Post Tagged with: "washington"

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

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
Membership in D.C.'s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has surged since last October.

Recruitment Surges for Local Democratic Socialists Since Election

The Washington, D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has grown to a current membership of around 1,000 members from 200 last October. The membership surge can be attributed to the strong showing by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary as well as President Donald[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Old Stone House to Close Today for Yearlong Renovations

The Old Stone House, the oldest structure still on its original foundation in Washington, D.C., closes today to begin about one year of renovations. The renovations will install a new fire suppression system, stabilize the building’s foundation, fix the exterior stonework and upgrade the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, according[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The International Finance Corporation Building in Washington, D.C., one of the District's LEED-certified buildings.

District Announced First Platinum-Certified LEED City in the World

Sarah Wright is a staff writer for The Hoya. Washington, D.C., is now the world’s first Platinum-certified environmentally friendly city, according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Cities program. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, announced the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
District Ranked Fifth-Best Region for Millennials

District Ranked Fifth-Best Region for Millennials

Washington, D.C., is the fifth-best U.S. region for millennials, ranking No. 1 in education, civic engagement and health, as well as No. 2 for quality of life, according to an April 4 ranking by WalletHub. WalletHub, a D.C.-based personal finance website, compared all 50 states and the District based on[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

District Set to Become 1st City With Green Bank

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced March 15 that she is requesting funds from the D.C. Council to establish a green bank to aid the District’s clean energy efforts. This would make the District the first U.S. city to create a green bank. Green banks are financial institutions that[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

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

Congress Passes District School Voucher Bill

The rift between Washington, D.C. leaders and the federal government has deepened as the House of Representatives passed an initial committee markup for the Scholarship for Opportunity and Results Act, a federal school voucher program for D.C., on Wednesday. The act was voted through by the U.S. House of Representative’s[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
A report recently revealed that due to D.C.’s lack of statehood, many female inmates are unable to be housed in District prisons.

District’s Female Inmates Dispersed

Women in the Washington, D.C. prison system face unique challenges as a result of the District’s lack of statehood status, with hundreds of women convicted of local crimes incarcerated far from their families, according to a report released March 25. The report was spearheaded by law firm Covington & Burling[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top