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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.

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One year later, Kristi Riggs pushes for accountability from Martin’s Tavern

After experiencing racial discrimination at Martin’s Tavern in 2021, Kristi Riggs wanted to avoid litigation.

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D.C. launches direct cash assistance program to support new and expectant parents

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced a cash assistance program to support new and expectant low-income parents in Wards 5, 7 and 8. 

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Omicron interruptions to bus services leave residents stranded

Since Jan. 10, D.C. residents have experienced delays, cancellations, and crowding in public transportation services, spurred by Omicron.

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Anti-mandate march draws thousands amidst extended D.C. vaccine and mask mandates

When Dr. Jesse Goodman talks to patients who don’t want to get the vaccine, he doesn’t stop at telling them to get vaccinated; Goodman takes it one step further. “For... Read more

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Initiative 82 on track to end the sub-minimum wage for D.C. tipped restaurant staff

After a long series of setbacks, restaurant workers rejoice as a new effort is slated to abolish an exception to D.C. minimum wage laws. Formally titled the District of Columbia... Read more

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D.C.-ATF partnership aims to reduce climbing homicide rates

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Robert Contee, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a new partnership to reduce the number of illegal guns in D.C.,... Read more

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Project ELEECT receives $2.6 million grant to improve multilingual teaching in D.C.-area schools

Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences announced that the U.S Department of Education awarded the school’s Program of Educational Transformation (MAET) a $2.6 million, five-year National Professional Development (NPD)... Read more

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Nellie’s Sports Bar faces $5,000 fine, liquor license suspension

CW: This article references violence to Black and LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. After a contracted security guard violently assaulted a Black woman at Nellie’s Sports Bar, a well-known U-street gay... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: 2022 D.C. mayoral elections

Though less than 2 percent of Georgetown students are from D.C., all are impacted by the laws made by the city’s elected officials. In the absence of congressional representation, D.C.... Read more