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2022-05-10 20:02:58
by Tom Ramstack
DC Council Tries to Protect Against Restrictive State Abortion Laws

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia Council member wants to turn the nation’s capital into a sanctuary city for women... Read More

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia Council member wants to turn the nation’s capital into a sanctuary city for women seeking abortions who might be prosecuted or sued in their home states. A bill introduced last week by D.C. Councilmember... Read More

2022-05-06 20:20:09
by Dan McCue
New York’s Iconic One Times Square to Undergo $500M Facelift

NEW YORK — One of New York City’s most iconic locations, One Times Square, scene of the annual New Year’s... Read More

NEW YORK — One of New York City’s most iconic locations, One Times Square, scene of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop watched by millions, is about to undergo a $500 million redevelopment. Jamestown, a real estate investment and... Read More

2022-04-25 20:30:22
by Dan McCue
City of Charlotte Launches Battery Electric Bus Pilot Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The city of Charlotte has launched an electric bus pilot program in cooperation with the Charlotte Area... Read More

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The city of Charlotte has launched an electric bus pilot program in cooperation with the Charlotte Area Transit System and eTransEnergy. The pilot initiative, called the Battery Electric Bus pilot program, electrifies a portion of the transit... Read More

2022-04-12 20:01:16
by Reece Nations
Mass Shooting Leaves More Than a Dozen Injured in Brooklyn Subway Station

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A masked gunman opened fire and injured multiple people on Tuesday morning in a Brooklyn subway station,... Read More

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A masked gunman opened fire and injured multiple people on Tuesday morning in a Brooklyn subway station, New York Police Department officials said. The shooting occurred in the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in Sunset Park... Read More

In 1st Full Year of Pandemic, Biggest Metros Lost Residents

After returning to metro San Francisco following a college football career, Anthony Giusti felt like his hometown was passing him... Read More

After returning to metro San Francisco following a college football career, Anthony Giusti felt like his hometown was passing him by. The high cost of living, driven by a constantly transforming tech industry, ensured that even with two jobs he... Read More

2022-03-14 17:22:15
by Kate Michael
Roberta Flack Honored by DAR with DC Call Box Monument

WASHINGTON — Patrons enjoying a snow day soup, sandwich and suds at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill were surprised Saturday... Read More

WASHINGTON — Patrons enjoying a snow day soup, sandwich and suds at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill were surprised Saturday afternoon by the sudden appearance of musical great Roberta Flack. While Mr. Henry’s is often cited as the place where... Read More

2022-03-11 22:22:39
by Tom Ramstack
DC Police Officer’s Suicide Declared Line-of-Duty Death

WASHINGTON — The widow of a Washington Metropolitan Police officer won her struggle this week to have her husband’s suicide... Read More

WASHINGTON — The widow of a Washington Metropolitan Police officer won her struggle this week to have her husband’s suicide after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol declared a line-of-duty death. Officer Jeffrey Smith died nine days after... Read More

2022-03-08 19:48:19
by Dan McCue
Stumbling Into History in Charleston, SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. — It started with a conversation around a large table in the old poker room of the National... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. — It started with a conversation around a large table in the old poker room of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Seated around the table were members of the club’s History and Heritage team, and the... Read More

2022-03-07 22:15:41
by Reece Nations
Vice President Harris Unveils Grants for Clean Public Transport  

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday the availability of roughly $1.47 billion in competitive grant funds aimed... Read More

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday the availability of roughly $1.47 billion in competitive grant funds aimed at transitioning public transportation fleets and facilities to clean energy. Harris made remarks on the clean transit push during a... Read More

2022-02-17 21:06:08
by Reece Nations
Buckhead Cityhood Stalls in Georgia General Assembly 

ATLANTA — Legislation to de-annex the Buckhead neighborhood from the city of Atlanta has stalled in the Georgia General Assembly... Read More

ATLANTA — Legislation to de-annex the Buckhead neighborhood from the city of Atlanta has stalled in the Georgia General Assembly after Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston effectively killed the measure. Although Georgia’s legislative session won’t end... Read More

2022-02-07 21:32:19
by Dan McCue
Busy Day in Atlanta: Bottoms Opts for CNN, Jones for House Race

ATLANTA — It has turned out to be a particularly busy Monday for Atlanta politics. First came word that former... Read More

ATLANTA — It has turned out to be a particularly busy Monday for Atlanta politics. First came word that former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has decided to join CNN as a political commentator. Bottoms, who was a guest on... Read More

2022-02-02 14:49:19
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Anti-Poverty Bill Unveiled in House, Senate

WASHINGTON — Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rob Portman, D-Ohio, joined by House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C. and Rep.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rob Portman, D-Ohio, joined by House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C. and Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., are urging their colleagues to support a sweeping new anti-poverty bill intended, in their words, “to create... Read More

2022-01-26 00:22:00
by Dan McCue
Majority of Cities Felt Financial Wallop Within Weeks of COVID’s Arrival

CHICAGO — Despite an almost immediate infusion of emergency federal funding, the majority of America’s largest cities saw a sharp... Read More

CHICAGO — Despite an almost immediate infusion of emergency federal funding, the majority of America’s largest cities saw a sharp and lasting decline in their fiscal well-being when the coronavirus reared its ugly head, a new report says. Published by... Read More

2022-01-26 00:10:19
by Reece Nations
Mayors Taking Pay in Cryptocurrency Embrace CityCoins Fundraising

SAN ANTONIO — Mayors Eric Adams of New York City and Francis Suarez of Miami, Florida, who have publicly championed... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — Mayors Eric Adams of New York City and Francis Suarez of Miami, Florida, who have publicly championed the benefits of cryptocurrency, now have turned to the digital tender as a means of public fundraising. CityCoins are a... Read More

2022-01-18 17:10:12
by Tom Ramstack
Baltimore Prosecutor Maintains Innocence of Financial Crimes

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s top prosecutor is maintaining her innocence after being indicted last week on financial crime charges. A federal... Read More

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s top prosecutor is maintaining her innocence after being indicted last week on financial crime charges. A federal indictment accuses Marilyn Mosby of perjury and making false statements on loan applications. Prosecutors say Mosby took advantage of the... Read More

A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles

When April Schneider's children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more... Read More

When April Schneider's children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of remote learning. No more problems with borrowed tablets. No more days of missed lessons because her... Read More

2021-12-23 19:39:13
by Dan McCue
New York City to Scale Back New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square

NEW YORK — Revelers hoping to ring in 2022 in New York City’s iconic Times Square are going to have... Read More

NEW YORK — Revelers hoping to ring in 2022 in New York City’s iconic Times Square are going to have to wear face masks, practice social distancing and show proof of being fully vaccinated along with a photo ID, the... Read More

2021-12-23 19:35:12
by Dan McCue
DC Mayor Announces Vaccine Mandate for Bars, Restaurants, Public Events

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that the city will soon require those who want to patronize bars... Read More

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that the city will soon require those who want to patronize bars and restaurants or attend indoor gatherings to show proof of coronavirus vaccination to be admitted. During a weekly update on... Read More

2021-12-17 15:56:10
by Reece Nations
Jumaane Williams Positions Himself as Progressive Alternative in NY Governor's Race

NEW YORK — New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will square off against Rep. Thomas Suozzi, D-N.Y., and incumbent... Read More

NEW YORK — New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will square off against Rep. Thomas Suozzi, D-N.Y., and incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul in 2022’s gubernatorial primary election. A Brooklyn native, Williams received a bachelor of arts degree in political... Read More

2021-12-15 15:46:02
by Alexa Hornbeck
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Field Hearing On Reducing Gun Trafficking And Violence

CHICAGO — On Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a field hearing in Chicago on reducing violence in the city... Read More

CHICAGO — On Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a field hearing in Chicago on reducing violence in the city where homicide rates have increased more than 4% in the last year. “At least 12 major cities have set homicide... Read More

2021-12-10 21:18:59
by Reece Nations
New York City Council Approves Measure to Allow Noncitizens to Vote in Municipal Elections

NEW YORK — New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to permit hundreds of thousands of legal noncitizens to... Read More

NEW YORK — New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to permit hundreds of thousands of legal noncitizens to vote in the city’s municipal elections. Legal permanent voting-age New York residents account for roughly 900,000 of the city’s 8.4... Read More

2021-12-06 22:33:13
by Brock Blasdell
NYC to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates to Children

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that, in an effort to combat the omicron variant, children... Read More

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that, in an effort to combat the omicron variant, children aged 5-11 will soon be required to present proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination before they can enter any... Read More

2021-11-16 17:23:32
by Dan McCue
District of Columbia to Rescind Mask Mandate Next Week

WASHINGTON - Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday the District of Columbia will lift its indoor mask mandate on Monday, Nov.... Read More

WASHINGTON - Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday the District of Columbia will lift its indoor mask mandate on Monday, Nov. 22. During a late morning press conference, the message from Bowser and other city officials was “we’re learning to live... Read More

2021-11-10 15:26:12
by Dan McCue
Iconic Cherry Blossom Festival to Return ‘Live’ in 2022

WASHINGTON — The National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tourist favorite that was severely curtailed last year by the coronavirus pandemic,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tourist favorite that was severely curtailed last year by the coronavirus pandemic, will return as a live celebration of the iconic spring blooms in 2022. Next year’s event will be held March... Read More

2021-11-05 21:30:26
by Reece Nations
Buckhead Cityhood Probed by Georgia Senate Committee

ATLANTA — Neither side of the controversial Buckhead City movement held back during the Georgia State Senate Committee on State... Read More

ATLANTA — Neither side of the controversial Buckhead City movement held back during the Georgia State Senate Committee on State and Local Governmental Operations hearing on Thursday. Proponents and opponents alike came to testify before the committee on the neighborhood’s... Read More

2021-11-03 17:42:22
by Dan McCue
Youngkin Wins In Virginia; In Stunner, NJ Remains Too Close to Call

WASHINGTON — Republican Glenn Youngkin won the nation’s most watched gubernatorial contest on Tuesday, edging out Democrat Terry McAuliffe in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Republican Glenn Youngkin won the nation’s most watched gubernatorial contest on Tuesday, edging out Democrat Terry McAuliffe in a race widely seen as an early referendum on the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats. As of Wednesday morning, with... Read More

Mayoral Races Stay Focused on Police Practices, Rising Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters across the U.S. will pick new city leaders Tuesday from candidates who have been largely... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters across the U.S. will pick new city leaders Tuesday from candidates who have been largely defined by their stances on police and crime.Those issues came to the forefront in cities big and small after the... Read More

2021-10-27 15:05:14
by Dan McCue
Minneapolis Voters to Decide Whether to Replace Police Department

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Ballot measures normally don’t get too much attention. But Minneapolis residents next week are poised to vote... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Ballot measures normally don’t get too much attention. But Minneapolis residents next week are poised to vote for or against perhaps the most high profile ballot measure ever — one that could lead to the city’s police... Read More

2021-10-27 14:55:13
by Dan McCue
Runoff Likely With ‘Undecideds’ Still Leading In Atlanta Mayoral Race

ATLANTA — By now, there’s usually some clarity, but with just a week to go before Atlantans turn out to... Read More

ATLANTA — By now, there’s usually some clarity, but with just a week to go before Atlantans turn out to select their new mayor and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s final poll in the books, the number of undecided voters is far... Read More

2021-10-04 20:29:34
by Reece Nations
Wealthy Atlanta District Vying for Cityhood

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s affluent uptown residential district, Buckhead, is making a push to secede from the city and create its... Read More

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s affluent uptown residential district, Buckhead, is making a push to secede from the city and create its own government. The Georgia Senate’s local government operations committee is set to convene hearings on legislation that would allow Buckhead... Read More

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