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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

Georgetown Explained

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

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D.C. clears Truxton Circle encampment, displaces dozens

The deputy mayor of health and human services office’s planned eviction of an encampment of unhoused people at Truxton Circle went forward on Thursday morning, displacing residents and prompting further... Read more

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Organizations tackle lack of accessible recreational spaces in Wards 7 and 8

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the best parks in the country. The District boasts hundreds of government-managed parks, and 98 percent of D.C. residents live within walking distance... Read more

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Joel Castón, Georgetown Prison Scholar and ANC Commissioner, released from incarceration

After nearly 30 years of incarceration, Joel Castón is home. A mentor, advocate, advisory neighborhood commissioner, and former member of Georgetown’s Prison Scholars Program (PSP), Castón was released from the... Read more

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Planned Truxton Circle encampment evictions delayed

On the corner of New Jersey Ave and O St. there is a community of residents the District plans to remove.  As a result of a new pilot program to... Read more

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More than a line: D.C.’s most recent redistricting debate

This tension represents the latest political scuffle in a city long defined by racial segregation and unequal access.

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D.C. is in the midst of a housing crisis. Advocates believe it doesn’t have to be.

This article is part of our 2021 contribution to the D.C. Homeless Crisis Reporting Project in collaboration with other local newsrooms. The collective works will be published throughout the day... Read more

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Could a Georgetown Metro station finally become a reality?

Nearly 45 years after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority welcomed riders aboard its first trains, plans are being discussed to bring a long-neglected neighborhood into the mix: Georgetown.

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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

Georgetown Explained

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