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@APLERHOPLES/TWITTER | Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown University Law Center professor, is highlighting economic hurdles faced by disadvantaged communities in her campaign for chairman of the Fairfax County School Board.

Law Center Professor Runs for Fairfax County Board

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Alicia Plerhoples was endorsed by grassroots advocacy group VA Democracy Forward in her bid for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the highest governing body of Fairfax, Va., on March 2. VA Democracy Forward, a group that promotes progressive candidates, joins Jennifer Carroll[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
DC Council Considers Bill Prohibiting Cashless Retailers

DC Council Considers Bill Prohibiting Cashless Retailers

A bill that would force retailers throughout D.C. to abandon their no-cash policies is being considered by the D.C. Council as part of a renewed effort to ban Washington, D.C., businesses from denying cash payments. The Cashless Retailers Prohibition Act of 2019 was introduced Feb. 5 and classifies a retailer[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | The Metro is set to propose a program to subsidize ride-sharing services for late-night workers in place of reinstituting late-night service.

Metro to Propose Ride-Share Subsidies for Late-Night Workers

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is set to propose a $1 million program to subsidize Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services for late-night workers in the Washington, D.C., area by March. The subsidized trips, which would pay for a maximum of $3 per ride, would compensate for a lack[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Michelle Xu/The Hoya | Black Lives Matter April Goggans sued the Metropolitan Police Department in order to obtain police documents due to suspicions of unlawful police surveillance.

Black Lives Matter Activist Sues MPD for Release of Surveillance Documents

A Black Lives Matter activist is awaiting a final judgment for her lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department to obtain documents to prove unlawful police surveillance after a Feb. 8 hearing. April Goggans, a core organizer of Black Lives Matter D.C., first reported experiencing police surveillance in 2015, according to[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
National Park Service | Washington, D.C.'s Department of Transportation plans to hold the first of two meetings on the proposed Palisades Trolley Trail on March 7.

Residents Object to Proposed Bike Trail on Former Trolley Line

A proposed biking and walking path that would pave over a former trolley line has divided residents of communities near the path’s entrances, many of whom object over the development of the area. News of the path has been met with different reactions in the various communities possibly affected by[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
BAKER CENTER | Ben Mindes (GRD ’19), founder of Observe D.C., a nonpartisan election observation initiative, testified Feb. 19 that the D.C. mayoral election was conducted fairly.

Testimony Verifies DC Held Fair Elections

Observe D.C. founder Ben Mindes (GRD ’19) testified that the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections effectively conducted the D.C. mayoral election in front of the D.C. Council on Feb. 19. “Overall, voters experienced an efficient and well-organized election day,” Mindes said in his testimony. The testimony follows a 14-hour-long observation[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ST. ANN DC | The Washington, D.C. Council is considering a bill that would raise the penalty for mandated reporters who fail to report a suspected instance of abuse up to a fine of $2,500 and 180 days of jail time.

DC Council Set to Consider Making Religious Leaders Mandated Reporters

A bill that would legally mandate pastors, rabbis and other clergy to report instances of child abuse or neglect is pending review by the Washington, D.C. Council. Under current D.C. law, teachers, school officials, medical professionals and daycare workers are mandated reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA Anne Landre (SFS '21) was sworn into a two-year position on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, which oversees Georgetown and surrounding areas, Feb. 4. Landre joins Mathias Burdman (COL '21) who was sworn in earlier this month.

2 GU Students Sworn Into Local Government Positions

Matias Burdman (COL ’21) and Anna Landre (SFS ’21) were sworn into positions on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E by Feb. 4 following a Nov. 6 election. Burdman and Landre replaced Zachary Schroepfer (SFS ’19) and Mara Goldman (SFS ’19), who have filled the seats for the last two years.[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CAPITAL ONE ARENA | A bill that would create a monopoly over mobile-based sports betting gained initial approval from the Washington, D.C. Council on Feb. 5.

Intralot Poised to Gain Sole Control Over Mobile-Based Sports Betting

The Washington, D.C. Council gave initial approval in a narrow vote to a bill that would allow Intralot, the operator of the D.C. lottery, to become the sole operator of a mobile sports betting platform Feb. 5. The bill, introduced by Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), would give Intralot a[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Ted Leonsis (CAS ’77), center, founder and owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, The National Hockey League and MSE donated 300,000 dollars to help fund repairs  to the Fort Dupont Ice Arena.

Alum Raises Funds to Repair DC’s Only Full-Size Skating Rink

Ted Leonsis (CAS ’77), founder and owner of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, donated $100,000 to help cover the costs of conducting repairs to the Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Washington, D.C.’s only full-size skating rink.   The NHL and MSE, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals, D.C.’s professional ice hockey[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top