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Investment Eases Housing Inaffordability, DC Mayor Says

Investment Eases Housing Inaffordability, DC Mayor Says

Investments in housing can address Washington, D.C.’s affordability issues as the city’s population booms, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said at a Jan. 22 panel of mayors in Lohrfink Auditorium. The third annual “Georgetown Mayors Forum” featured Bowser; Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz of Burnsville,[Read More…]

by January 25, 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
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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
DC COUNCIL Legislation that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary was repealed by the D.C. Council (pictured above) in a 8-5 vote Tuesday. Initiative 77 was set to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to match the standard minimum wage by 2026.

DC Council Wages War Against Initiative 77

The Washington, D.C. Council voted 8-5 Tuesday to repeal Initiative 77, which would have gradually raised the minimum wage for tipped workers from $3.89 to match the standard minimum wage by 2026. Initiative 77 was approved by District voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary election, according[Read More…]

PIXABAY Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed emergency legislation to prohibit chemical compounds found in synthetic drugs after a recent upsurge in overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, in Washington, D.C.

Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Prompts Emergency Legislation

Following a dramatic uptick in reported overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, since mid-July, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced emergency legislation to widen the scope of what constitutes a banned synthetic drug in the District. Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services treated or transported 1,663 patients for[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) will explore solutions to address the high rates of maternal mortality experienced by people of color across the nation at the first Maternal and Infant Health Summit on Sep. 12. The goal of the summit is to push a broad range of objectives, including[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) won the Democratic bid for D.C. mayor, and is expected to win re-election in November as no Republican candidate has emerged.

Incumbents Take Democratic Nominations in DC Primary

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and six fellow incumbents recaptured the mayoral and city council nominations from the Democratic Party, while an initiative to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15 from $3.33 by 2025 passed by a narrow margin in the June 19 primary election in Washington, D.C.[Read More…]

by July 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Homeless Population Tallied in Annual Count

After nightfall on Jan. 24, Cameron Hull (COL ’18) searched the streets of the Georgetown neighborhood for figures lying in the darkness. As the temperature dipped into the 30s, she tallied the number of homeless individuals she encountered over three hours, conducting a survey of each and offering them snacks,[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments City News, Features, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) promoted her administration's progress on higher education and homelessness in her fourth State of the District address.

Mayors and Business Leaders Launch Affordable Housing Coalition

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) joined mayors and CEOs from across the country Jan. 25 to launch Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, a coalition working to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness. Eleven mayors, including Bowser, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney,[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Even while the federal government shut down, the Washington, D.C. local government remained open due to an obscure provision.

DC Local Government Remained Open During Shutdown

While the federal government was shut down for about 69 hours between Saturday morning and Monday evening, the Washington, D.C. local government remained open using funds granted by a 2017 provision introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the District’s nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The provision,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top