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Mayor Vincent C. Gray Calls for An Independent D.C. As July 4th is Reminder of City’s 2nd Class Status

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Calls for An Independent D.C. As July 4th is Reminder of City’s 2nd Class Status

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mayor Vincent C. Gray wishes Washingtonians and fellow Americans a happy and safe Independence Day Wednesday and asks all to join the District of Columbia in its struggle for full independence. The Mayor notes [...]

San Antonio Is Named A 2012 All-America City Based On Plan To Improve Third Grade Reading

San Antonio Is Named A 2012 All-America City Based On Plan To Improve Third Grade Reading

SAN ANTONIO  — San Antonio was named an All-America City by the National Civic League today based on its ambitious plan to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the [...]

City, County announce $33 million in savings as first year of collaboration comes to a close

City, County announce $33 million in savings as first year of collaboration comes to a close

CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Toni Preckwinkle today announced that in the first year of the City-County collaboration, $33.4 million has been saved, and that over [...]

Ban voices concern by worsening humanitarian situation in Mali

Ban voices concern by worsening humanitarian situation in Mali

NEW YORK — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern over the worsening security and humanitarian situation in northern Mali, and by reports that mausoleums in the ancient city of Timbuktu have been destroyed. "The Secretary-General [...]

District Government Declares State of Emergency

District Government Declares State of Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. –- In response to yesterday’s devastating storm and searing temperatures, the Government of the District of Columbia has declared a state of emergency. "The severity of the storm damage necessitates the declaration of a [...]

District Government Response to Severe Thunderstorms and Searing Heat

District Government Response to Severe Thunderstorms and Searing Heat

WASHINGTON, D.C. –- After suffering through a record breaking day with heat indexes reaching up to 108 degrees, yesterday evening, a major thunderstorm hit our region dropping damaging hail, heavy rain, and bringing down thousands of [...]

Birthplace of Jesus placed on Unesco’s World heritage in danger list

Birthplace of Jesus placed on Unesco’s World heritage in danger list

NEW YORK — The Church of the Nativity, which sits on a site in Bethlehem that is identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus, was inscribed today on the World Heritage List of the [...]

Mayor Finch Urges Residents to Stay Safe During Holiday Celebrations

Mayor Finch Urges Residents to Stay Safe During Holiday Celebrations

BRIDGEPORT, CT (June 29, 2012) – Mayor Bill Finch, Police Chief Joseph Gaudett, Fire Chief Brian Rooney and Emergency Management Director Scott Appleby addressed the media today urging city residents and visitors to be safe during [...]

President on the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act

President on the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Good afternoon.  Earlier today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — the name of the health care reform we passed two years ago.  In doing so, they've reaffirmed [...]

Gray Administration Applauds Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Affordable Care Act

Gray Administration Applauds Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C –- Mayor Vincent C. Gray today welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius and related cases, which upholds the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [...]

U.N. human rights expert demands Israel halt demolition of Palestinian homes

U.N. human rights expert demands Israel halt demolition of Palestinian homes

NEW YORK — An independent United Nations human rights expert today demanded that Israel immediately stop tearing down Palestinian homes, noting that the number of people affected by the demolition of Palestinian buildings has risen by [...]

City of Detroit and MSU plant seed for urban food system innovation

City of Detroit and MSU plant seed for urban food system innovation

DETROIT —  Detroit and Michigan State University today took a significant step toward developing a broad program of food system innovation to promote local economic development, land recovery and food security. The aim is to position [...]

City of Dallas Community Emergency Response Team To Participate In ‘Formidable Footprint’

City of Dallas Community Emergency Response Team To Participate In ‘Formidable Footprint’

DALLAS, TX – The City of Dallas Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) -sponsored by the Dallas Office of Emergency Management will join over 300 Community Emergency Response Teams, Neighborhood Associations, Disaster Animal Response Teams and local [...]

Mayor Villaraigosa announces council on innovation and industry

Mayor Villaraigosa announces council on innovation and industry

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced the formation of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Council on Innovation and Industry (LAMCII) at the Variety Venture Capital and New Media Summit. “LA is an incredibly creative and diverse city [...]

U.N.  food agency calls for collective action to combat foot-and-mouth disease

U.N. food agency calls for collective action to combat foot-and-mouth disease

NEW YORK — Collective action and solid commitments to a global strategy are necessary to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the United Nations food agency stressed today. “Recent FMD outbreaks around the globe demonstrate that animal diseases [...]

Stockton to file for bankruptcy, will be largest U.S. city to fail.

Stockton to file for bankruptcy, will be largest U.S. city to fail.

STOCKTON — This Gold Rush-era port city, an epicenter of California's agricultural exports, will become the nation's largest city to seek protection under the U.S. bankruptcy code after its City Council on Tuesday stopped bond payments, [...]

Forum Hosted in China Offers Insight for Building a Sustainable DC

Forum Hosted in China Offers Insight for Building a Sustainable DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Office of Planning (OP) Director Harriet Tregoning participated in the 2012 Beijing Forum on Sustainable Development of Cities, hosted by the Beijing Municipal Government at the National [...]

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