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Study Links Urban Green Space to Income, Race
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Study Links Urban Green Space to Income, Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The World Health Organization said urban green spaces, such as parks, playgrounds and greenery in neighborhoods, can promote mental and physical health by alleviating stress and providing psychological relaxation. Access to green space, such as parks and... Read More

How Some Cities Are Shifting Resources and Responsibilities Away From Law Enforcement
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How Some Cities Are Shifting Resources and Responsibilities Away From Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON — Every weekday morning, mental health clinician Carleigh Sailon turns on her police radio in downtown Denver and finds out who she can help next. She, along with a paramedic, jump in a repurposed city van, stripped of its... Read More

House Set To Pass D.C. Statehood Bill In Historic Vote
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House Set To Pass D.C. Statehood Bill In Historic Vote
2020-06-26 13:15:09
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Friday will vote on historic legislation that would grant statehood to the District of Columbia, making it the 51st U.S. state. The bill -- aptly named H.R. 51 -- is expected to pass... Read More

Commuters Flock to Bike Shares in Cities Despite Concerns Over Health Risk
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Commuters Flock to Bike Shares in Cities Despite Concerns Over Health Risk
2020-06-19 19:00:44
by Jacob Pederson

With public transportation offline in some areas and alternatives like Uber being a little too close for comfort due to the coronavirus outbreak, a growing number of city residents are looking at municipal bike share programs to get around. However,... Read More

CBO Says D.C. Statehood Would Cost $76 Million But ‘Hundreds of Millions’ Could be Saved
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CBO Says D.C. Statehood Would Cost $76 Million But ‘Hundreds of Millions’ Could be Saved
2020-06-18 20:54:02
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- A new report by the Congressional Budget Office found that D.C. statehood would carry a price tag for taxpayers, but could also result in significant savings if the District takes on costs currently covered by the federal government.... Read More

D.C. Council Hearing Sparks Thousands of Calls to Defund Local Police Department
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D.C. Council Hearing Sparks Thousands of Calls to Defund Local Police Department
2020-06-16 14:33:36
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - Thousands of people called on the D.C. Council to defund the Metropolitan Police Department on Monday during a six-hour virtual hearing that drew an unprecedented response from local activists and community leaders. In an impressive show of unity,... Read More

Pastor Sues Washington Mayor Over Political Street Lettering
Litigation
Pastor Sues Washington Mayor Over Political Street Lettering
2020-06-15 13:12:13
by Tom Ramstack

A self-described street pastor is suing Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser over her decision to commission a street mural that says “Black Lives Matter” in large letters on a street near the White House. The lawsuit filed by Rich Penkoski... Read More

Local Governments Tested by Challenges on Multiple Fronts
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Local Governments Tested by Challenges on Multiple Fronts
2020-06-08 13:32:41
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - The year 2020 will no doubt be remembered as the year when crisis and turmoil took center stage not just in the U.S., but around the world. From a global pandemic, to upheavals in the economy to social... Read More

'All Eyes' on New York: Reopening Tests City Torn by Crises
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'All Eyes' on New York: Reopening Tests City Torn by Crises

NEW YORK (AP) — The city that never sleeps had a curfew for much of last week. Famous stores were boarded up after days of unrest. The lights are out on Broadway theaters, and the subway no longer runs overnight.... Read More

Black Female Mayors in Spotlight Amid Protests and Pandemic
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Black Female Mayors in Spotlight Amid Protests and Pandemic

DETROIT (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms captured the nation's attention when she addressed the civil unrest occurring in her city after George Floyd’s death. “I am a mother to four black children in America, one of whom is... Read More

D.C. Drops Speed Limit to 20 MPH On Local Roads to Combat Reckless Driving
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D.C. Drops Speed Limit to 20 MPH On Local Roads to Combat Reckless Driving
2020-06-01 13:03:49
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Friday that the default speed limit on local D.C. roads will be lowered from 25 to 20 mph. The decision to lower the speed limit was prompted by an uptick... Read More

Trump’s Comments Aren’t Helping, Say Mayors of Atlanta, D.C.
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Trump’s Comments Aren’t Helping, Say Mayors of Atlanta, D.C.

President Donald Trump’s recent comments on fallout from the death of a black Minnesota man in police custody have hurt more than helped, said the mayor of two cities rocked by violent protests this weekend. Trump tweeted on Saturday that... Read More

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