Environmentalists Blast Exelon-Bowser Deal

October 28, 2015 Stacy Brown 0

A merger of Exelon Corp and Pepco Holdings Inc. would create the largest electric utility holding company in the country. In the meantime, however, the proposed merger has so far caused nothing but controversy in the District, with environmental groups railing against the deal.
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Orange Continues Push for D.C. Statehood Residents Allowed to Testify at Public Hearing

At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange has been on the forefront of the campaign to secure full voting representation and statehood for the District of Columbia. And on Tuesday, Oct. 27, he, along with Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, held a public hearing on PR 21-302, the “Sense of the Council in Support of a ‘Statehood or Else’ Signature Campaign Resolution of 2015,” which Councilmembers Orange, Alexander, Bonds and Grosso introduced in July 2015.
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Activists Rally against Mayor’s Anti-Crime Bill

Local activist groups in the District have denounced Mayor Bowser’s Anti-Crime Bill and say it’s not only unconstitutional and racist, but believe it would result in the displacement of native Washingtonians. The Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior pastor of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Northeast, believes that the content of the bill reflects an “erosion of human rights.”
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Citizens Leery of Mayor’s Criminal Justice Proposals

October 28, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

Trayon White said he has family members and friends who are ex-offenders who he said he believes would be harassed and targeted under the mayor’s proposal for warrantless searches of ex-offenders. DCCrime photo2. Scores gathered outside of City Hall and later appeared before the City Council to voice their opposition to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposals to combat crime, which included body cameras worn by police. The footage, however, would not available to the public.
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Nonviolence Summit in D.C. Provides Support for Victims

Almost 30 years later, Arthur Ward, 62, of Northeast still reels from the pain of the unsolved murders of his son and daughter. However, he finds solace in advocating for victims – something he did during the recent observance of nonviolence week here in the District. Black Women for Positive Change kicked off their national week of nonviolence on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Northwest.
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Prince George’s Dems Pleased at Substance, Tone of Presidential Debate

October 14, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

LARGO, Md. — After watching the first Democratic presidential debate, the consensus among members of the Prince George’s County Young Democrats and the Maryland Democratic Party Tuesday night was that Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders dominated the night’s discussion, and even though former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was able to make a few good points, he and former Sens. Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee were significantly overshadowed. [read more…]

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