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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.

Homeless Population Tallied in Annual Count

After nightfall on Jan. 24, Cameron Hull (COL ’18) searched the streets of the Georgetown neighborhood for figures lying in the darkness. As the temperature dipped into the 30s, she tallied the number of homeless individuals she encountered over three hours, conducting a survey of each and offering them snacks,[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments City News, Features, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) joined other mayors and business leaders in launching a coalition to promote affordable housing.

Mayors and Business Leaders Launch Affordable Housing Coalition

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) joined mayors and CEOs from across the country Jan. 25 to launch Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, a coalition working to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness. Eleven mayors, including Bowser, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney,[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Even while the federal government shut down, the Washington, D.C. local government remained open due to an obscure provision.

DC Local Government Remained Open During Shutdown

While the federal government was shut down for about 69 hours between Saturday morning and Monday evening, the Washington, D.C. local government remained open using funds granted by a 2017 provision introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the District’s nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The provision,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Addresses Citizens’ Rodent Concerns in Dupont Rat Walk

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a demonstration in Dupont Circle to address the concerns of Washington, D.C. residents surrounding the city’s growing rodent and vermin population Monday. The walk, which attracted about 100 participants, was one in a series of “results walks,” in which Bowser, local leaders and agency officials[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News
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Mayor Muriel Bowser led a delegation of city officials to Paris over the weekend to lobby for D.C.'s bid to host the 2024 Gay Games.

District Loses Bid for 2022 Gay Games

Washington, D.C., lost its bid to host the 2022 Gay Games to Hong Kong, despite Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) trip to Paris from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30 to lobby for the games. Developed in 1982 as a way to bring recognition to the LGBTQ community and promote diversity in[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced four locations for Amazon's new headquarters as part of the District's bid to woo the company.

Bowser Announces Amazon Bid Locations

The Anacostia Riverfront, the NoMa neighborhood north of Union Station, the Capitol East neighborhood and the Shaw-Howard University area are Washington, D.C.’s proposed locations for Amazon, Inc.’s second corporate headquarters, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 16. D.C. is one of more than 50 cities in the United States and[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The office of Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) invested $138.5 million in affordable housing programs in the 2017 fiscal year. The initiatives, funded by the Housing Production Trust Fund, intends to ensure that the city’s residents experiencing homelessness have safe and affordable places to live in all eight wards.

Mayor’s Office Invests $138.5 Million in Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C.’s Housing Production Trust Fund invested $138.5 million in affordable housing in the 2017 fiscal year, supporting more than 1,900 housing units across the city. This year, initiatives funded by the HPTF include acquiring and remodeling affordable housing units in the District, fueled by a $32 million increase in[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her intention to run for re-election in 2018.

Bowser Seeks 2nd Mayoral Term, Promises Social, Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced her intent to run for re-election in 2018, pledging to use the capital’s growth to benefit more District residents, especially as the economic gap between white and minority residents grows. Bowser, who began her term in 2014, announced her decision via her personal[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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This statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in Judiciary Square has been the center of D.C. leaders’ criticism. City officials have called on the National Park Service to remove it.

Council Considers Memorials to Minorities, Women

  A bill proposing the construction of monuments to honor native Washingtonian women and people of color in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards will move forward to a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 5, taking the next step toward becoming law. The bill comes after D.C. leaders including Mayor[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Aug. 30, the second annual 202Creates initiative to celebrate arts and cultures in the month of September.

District Launches Annual Creativity Initiatives

Marina Pitofsky is a staff writer for The Hoya. Washington, D.C.’s government will sponsor over 100 art events throughout the city in a monthlong showcase of creativity across the District. Announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Aug. 30, the second annual 202Creates initiative will celebrate arts and cultures in[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top