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DC Circulator Bus Is Free in February

DC Circulator Bus Is Free in February

The D.C. Circulator system of public buses is free of charge for all riders between Jan. 28 and Feb. 28 as part of Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) “#FairShotFebruary” initiative. The Circulator is a six-line system of buses that connect major tourist, business and cultural attractions in D.C. and[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELIZABETH WARREN | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), second from left, launched a petition in support of D.C. statehood.

Presidential Candidate Warren Backs DC Statehood

Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) supported statehood for Washington, D.C., in a tweet calling on followers to sign her petition to make D.C. the fifty-first state Jan. 28. Warren’s petition for D.C. statehood comes on the heels of her Dec. 31 launch of her presidential exploratory committee[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Exorcists Steps Designated as Historic Landmark

Exorcists Steps Designated as Historic Landmark

The Georgetown Exorcist Steps became recognized as a historic landmark after the Washington, D.C., Historic Preservation Review Board approved their application Jan. 24. The Prospect Street Citizens Association, a local group that advocates for the neighborhood, filed the application Sept. 25 of last year, citing the historical significance of D.C.’s[Read More…]

by February 5, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo opened again Tuesday morning for the first time since the partial shutdown of the federal government began Dec. 22. The Smithsonian Institution promised regularly scheduled operations pending passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government in a Jan. 25 tweet. The Smithsonian,[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Johns Hopkins to Buy Newseum Building for Grad Programs

Johns Hopkins to Buy Newseum Building for Grad Programs

Johns Hopkins University is set to purchase the Newseum building, with plans to convert the space to hold its Washington, D.C.-based graduate programs, according to a Jan. 25 announcement from the university. The sale remains subject to all regulatory approvals, and the museum will remain open to the public through[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Equal Rights Amendment Dies in Virginia House of Delegates

Equal Rights Amendment Dies in Virginia House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates’ Privileges and Elections Subcommittee voted against a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Jan. 22. The Virginia Senate passed a bill to ratify the ERA on Jan. 15. If the House had voted to ratify the amendment, Virginia would have been the 38th[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
3rd Annual Women’s March Rallies Amid Claims of Antisemitism

3rd Annual Women’s March Rallies Amid Claims of Antisemitism

An estimated 65,000 protesters participated in this year’s Women’s March in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, even as the organizers face widespread criticism because of close association with antisemitic rhetoric. Tens of thousands assembled in D.C. on Saturday to protest in favor of the rights of minority groups, an end[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MARCH FOR LIFE |

March for Life Draws GU Student Activists

Thousands of anti-abortion activists, including Georgetown University students, attended the annual Washington, D.C. March for Life on the National Mall on Jan. 18. The March for Life began in protest of the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which held that the right to an abortion was protected[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL | In response to the ongoing partial government shutdown, more than 300 protesters held a moment of silence in the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday.

Protesters Take to Hart, Call for Shutdown to End

Over 300 protesters gathered Wednesday in the Hart Senate Office Building to call for the end of the partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22. The protesters observed a moment of silence that lasted 33 minutes, marking the 33 days of the government shutdown, according to The Hill. Following the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA The Washington, D.C. Council voted Tuesday to override a veto by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on proposed legislation that would reduce the penalty for failing to pay for travel on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

DC Council Overrides Bowser Veto on Fare Evasion Bill

The Washington, D.C. Council overrode a Jan. 16 veto by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on a bill that would downgrade the penalty for fare evasion, or failing to pay for travel on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, on Tuesday. Enacted in 1978, current D.C. Metro fare evasion law[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top