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Nurses Staffing Public Testing Sites Describe Chaotic Work Environment

When D.C. experiences storms or heat waves this summer, the nurses who staff outdoor COVID-19 testing sites risk losing hundreds of dollars in pay. One nurse estimates she lost $1,370 because the Bowser administration closed the government-supported sites twice when she was scheduled to work in late July. For someone who traveled to D.C. just […]

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City Lights: Attend a Shakespearean Mock Trial or Wade Through the Urban Waterways Website

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s mock trial “History teaches us that once an ass, always an ass, but sometimes, being an ass turns out to be an asset.” So goes the opening argument in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s first virtual mock trial. The event, which has real legal professionals adjudicate a dispute from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was […]

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City Lights: Virtually Tour the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Virtually tour the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Frederick Douglass’ enduring legacy has shaped social and political movements for more than a century. He was born into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, emancipated himself, and went on to become one of the most famous abolitionists and reformers of his time. And toward the end of […]

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City Lights: Catch up with Chamber Dance Project or Walk Through the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Website

Chamber Dance Project’s Virtual Chat Series Like so many people working from home during the pandemic, choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning sometimes loses track of the days. Except for Tuesdays. On Tuesdays, she wakes up knowing she has someplace to be: in front of her computer at 5 p.m. Since late March, Bruning’s D.C.-based Chamber Dance […]

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Ward 2 Candidate Jack Evans Has A New Ethics Statement and a New Campaign Website

The new Jack Evans is an ethics crusader. Outside jobs for councilmembers? Gone. Constituent services funds? They’re done. The Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA)? Give it more power. Campaign finance laws? Rewrite ’em. That’s all according to Evans’ new campaign website—a significant upgrade from the site’s original look, which featured a dated photo of the […]