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KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA The newly established Office of Nightlife and Culture is anticipated to start operating mid-December under the leadership of Former Supervisory Investigator at the Washington, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Shawn Townsend.

Bowser Appoints New DC Nightlife and Culture Director

Former Supervisory Investigator at the Washington, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Shawn Townsend is set to become the inaugural director of the Office of Nightlife and Culture later this month. Townsend’s appointment ended a job search that saw a record number of applications for a mayoral cabinet position in the[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA President George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 after nearly three decades of political service. Bush is lying in state in the Capitol rotunda until Wednesday, which President Donald Trump has declared as a national day of mourning.

GU Community Remembers Bush Amid State Funeral

Georgetown University students, faculty and prominent alumni celebrated President George H.W. Bush’s legacy of prioritizing lifelong service to his country over partisan politics after he died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at his home in Houston, after months of[Read More…]

by December 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Mayor Sparks Mumbo Rumpus

DC Mayor Sparks Mumbo Rumpus

The nation’s spicy and sweet staple, mumbo sauce, became the center of an unexpected debate when  Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) claimed that the sauce is not quintessential D.C. in a Facebook post Nov. 20. “Is anybody else annoyed by Mumbo sauce?” Bowser wrote in her Facebook post. “I[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA A Nov. 5 lawsuit filed by 11 Washington, D.C. voters against the federal government alleges that the District's lack of voter  representation is unconstitutional.

DC Residents Sue for Voting Rights, Seek Congressional Representation

Eleven Washington, D.C. residents filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the lack of representation for D.C. residents in Congress violates constitutional provisions. The lawsuit, filed Nov. 5, names 10 plaintiffs, all of whom are D.C. residents, and was filed in conjunction[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which was proposed by D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) in April and would allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote, has been indefinitely delayed.

Proposed Legislation to Lower Voting Age in District Tabled

The Washington, D.C. Council indefinitely tabled proposed legislation that would have lowered the D.C. federal election voting age to 16 on Tuesday. The proposed legislation, the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, would have made D.C. the first city in the United States to allow minors to vote in all[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

E-commerce company Amazon announced Tuesday that it will split its second corporate headquarters between Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., ending the monthslong proposal process and bidding war among major North American cities trying to attract the tech giant. The decision comes after Amazon analyzed 238 proposals from[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AXIOS Nick Johnston (COL' 99), editor-in-chief of Axios, a digital media organization, said his experience working for print publications led to increased reporting standards for Axios' online newsletters.

Axios Leaders Adapt Print Journalism for Digital Age

The foundations of Axios, an online media company, are centered on the basic tenets of print journalism while adapting to the new digital era, according to Axios Editor-in-Chief Nick Johnston (COL ’99). The way in which readers absorb information has shifted with the advent of technology and digital journalism, according[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Election Procedures Followed in DC Election, Observe DC Report Finds

Observe D.C. held its inaugural nonpartisan election observation effort Nov. 6 at 83 polling locations across Washington, D.C. In its preliminary report, the observation found that most polling procedures were followed and that voters were able to cast ballots without issue. The sample-based Election Day observation effort, founded by McCourt[Read More…]

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The District Department of Transportation is augmenting its regulations of electric scooters and other dockless vehicles.

DDOT Reinforces Electric Scooter Regulations

Requirements of a new permit application for dockless vehicle companies operating in Washington, D.C., will restrict electric scooter and bike speeds and require dockless vehicle companies to pay higher fees, the District Department of Transportation announced Nov. 5. Under the new guidelines, set to go into effect in January 2019,[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Muriel Bowser (D) became the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002 Tuesday night.

DC Elections Dominated by Incumbent Victories

Incumbents picked up wins across major races in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Tuesday, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) winning re-election. Georgetown faculty, students and alumni also won races across the city and country, including Matias Burdman (COL ’21)[Read More…]