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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.

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D.C. public schools cancel reopening plans due to lack support of from teacher’s unions

D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) announced this week that they will not be reopening schools for in-person learning for roughly 7,000 elementary students next week as previously planned.