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Is This Congressman Still Hung Up On Dawson's Creek?! You're Not Alone!

U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer sent out a somewhat embarrassing social media post, and NO, it did NOT involve a dck pic! Looks like someone really loves D.C. and we're not talking about the District of Columbia! [ PHOTOS: 18 Shows That Broke Your Heart By Ending BADLY ] Earl allegedly posted, and then immediately deleted, a Facebook post about Dawson's [...]

DC Police Dept 'Loses' Gun Owners’ Fingerprints, Forces Them to Pay Fee to Re-Register

The District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in America in which gun owners have to re-register their guns with the government every three...

Council To Consider Ban On Race-Based Sports Team Names At D.C. Schools

The bill would "align the District of Columbia’s school policies with the D.C. Council’s position on the name of the Washington Football Club." [ more › ]

Former city treasurer missing in Washington, D.C.

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Lasana Mack, who was the District of Columbia treasurer from 2005-2012, was reportedly last seen Sept. 13

Dear Janet

Courtesy of the SlealthFlation Blog: United States Federal Reserve September 22nd, 2014 20th Street and Constitution Ave NW Washington, District of Columbia 20551 Dear Janet; If I may be so forward, as a concerned citizen of the United States of America, it is with great consternation that I feel compelled to write you the following distressing note. Show More Summary

The Best Strategy to Achieve D.C. Statehood EVAH!

This week, the Senate held hearings about a bill to grant those of us who live in the District of Columbia the right to cast a meaningful vote in Congress (among other things). As you might imagine, when I saw … Continue reading ?

BLS: State unemployment rates little changed in August

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryRegional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in August. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate increases from July, 15 states had decreases, and 11 states had no change, the U.S. Show More Summary

D.C. statehood: an appropriately lost cause

There isn’t a Committee of Lost Causes in the U.S. Senate. Too bad, because it would have been a more appropriate venue for a hearing on statehood for the District of Columbia than the panel that did examine the question Monday, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Omaha Gets TIGER Grant for BRT Project

Metro is one of 72 grants awarded through the highly competitive TIGER 2014 grant program for which the U.S. Department of Transportation received 797 applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Senate Panel Holds First D.C. Statehood Hearing in 20 Years

On Monday, a Senate panel considered adding another: New Columbia, or the District of Columbia with full voting rights.

Remember the Navy Yard tragedy Tuesday at Canal Park

Tuesday is a somber day in the District of Columbia: It is first anniversary of the Navy Yard rampage, in which deranged contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 workers before being shot to death by police. The main ceremony commemorating the victims will be an invitation-only affair taking place behind the walls of the Navy Yard […]

Miss D.C. says it’s ‘back to the real world’ after Miss America competition

Post by Miss District of Columbia Scholarship Program.   Even with our colleague Emily Yahr’s “Best intro line” award, Miss D.C., Teresa Davis, is still a little disappointed to be returning to the District without the Miss America crown. Davis, who began the pageant (excuse us, scholarship competition) with the line, “From the home of ABC’s hit […]

Senate committee to consider statehood for the District of Columbia

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S. capital to become the 51st state. The bill before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...

Senate holds hearing on District of Columbia statehood

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S....Show More Summary

Congressional Gridlock Indirectly Helps Legalization Efforts in D.C.

The historic level of Congressional dysfunction this year has indirectly delivered a victory for marijuana legalization efforts in the District of Columbia.

Muriel Bowser, mayoral candidate, Washington, DC Council member

On April 1, 2014, Muriel Bowser was elected the Democratic nominee for the office of mayor of the District of Columbia, defeating incumbent Mayor Vincent Grey. Most agree that Bowser’s mayoralty in the heavily Democratic city is all but guaranteed come November’s general election. Show More Summary

D.C. statehood hearing will feature mix of officials and experts

The District’s top elected officials and a panel of legal and policy experts will testify next week before Congress on statehood for the District of Columbia. A witness list released by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee includes two panels, one consisting of nonvoting Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and […]

House Republicans keep hands off D.C. budget — for now

It was an active summer for House members inclined to intervene in District of Columbia affairs: Two provisions opposed by locally elected officials ended up in an appropriations bill passed by the House in July: A measure from Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) opposing liberalization of city marijuana laws and a measure from Rep. Thomas Massie […]

Congress will hold first D.C. statehood hearing in two decades

The campaign to make the District of Columbia into the nation’s 51st state will get its first hearing on Capitol Hill in more than two decades. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), will hear testimony next Monday, Sept. 15, on the New Columbia Admission Act of 2013. […]

Senate Hearing On D.C. Statehood Set For Next Week

"Equality for the District of Columbia" will be held Monday by the by the Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. [ more › ]

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