Pinto Cleared in Campaign Finance Complaint

Complainant Lauren Wolfe plans to appeal.

Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto did not violate campaign finance laws in connection with her short-lived use of a Logan Circle home as a campaign headquarters, the Office of Campaign Finance has found. OCF dismissed a complaint, filed by attorney Lauren Wolfe, alleging the Pinto campaign’s use of the home at 1300 Q St. NW […]

District Line Daily: Means To An End

Rent control law got a hearing, and means-tested rent control got a reality check.

As of Sept. 24, D.C. reported two additional deaths related to COVID-19 and 57 new positive cases bringing the total number of people to 623 and 15,163 respectively. [EOM] Metro skipped doing a full analysis on how emergency budget cuts would impact riders of color and low-income riders. [Post] A George Washington University student reported […]

District Line Daily: Test Kitchens

Four strategies that just might help restaurants make it through the winter.

To Safely Return To Campus, D.C. Schools Look To Outdoor Learning At a private school on 16th Street NW, students are learning outside. A second grader […] As of Sept. 23, D.C. reported no additional deaths related to COVID-19 but 56 new positive cases. The total number of infections is 15,106. [EOM] Hundreds of D.C. […]

Does Christina Henderson have a Chance to Win an At-Large Seat?

The former D.C. Council staffer faces more than 20 challengers.

Christina Henderson is walking through the quiet streets of Brookland, where she knows some people and where she’s hoping to get to know more. She passes houses displaying campaign signs for Ed Lazere and At-Large Councilmember Robert White—two of her challengers for the two at-large seats on the D.C. Council up for grabs this November—as […]

To Safely Return To Campus, D.C. Schools Look To Outdoor Learning

As some of D.C.’s private and charter schools implement outdoor learning plans, can DC Public Schools do the same across a diverse school district?

At a private school on 16th Street NW, students are learning outside. A second grader calls out in Hebrew, “The king says that everyone should touch the color red.” His classmates scan the playground, their classroom for the morning, in search of anything red. A student spots the color on his classmate’s shirt. Instead of […]

Email Bickering Ticks Up As Endorsements Roll In for the At-Large Race

Gray endorses Goodwin while Silverman backs Lazere.

Marcus Goodwin‘s feelings are hurt because Elissa Silverman is being mean to him. Two of the more recognizable candidates running for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council—Goodwin and Ed Lazere—notched endorsements from sitting councilmembers this week. Cheap shots and lame mudslinging ensued. With 41 days to go before Nov. 3, LL had higher expectations. […]

District Line Daily: 2020 Vision

The Council sends Mayor Bowser a bill to achieve zero traffic fatalities.

As of Sept. 23, D.C. reported no additional deaths related to COVID-19 but 29 new positive cases. The total number of infections is 15,050. [EOM] For 12 DC Public Schools, in-person instruction could start earlier than Nov. 6 after principals sent proposals to the central office. [Fox5] The severe damage that came from the Sept. […]

District Line Daily: Emergency & I

The Council to extend the public health emergency through Dec. 31

As of Sept. 22, D.C. reported no additional deaths related to COVID-19 but 43 new positive cases. The total number of infections is now over 15,000. [EOM]  DC Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt introduces a new coronavirus dashboard and metrics to reopen, after public health officials learned more information about the virus and amid public […]

Former City Administrator Rashad Young Hit With $2,500 Ethics Fine

But the violation of rules was accidental, the investigation found.

Technically, former City Administrator Rashad Young violated ethics rules when he rejected a proposal from Howard University for a larger tax break on a deal to build a new hospital. Just hours before that, Young met with the university’s president about a new job. Now, Young will pay a $2,500 fine for what the Board […]

District Line Daily: Remembering RBG

D.C. mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As of Sept. 21, D.C. reported one additional death related to COVID-19 and 23 new positive cases, bringing the total numbers of people to 621 and 14,978, respectively. The mayor also updated the way it presents its reopen metrics and shows progress. The public can no longer see underlying data, only a static image. [EOM]  […]

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