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District of Columbia: COVID-19: USA Grants D.C Significantly Fewer Funds Compared to 50 States

In the fight against the coronavirus, the US government passed a bill on Friday 29 March 2020 to grant relief funds to its state entities. However, The District of Columbia, home to the federal government and still qualified as a territory, will be receiving $750 million less than the other 50 US states. A particularly […]

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Bend it like the Bay Area: Doctors see flatter curve after 2 weeks of social isolation

A relatively empty Golden Gate Bridge. | AP Photo SAN FRANCISCO — State leaders and doctors are cautiously optimistic that the Bay Area’s early moves to lock down residents two weeks ago have prevented surges of coronavirus patients from overwhelming the region’s health care capacity thus far. Six Bay Area counties were first in the […]

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Washington DC mayor says people could up going to jail if they leave their home during coronavirus

Washington, D.C.’s mayor says the city’s residents could be jailed for 90 days or slapped with a $5,000 fine if they are seen to be leaving their home while efforts are being made to curb the spread of coronavirus.  Mayor Muriel Bowser’s directive came just hours after neighboring Maryland and Virginia each unveiled similar orders on […]

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How DC Churches Responded When the Government Banned Public Gatherings During the Spanish Flu of 1918

Rev. Randolph H. McKim, pastor of the Church of the Epiphany in Washington DC, protested the continued ban on church gatherings.[25] In the opinion piece, he argued in strong terms that “nothing has so contributed to that state of panic which has gripped this community as the fact that the normal religious life of our […]

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Coronavirus: DC Mayor Orders District Residents To Stay Home

WASHINGTON, DC — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a stay-at-home order for all residents as the latest step to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. “Our message remains the same: stay home,” Bowser said in a statement. “Staying at home is the best way to flatten the curve and protect yourself, your […]

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The Latest: US service member dies because of coronavirus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Navy hospital ship arrives in New York City. —Japan urges head of WHO to […]

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Virus Pandemic Delays Judge’s Review of Unredacted Mueller Report

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton of the District of Columbia on June 6, 2016. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM The coronavirus pandemic’s disruption of the federal courts will delay a judge’s review of a full, unredacted copy of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Reggie […]

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Industry on the move: Education experiencing strong job growth in Washington

Washington’s education industry is experiencing strong job growth. Local employers posted 212 new jobs over the past week and 934 in the last month, ranking fourth among local industries, according to ZipRecruiter, a leading online employment marketplace. The education sector also came in fourth in terms of local employers adding new jobs. In the past […]

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Out of Left Field: American amnesia about need to work together

Professor Michael D’Innocenzo will be guest speaker at Emanuel The book of this title by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson is especially relevant during this time of virus pandemic. The authors emphasize how quickly many Americans forget all the good things our national government has done, and still does. Even a short list should prompt […]

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DC’s Deputy Director of Legal Counsel Dies of COVID-19

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