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D.C. announces school vaccination mandate, other measures to curb spread of COVID-19

At a press conference Monday afternoon, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that teachers and other adults employed by schools and childcare centers will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Getting around D.C.

Washington, D.C. is reopening. Ready to explore it? You could walk or take an Uber, or you could try getting around like a real Washingtonian. Equipped with D.C.’s range of... Read more

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The federal eviction ban is over. Here’s what that means for D.C. residents

Millions of people are at risk of losing shelter after the Supreme Court halted the Biden administration’s nationwide eviction ban on Aug. 26, over a month before its scheduled end... Read more

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Nellie’s Sports Bar attempts to reopen one month after security dragged a Black woman down the stairs

CW: This article references violence to Black and LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. Nellie’s reopened and broke a month-long public silence following their closure on June 13, the day after Keisha... Read more

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Protesters call for Nellie’s Sports Bar to close after bar security dragged a Black woman down the stairs

Protesters gathered in front of Nellie’s Sports Bar, calling for the local community to boycott the well-known gay bar after a viral video.

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How a bar plans to bring the D.C. community together with a train

Metrobar aims to serve its guests in an accessible environment where Washingtonians can engage with the District’s artistic community.

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D.C. statehood is closer than ever. The Senate will decide its fate.

Passing along party lines, legislation to admit D.C. as the nation’s 51st state was approved by the House of Representatives on April 22.

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Mayor Bowser announces launch of D.C.’s first Office of Racial Equity

The office was established as part of the Reach Act, which included sections on racial equity training for D.C. governmental employees.

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D.C. teacher’s union fights for COVID-19 protective measures, sparks backlash from the city

The tension culminated in the District filing a restraining order against WTU to prevent a potential strike against reopening.

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NASA headquarters renamed to honor Mary Jackson, trailblazing engineer

D.C. NASA Headquarters was renamed in honor of pioneering aeronautical engineer and mathematician, Mary Jackson.

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Recently uncovered bodies at Q Street reveal a connection to the Georgetown slave trade

Archaeologists discovered the remains of 28 African Americans at the 3300 block of Q Street NW in Georgetown from the early 1800s.

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D.C. preps budget after ending 2020 with an unexpected surplus

Bowser surveyed D.C. residents about their priorities for the city’s budget, marking the first step in D.C.’s budget process.

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Mayor Bowser recognizes gun violence as a public health crisis, launches prevention program

Mayor Bowser signed a Mayor’s Order recognizing gun violence as a public health crisis and announced the creation of a prevention program.

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WMATA shuts down Blue Line, closes stations for maintenance

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority temporarily closed its Blue Line trains amid reconstruction projects.

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Wisemiller’s Deli offers cookies by mail and local delivery to support business 

Wisemiller’s Deli has started a “cookies by mail” service to maintain their business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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D.C. vaccine distribution plan increases eligible populations and aims for equitability

D.C. Health's new model for COVID-19 vaccine distribution will make a larger population eligible for doses, as D.C. becomes one of the most efficient U.S. territories to inoculate its residents. As concerns grow regarding inequitable distribution in D.C., more vaccine appointments are being created for residents of Wards with high COVID-19 numbers.

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A violent pro-Trump mob attacks U.S. Capitol; Mayor places D.C. into curfew 

An extremist mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters violently breached the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

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D.C. City Council passes REACH Act to address racial inequities

The D.C. City Council unanimously voted to pass the Racial Equity Achieves Results (REACH) Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 at their meeting on Nov. 10. 

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The District-wide victory party for Joe Biden

Thousands of Washingtonians flooded the streets chanting and clapping in excitement in support of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) victory.

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D.C. police union sues city government after overtime pay dispute

The D.C. police union filed a civil lawsuit against the city government on behalf of more than 1,000 officers on Oct. 5.