Post Tagged with: "Mayor Vincent Gray"

DC Voting, Statehood Debated

Amid talk of D.C. statehood, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder brought increased attention to the District’s lack of voting representation in Congress in a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus on Sept. 26. Holder, a D.C. resident, gave the speech a day after announcing his plans to resign and focused[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Proposes Concealed Carry Permit

The D.C. Council will vote Tuesday on emergency legislation that would allow citizens of the District to carry concealed weapons in public. Announced Wednesday, the proposal came in response to the U.S. District Court ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia, which deemed the gun regulations prohibiting D.C. citizens from[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Bowser Unseats Gray in Primary

Bowser Unseats Gray in Primary

Muriel Bowser, an upshot D.C. councilmember representing Ward 4, won the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday with 44.2 percent of the vote, bringing the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray to a close and catapulting Bowser to the position of presumptive mayor in a city where winning the Democratic primary is[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Gray Revelation Upends Campaign

As early voting began March 17 for the April 1 Democratic mayoral primary election, two recent developments are making waves in Mayor Vincent Gray’s re-election campaign with a resurgence of new criticism. Businessman Jeffrey Thompson, the focus of the federal investigation into Gray’s 2010 campaign for mayor, pled guilty March[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Strides in Sustainability

This week, Mayor Vincent Gray proposed a District-wide ban on environmentally harmful Styrofoam. While Georgetown is commendably already a foam-free campus, the noise generated by this proposal brings focus to exciting new sustainability initiatives on campus. Specifically, Students of Georgetown Inc.’s “Kill the Cup” campaign presents the first major campus[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments Opinion

District Sees HIV Drop-Off

The District of Columbia, which has historically had the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the United States, has seen a 46 percent drop in the rate of infection between 2007 and 2011 from 3.2 percent to 2.4 percent, the Department of Health announced last week. HIV cases in the District[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Gray Silent on Mayoral Race

With only seven months before the Democratic primary in April, Mayor Vincent Gray, still entrenched in an ongoing corruption investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, has yet to announce plans to run for re-election. Three high-level officials involved in Gray’s 2010 Democratic Primary victory over incumbent Adrian Fenty have pled[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC Council Takes Up Marijuana Legalization

In response to a severe racial discrepancy among those arrested for marijuana-related offenses, D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced a bill Tuesday that would legalize recreational usage of marijuana in the District. If passed, the Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act would permit people over the age of 21 to possess and use[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments City News, News

D.C. Mayor Plans to Make District Greener

Mayor Vincent Gray announced late February that he will pursue an ambitious sustainability plan that aims to make Washington, D.C., the most environmentally friendly city in the country by 2032. “In just one generation — 20 years — the District of Columbia will be the healthiest, greenest and most livable[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments News
DC Mayor Talks Entrepreneurship

DC Mayor Talks Entrepreneurship

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray spoke about the importance of fostering entrepreneurship in the District at the kickoff of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week Monday evening. “The ultimate goal is for Georgetown to be known for its entrepreneurial culture, to be a place that encourages entrepreneurship, where students and faculty come[Read More…]

by November 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News