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Bowser Promises to Extend Free Circulator Bus Rides Indefinitely

Bowser Promises to Extend Free Circulator Bus Rides Indefinitely

The D.C. Circulator Bus, which provides transportation across six different routes in the District and Rosslyn, Va., will continue to provide service to riders free of charge indefinitely, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced during the State of the District address Monday. The Circulator began operating for free Feb.[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery

DC Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery

A former Washington, D.C., employee pled guilty to federal bribery charges for distributing $1.4 million in food stamp and temporary assistance benefits to individuals in exchange for $380,000 and sexual favors. Demetrius McMillan pled guilty March 14 following a yearlong investigation into federal fraud charges. McMillan had worked at the[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SENATOR CORY MCCRAY/FACEBOOK | A bill set to increase the  hourly minimum wage in Maryland to $12.50 by 2022 and $15 by 2025 passed the MD House of Delegates and Senate this week.

Bill to Increase Maryland Minimum Wage Awaits Approval

A bill raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 passed the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate this week and awaits the approval of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). The proposed legislation intends to raise the minimum wage initially to $12.50 from the current $10.10 by 2022,[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | A proposal that would offer Metro riders an increased number of trains and extended service on the Red and Yellow lines gained initial approval March 14.

Metro Aims to Boost Ridership Through Increased Service

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to double the number of trains at approximately 12 stations to increase service amid historical lows in Metro ridership. There will be no fare increases or service cuts in other areas despite these extended service proposals. The proposal is part of a preliminary[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CRYSTAL CITY | Amazon is set to establish a second headquarters in Crystal City after cancelling its plans to split a second headquarters between Crystal City and New York because of opposition from local leaders in New York.

Arlington County Approves $23 Million in Incentives for Amazon

Amazon is set to receive $23 million in incentives after a unanimous vote by the Arlington County Board on March 16. Amazon’s second headquarters will occupy over six million square feet of office space in Northern Virginia through 2035 in exchange for the approved local and state subsidies, according to[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELEANOR NORTON/FACEBOOK | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton proposed a bill in the House of Representatives endorsing statehood for the District of Columbia.

DC Statehood Endorsement Passes House Along Party Lines

The House of Representatives passed its first-ever endorsement of Washington, D.C. statehood in H.R. 1 with a 234 to 193 vote March 8. Although campaign finances, voting rights and anti-corruption were the primary focuses of the bill, known as the For the People Act, an endorsement for D.C. statehood was[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA | The citizenship question causes census participation rates among minority communities to decline.

Norton Moves to Block Census Question on Citizenship

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the U.S. Census Bureau from asking questions regarding citizenship, nationality and immigration status in the 2020 census on March 13. Including the citizenship question on the census will not help enforce civil rights laws,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | Metro  plans to return to automatic doors in a move to reduce wait times and mitigate rider risk, according to a March 4 news release.

DC Metro Tests Automatic Doors for Reintroduction

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been testing automatic doors on trains in the Washington, D.C. area over the last three weeks as part of a plan to reintroduce automatic doors by the end of the year. The transition back to automatic doors would shorten wait times and reduce[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
@JACK EVANS WARD 2/TWITTER | Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) was asked to resign after allegations that he abused his role in government to obtain corporate deals surfaced Feb. 28.

Open Letter Calls for DC Councilmember’s Resignation

An open letter requesting Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) step down as National Committeeman of the D.C. Democratic Party was published March 6, following allegations that he misused his position to solicit corporate deals. Evans is the councilmember who represents the neighbourhoods including Georgetown, Dupont Circle and Foggy[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
@MARY CHEH/TWITTER | A bill that would enable minors to receive vaccinations without parental consent was introduced by Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) on March 5.

DC Bill Would Allow Minors to Receive Vaccines Without Parental Consent

Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) introduced a bill in the D.C. Council to allow minors to get vaccinated without parental approval March 5. The proposed legislation, entitled the “Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2019,” would allow any minor who understands the need for and the nature[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top