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Even if you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, it can be difficult to fully understand all seven characters of this acronym. And for those who aren’t LGBTQIA+, it can be that much more confounding. What exactly does each letter stand for? And how can a few letters define an entire community? Considering …

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CONSUMER ALERT: More DC Residents Now Eligible for Discounts on Utility Bills

June 7, 2021 As of June 2021, COVID-19 has claimed more than 1,100 lives in the District. In addition to the tens of thousands of residents who got sick from COVID-19 and struggled to recover, tens of thousands more lost jobs or saw their hours cut and struggled to make ends meet. During the pandemic, …

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Coronavirus Data for June 4-6, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021 (Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for June 4-6, 2021, includes 42 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 49,110. The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths. Tragically, 1,136 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19. Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/data for interactive data dashboards or …

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Mayor Bowser Highlights $59 Million Investment in Reducing Gun Violence and Building Safer Neighborhoods

Monday, June 7, 2021 Investments Include $10 Million in “Flexible Funding” Including Cash Assistance to Support Returning Citizens (Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by public safety officials and gun violence prevention advocates at the Douglass Community Center to highlight her $59 million investment in reducing gun violence and building safer neighborhoods in …

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Mayor Bowser to Highlight FY22 Building Blocks Public Safety Investments and Grants

Monday, June 7, 2021 (Washington, DC) – On Monday, June 7, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will visit the Douglass Community Center to highlight the $59 million investment in her Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal in Building Blocks DC. Building Blocks DC is a whole-of-government, public health approach to reducing and preventing gun violence …

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State Board Reviews Teacher Workforce as Schools Reopen

August 28, 2020 Discusses Improving Student Voice Washington, DC—The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public working session on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 5:00 pm. As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic  continues globally, the State Board is taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our members, staff, and public. …

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AG Racine Sues Instacart for Charging District Consumers Millions in Deceptive Service Fees, Not Paying Sales Tax

August 27, 2020 First Lawsuit Against Instacart for Tricking Consumers into Believing They Were Tipping Workers Instead of Paying Extra Service Fees WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Instacart, a grocery delivery service, for charging District consumers millions of dollars in deceptive service fees and for failing to pay hundreds …

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DC Health Updates List of High-Risk States

Thursday, August 27, 2020 (Washington, DC) – On Monday, August 24, DC Health released an updated list of high-risk states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons. Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081 with requirements for all people traveling into Washington, DC from high-risk states. …

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Mayor Bowser Extends DC Circulator Service Hours

Thursday, August 27, 2020 (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that the operating hours of three DC Circulator routes will extend to 11 pm. “As we continue through our COVID-19 response and simultaneous recovery, we remain committed to providing safe and socially distanced transit options,” said Mayor …

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Coronavirus Data for August 26, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020 (Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 includes 72 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 13,794. The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths. Tragically, 605 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19. Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/data for interactive data dashboards …

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