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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
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | The longest government shutdown in U.S. history began Dec. 22 after Congress refused to comply with President Donald Trump's request for funding for a border wall. Hundreds of federal employees are being instructed to work without pay.

Government Shutdown Continues to Disrupt Lives of DC Residents

The ongoing government shutdown has resulted in hundreds of federal employees being instructed to work without pay, national tourist attractions remaining closed and local businesses having to alter daily operations. The longest in U.S. history, the government shutdown began Dec. 22 after the U.S. Congress declined to comply with President[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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