Assisted suicide laws proposed for D.C.

D.C. has proved itself to be fairly progressive in its proposed legislation. But a new issue is coming onto the table that has been legal in some states and debated for nearly twenty years: whether or not terminally… Read More

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Late Marion Barry’s son to run for vacated council seat

On Monday, January 5, Marion Christopher Barry, son of Marion Barry, announced his plans to run for his late father’s council seat. Barry, who passed away in November of 2014, served as both DC Mayor and DC Council… Read More

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D.C. leaders propose concealed handgun permits

This past Wednesday, Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced an emergency bill that would allow District residents to apply for a license to carry concealed handguns outside the home. It will be considered at… Read More

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D.C. statehood hearing held yesterday with little change in sight

Yesterday at 3 p.m., Democratic Senator Thomas Carper led the first Congressional hearing for D.C. statehood in 20 years. But don’t expect Washington to take decisive action towards the state of “New Columbia” anytime soon. The hearing was… Read More

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D.C. Council poised to decriminalize maurijuana

The Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety of the D.C. Council voted last Wednesday in favor of a bill that begins the decriminalization of marijuana. If this bill is passed by the entire council in the coming… Read More

D.C. fight over wages continues, Council proposals seek to raise minimum wage

The prolonged debate over minimum wage in the nation’s capital continues to rage. Last month, Mayor Vincent Gray rejected the ‘living wage’ bill that would have mandated Wal-Mart and other sizable retailers to pay their employees higher than… Read More

District Digest: Fighting for the living wage and tragedy at the Navy Yard

Overriding the veto After Mayor Vincent Gray announced his intention to veto the District’s proposed living wage bill last week, the bill’s proponents have urged District Councilmembers to rally and override the mayor’s veto. The Large Retailer Accountability Act, if… Read More

Gray vetos living wage bill, affirms allegiances to Wal-Mart

Earlier today, Mayor Vincent Gray announced his decision to veto the controversial Large Retailer Accountability Act, colloquially known as the ‘living wage’ bill. Gray cited the bill’s failure to provide increased opportunities and wages for the majority of the D.C. workforce… Read More

Morning Digest: Food, fitness, and feeding the homeless

Today will be very sunny with clear skies and a high of 93. To masticate today: Former Georgetown basketball star has outstanding performance in NBA playoffs: Former Hoya basketball All-American Roy Hibbert boasted 23 points and 12 rebounds in… Read More

District Digest: Public opinion turns against the mayor

The shadow campaign weighs on public opinion. According to a poll by the Washington Post, 54 percent of respondents want the mayor to resign while 37 percent think he should stay. The disapproval stretches over all races, classes,… Read More