bill passed unanimously Nov. 1 becomes law. In order for this bill to take effect for the next election cycle, the Automatic Voter Registration Amendment must be signed by Mayor[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Mayor, Council Battle Over Bill

Negotiations over Washington, D.C.’s Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 have stalled after criticism of the bill’s proposed funding plan devolved into an exchange between Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) at the Council-Mayor breakfast meeting Oct. 25. The act, which has faced criticism from[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Considers Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age

The Washington, D.C. Council advanced a bill to raise the legal age of tobacco use in the District from 18 to 21 and limit its public use Oct. 11. Cities including Boston, Chicago and New York City have implemented similar hikes in the minimum smoking age. Under the proposed law,[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DC Council Approves Juvenile Prison Reform

DC Council Approves Juvenile Prison Reform

The Washington, D.C. Council unanimously approved a first vote of the Comprehensive Youth Adjustment Act of 2016 on Oct. 11, which would institute reforms to D.C.’s criminal justice system for juveniles in detention centers, most of which focus on separating how the criminal justice system treats juvenile and adult criminal[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Seeks to Address Wage Gap

A bill presented to the Washington, D.C. Council aims to prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about their wage history, a provision intended to combat the wage gap between men and women working in the District. The Fair Wage Amendment Act of 2016, which is currently under council review, lists[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Ward 3 Residents Sue Mayor, DC Council Over Proposed Homeless Shelter

Twenty-one Ward 3 residents in Washington, D.C., have sued Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council in order to stop the building of a homeless shelter in the area, alleging they were not consulted in the planning process. The lawsuit encompasses the complaints of 21 citizens living around the[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

District Officials Ban Travel to Anti-LGBTQ States

Washington, D.C. legislators and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) have introduced legislation banning city-funded travel to states with laws discriminating against LGBTQ individuals. Bowser signed an order March 31 prohibiting the official travel of city employees to North Carolina in response to the state’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top