Drug companies spent $97.5 million marketing pharmaceuticals in the District of Columbia in 2012, with $30.5 million (31.3%) of that spending taking the form of payments and gifts to physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, according to a report by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS).
(WASHINGTON) — Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation’s capital under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. If the bill becomes law, the District of Columbia would join the 17 states that have decriminalized pot possession. Show More Summary
The measure comes after an ACLU study of marijuana arrests found that African Americans are eight times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana in the District of Columbia. The post DC Passes Bill To Decriminalize Pot Possession appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Cheers to the District of Columbia Council, which voted today in favor of a measure decriminalizing marijuana possession in the district. Under the new rules, possessing a small amount of marijuana will be a civil, not criminal, offense, punishable by a $25 fine. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – The District of Columbia Council voted to significantly ease marijuana laws in the nation’s capital on Tuesday. By a near unanimous vote, the council decided to lessen penalties for public and private consumption of marijuana and decriminalize the possession of small quantities of the drug. While the move puts Washington, D.C.’s laws […]
While medicinal marijuana is legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, none of these states are located in the...
Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged $25 million in state capital funding to add capacity and reduce crowding on the metro system of Washington on Wednesday, as part of a joint investment with Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Turns out they do, so that was good news for Ashley Brandt, who was therefore allowed to fly back from Phoenix to her home in the District of Columbia. Which, as some of you may know, is part of the... Related Stories Pacifists Get Jail Term for Making Country Safer New Mexico Colon-Invasion Case Settles for $1.6 Million Judge Rules for Plaintiff in No-Fly Case
The District of Columbia now offers the most comprehensive health care coverage for transgender people in the country. The post DC Introduces Comprehensive Health Care Coverage For Transgender People appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By Doug Short: As a resident of the Fifth District, this is a regional manufacturing index I pay close attention to. The Fifth District includes Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, the District of Columbia and most of West Virginia. The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is the region's connection to the nation's Central Bank. Show More Summary
The federal government spent more on broken state-run exchanges than it did on its own troubled system. Of the 14 states, plus the District of Columbia, that established their own health insurance coverage under Obamacare, seven remain...Show More Summary
Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles on Feb. 26 applauded an increased capital commitment of $75 million by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, saying that it marked an...
Savion Glover might be tapping to some D.C. beats very soon. The famous tapper was at the Kennedy Center Tuesday night to judge DC-CAPital Stars, a performing arts competition featuring students in the District of Columbia College Access Program. He was so impressed with Kweku Sumbry’s drum skills that rather than critique the 16-year-old Duke […]
THERE is a counter to every reformation, a backlash to every revolution, a yin to every yang. So it is no surprise that as gay rights march through the land, with same-sex nuptials now legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and the Defence of Marriage Act defanged, that opponents of homosexuality are pushing back. Show More Summary
It is illegal in 40 states and the District of Columbia to open the door of your parked car into the path of a bicyclist. But in Virginia it remains perfectly fine, after the state House of Delegates again shot down a bill to prohibit “dooring” on Monday morning. For the second year in a […]
A field trip for some District of Columbia high schoolers went horribly wrong when police handcuffed and questioned their teacher in front of them. Reports had come in to DC Metro Transit Police of an assault, and the officers belie...
More oversight in the nation’s capital. The District of Columbia's Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program, intended to help students...
As previously noted here at Reason, the U.S. Supreme Court was recently presented with a pair of Second Amendment cases that raised the question of whether the individual right recognized in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) also applies to keeping and bearing arms for self-defense purposes outside of the home. Show More Summary
The Washington Post’s endorsement for the fast-approaching Democratic primary begins thusly: “If this were an ordinary election year in the District of Columbia, we probably would back Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) for reelection.” The editorial board (which is separate from the news staff) notes that the city appears to be generally on the right track, with finances […]
An advisory commission has recommended some interesting changes to the District of Columbia’s tax system. The commission’s proposals may provide some useful lessons for other states looking to reform their tax codes. In some ways, of course, DC is unique. While it is a city, it functions much like a state. However, because of its […]