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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

Mayor Bowser’s Minimum Wage Proposal Sparks Backlash

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) April 19 proposal for a citywide minimum wage hike to $15 per hour by 2020 has drawn fire from labor activists challenging its policies for tipped workers. Under Bowser’s proposal, the minimum wage for tipped workers would increase from the current $2.77 per hour to $7.50[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Initiative 71, which passed in November with 69 percent of the vote and which legalizes marijuana, will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday after the conclusion of a 30-day congressional review period.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect at Midnight

Marijuana will be legal in Washington, D.C., at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed in a press conference Wednesday that the D.C. government would implement Initiative 71, which was passed in the November election with 69 percent of the vote, after the 30-day congressional review period expires at midnight.[Read More…]

by February 25, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Records Budget Surplus

The District of Columbia ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus for the fourth consecutive time, revealing excess revenue of $203 million that sparked debates over potential uses for the money. The 2014 surplus brought the balance of the general fund — where the excess revenues are stored —[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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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
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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who served for four non-consecutive terms from 1979 to 1991 and from 1995 to 1999, died at the age of 78 early Sunday morning.

Barry Remembered for Advocacy, Scandal

Former D.C. Mayor and current Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), who died at the age of 78 early Sunday morning, left behind an uncertain legacy, as poor administration and scandal undermined his advocacy for economic development and equal rights in Georgetown and throughout the District. Barry, who was born in[Read More…]

by November 26, 2014 0 comments City News, News
THE WASHINGTON POST
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who served for four non-consecutive terms from 1979 to 1991 and from 1995 to 1999, died at the age of 78 early Sunday morning.

Former Mayor Barry Dies at 78

Former D.C. Mayor and current Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) died at the age of 78 early Sunday morning. A stalwart in District politics, Barry served as the District’s second mayor from 1979 to 1991 and then returned to the position from 1995 to 1999. He had been released from[Read More…]

by November 23, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Elected DC Mayor

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) won the Washington, D.C. mayoral election Tuesday, defeating opponents David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) and Carol Schwartz, both running as independents. Bowser earned 53.96 percent of the vote, with 80,824 votes. Catania, a councilmember-at-large, came second, earning 35.31 percent of the vote and[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Independent candidate David Catania

Catania Closes in on Bowser

Democratic candidate Muriel Bowser is losing some of her lead in the race for D.C. mayor, with independent David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) approaching Bowser as the Nov. 4 election nears, according to a poll released Oct. 1. According to the poll by Economic Growth D.C., a pro-business advocacy[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments City News, News

HIV Overlooked on Mayoral Platforms

While the issue may not garner much attention from candidates and the media on the campaign trial, the epidemic of HIV in the District of Columbia is a crisis that will need to be addressed by whomever is elected the city’s next mayor come November. According to Michael Kharfen, Senior[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News