DC Mayor says ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural ‘stays’

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says the Black Lives Matter mural on the city’s 16th street will have “a central place, not in just D.C. history, but in American history.” Washington painted the huge letters on the street leading to the White House. (June 8)

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Washington mayor Muriel Bowser renames an area near the White House that has become the epicenter of anti-racism protests “Black Lives Matter Plaza” — unveiling a giant street mural. Just north of the White House, city workers paint BLACK LIVES MATTER in yellow along the street leading to the presidential mansion.

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DC Mayor: People want to be heard, seen, recognized

Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser says people around the country want their voices “heard” and “there are people who are craving to be heard and to be seen and to have their humanity recognized.” (June 5)

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Bowser: ‘Didn’t see provocation’ from protesters

Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser expressed criticism at the use of force to clear protesters from the park across from the White House. (June 2)

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DC Mayor orders 2-day citywide curfew amid unrest

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a citywide two-day curfew for the District starting Monday evening at 7 p.m., following days of protests that have resulted in fires, destruction of buildings, injuries and dozens of arrests. (June 1)

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DC’s pandemic stay-at-home order lifted on Friday

Mayor Muriel Bowser Wednesday announced that Washington, D.C. would lift its stay-at-home order, issued because of the coronavirus pandemic, on Friday. Bowser outlined the first steps as part of a phased reopening of the nation’s capital. (May 27)

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DC Mayor: Phased reopening could begin May 29th

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says her city’s phased reopening could begin as early as next Friday, May 29th, “barring any peaks” in its battle against the coronavirus. (May 21)

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Reserve virus care site is DC’s ‘insurance policy’

Washington DC is expanding its hospital bed capacity with a reserve COVID-19 medical site inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said it’s an insurance policy in the event of a spike in coronavirus cases. (May 11)

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Stay-at-home order leaves DC streets mostly empty

Sidewalks and streets in one of Washington’s usually busy neighborhoods are nearly empty after DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered residents to stay at home. (April 3)

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DC gives families ‘home for the holidays’

As part of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s push to end homelessness, the city’s Department of Human Services is giving families a “home for the holidays” this season. But experts caution that the program could be just a temporary fix and doesn’t address the problem at its core.