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DC Most Accessible Metro in DMV When It Comes to Charging Electric Vehicles
2022-05-12 17:48:44
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK —The District of Columbia is hands down the most accessible metro in the DMV when it comes to charging your electric vehicle, a new study by the financial comparison site Forbes Advisor has found. The study, based on... Read More

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

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

Tourism
DC Tourism Saw Rebound Last Year, but Still Lags 2019 Levels
2022-05-04 17:25:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Approximately 18.8 million people visited the District of Columbia last year, contributing some $5.4 billion to the local economy, but the numbers, released Wednesday as part of the city’s annual Travel Rally at Union Market, still remain significantly... Read More

Political News
Lawmakers Request DC Mayor Be Given Control Over National Guard in NDAA
2022-04-12 19:59:33
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership asking for the District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act to be included in the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization... Read More

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

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

In The News
National Guard to Help DC Control Traffic for Truck Convoys

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as it prepares for trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning next week. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved... Read More

Criminal Justice
Public Defender Service Sues Federal Prisons for Scoring System
2022-02-11 18:26:21
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia’s Public Defender Service is suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons in a class action lawsuit that could alter how prisoners are handled nationwide. The Public Defender Service argues District of Columbia prisoners are being... Read More

Congress
At Long Last, Pierre L’Enfant, Designer of District of Columbia, to be Honored in Capitol
2022-02-07 20:04:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After more than decade of squabbling, a bronze likeness of the French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the man who designed the original city plan for the nation’s capital in 1791, will finally take a place of honor in... Read More

Law Enforcement
Rising Crime Rates Prompt Calls for Stricter Enforcement
2022-02-01 18:45:07
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C.’s mayor is casting doubt on whether the city’s attorney general is adequately protecting residents against crime in a dispute echoed nationwide amid a surge in violence. "When a violent crime happens in our city, we need... Read More

Congress
Congress’ Doctor Warns COVID Cases Are Surging
2022-01-04 20:52:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A warning Monday from the attending physician for Congress about skyrocketing COVID-19 cases is compelling lawmakers and Capitol Hill staff members to rethink their meeting schedules and masking guidelines. A letter Dr. Brian P. Monahan wrote to House... Read More

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court
Supreme Court Holds DC Not Entitled to Vote in Congress
2021-10-04 20:22:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling that denied District of Columbia residents a voting member in the House of Representatives. As is their custom, the justices did not explain the rationale behind their summary... Read More

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

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

Infrastructure
Ribbon Cut on District’s Biggest Modern Infrastructure Project
2021-09-07 16:44:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton were among the dignitaries who joined descendants of civil rights icon Frederick Douglass for the opening of the new bridge named in... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Law
Man Who Threatened Federal Judge Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison
2021-07-20 21:07:55
by Tom Ramstack

A man who threatened a federal judge presiding over prosecution of a Trump national security adviser was sentenced in Washington, D.C. Monday to 18 months in prison. Frank J. Caporusso, a 53-year-old electronic parts salesman, had pleaded guilty to threatening... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elections
Appeals Court Upholds 2014 FEC Decision
2021-04-21 14:22:00
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission cannot be second-guessed on a 2014 decision on an administrative complaint because it relied in part on "prosecutorial discretion" in rendering that decision, a federal appeals court has ruled. The holding by the U.S.... Read More

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

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

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

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

Cities
DC Mayor Unveils New Program to Help Local Businesses Reduce Energy Costs
2021-02-09 20:02:06
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON – A new city program will all allow local businesses to aggregate into larger buying groups, enabling them to lower their energy costs by taking advantage of bulk purchase prices, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tuesday. The new program, "District... Read More

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

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

Law Enforcement
Expecting Trouble, DC Locks Down a Week Before Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews... Read More

Cities
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 about why the District of Columbia National Guard played such a limited role as civilian law enforcement officers were outnumbered... Read More

Law Enforcement
10,000 National Guard Troops Due in D.C. Saturday, Washington Monument Closed
2021-01-11 19:40:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The National Guard said Monday it will increase troops in DC to at least 10,000 by Saturday to boost security ahead of the upcoming inauguration, and an additional 5,0000 could be requested from other states. The announcement came... Read More

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