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COURTESY MARTIN FOR WARD 2 |

Political Newcomer Martín Miguel Fernandez Mounts Independent Challenge to Ward 2 Council Seat

By Ivy Becker September 28, 2020

Disappointed with past and present city leadership, Martín Miguel Fernandez, a political newcomer and longtime Washington, D.C. resident launched a campaign for the Ward 2 seat on the Council of the...

COURTESY RANDY DOWNS FOR WARD 2 |

Dupont Circle ANC Member Mounts Independent Challenge for Ward 2 Council Seat

By Clara Grudberg August 13, 2020

Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Randy Downs (I) has qualified to run for the Ward 2 seat on the District of Columbia Council, challenging sitting Councilmember Brooke Pinto (D) (LAW ’17)...

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The District Department of Transportation is augmenting its regulations of electric scooters and other dockless vehicles.

DDOT Reinforces Electric Scooter Regulations

By Nestor Labastida November 16, 2018

Requirements of a new permit application for dockless vehicle companies operating in Washington, D.C., will restrict electric scooter and bike speeds and require dockless vehicle companies to pay higher...

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Councilmember Mary Cheh is calling for increased safety regulations for bicycles and electric scooters following recent rider deaths.

Councilmember Pushes for Scooter, Bicycle Safety

By Dustin Hartuv October 23, 2018

Recent deaths of bicycle and electric scooter riders have prompted Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh to call for stronger safety regulations as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. A...

DC Reading Program Boosts Child Literacy

By Charlotte Allen February 12, 2016

As a part of Education Week, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Director of the D.C. Public Library Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced a new component of the Sing, Talk and Read program called Books from Birth...

District Unprepared For Presidential Election

By Matthew Larson January 29, 2016

Facing concerns over Washington’s past unpreparedness for its presidential primary, the D.C. Board of Elections has assured that the District is ready for this June’s primary. The worries are due...

Voting Rights Bill Hits DC Council

By Johnny Verhovek January 17, 2014

A new bill working its way through the D.C. City Council could make the District one of only a few cities in the country to award legal, non-U.S. citizens the right to vote in municipal elections. The...

Advocate Urges Legalization

By Sam Rodman March 30, 2012

Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, advocated for the legalization of marijuana in the District and across the country Thursday evening. In...

Gray Leads in D.C. Mayoral Race

By Laura Engshuber August 27, 2010

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray has taken a five-point lead over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, according to a new poll from Clarus Research Group. The...

Several Tax Raises Proposed in D.C. Council to Close Budget Gaps

By Nathalie Lawyer May 21, 2010

A number of tax hikes could be in store for D.C. residents, as the D.C. Council prepares to vote on measures that would increase taxes on soda, liquor, health club memberships, parking and admission to...

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