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BRAVE Offers Intersectional Dialogue

The second annual BRAVE Summit, hosted on Saturday, offered black women a space to promote dialogue on issues of feminism with a series of panels and a keynote by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D). BRAVE — Black. Resilient. Artistic. Vigilant. Enough. — was organized by 14 undergraduate female students[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BRAVE 2017: Full Summit Coverage

BRAVE 2017: Full Summit Coverage

For full coverage of the second annual BRAVE summit, visit the links below. Overview: BRAVE Offers Intersectional Dialogue “#BlackLivesMatter” Panel “A Seat at the Political Table” Panel Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Uncategorized

Bowser Accused of Accepting Illegal Campaign Funds

Democracy Is For People, a campaign finance oversight group, filed a complaint with the Washington, D.C. Office of Campaign Finance on March 7 alleging that Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) illegally accepted more than 20 campaign donations during her 2014 mayoral campaign. According to the complaint, the organization worked with its[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Demonstrators at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington brought signs in support of the immigrant community.

Bowser Reaffirms DC As Sanctuary City

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) reiterated Washington, D.C.’s status as a sanctuary city at a press conference Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s administration threatened to strip sanctuary cities of federal grant money the same day. Sanctuary cities and states refuse to hand over individuals who entered the country illegally to deportation[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) passed a package of legislation targeting tobacco use in the District this week.

District Passes Tobacco Bill

The legal age to purchase tobacco products will increase from 18 to 21 after Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Amendment Act on Nov. 29. The legislation, initially introduced in 2015 by Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5), Mary Cheh[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Sterling Shooting Footage Released

In the wake of protests and an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office following the police shooting and death of Terrence Sterling, D.C. officials released graphic footage from an officer’s body-worn camera on Sept. 27 and the identity of the Metropolitan Police Department officer who shot him. Sterling, a[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced changes to MPD's body-worn camera protocol, including mandating officers to confirm with dispatchers that they are recording, following the shooting of Terrence Sterling.

Statehood Campaign Looks to November

The Statehood Yes! Campaign, intended to convince District residents to vote for D.C.’s statehood in a November referendum and consequently convince Congress to vote on the issue, launched last Wednesday. The campaign committee is chaired by D.C. philanthropist George Vradenburg and supported by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Rep. Eleanor Holmes[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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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.

Ward 3 Residents Sue Mayor, DC Council Over Proposed Homeless Shelter

Twenty-one Ward 3 residents in Washington, D.C., have sued Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council in order to stop the building of a homeless shelter in the area, alleging they were not consulted in the planning process. The lawsuit encompasses the complaints of 21 citizens living around the[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential D.C. constitution, which will be finalized at a convention June 17 and 18 before a citywide vote in November.

Constitution for ‘New Columbia’ Drafted

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential District constitution May 6 that delineates the steps for elevating the nation’s capital from a federal district to a state tentatively called New Columbia. The New Columbia Statehood Commission, a facet of the D.C. Council, will hold a[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

In the latest of a series of actions to foster statehood for Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) called for a November citywide vote to make D.C. the nation’s 51st state in a speech delivered on Emancipation Day, on April 16. Despite progress in District independence, including a March 18[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top