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I’LL DO IT FOR 2/3 THE PRICE: They say crime doesn’t pay, but that might not be entirely true in the…

I’LL DO IT FOR 2/3 THE PRICE: They say crime doesn’t pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders.

Pennsylvania judge: no pajamas in the courtroom

“WNEP-TV reports that Magisterial District Judge Craig Long of Columbia County has even put a new sign in his Catawissa Township office that he hopes will keep people from wearing pajamas in court. It reads, ‘Pajamas are not appropriate...Show More Summary

District of Columbia lawmakers vote to study possible licensing for marijuana clubs

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The District of Columbia Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to study the possible licensing of marijuana clubs as the U.S. capital nears its anniversary of legal pot. The council also extended a temporary ban on smoking marijuana in private clubs until a task force can report on how the venues...

Pay People to Not Commit Crimes? DC Democrat Pens Bill

Wait, what now? This was a serious proposal and : The Council of the District of Columbia approved legislation Tuesday that would pay residents in the nation’s capital for not committing crimes. First reported by the Associated Press, the bill penned by Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie gained unanimous approval from the D.C. Show More Summary

How do states support their public schools? Badly, a new 50-state report card shows.

How do the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia support their public schools? Badly, according to a new report card (see in full below) which evaluates their performance on six key criteria and finds all of them wanting. The best overall grade is a C, with most states earning D’s or F’s. The […]

“D.C. hands out more than $1 million in tickets for Snowzilla parking violations”

It’s an ill blizzard that blows nobody good! In this case, the District of Columbia seems to have done well from the misjudgment of drivers in the snowbound city [Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post] Tags: disasters, petty fines and fees, traffic laws, Washington D.C. “D.C. Show More Summary

Under All That DC Snow, a Lot of Green

The District of Columbia stands to rake in more than $1 million in one week—all thanks to parking tickets issued during and after last weekend's major East Coast blizzard. In addition to the $1.3 million in tickets issued as of Wednesday afternoon, DC also hit drivers with more...

Thomas Tamm Hit With Bar Charges For Exposing The Warrantless Surveillance Program Under President Bush

There is a disturbing proceeding unfolding before the the District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel where Thomas Tamm, a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer who leaked information to the press about warrantless domestic spying under President George W. Bush, is facing legal ethics charges in Washington. Tamm is viewed as a hero by […]

Ex-Department of Justice Lawyer Faces Penalties in Leak of N.S.A. Program

The District of Columbia bar is pursuing ethics charges against Thomas M. Tamm, who said he told a New York Times reporter about warrantless wiretapping.

AM News: Snowstorm Recovery For East Coast Districts

Many Public School Students Get 2nd Snow Day AP: Students in Philadelphia, Baltimore and the District of Columbia will get a second consecutive snow day as officials said schools will be closed in those cities again on Tuesday. For hungry...Show More Summary

District of Columbia home prices dip in November, December, says Redfin

Redfin reports District of Columbia home prices fell 0.9 percent in December on an annual basis, but home sales inched up 5.4 percent...

Our Clean Energy Future Moves Closer: D.C. Circuit Denies Petition to Stay the Clean Power Plan

By Joanne Spalding, Sierra Club Chief Climate Counsel and Alejandra Núñez, Sierra Club Staff Attorney Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition by a coalition of fossil fuel industryShow More Summary

Republican congressman thinks Black folks in DC make bad decisions

A Republican congressman–that should tell you all you need to know but I’ll continue–from Maryland is against statehood for the capital of the United States: Washington, District of Columbia. DC, as it is affectionately known, is not a “state,” it is a federal district that is controlled by the U.S. Show More Summary

DC Circuit Court Denies Stay On EPA Clean Power Plan

Originally published on CleanTechnica According to Utility Dive, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday denied a request to halt implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan until litigation on the regulatory package has concluded. Show More Summary

DC Circuit Court Denies Stay On EPA Clean Power Plan

According to Utility Dive, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday denied a request to halt implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan until litigation on the regulatory package has concluded. This stay had been requested by a coalition of states and fossil fuel interests, led by West Virginia. Show More Summary

State EITCs: Helping Working Families and Communities Thrive

As state legislative sessions begin, policymakers can help keep people working, increase incomes, reduce financial hardship, and build an economy that works for everyone by following the 26 states and the District of Columbia that have...Show More Summary

Multi-State Privacy Push Paves the Way for National Reform

Today, lawmakers in 16 states and the District of Columbia announced new legislative efforts designed to protect Americans from intrusion into their personal data by schools, employers or government. The proposed laws focus on a range...Show More Summary

Secrecy of D.C. Judges' Financial Disclosures Challenged in New Bill

Judges in the District of Columbia's local courts annually file detailed financial reports, but the information is largely kept under seal. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-District of Columbia, wants to change that.       

Quigley retains Virginia welterweight title

3 weeks agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside The Jeter Promotions boxing card held Saturday night at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, Virginia, featured boxers representing 12 states, the District of Columbia and six countries. In the main event, Gaithersburg, MD … Continue reading ? The post Quigley retains Virginia welterweight title appeared first on Boxing News.

Resolve to Combat Homelessness in 2016

I have high hopes for the District of Columbia in 2016. I have high hopes for the Department of Human Services and for the residents we serve. Thanks to Mayor Muriel Bowser and the historic investments and commitments she has made, D.C. Show More Summary

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