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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

D.C. Allows Bars, Restaurants to Stay Open 24 Hours Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup

D.C. Allows Bars, Restaurants to Stay Open 24 Hours Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup

By Brian Li September 29, 2022

Washington, D.C. bars, restaurants and breweries will be permitted to stay open for 24 hours during the 2022 FIFA World Cup after the D.C. Council passed an emergency act. ...

EDITORIAL: Increase Streetcar System

By Editorial Board April 12, 2019

In the 1960s, Washington, D.C., dismantled its extensive streetcar system, abandoning Georgetown neighborhood residents to find accessible transportation to downtown D.C. With the distance from Metro stations,...

DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

By Julie Guan December 7, 2018

Corporations that currently hold or seek to hold government contracts worth at least $250,000 will no longer be permitted to make political campaign donations under new Washington, D.C. Council legislation...

District of Columbia Public Schools released private information about students experiencing homelessness on the D.C. Council’s website, which is associated with Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large)

Students’ Private Information Published on DC Council Website

By Elizabeth Douglas September 14, 2018

Washington, D.C.’s public school authority mistakenly posted the personal information of 2,000 students experiencing homelessness on a website run by the D.C. Council, where the data remained for seven...

This statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in Judiciary Square has been the center of D.C. leaders’ criticism. City officials have called on the National Park Service to remove it.

Council Considers Memorials to Minorities, Women

By Christian Paz September 29, 2017

  A bill proposing the construction of monuments to honor native Washingtonian women and people of color in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards will move forward to a public hearing on...

The D.C. Council is considering bills that would put the city on track to establish public Wi-Fi and digital literacy services.

D.C. Council Considers Public Wi-Fi and Digital Literacy Bill

By Joe Egler September 26, 2017

The Washington, D.C. Council is considering two bills this week that aim to make public wireless internet available to city residents to promote digital literacy. These bills are intended to close...


D.C. Council to Vote on Raises for Public School Teachers

By Matthew Larson September 25, 2017

The Washington, D.C. Council is expected to vote on a proposed contract to raise D.C. Public Schools teachers’ salaries Oct. 3, following five years without a contract between teachers and the city’s...

DC Mayor Launches Homelessness Reform

By Charlotte Allen September 11, 2015

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her plan to address Washington, D.C.’s homelessness crisis response system with a set of proposed administrative and legislative policy changes during a meeting with the...

DC Council Faces Growing Winter Homelessness Crisis

By Maureen Tabet January 16, 2015

Pressed by a potentially severe winter and rapidly decreasing shelter space, the D.C. Council is considering further action to combat the problem of homelessness, already having tweaked the operation of...

Marijuana No Longer Criminal

By Suzanne Monyak March 7, 2014

Possession and private use of marijuana will no longer be treated as a criminal offense in D.C. for individuals over 21 under a bill passed by the D.C. Council with a vote of 10 to one Tuesday, pending...

First Marijuana Dispensary to Open

By Natasha Khan March 19, 2013

The District’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Capital City Care, is slated to open next month at 1334 North Capitol Street NW, two years after the D.C. Council legalized medical use of the drug. “This...

Evans Plans Mayoral Bid

By Ivan Robinson February 22, 2013

Although the District of Columbia’s mayoral race is more than a year away, Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) has already announced his intention to run for the city’s highest office. Evans, who represents...

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