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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., says Cardinal Donald Wuerl was aware of allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Wuerl Previously Informed of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Predecessor

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, former archbishop of Washington, D.C., was aware of an allegation of sexual assault against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, his predecessor, as early as 2004, according to his Jan. 15 letter to the Society of Jesus. Wuerl’s letter comes after previous public claims that no accusations were made against[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELEANOR NORTON | Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. If passed, the legislation would provide D.C. residents with voting representatives in Congress.

Pelosi Among 155 Cosponsors of DC Statehood Bill in House

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democratic leaders endorsed the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would make D.C. the 51st state in the United States. The District’s non-voting representative in Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), introduced the bill on Jan. 3 with 155[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
RICHARD SCHOFIELD THE HOYA | Since Jan. 1, 2019, there have been 12 Washington D.C. homicides. A representative for the Maryland Police Department attributed the increased homicide rates to frequent use of guns.

DC Experienced Record-High Homicide Rates Early in 2019

Washington, D.C., experienced 12 homicides as of Jan. 17, more than double the number reported at this time in 2018, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The homicide data follows the deadliest year in D.C. in a decade, with the exception of 2015, according to MPD’s website.  Increases in the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK | THE HOYA 
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced a new initiative to reduce opioid overdose-related deaths in Washington, D.C.

Bowser Announces Initiative to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

A Washington, D.C. initiative, LIVE.LONG.DC., aims to reduce District opioid overdoses by 50 percent by 2020, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced. Opioid overdoses are at a record high in D.C., which experienced more deaths from opioid-related overdoses than homicides in 2018. Input from the public on the plan, announced[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT | A new law that took effect Jan. 1 prevents D.C. businesses from distributing single-use straws.

DC Law Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws Takes Effect

New requirements banning businesses or organizations in Washington, D.C., from providing single-use plastic straws and stirrers when selling food or beverages took effect Jan. 1. The Department of Energy and Environment began reviewing businesses for compliance and issuing unofficial warnings at the start of the month. After July 1, businesses[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MICK MULVANEY Though Mick Mulvaney (SFS ') said he never intended to go into politics while studying at Georgetown, his tenure as acting White House Chief of Staff comes after a long career in government.

Mulvaney Assumes Role as Acting Chief of Staff

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89) began his tenure as acting White House chief of staff on Wednesday. Mulvaney replaces Gen. John Kelly (GRD ’84), who became President Donald Trump’s chief of staff in July 2017 and stepped down effective Wednesday. Trump appointed Mulvaney[Read More…]

by January 3, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE Kathleen Kraninger (LAW ’07) (left) was sworn in Monday as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Senate Confirms GU Law Alumna as Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Kathleen Kraninger (LAW ’07) was confirmed as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the U.S. Senate in a 50-49 vote Dec. 6. Kraninger, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and sworn in Monday, replaces Acting Director Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89), who is also the director[Read More…]

by December 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MY INDIANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Lewis Ferebee, former superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, is set to assume the role of D.C. Public Schools chancellor on Jan. 31, 2019 pending confirmation of his nomination.

Bowser Nominates New DCPS Chancellor After Monthslong Search

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) selected Lewis Ferebee as the new chancellor for D.C. Public Schools at a press conference Dec. 3 amid a series of scandals that have dogged the school system in recent years and community concerns over Bowser’s decision-making process. Ferebee, who previously served as the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

Corporations that currently hold or seek to hold government contracts worth at least $250,000 will no longer be permitted to make political campaign donations under new Washington, D.C. Council legislation passed Tuesday. The bill, titled the Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2017, also creates a board that will oversee[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Prenatal Care Center for Immigrant Women Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Prenatal Care Center for Immigrant Women Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The founder and CEO of Mary’s Center, a prenatal care clinic for immigrant women in Washington, D.C., Maria Gomez (NUR ’77), celebrated the foundation’s 30th anniversary at a reception in Riggs Library on Nov. 28. An immigrant herself, Gomez left Colombia at age 13 and attended public school in the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top