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EDITORIAL: Reject Amazon to Defend DC

While Amazon considers Washington, D.C., as one of the potential locations to build its second corporate headquarters, Washingtonians should be wary of this apparent economic boon. Though D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has touted the construction of Amazon’s HQ2 as a way to further expand the local economy, the arrival[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 5 comments Editorial
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The D.C. Council is considering a bill to create a new office to liaison between between the Office of the Mayor and nightlife businesses.

DC Council Considers Office to Oversee Nightlife

A proposal to create a Washington, D.C. Office of Nightlife to liaison between the mayor’s office and late night businesses is currently under D.C. Council review Councilmember Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4), joined by Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) Oct. 3, proposed the new office which would manage business relations[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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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

Bowser Announces Public-Private Partnership for Affordable Housing

A Washington, D.C. government initiative announced Oct. 6 will target the housing affordability issues individuals experiencing homelessness face in the District. The Landlord Partnership Fund will work to foster a positive relationship between landlords and tenants enrolling for public housing and promote affordable housing and stability across all eight wards,[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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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
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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
Confederate Statues, Memorials in DC Scrutinized

Confederate Statues, Memorials in DC Scrutinized

Joe Egler is a staff writer for The Hoya Following renewed scrutiny over memorials to Confederate leaders in Washington, D.C., federal and local officials are pushing for the removal of such monuments from public property. The increased activism coincides with a decision from the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday to[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 2 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
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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.

Bowser Requests Control of Federal Land Sites

In light of proposed budget cuts to the U.S. National Park Service, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) formally requested that the federal government transfer oversight and management of five land sites operated by the NPS to the District’s control in a letter last week. In President Donald Trump’s proposed[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top