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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
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
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Norton Moves to End Congressional Review of District Laws

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill allowing the Washington, D.C. Council to pass laws without waiting for review from Congress Jan. 24. Currently, every civil and criminal bill passed by the local government in D.C. must be reviewed by the U.S. Congress before going into effect. During the[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus 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
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
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
DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

Nine Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would compel businesses to give workers two hours of paid leave on Election Day. The bill, called the Paid Leave to Vote Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced Nov. 20. If passed, the bill would grant workers up to two hours of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
ANC Hopes to Rename Street to Commemorate Murdered Journalist

ANC Hopes to Rename Street to Commemorate Murdered Journalist

A Washington, D.C. neighborhood advisory commission voted to rename a street outside the Saudi Embassy in honor of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.n Advisory neighborhood commission 2A, which oversees the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods, voted unanimously Wednesday night to[Read More…]

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
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Two Georgetown University medical students were victims of a hit-and-run incident in Tenleytown on Sept. 5. D.C. police are still investigating.

GUMC Students Hurt in Hit and Run

The Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation in search of the driver responsible for hitting two Georgetown University medical students in a hit-and-run incident Sept. 5, according to MPD Communications Director Dustin Sternbeck. The two students, Rayva Khanna (MED ’22) and Areeg Abu El Hawa (MED ’22), were[Read More…]