The District Digest: WMATA’s ups and downs

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are getting closer to pinpointing the cause of last week’s Metro crash.  They discovered that WMATA had replaced a crucial component of the signaling component, the “Wee-Z bond” which maintains a safe distance… Read More

The District Digest: Same-sex marriage showdown

The D.C. Board of Elections ruled that the newly passed law recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states is not subject to a referendum vote. The board ruled that if a referendum were allowed on the issue, they… Read More

The District Digest: Holocaust Museum shooting, voting rights derailed

In the interest of keeping you informed about the fine city we live in, Vox is starting a new feature, the District Digest, which will be a quick-and-easy guide to the most interesting and important D.C. stories of… Read More

ANC Wrapup: Never too soon to fret over hypothetical nightclubs

The image that haunts ANC Commissioners’ nightmares The big excitement last night was supposed to be a resolution on same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia, but that was pulled from the agenda at the last minute in… Read More

Have your say on the Ten Year Plan, town-gown relations and same-sex marriage, all in one week!

Does this look like something you could talk about for 6+ hours? Totally! For those of you still in D.C., there are a few upcoming community meetings you should know about. Hot topics include the University’s 2010 Campus… Read More

Congressmen introduce “D.C. Defense of Marriage” bill

Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla., left) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio,right), totally more qualified to make laws for D.C. than people elected by D.C. residents Just a few weeks after the D.C. Council almost unanimously passed a bill recognizing… Read More

The Daily Show takes on Marion Barry’s anti-gay marriage vote

Last night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry (D—Ward 8 ) to task for claiming that his decision to cast the sole vote against recognizing same-sex marriages performed in different states was made because… Read More

DC Council votes 13-0 12-1 to recognize same-sex marriages

13/13 12/13 D.C. Council members support gay marriage! The D.C. Council’s final vote on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states (first voted on in early April) went remarkably smoothly, passing 13-0… until Ward 8 Councilmember and former… Read More

D.C. Council passes bill to recognize same-sex marriages

Progress! It’s been a big week for same-sex marriage. On Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled the state’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. Today, as the Vermont Legislature overrode their Governor’s veto of a bill legalizing gay marriage,… Read More

David Catania (Councilmember, alumn, baller) speaks to Georgetown students

Bald is beautiful D.C. Councilmember David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) spoke to students today (as part of the Michael Jurist (SFS ’07) Distinguished Alumni Roundtable series), and man, is he awesome. Catania (Ind. – At Large) waxed… Read More