Tag Archives: Muriel Bowser

DC To Require Proof Of Vax To Enter Most Businesses

The Washington Post reports: People 12 and older will be required to show proof of coronavirus vaccination to enter many businesses in D.C., including restaurants, starting in mid-January under rules that Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced on Wednesday. The change comes two days after Bowser announced a host of new restrictions to curb record-setting numbers of daily coronavirus cases …

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DC Mayor Reinstates Indoor Face Mask Mandate

CNN reports: Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency and reinstated the city-wide mask order that she had lifted on Nov. 22. Bowser also announced at a news conference Monday that the US capital will be expanding Covid-19 testing. The mayor said the purpose of the state of emergency declaration was “primarily to expand our administrative tools.” …

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DC To Ease Some Indoor Mask Rules Starting Monday

The Washington Post reports: Washington’s local mask mandate, one of the strictest in the nation since late July, will relax greatly beginning Monday, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced Tuesday. The District had required residents to wear masks in most indoor settings since the delta variant caused coronavirus case counts to rise over the summer. On Tuesday, Bowser said that …

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DC Council Sets First Hearing On Legal Weed Sales

The DCist reports: More than a dozen states across the U.S. have already legalized marijuana sales, and later this fall lawmakers in D.C. will start debating whether to join that group. The D.C. Council has scheduled a public hearing on Nov. 19 to consider legislation from Chairman Phil Mendelson that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, alongside a separate …

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DC Mayor Admitted To Democratic Governors Group

The Washington Post reports: The Democratic Governors Association on Tuesday welcomed D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser into its ranks, marking the latest effort by Democratic leaders to support making the District the nation’s 51st state. Announcing the move on CNN, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who chairs the association, acknowledged that Bowser is not a governor. But citing the …

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DC Drops Most Mask Rules For Fully Vaccinated Adults

The Hill reports: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Friday officially loosened most mask requirements for fully-vaccinated adults in the nation’s capital, including mask restrictions at businesses, as well as while participating in certain indoor and outdoor activities. Under a newly signed executive order, those who have gone two weeks since receiving the Johnson & Johnson single shot or …

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Rand Paul Blames DC Mayor For “Attack” By Protesters

Rand Paul writes for Fox News: My wife Kelley and I were attempting to leave the White House event. We were staying at a hotel directly across the street, maybe 50 yards from the gates of the White House. But as we went to leave, it became apparent there was no safe exit out the gates and through the unruly …

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Christians Sue DC Mayor For Black Lives Matter Mural

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: Did you see how Washington, D.C. painted the words “Black Lives Matter” on the street leading up to the front door of the White House? Mayor Muriel Bowser sanctioned the project last week and also named that part of the street “Black Lives Matter Plaza.” Now a group of Christians are suing her …

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DC Mayor: Trump’s Actions Made The Protests Bigger

ABC News reports: “What Americans saw was federal police forces tear gassing peaceful Americans — and how they responded made clear to the president that Americans would exercise their First Amendment rights and they will do it peacefully,” Bowser said on ABC’s “This Week.” She told co-anchor Martha Raddatz, “What (Trump) actually did — as you saw for the remaining …

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Trump Attacks “Incompetent” DC Mayor Over Troops

Politico reports: President Trump on Friday sharply rebuked Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), calling her “incompetent” after she demanded he withdraw military personnel and federal law enforcement from the district amid ongoing protests against the police killing of George Floyd. The administration has withstood scrutiny after law enforcement forcefully cleared peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square on Monday before Trump …

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DC Mayor To Trump: Remove Your Forces From My City

Axios reports: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser formally requested in a letter dated Thursday that President Trump remove “all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence” in place due to the protests over the killing of George Floyd from the city. The big picture: Tensions between protesters and law enforcement in the capital have died down this week, with the …

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Washington DC Mayor Imposes 7PM Curfew [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she is putting the nation’s capital under an earlier curfew Monday night, moving the start time to 7 p.m. ET from 11 p.m. ET as it had been on Sunday. “Tonight, I’m ordering another curfew in Washington, D.C. We want your voices to be heard, but we also want …

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Washington DC Likely To Begin Reopening On Friday

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is expected Wednesday to announce the gradual reopening of the capital, saying the city has been meeting key thresholds to contain new coronavirus infections. Hospitals have been running below their maximum capacity, testing is on the rise and the city is in the process of hiring enough contact tracers to …

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DC Mayor Extends Lockdown Order Through June 8th

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) extended the city’s stay-at-home order, mass gathering ban and closure of nonessential businesses through June 8, saying infections have not declined enough to start reopening the capital. The social distancing measures were set to expire Friday. New cases have started to decline over the past several days, but officials want …

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DC Mayor Doesn’t Expect COVID Peak Until June

The Hill reports: Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) projected Sunday that the city’s coronavirus peak will likely come in June. “We expect that that could happen in Washington, D.C. in June,” Bowser told Fox’s Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” saying “our residents are doing everything that we ask so that we can push down the number of peak …

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DC Tightens Restaurant Restrictions: Take-Out Only

Washington DC’s WTOP reports: As of 10 p.m. Monday, restaurants will only serve carryout or delivery, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced at a news conference Monday afternoon. There will be no dining in or drinking. Gyms, theaters and massage businesses will also be closed under a new order from the D.C. Health Department. Bars will be allowed to serve on …

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DC Restaurant Group To Defy Mayor’s Restrictions

The Hill reports: A group that owns several restaurants in Washington, D.C. has come out against new restrictions on bars and restaurants announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying its locations will remain open. In a statement that appears to have been shared on Facebook and was captured by Washingtonian food editor Jessica Sidman, the Hill …

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DC Mayor Declares Coronavirus State Of Emergency

Washington DC’s WTOP News reports: D.C. is under a state of emergency and a public health emergency, a move that comes after health officials announced a jump in the number of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. Concerns around the outbreak have prompted a number of major event cancellations or schedule changes, and local places of worship are also adjusting how …

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DC Congregation Warned After Pastor Contracts Virus

The Washington Post reports: D.C. officials on Monday urged hundreds who attended Christ Church Georgetown on several recent days to self-quarantine because of their exposure to the Rev. Timothy Cole, the church rector who is the first known coronavirus patient in the District. Cole tested positive for coronavirus Saturday and is hospitalized at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in stable condition. …

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser To Endorse Bloomberg

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg during a joint appearance Thursday afternoon in the District, according to the Bloomberg campaign. Bloomberg, New York’s former three-term mayor, is to deliver a speech outlining his plan to create affordable housing and ease the homeless crisis that is posing challenges for large …

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