D.C. Cites Technical Failure After Newly Eligible Groups Can’t Register For COVID Vaccine, Makes More Appointments Available

Despite massive problems with the rollout, all appointments have been booked.

At-Large Councilmember Robert White wants to study D.C.’s education governance structure. [Medium]Individualized tutoring could help students falling behind during the pandemic. [DC Line]Attorney General Karl Racine accuses AT&T of over charging the District government millions in cell phone and internet services. [Reuters] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) A new app called Zymmo connects customers to […]

When Black Residents Wanted To Get Vaccinated, Accessing the COVID-19 Shot Wasn’t Easy

D.C. can't solely blame its inequitable rollout on vaccine hesitancy.

Beatrice Evans knocked on every door in her 100-unit apartment complex on B Street SE. As the president of the Triangle View Apartments tenant association, she is the ideal messenger to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine.  “You got people who want it, and then you got people, those hesitant people,” Evans, 67, says of […]

Why Are Only 3.1 Percent of D.C. Residents Fully Vaccinated?

D.C.’s vaccination dashboard, explained.

Statehood now? Or, like, a little later? [The Atlantic] Could Hardy Middle School become a high school? [Georgetowner] ICYMI: AG Karl Racine cuts community engagement team, says relationship with constituents won’t suffer. [WCP] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Employees take us behind the scenes inside the Trump Hotel. [Washingtonian] Douglas Development sues Union Kitchen and […]

Technical Glitch Delays Unemployment Benefits

An unknown number of people have not received their unemployment benefits.

Jack Evans, CFO? [WBJ, Twitter] Hell has frozen over. [Twitter] School Chancellor Dr. Lewis Ferebee releases a plan to support kids falling behind due to the pandemic. [Post] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Can the Commercial Real Estate Market Hint at the Future of D.C. Dining? Seasoned commercial real estate broker John A. Asadoorian says […]

Grocery Workers Can Finally Book a Vaccine Appointment Tonight

Opening up eligibility to grocery store workers means D.C. has moved out of Phase 1b Tier 2.

CFO Jeff DeWitt is resigning. He’s taking a job at the University of Kansas. [Twitter, Post] Nine women were duped by D.C.’s homeownership program, they allege in a lawsuit against the city. [DC Line] When you find an extra $550 million in the budget. [Washingtonian] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Why Kick Axe defied COVID-19 […]

ACLU-DC Sues D.C. Police Over Stop and Frisk Data. Again.

The suit is part of a years-long legal battle to bring more transparency and accountability to D.C. police.

D.C. is spending $11 million to get caught up on backlogged unemployment claims. [NBC]Police and the feds seek dismissal of BLM’s lawsuit over the clearing of Lafayette Square. [Twitter]How to legalize weed in D.C., according to the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. [DCFPI] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Ankara in Dupont Circle is rebranding as a […]

New Working Paper Says D.C. Did Not See Surge in Cases Following Capitol Insurrection

But sadly, other counties did.

D.C. Council considers waiving taxes on unemployment benefits, but the bill wouldn’t apply until next year. [DCist] D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is still weighing whether to charge Trump under local law. [CNN] ICYMI: Smart growthers versus anti-displacement activists on the forces behind gentrification in D.C. [WCP] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) New Hospitality Group […]

When Will You Get Vaccinated?

D.C. may move on from Phase 1b Tier 2 after this month. Here’s where YOU stand in line.

Should Young D.C. Councilmembers Get Vaccinated Yet? The day after Mayor Muriel Bowser received the COVID-19 vaccine on camera, D.C. councilmembers received […] An independent journalist is suing MPD after he was kettled while filming a racial justice protest. [DCist] 80 ways to reform D.C.’s criminal justice system, including divesting from MPD. [WTOP, CCE] By […]

51 Reasons to Support D.C. Statehood

From missing out on $2–$3 billion in revenues annually to getting IDs turned down, 51 reasons D.C. should be a state.

Washingtonians have many reasons to be mad as hell about their lack of autonomy—former President Donald Trump’s ability to deploy the city’s own National Guard to suppress a crowd of peaceful protesters, over the objections of Mayor Muriel Bowser, is one that immediately comes to mind. But the fight for self-determination is not just motivated […]

Washington Teachers’ Union Voted Against a Strike. But It’s Still Trying to Refine Health and Safety Protocols.

“We’re going to address the problem even more so, because I don't want the chancellor to get the sense that because the majority voted to continue that he can sort of relax on the standard. No.”

Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie calls on Mayor Bowser to promote racial equity in her proposed budget. [Post] Utah Sen. Mike Lee is trying to block the D.C. law that would allow kids as young as 11 to get vaccinated without their parents’ consent. [Salt Lake Tribune] Parking ticket revenue down, but D.C. continues to […]

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