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Pentagon Anthrax: Live Spores Sent To All 50 States By Defense Department

Anthrax was sent by the Pentagon to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and nine countries. The shipment of live anthrax was deemed a “defense security breach” that started over 12 years ago. The situation was more severe than initially thought, according to the U.S. Show More Summary

Needle exchange program prevented 120 new cases of HIV in two years, study suggests

The District of Columbia's needle exchange program prevented 120 new cases of HIV infection and saved an estimated $44 million over just a two-year period, according to a first-of-a-kind study.

D.C. mayor stands up for black lives and to “Black Lives Matter”

(Paul Mirengoff) The election of Muriel Bowser as mayor of the District of Columbia has sparked widespread optimism about the city’s prospects. And Bowser’s response to the wave of murders plaguing the District (murders are up 43 percent this year) suggests that the optimism is warranted. Show More Summary

Sneaky Sales Tax Increase to Be Decided by 1 Voter

A group of property owners got the Columbia City Council to create a Community Improvement District with zero voters in it so that they could pass a half-cent sales tax increase without getting the approval of any voters. But they didn't know that Jen Henderson, a 23-year-old college student, lives in a college's guest house in their new district. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Business owners remove all voters from business district, but forget one college kid

Map of the new Community Improvement District in Columbia, Missouri Leading Off: • Gerrymandering: Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn't even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore. Show More Summary

Business owners try to remove all voters from business district, but they forgot one college student

Map of the new Community Improvement District in Columbia, Missouri Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn't even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore. Show More Summary

In ‘Districtland,’ show stars the District of Columbia as itself

Television pilot filmed in the District and Silver Spring hopes to introduce “real D.C.” to a national audience.

“DC Circuit Spurns GOP Challenge to SEC Pay-to-Play Rule”

Brian Svoboda: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today left standing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “pay-to-play” rule, which bars investment advisers from providing paid services to state and local governments when making certain … Continue reading ?

Washington D.C. regulators reject Exelon-Pepco power merger

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Utilities regulators for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied Exelon Corp’s $6.8 billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc, dealing a major blow to a deal that would have created the country's top power distributor. Show More Summary

Interactive Creative Director - Washington

Company: Brainstorm Creative Resources (Washington, DC recruiter) Location: Washington, District of Columbia Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Executive (SVP, EVP, VP) Minimum Education: Some College Completed Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

East Potomac Park Mini Golf in Washington, District of Columbia

Despite greeting millions of tourists every year, Washington DC still holds a few surprises. One such gem, hidden in plain sight, is the glorious East Potomac Park, jutting out from the grounds of the Jefferson Memorial, straight down...Show More Summary

Slain DLA Lawyer's Colleagues, Friends and Family Reflect on Loss

In 82 pages of letters, colleagues, friends and family members of slain Washington lawyer David Messerschmitt shared their memories and grief with the judge who will sentence his killer on Friday. Many asked District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Michael Ryan to send the defendant, Jamyra Gallmon, to prison for 25 years—the highest sentence... Read the whole entry... »       

How SEC Chair Mary Jo White Gave Congolese Warlords Some Unexpected Help

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Warlords in the Democratic Republic of Congo got some help from two conservative judges on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court for the District of Columbia ruled against part of a key regulation on conflict minerals.Show More Summary

Appeals court sends Jim Graham case back to lower court

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overruled a district court’s dismissal of the Banneker Ventures lawsuit against former D.C. Council member Jim Graham and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The appeals court said Graham’s claim to entitlement to immunity was not proven and remanded the case to the lower court […]

D.C. has to Pay for Legal Fees in Gun Rights Lawsuit

The Free Beacon reported the latest: The District of Columbia has agreed to pay the legal fees of plaintiffs in the court case that overturned the city’s former ban on gun carry. The settlement, filed Thursday, stems from Palmer v. District of Columbia. The judge in the case, Frederick J. Scullin, declared the city’s total […]

U.S. Court of Appeals revives lawsuit over $60 million sale of "Pork the Other White Meat" slogan

In a setback for the federal "checkoff" generic advertising and promotion program for pork, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on August 14 revived a lawsuit (.pdf) brought by Iowa pork farmer Harvey Dillenburg and...Show More Summary

D.C. to Pay $75K in Legal Fees After Losing Challenge to Ban on Carrying Firearms

The District of Columbia government has agreed to pay $75,000 in legal fees to Alan Gura, the lawyer who successfully challenged the city’s prohibition on carrying firearms in public.       

New Obamacare Legal Challenge Heading for the Supreme Court

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article first appeared on The Daily Signal. This past week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, over the vigorous dissent of four judges on that court, denied rehearing en banc (legalese for an entire court rather than just a panel of three judges) in the case of Sissel v. Show More Summary

Police More Likely to Be Killed on Duty in States with High Gun Ownership

Across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, homicides of police officers are linked to the statewide level of gun ownership, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study found that police...Show More Summary

Police more likely to be killed on duty in states with high gun ownership

Across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, homicides of police officers are linked to the statewide level of gun ownership, according to a new study. The study found that police officers serving in states with high private gun ownership are more than three times more likely to be killed on the job than those on the job in states with the lowest gun ownership.

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