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Education scandals place election year spotlight on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser

Bowser suffered a blow when she sacked her schools chief, but no challenger has seized on parent anger.

As Amazon competition heats up, D.C. mayor heads west to talk tech

Muriel E. Bowser seeks jobs to create an “inclusive tech capital” that lifts the local economy.

The D.C. schools chancellor’s apology leaves much to be desired

D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson’s public apology for violating the school system’s competitive lottery process was forced by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D). Had Wilson’s willful circumvention of the regulation banning preferential treatment for the children of government officials that he signed not been detected, his child’s improper placement in a school of the family’s […]

D.C. mayor puts out the welcome mat for self-driving cars

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser says her administration wants to “proactively prepare the District” for autonomous vehicle technologies. The first place you may see driverless cars is along 10th Street SW.

GOP congressman wants to slash federal contribution to D.C. Medicaid costs

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said an increase in Medicaid payments would hurt vulnerable residents.

The only way to fix bad high schools is to start over

In addressing the latest crisis at Ballou High School, Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser shrank from the difficult truth: the high school has been one of the worst in the country for decades.

D.C. weighs claims that some at Ballou high school didn’t deserve diplomas

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser launched an investigation into allegations that some students who were chronically absent and others who could scarcely read and write were allowed to graduate from the school in Southeast Washington.

D.C.’s paid-leave law needs improvement

The District recently passed one of the most expansive paid-leave laws in the nation. Signed without the approval of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), the law has had its fair share of opposition. Today, the D.C. Council will reopen the law to consider a slew of amendments. Some of the proposed changes make sense. Show More Summary

Dave Chappelle Awarded the Key to Washington D.C.

Mayor Muriel Bowser: “Dave Chappelle reminds us what it means to live a life filled with purpose, meaning, and laughter.”

House Votes to Strike Down D.C. Law Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Today the House of Representatives voted to strike down a new law in Washington DC that would legalize assisted suicide. On December 19, 2016, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed “The Death with Dignity Act of 2015” (Act 21-577), which would legalize assisted suicide in the nation’s capital. The bill allows an adult patient to request and […]

Doctor wants D.C.’s assisted suicide law repealed: A ‘right to die’ soon creates a ‘duty to die’

Last December, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law legislation that legalized assisted suicide. The controversial bill faced heavy opposition, particularly from the African-American community in D.C., and with Bowser’s own health director openly speaking against it. Show More Summary

D.C. looks to students for ways to address chronic absenteeism

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, schools chancellor seek ideas to keep teens in class and on track.

Washingtonians Remember Jim Vance

This is a loss for D.C.," said Mayor Muriel Bowser. [ more › ]

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is broadly popular as reelection campaign nears

But her high approval rating is offset by tepid enthusiasm among District residents.

Bowser signs order reaffirming D.C.'s commitment to Paris climate deal

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order on June 5 reaffirming the District's commitment to the Paris climate agreement to reduce global carbon emissions.

After nooses found, DC mayor says city won't tolerate hate

The District of Columbia's mayor is speaking out after nooses were found recently in the city. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement Saturday saying the city is an inclusive one … Click to Continue »

A path forward on school budgets

Notwithstanding D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s (D) claims that her budget for next year represents the “largest investment ever in public education in the District,” that budget, in fact, represents a cut in real terms in per-pupil investment. And, as hundreds have attested, that has resulted in staff cuts and pinched budgets in the face […]

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