District Line Daily: Best of D.C. 2020

The best issue is finally here.

Landlords Don’t Want the D.C. Council to Extend Its Blanket Eviction Moratorium D.C. has the strongest tenant protections related to evictions in the region, surpassing even the […] As of Sept. 17, D.C. reported two additional deaths related to COVID-19 and 47 new positive cases, bringing the total number of people to 619 and 14,790, […]

District Line Daily: Pour One Out

What D.C. does do now that the pandemic is taking more bars away from us?

We’re investing in you with our new website. Will you invest in us by becoming a member? THE NEWS:  The coronavirus pandemic is destroying what makes D.C. cool. Nightlife impresarios and brothers Eric and Ian Hilton are closing seven bars for the foreseeable future come Oct. 31: American Ice Company, The Brixton, Echo Park, El […]

St. Elizabeths Hospital Staff Continues to Restrain, Seclude Patients Despite Documentation of “Disturbing Staff Abuses”

Staff at D.C.’s only psychiatric hospital restrained patients 149 times and secluded patients 55 times within the first three months of 2020.

In February 2020, a patient at St. Elizabeths Hospital was given psychotropic medication to restrain her, which she did not consent to but was told by staff that she had to accept. The patient, Lisa Morgan, has a documented history of trauma and sexual abuse, and requested that a female nurse administer the drugs. Though […]

District Line Daily: RIP Florence Pendleton

D.C.’s first shadow senator, a champion for statehood, dies at 94.

We’re investing in you with our new website. Will you invest in us by becoming a member? THE NEWS:  Florence Pendleton, D.C.’s first shadow senator, passed away peacefully in her Georgia home on Sept. 10. She was 94 years old.   Pendleton was first elected in 1990, alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson, as one of two shadow […]

District Line Daily: Suspect Emails

Emails among executive staff provide more insight into D.C.’s handling of Phase Two.

We’re investing in you with our new website. Will you invest in us by becoming a member? THE NEWS:  While parts of Maryland and Virginia enter Phase Three, D.C. is a ways away from furthering the reopening of its economy. D.C. has yet to meet several coronavirus metrics, including that 60 percent of new positive […]

District Line Daily: How To Vote In the General Election

All the cool kids (like the Wizards’ Bradley Beal) are doing it.

THE NEWS:  Election Day is 53 days away and the DC Board of Elections expects “record-shattering turnout.” The stakes of the election are obvious and even attracting new voters, including 27-year-old Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, who has never cast a ballot before.    The hope is the general election runs a lot smoother than […]

District Line Daily: Exposed

Your phone will soon let you know if you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, if you let it.

Our print issue isn’t out this week, but we’re still reporting on the local news. Our team is busy preparing our annual Best of D.C. issue, which will launch in print and on our new website on Thursday, September 17th. More than 100,000 ballots were cast in a record-breaking year for us. We hope that […]

District Line Daily: Three’s A Trend?

Three high-level appointees have left the Bowser administration in recent weeks.

We’re investing in you with our new website. Will you invest in us by becoming a member? THE NEWS:  Three high-level appointees have left the Bowser administration within the last four weeks. Most recently her longest-serving education appointee says she is leaving for another gig.  State Superintendent for Education Hanseul Kang just announced she is […]

District Line Daily: Toxic

A toxic workplace at Metro’s rail control center creates “unacceptable safety risks,” per audit.

We’re investing in you with our new website. Will you invest in us by becoming a member? THE NEWS:  “You don’t listen because you are nappy headed,” a Metrorail traffic controller reported hearing a manager say. “If you don’t train this student, I will have [Vice President of Rail Transportation] come down and walk your […]

District Line Daily: Fire Chief Resigns

Gregory Dean’s sliding down the fire pole.

We’re investing in you with our new website. Will you invest in us by becoming a member? THE NEWS:  After five years in his position, D.C. fire chief Gregory Dean is retiring. Dean sent an email to the FEMS department yesterday afternoon announcing the news. At a press conference this morning, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced […]

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