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Initiative 82, which will raise wages for tipped workers, passes in the District

Initiative 82 passed with overwhelming support, meaning the tipped minimum wage will gradually increase to $16.10.

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Who and what is on the ballot in the D.C. general election?

Hoyas who aren’t voting in their home state have the opportunity to join fellow D.C. residents in voting in the general election.

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National Air and Space Museum reopens with a focus on telling untold stories

On Friday, Oct. 14, bustling crowds once again filled the National Air and Space Museum as it reopened to the public. 

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Members of the Georgetown community push back on Republican senators’ proposed anti-vaccine mandate for D.C. public schools

Sens. Ted Cruz and Marsha Blackburn have introduced a bill to repeal D.C. public school's vaccine mandate, to the protest of many.

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Protesters gather to support abortion rights, encourage voting for Democrats at this year’s Women’s March

Thousands of protesters gathered to rally and march for women’s rights, with special emphasis placed on abortion rights.

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As D.C. nears suffrage for undocumented immigrants, activists hope for proper follow-through

The Local Resident Voting Rights Act of 2021 would allow D.C.’s non-citizens—including undocumented immigrants—to vote in local elections.

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D.C. continues administering vaccines as monkeypox declines

The District's monkeypox cases have declined 20 percent on average since its per-capita high in July, partly due to high vaccination rates.

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American University faculty and staff reach contract agreement after weeklong strike

Unionized AU faculty and staff have been on strike, protesting insufficient wages during contract negotiations that resolved Aug. 26.

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Student Transportation Woes: When public transit is not so public

Given the lack of a local Metrorail stop and slow public transportation, getting off campus without a car can be daunting for Hoyas.

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D.C.’s renewed Emancipation Day celebration marks 160th anniversary

People gathered in the city to celebrate 160 years of emancipation in Washington, D.C., after two years of postponed Emancipation Day events.

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Small number of D.C. residents at statistically high risk of perpetrating gun violence, study finds

The District ranks first in gun homicides relative to the rest of the U.S., and a fatal shooting on M St. increased attention on gun violence.

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Howard University non-tenured, adjunct faculty approve new union contract

Professors at Howard University are seeing the beginnings of positive change in their labor negotiations with the university administration. 

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Maryland bill expands gender inclusive bathroom access for DMV residents

More gender-inclusive restrooms could be expanding into the broader DMV area, according to a new bill proposed in Montgomery County.

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Construction starts for new Ward 8 hospital after years of delays

The D.C. government broke ground on a new Ward 8 hospital, which will address needs in historically underserved, majority-Black populations.

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“We all belong to this community.” Students run for ANC office

Cimrun Srivastava and Arnav Kumar are running for seats on ANC 2E, representing the neighborhoods of Georgetown, Burleith, and Hillandale.

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Georgetown community rallies in the wake of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Students joined a sea of thousands of protesters carrying Ukrainian, Georgian, and U.S. flags into the center of D.C.

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New light installment at The Wharf sends hopeful message to Romanians living abroad

The installation connects Romanians living abroad to their homeland and is scheduled to last until March 31 of this year. 

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D.C. bill requires schools to provide free period products to students

The D.C. Council passed a bill requiring District schools to provide free period products in all women’s and gender-neutral bathrooms.

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Unannounced inspections part of D.C. Jail class-action settlement

DOC has agreed to five unannounced inspections of the D.C. Jail over the next six months as part of a recent class-action lawsuit settlement.

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GUPD faces criticism for delayed response to shooting near campus

Even though students subscribe to the HOYAlert notification system utilized by GUPD, many were not informed of the shooting by GUPD.