How the D.C. Region is Celebrating Juneteenth

Art, protests, performances, and celebrations of all sorts.

The Diary of a Reluctant Statehooder The House hearings, and then the Senate deliberations on D.C. statehood put me in a […] D.C. must provide special education for students in the D.C. Jail, a judge rules. [DCist]Two plans to keep affordable housing in D.C. [WBJ, Twitter] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) D.C.’s ‘Night Mayor’ Shawn […]

The Diary of a Reluctant Statehooder

It’s time to shrink the federal district and add a 51st star to the flag.

The House hearings, and then the Senate deliberations on D.C. statehood put me in a spot. I was always lukewarm about having Western Avenue NW, up the street a short distance from my house, become the boundary between two states of the Union. I didn’t think I yearned to have a governor, or have the […]

What Happened To Defunding the Police?

A closer look at the mayor’s budgets.

Public charter school teacher says online learning in D.C. was a ‘disgrace.’ [NYT] Former D.C. Councilmember Kevin Chavous is featured in Betsy DeVos-funded fake news clip from a school choice lobby group. [Intercept] ICYMI: D.C. Jail resident Joel Caston was elected to ANC 7F. [DCist] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) How a Whiskey Expert Wound […]

Council Bars DCPS From Drug Testing School Volunteers, Votes To Ban Sales Of Flavored Tobacco

D.C. finally implements a decade-old law that allows the government to purchase “at risk” buildings to create affordable housing. [DC Line] D.C. jail resident Joel Caston elected to ANC 7F. [Twitter] AG Karl Racine’s FTC chair is taken. [Twitter] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Skyler Kelley is Destined to Help Single Unhoused Moms. But First, […]

D.C. Meets White House Vaccination Goal

70 percent of adults in D.C. are at least partially vaccinated.

Former D.C. Council Staffer Loses Health Insurance, Gets the Run Around From Department of Human Resources Former D.C. Council staffer Reana Kovalcik tried to get ahead of what has turned into […] Mayor Bowser is pitching $30 million in incentives to attract businesses to downtown. [WBJ, Twitter] It’s Election Day for five D.C. jail residents […]

Former D.C. Council Staffer Loses Health Insurance, Gets the Run Around From Department of Human Resources

“As you might imagine, unemployed or recently unemployed persons like myself cannot just cough up $600+ and hope DCHR eventually reimburses.”

Former D.C. Council staffer Reana Kovalcik tried to get ahead of what has turned into a health insurance debacle. Despite her efforts, she’s now entered her third month without health insurance, faces a bill of more than $600 for coverage she did not benefit from, and continues to wait for answers from the D.C. Department […]

Nellie’s Sports Bar Security Dragged a Black Woman Down the Stairs. Her Family Is Now Pursuing a Civil Claim.

Locals are also calling on D.C. to protest and boycott Nellie’s Sports Bar.

Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau withdrew her bill that taxes sugary drinks. [DCist] Busted air conditioning, leaks, and mold plague Marbury Plaza apartments in Ward 8. [Post] Following a blackface scandal, Gov. Ralph Northam became one of the most racially proressive governors in the state’s history. [NYT] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Each Peach Market […]

All Eyes on AG’s Office and Ward 5 Council Seat A Year From the 2022 Democratic Primary

The most interesting action hinges on AG Karl Racine’s plans, which could set into motion a domino effect for the Ward 5 seat—Kenyan McDuffie is rumored to have his eye on the AG’s office.

We’re 376 days away from the 2022 Democratic primary election. A slew of local pols must reapply for their jobs including the mayor, attorney general, the chairman, and six councilmembers. Not a single challenger has officially emerged, and, reader, Loose Lips is getting impatient. Conventional wisdom says it takes about a year to build and […]

D.C. Hospitals to Require Employees to Be Vaccinated

Roughly 70 percent of all D.C. hospital employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Hospitals and health systems across D.C. will require all employees and clinical team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the District of Columbia Hospital Association. Each provider will set its own date for when vaccination will become a condition of employment or contract engagement for non-employees who work at hospitals. DCHA says medical […]

What DC Public School Families Should Expect This Upcoming Year

Full time, in-person instruction. "High dosage" tutoring. Cuts to librarians.

Should DCPS require contractors and volunteers to take drug tests? [Post] Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s bill would bar discrimination against LGBTQ jurors. [EHN] On the D.C. Council’s virtual hearings. [Twitter] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Barracks Row lands a new Spanish tapas restaurant from the owners of Bodega in Georgetown. [PoPville] Where to dine in […]

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