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District of Columbia

2021-10-22 16:11:12
by Dan McCue
Issues with DC Metro Expected to Extend Into Next Week

WASHINGTON -- DC Metro trains will continue to run on a reduced schedule through Halloween, the system’s general manager, Paul... Read More

WASHINGTON -- DC Metro trains will continue to run on a reduced schedule through Halloween, the system’s general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, said on Friday. Speaking to reporters during a briefing, Wiedefeld encouraged commuters to use Metro buses as an alternative... Read More

DC Suspends Most of Its Metro Trains Over Safety Issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week. The ruling promises... Read More

2021-09-09 14:09:21
by Dan McCue
DC Would Need to Plant 626K+ Trees Annually to Be Carbon Neutral

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s capital would need to plant 626,557 trees annually to be a carbon neutral city, a new... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s capital would need to plant 626,557 trees annually to be a carbon neutral city, a new study finds. The analysis, by comparethemarket.com, pegs Washington, D.C.’s annual carbon emissions at 3,132,786 pounds. It then calculated the number... Read More

2021-08-11 20:48:33
by Tom Ramstack
Medical Groups Join Lawsuit to Support DC’s Vaccination Law for Children

WASHINGTON -- A group of medical associations is speaking out to support the District of Columbia’s new law that allows... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A group of medical associations is speaking out to support the District of Columbia’s new law that allows children as young as 11 years old to request vaccinations from health care professionals without their parents' permission. The plaintiffs... Read More

2021-08-10 20:17:15
by Dan McCue
DC Mayor Says Executive Agency Employees Must Be Vaccinated

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday gave all government employees whose agencies report to her office until Sept.... Read More

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday gave all government employees whose agencies report to her office until Sept. 19 to be fully vaccinated, calling it a “job requirement.” According to the mayor’s office, roughly 36,700 people are employed... Read More

2021-07-29 17:41:43
by TWN Staff
DC Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Rise

Face masks will once again be required indoors in the District of Columbia, a reversal of recent policy driven by... Read More

Face masks will once again be required indoors in the District of Columbia, a reversal of recent policy driven by new federal guidelines that recommend indoor masking in areas where transmission of the coronavirus is high. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced... Read More

2021-07-20 19:44:02
by Ansley Puckett
Animal Advocates Push for DC Legislation in Welfare Advocacy Training

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare legislation scheduled to come before the D.C. Council.  The event focused on the Animal Care and Control Omnibus Act, The... Read More

2021-06-22 19:49:23
by Tom Ramstack
D.C. Statehood Faces Biggest Hurdle as Vote Approaches in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia political leaders argued their case Tuesday for statehood before the U.S. Senate, where the proposal... Read More

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia political leaders argued their case Tuesday for statehood before the U.S. Senate, where the proposal faces long odds among Republicans. Officially, the argument focuses on whether D.C. statehood is constitutionally a matter of discretion for... Read More

2021-04-26 15:47:21
by Tom Ramstack
DC Attorney General’s Lawsuit Says Baby Food Maker Misled

WASHINGTON -- Washington, D.C.’s attorney general sued baby food maker Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. this week with claims the company misled... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Washington, D.C.’s attorney general sued baby food maker Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. this week with claims the company misled consumers by failing to disclose toxic metals in its food. The lawsuit filed in District of Columbia Superior Court incorporates... Read More

2021-04-23 13:46:28
by Tom Ramstack
Washington, D.C., One Step Closer to Statehood

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to make the District of Columbia the 51st U.S. state... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to make the District of Columbia the 51st U.S. state at a time political support for the legislation is the strongest it has ever been. The bill, entitled H.R. 51,... Read More

2021-04-20 19:14:35
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Supports DC Statehood

WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday formally threw its support behind the D.C. Statehood bill, saying it would provide... Read More

WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday formally threw its support behind the D.C. Statehood bill, saying it would provide the residents of the District with "long overdue full representation in Congress." "Establishing the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as... Read More

2021-04-15 19:09:49
by TWN Staff
DC Statehood to Go Before Full House Next Week

WASHINGTON - A bill that would make the District of Columbia the 51st state made it out of the House... Read More

WASHINGTON - A bill that would make the District of Columbia the 51st state made it out of the House Oversight and Reforms Committee on Wednesday, and will come up for a vote in the full House next week. Last... Read More

2021-03-22 19:52:41
by Tom Ramstack
Invoking No Taxation Without Representation, DC Again Seeks Statehood

WASHINGTON -- The tumultuous legacy left by rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried through into... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The tumultuous legacy left by rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried through into a congressional hearing Monday on statehood for the District of Columbia. The mayor wanted to call in the National Guard... Read More

2021-03-02 14:29:27
by TWN Staff
Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Date Announced

WASHINGTON - It’s hard to believe it’s almost that time of year again, but on Monday came word that the... Read More

WASHINGTON - It’s hard to believe it’s almost that time of year again, but on Monday came word that the peak bloom for the cherry blossoms ringing the Tidal Basin in Washington is currently expected to occur April 2-5.  That... Read More

2021-02-18 13:48:47
by TWN Staff
DC-Area Federal Offices Closed Thursday Due to Winter Storm

Federal offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are closed Thursday due to a winter storm in the region. The... Read More

Federal offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are closed Thursday due to a winter storm in the region. The Office of Personnel Management made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the White House informed the press and photo... Read More

2021-02-11 20:56:16
by TWN Staff
Norton Says Fencing Around Capitol Complex Should Not Be Permanent

WASHINGTON - Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia's delegate to Congress, says the fencing and razor wire currently... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia's delegate to Congress, says the fencing and razor wire currently wrapped around the U.S. Capitol should not be allowed to become a permanent feature. On Thursday she introduced the No... Read More

2021-01-21 17:04:31
by Dan McCue
Indoor Dining to Resume in the District of Columbia at 25% Capacity

WASHINGTON - Restaurants in the District of Columbia will be able to resume indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning early... Read More

WASHINGTON - Restaurants in the District of Columbia will be able to resume indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning early Friday morning, the chief of staff for Mayor Muriel Bowser said. In a post to his Twitter account, John Falcicchio,... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why National Guard's Role Was Limited During Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, questions are being raised... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, questions are being raised about why the District of Columbia National Guard played such a limited role as civilian law enforcement officers were outnumbered... Read More

2021-01-05 23:26:36
by Tom Ramstack
D.C. Police Prepare for Violence As Protests Erupt Over 2020 Election

Washington, D.C.’s mayor called in the National Guard Monday ahead of demonstrations scheduled for this week to protest Congress’ expected... Read More

Washington, D.C.’s mayor called in the National Guard Monday ahead of demonstrations scheduled for this week to protest Congress’ expected vote to certify that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. President Donald Trump and his supporters say the election... Read More

2020-12-23 17:44:33
by Dan McCue
DC Bans Indoor Dining, Tightens COVID Restrictions Ahead of Christmas, New Years

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia will ban indoor dining as of Wednesday night and is tightening other restrictions to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia will ban indoor dining as of Wednesday night and is tightening other restrictions to tamp down on a surge of coronavirus cases. According to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the tightened measures are needed due... Read More

2020-12-18 21:47:31
by Dan McCue
Holiday Happenings DC-Style

WASHINGTON - While there are few things in life that can easily be covered by sweeping generalities, one thing that... Read More

WASHINGTON - While there are few things in life that can easily be covered by sweeping generalities, one thing that can be said with some certainty is that thanks to the stubbornness of the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people... Read More

2020-11-19 19:03:28
by Dan McCue
Smithsonian Institution to Re-Close Museums, National Zoo Due to COVID Spike

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution will temporarily re-close all of its museums and the National Zoo due to the rising... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution will temporarily re-close all of its museums and the National Zoo due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and across the country. The closures, which will begin Monday, Nov. 23, will... Read More

Violent Clashes in DC After Trump Backers' Election Protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests. Several other cities... Read More

2020-11-04 00:25:23
by Tom Ramstack
Police Prepare for Violence in Downtown Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters, onlookers and well-wishers wandered among television cameras and police outside fences placed around the White... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters, onlookers and well-wishers wandered among television cameras and police outside fences placed around the White House Tuesday evening. Around them boarded up buildings stretched for blocks in anticipation of violence when the election results are... Read More

2020-10-22 13:32:27
by Dan McCue
2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Nixed Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - The National Cherry Blossom Festival may still be five months away, but organizers on Wednesday announced the festival... Read More

WASHINGTON - The National Cherry Blossom Festival may still be five months away, but organizers on Wednesday announced the festival parade, long a beloved part of the annual event, has been cancelled for 2021. The reason: The ongoing coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

2020-07-26 13:58:16
by Dan McCue
District Issues Traffic Advisory for Rep. Lewis Funeral Services

The District of Columbia has issued a traffic advisory for the funeral procession for Rep. John Lewis which will occur... Read More

The District of Columbia has issued a traffic advisory for the funeral procession for Rep. John Lewis which will occur Monday in the District of Columbia before arriving at the United States Capitol to lie in state. Individuals planning to... Read More

House Adopts Bill to Make DC 51st State; Senate GOP Opposes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, saying... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, saying Congress has both the moral obligation and constitutional authority to ensure that the city's 700,000 residents are allowed full voting... Read More

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

WASHINGTON -- A new report by the Congressional Budget Office found that D.C. statehood would carry a price tag for... Read More

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

2020-06-12 13:05:23
by Gaspard Le Dem
House Bill Proposes Giving DC Officials New Titles

WASHINGTON - House Representatives Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill on Thursday to give District... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Representatives Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill on Thursday to give District of Columbia officials new titles matching those of leaders in U.S. states. The proposed measure, dubbed the District of Columbia... Read More

2020-05-27 19:00:56
by Dan McCue
District of Columbia to Lift Stay-At-Home Order Friday

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday the city will lift its stay-at-home order on Friday and... Read More

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday the city will lift its stay-at-home order on Friday and begin phase one of its reopening process. The details of Bowser's announcement are available here. The mayor said though new... Read More

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