Hospitals claim D.C. births spiked in wake of government shutdown

A long time ago, clear across an entire academic year, tragedy struck in Washington, D.C. For two weeks last October, the federal government shut down. That whole time, Vox wondered what the members of Congress and the rest of… Read More

New report from OMB lays out cost of the government shutdown

Last week the Office of Management and Budget released a report detailing the impact the federal government shutdown had on the US economy.  The report has found that, ironically, the government shutdown—borne out of a desire to save… Read More

District Digest: Budgeting and rebuilding around the District

Capitol Dome to be under construction for the next two years As part of a restoration project overseen by the Architect of the Capitol, the dome will be covered in scaffolding as it is repaired, reports the Washington… Read More

Remix Your Weekend: Thanks for bringing back the pandas, John Boehner

Bethesda Arts Row Festival: Now in its 16th year and featuring the work of over 190 juried museum artists, this is one of the most prominent arts and crafts festivals in the mid-Atlantic. Even if you’re thinking of… Read More

District Digest: Shutdown, Shutdown, Shutdown

No Money? Mo’ Problems Today marks day 16 of the government shutdown. Despite being financially hamstrung by Congress, the D.C. city government is up and running—increasingly, though, on fumes. D.C.’s $144 million contingency cash reserve fund was slated… Read More

Due to shutdown, Vietnam War Memorial replica comes to Georgetown

A piece of the government shutdown has come to Georgetown, by way of the replica of the Vietnam War Memorial  installed on Healy Lawn. As the Memorial is maintained by the National Park Service, it is currently unavailable… Read More

District Digest: Shutdown hits District health center, Congressional beer prices

Shutdown hits health centers Mary’s Center, the second-largest medical provider for low-income patients in the District, has not yet turned away a patient seeking treatment but is feeling the strain of the federal government shutdown. Half of the… Read More

Capitol locked down after multiple shots fired

Update (5:56 pm): Reports now indicate that, after ramming into a security post near the White House, the black car led police on a high-speed chase to Capitol Hill. When police stopped the car and approached with their weapons… Read More

District Digest: Fighting against the government shutdown

Shut it down in the District On Tuesday morning, District officials discussed the impending federal shutdown and whether or not to ignore Congress and keep the city government open. The Republican-controlled House passed a bill earlier this week which… Read More

How a federal government shutdown may affect Georgetown

Since Georgetown is located in the District of Columbia, which is highly dependent on federal government funding for operations to occur, a possible government shutdown could impact students and area residents. If a budget is not passed by… Read More