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VIEWPOINT: With All Eyes on Virginia, Prioritize Local Politics

VIEWPOINT: With All Eyes on Virginia, Prioritize Local Politics

There is a picture of me from when I was little, holding a poorly colored-in sign reading “What about my future?” while on my dad’s shoulders. We were protesting an education bill in the Idaho State Legislature. Though I may not have understood it at the time, this protest was[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

In DC, a Waning Gun Culture

Concealed carry, banned. Assault weapons, banned. A background check, online training and gun safety testing — all required before purchasing a firearm. According to ABC News, the gun laws in the District of Columbia and the DMV area are among the strictest in the nation, forcing area residents to jump[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Democratic Primary Yields Fresh Council

While the defeat of incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray by Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) dominated headlines after last Tuesday’s Democratic primary, smaller D.C. Council races revealed a District-wide distaste for D.C.’s reputation of corrupt politics. Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1) and Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) both won their respective wards in[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Bowser Bests Gray in Mayoral Primary

Tapping into voter discontent over a mayor still embroiled in an ongoing federal investigation over his 2010 campaign, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) handily won the Democratic primary for D.C. mayor Tuesday evening with 44.2 percent of the vote . With 89 percent of voting precincts reporting, Bowser had[Read More…]

by April 2, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Students lined up to vote in Nov. 2012 — an unlikely scene April 1.

In Local Politics, Student Interest Wanes

With election day just four days away, the District is fixed on recent polls that place embattled Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) locked in dead heat to win the Democratic nomination for D.C. mayor. But with all the attention the race has garnered among D.C.[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

District’s Taxation Needs Representation

On Tax Day, hundreds of thousands of residents of the District of Columbia, including many Georgetown students, faculty and staff, will write checks both to the Internal Revenue Service and the District government. These District residents, however, will not be able to decide where that money is spent unless voters[Read More…]

by February 11, 2013 0 comments Opinion