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DC Restaurants Participate in Day Without Immigrants

Thousands of immigrants and immigration advocates across the United States participated in a national strike Thursday to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The protests, collectively called the “Day without Immigrants,” originally gained traction on social media, informally organized on Facebook and WhatsApp, an instant messaging service. Organizers said the[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELLA WAN FOR THE HOYA
Hands Off DC, an organization that advocates for increased D.C. independence from federal intervention, hosted its first gathering last night at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, which featured over 500 attendees.

Locals Gather as Congress Fights DC Legislation

More than five hundred Washington, D.C. residents and local lawmakers rallied in opposition to federal interference in local District legislation as the House of Representative’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a formal markup of disapproval of D.C. legislation. With the formal disapproval, which occurred as the Hands Off D.C.[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments City News, News
MICHELLE KELLY/THE HOYA, ALYSSA VOLIVAR/THE HOYA
A report released by the District Office of the State Superintendent said that expulsion and suspension rates in Washington, D.C. public schools are down for the 2015-16 school year although black students are disproportionately expelled and suspended with 10 percent of black students suspended compared to 1 percent of white students.

Black Students Disproportionately Disciplined in DCPS

While expulsion and suspension rates during the 2015-16 school year are down in D.C. Public Schools compared to previous years, black students are still disproportionately affected by school disciplinary methods, according to a report released by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. While fewer than 1 percent of[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Thousands Gather in DC to Protest Trump’s Travel Ban

Thousands Gather in DC to Protest Trump’s Travel Ban

Over 5000 demonstrators gathered in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting individuals from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States. Peace for Iran, a worldwide organization dedicated to promoting Iranian voices, organized the protest of Trump’s Jan. 28 order, which bans individuals from[Read More…]

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

Protesters Take to Airports

Rallies have surfaced at Washington, D.C. area airports in protest of President Donald Trump’s Jan. 28 executive order that bans entry into the United States for citizens hailing from seven Muslim-majority countries. The order, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” prohibits individuals from entering[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Republicans in Congress Push to Overturn D.C. Legislation

Republicans in Congress this week have made a step forward in overturning Washington, D.C. legislation regarding abortion and physician-assisted suicide. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 238-183 in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, which officially prohibits the use of all[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
JESUS RODRIGUEZ/THE HOYA
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
WMATA Fires 21 Inspection Workers

WMATA Fires 21 Inspection Workers

Five supervisors and 16 other employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s inspection department have been fired for falsifying inspection records, WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld confirmed Thursday. After a track derailment in Falls Church, Va., in July, WMATA announced an investigation into inspection records. The investigation uncovered falsified[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Let Freedom Ring Celebration Honors MLK Legacy

Let Freedom Ring Celebration Honors MLK Legacy

Executive Director of the immigrant resource organization Central American Resource Center Abel Núñez received the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award at the 15th annual “Let Freedom Ring Celebration” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday. The John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DC Homelessness Rate Is Highest in Nation

Washington, D.C., finished 2016 with the highest rate of homelessness of any U.S. metropolitan area with 124 out of every 10,000 residents experiencing homelessness, according to a Dec. 14 report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Hunger and Homelessness survey used data from the U.S. Department of Housing and[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top