Post Tagged with: "dc government"

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Bowser Inaugurated as Mayor

Muriel Bowser (D) was sworn in as D.C. mayor in a ceremony held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the highlight of Friday morning’s inauguration festivities. Bowser took the oath office shortly before noon, becoming the District’s eighth mayor and its second female leader. She won the November mayoral[Read More…]

by January 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown 15-Year Plan Includes Potential Metro Stop

Georgetown 15-Year Plan Includes Potential Metro Stop

The Georgetown Business Improvement District held its last community meeting for its Georgetown 2028 plan Thursday evening. The Georgetown 2028 project, which held its first meeting this summer, aims to discover various projects that would benefit the Georgetown neighborhood. According to BID, most large projects take 15 years to complete,[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments City News, News

District Sees HIV Drop-Off

The District of Columbia, which has historically had the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the United States, has seen a 46 percent drop in the rate of infection between 2007 and 2011 from 3.2 percent to 2.4 percent, the Department of Health announced last week. HIV cases in the District[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Gray Silent on Mayoral Race

With only seven months before the Democratic primary in April, Mayor Vincent Gray, still entrenched in an ongoing corruption investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, has yet to announce plans to run for re-election. Three high-level officials involved in Gray’s 2010 Democratic Primary victory over incumbent Adrian Fenty have pled[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC Braces for Possible Shutdown

With the possibility of a federal government shutdown looming Oct. 1, Congress is scrambling to negotiate a deal that would raise the debt ceiling. But with compromise in short supply on Capitol Hill and a deadline only days away, many are anticipating a worst-case scenario. Under a shutdown, only essential[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC Stores to Sell Alcohol on Sundays

Liquor stores in the District of Columbia will now be open on Sunday. The D.C. Council approved the measure earlier today, revoking Blue Laws that mandated that liquor stores be closed on Sundays. The new legislation also permits licenses for the creation of wine pubs and the sale of 64[Read More…]

by December 5, 2012 0 comments City News, News

STIRRETT: Mending DC Government

Bar none, the District of Columbia’s greatest failing over the past few decades has come from a stunning lack of political leadership. D.C. Councilman Marion Barry’s antics, from drug abuse to alleged corruption, are really just the tip of the iceberg. Considering the spate of recent corruption scandals, it is[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Website to Assist Foreign Applicants

The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a new website last week to help ease the admission process for international students applying to American universities. According to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, the Study in the States website will be a “one-stop shop” for international students looking for relevant information[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Alumna to Be Next D.C. Public Schools Chancellor

Following the defeat of Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primaries of the D.C. mayoral elections, there will be a change in the D.C. public schools system: Chancellor Michelle Rhee is stepping down later in October, ending weeks of controversy, and will be replaced by Georgetown alumna Kaya Henderson (SFS[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Food Trucks Hit a Bump

Most students know by now the familiar jingle that means the Sweetflow Mobile has arrived. In recent years, a vibrant culture has cropped up around mobile eateries. Unfortunately, this emerging local industry may undergo some major changes this November. A referendum was recently proposed that would bring food trucks under[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Opinion