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Hurricane Florence Avoids DC

Hurricane Florence Avoids DC

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are expected to pass over Washington, D.C., this weekend, with only some showers and above average breeze expected through Sunday. However, remnants of the storm may return next week, bringing greater rainfall and potential flooding. Hurricane Florence was upgraded from a tropical storm to[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Sept. 5 that a new Inclusive Innovation Fund, in partnership with the Marathon Foundation, will invest in minority-owned Washington, D.C. businesses beginning in 2019

Innovation Fund to Invest in Minority-Owned DC Businesses

A new Inclusive Innovation Fund is set to invest in developing Washington, D.C. businesses owned by minority entrepreneurs, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Sept. 5. The fund, which is being organized in partnership with The Marathon Foundation, is meant to benefit people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Weekday visitors to the National Museum of African American History and Culture no longer need advance passes, beginning in September.

Smithsonian African-American History Museum Waives Weekday Passes

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s launch of its trial weekday, no-pass entry program attracted over 7,000 visitors on the first day of the monthlong program. Dubbed “Walk-Up Weekdays,” the museum’s program waives the requirement for timed-entry passes to be obtained in advance on weekdays in the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MAGGIE ROGERS

The Sound of Equality: Women Take the Stage at All Things Go Fall Classic Music Festival

This year, Ariana Grande proclaimed that God is a woman. Cardi B topped the charts with the Latin-inspired banger “I Like It.” Beyoncé strode onto the main stage at Coachella, to the applause of thousands of fans. In many ways, women are the heart and soul of popular music. Yet[Read More…]

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The Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C.'s Fraternal Order of Police reached their first mutually agreed upon contract since 2001.

MPD, Police Union Reach First Labor Contract Agreement Since 2001

The first mutually agreed upon labor contract between the Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C. police union Fraternal Order of Police in almost two decades was reached Aug. 30, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced last week. Following more than a year of negotiations, the new contract offers union members increased[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Celebrate Pride, Barbecue at District Festivals

Capital Pride Festival 2018 marks the 43rd anniversary of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Festival. The festival is sponsored by Capital Pride Alliance, a nonprofit organization based in the D.C. area that serves the LGBTQ community through educational events, community celebrations and festivals. For four days each summer, Capital Pride Alliance[Read More…]

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Historic Agreement Guarantees Dedicated Funding for WMATA

Maryland lawmakers joined the governments of Washington, D.C., and Virginia yesterday in a final approval to jointly provide up to $500 million annually to fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in a historic funding decision that could boost the floundering system’s recovery efforts. The Virginia general assembly pledged $154[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues

On April 1, 2016, marijuana advocates roared past Georgetown University’s front gates in a black Jeep, with lobbyist Louis Drexel Porteous of D.C. Norml, a pro-marijuana legalization policy group, in tow behind in a cage and sign reading: “Jail is not a drug policy.” Drexel Porteous explained the demonstration was[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 5 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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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
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA Organized under the theme “Power to the Polls,” the 2018 Women’s March aimed to inspire women to run for elected office and vote.

Women’s March Sparks Political Call to Action

Nearly 12,000 protesters marched from the National Mall to the White House on Saturday for the second annual Women’s March to rally for social justice issues ranging from women’s rights and sexual assault prevention to immigration reform and racial equality. The Washington, D.C. Women’s March came nearly a year after[Read More…]

by January 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top