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DC Council Endorses Generous Paid Family Leave

The District of Columbia Universal Paid Leave Act, which would give people working in D.C. paid leave to care for a baby or ill relative, received the endorsement of D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) on Feb. 11, a major step forward for the bill. The bill was spearheaded by[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Reading Program Boosts Child Literacy

As a part of Education Week, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Director of the D.C. Public Library Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced a new component of the Sing, Talk and Read program called Books from Birth project on Feb. 4. The initiative, introduced to the D.C. Council by Councilmember Charles Allen[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Joins Underrepresented Territories Organization

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization accepted the District of Columbia’s bid to join its membership – marking the first North American territory to be represented by UNPO – on Nov. 9. Based in Brussels, Belgium, UNPO seeks to protect and promote the rights of its 42 members, which include[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Marijuana-related arrests in D.C. are down 99.2 percent from last year following the November 2014 passage of Initiative 71, which legalized the possession, growth and use of marijuana. According to the MPD, there have been seven arrests this year, compared with 895 in 2014.

Crime Down 1 Year After Initiative 71

One year after the passage of Initiative 71, a ballot measure that legalized the possession, growth and use of marijuana in the District of Columbia, marijuana-related crimes are down 99.2 percent from last year. Nov. 4 marked the first anniversary of the legislation that allows individuals over the age of[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Statehood

As students from across the country and globe flood the streets of Washington, D.C. in anticipation of a new academic year at one of the District’s numerous colleges and universities, they may be unaware that their West Georgetown neighbors, D.C. Public Schools elementary school tutees in Ward 7 and many[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Push for DC Autonomy Hits Roadblocks

The campaign for D.C. statehood saw immense progress in the past months — including the first U.S. Senate committee hearing on the issue in over 20 years — but the possibility of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state is still just a conversation. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.),[Read More…]

DC Loses 2024 US Olympic Bid to Boston

Washington, D.C., lost its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, with the U.S. Olympic Committee’s announcement last Thursday that it had instead selected Boston to represent the country. Despite D.C.’s unsuccessful bid, Washington 2024 Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis, majority owner of the Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and Verizon Center, argued[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Physician Shortage Reported in DC

The D.C. Board of Doctors announced last week only 453 out of 8,000 physicians licensed to work in Washington, D.C., are actively practicing primary care doctors, resulting in a doctor shortage for District patients. This marks a decrease from 2010, when it was reported that 918 physicians were actively practicing.[Read More…]

by October 8, 2013 0 comments City News, News

District’s Traffic Worst Nationwide

Living in Washington, D.C., has its perks — but its world-renowned museums and close access to famous government officials comes at the price of the worst traffic in the country. The District shares this ignominious title with Chicago, according to a recent poll in The Washington Post. Drivers in both[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Opinion