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Brooklyn Popsicle Bandit Steals $1,300 Worth of Frozen Treats

That's a lot of popsicles. According to New York City police, a nefarious thief broke into an ice-cream truck parked in a private lot on Sackett Street in the Columbia Street Waterfront District over the weekend. After raiding the truck,...Show More Summary

First Net Neutrality Case to Reach Court in Early December

14 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

USTelecom and other opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules will have their first day in court come December. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear initial oral arguments regarding the FCC's internet regulation rules on Dec. Show More Summary

John Oliver Explores the Possibility of Washington DC Becoming a State on ‘Last Week Tonight’

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

John Oliver explores the possibility of the United States capital Washington, D.C. (The District of Columbia) receiving full statehood the latest episode of Last Week Tonight. Washington DC experiences taxation without representation. It’s also missing from rhyming state songs. John Oliver and a group of singing children fix one of these problems.

EPA Ordered to Rewrite Downwind Pollution Rules for 13 States

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered the EPA to rewrite rules for smokestack emissions that drift across state lines, reports US News & World Report. The ruling follows an April 2014 Supreme Court decision that upheld the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which blocks states from adding to air […]

Could Pot Help Veterans With PTSD?

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

By Senior Editor Johnna Rizzo Marijuana and the Veterans Affairs Hospital system’s relationship is complicated. On the one hand, 23 states plus the District of Columbia say marijuana is legal for sanctioned medical use, and veterans are clamoring for it for their post-combat symptoms. Show More Summary

Good Intentions and Unintended Effects of the Minimum Wage

In November 2016, District of Columbia voters may get a chance to vote on a proposal to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15. If approved, the measure would lift

Capitol Hill Buzz: Senator refers to 'idiot inner-city kids'

In a radio interview this week, the first-term senator complained that the Obama administration was trying to "snuff out" school choice in the District of Columbia and denying opportunities to children. A spokeswoman for Johnson said it was "obvious he was being sarcastic and talking about the way liberals think about students who are trapped in failing schools."

District of Columbia clears path to vote on $15 per hour minimum wage

The District of Columbia could raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by mid-2020 under a ballot initiative cleared this week, making it the latest U.S. city to consider raising base pay for hourly workers. Washington's elections board...Show More Summary

45 Attorneys General Agree: Phone Companies Should Give Consumers Ability To Block Robocalls

While the FCC tries to allow consumers to take a more active role in which calls they do or don’t receive, a group of 45 state attorneys general (well, 44 states and the AG for the District of Columbia) are calling on the phone companies to just stop dilly dallying and start offering call-blocking services already. In a letter … [More]

This Time, the D.C. Republican Primary Matters

Hold off those guffaws just yet. Yes, the District of Columbia is small and very, very liberal. Barack Obama won here with more than 90 percent of the vote. But thanks to a scheduling quirk, the city’s small but dedicated band of Republicans will...Show More Summary

BLS: Twenty-One States had Unemployment Rate Decreases in June

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryRegional and state unemployment rates were little changed in June. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from May, 12 states had increases, and 17 states had no change, the U.S. Show More Summary

A Favorable Trend in Driver Licensing

Jim Harper Twelve states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, currently grant (or will soon grant) drivers’ licenses to unauthorized immigrants. An additional two—Arizona and Nebraska—explicitly grant licenses to immigrants brought to the United States as small children (“Dreamers”). Show More Summary

Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma crowned Miss USA

Twenty-six-year-old Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma has won the 64th annual Miss USA contest, beating out 50 other women from states around the country and the District of Columbia. Twenty-two-year-old Ylianna Guerra of Texas was named first runner-up. The competition had … Continued

Splashdown: 1912

Washington, D.C., 1912. "District of Columbia parks -- children at fountains and pools." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Fox Hosts Outraged At Non-Citizen Voting In D.C., Where U.S. Citizens Lack Voting Rights

Fox's Outnumbered roundly denounced a proposal that would allow permanent residents in the District of Columbia to vote in local elections, lamenting that it undermines the notion of American citizenship while ignoring that D.C. citizens do not have a vote in Congress. On July 8, D.C. Show More Summary

Federal Prosecutor Nominated to D.C. Superior Court

Darlene Soltys, an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, was nominated on Thursday to the District of Columbia Superior Court, the White House announced.       

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, July 9-15, 2015

THU 09“Stars and Stripes: The American Flag in Contemporary Art” A flag-themed group show by 21 artists is exhibited in connection with the publication of an art book of the same name compiled by E. Ashley Rooney and Stephanie Standish. Show More Summary

Meaghan Rady Leaving NBC News Washington Bureau

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

NBC News deputy Washington bureau chief Meaghan Rady is leaving her role and the District of Columbia itself, FishbowlDC has learned. Rady and her family are moving to California, where husband Mark Pesavento will begin his new gig as svp of content for Fox Sports Digital. The changes for Rady don’t stop there. Show More Summary

Are You a Sodium Sleuth?

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 percent of adults living in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are actively trying to reduce their sodium intake.

District of Columbia Accelerates Tax Reform

There have been several big legislative changes and proposals from D.C’s lawmakers over the past week. On June 30th, Washington D.C’s legislative council voted to allow several tax cuts to take effect in September ahead of schedule and authorized an emergency measure to deter synthetic drug use. Show More Summary

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