Daily Archives: June 25, 2020

House Expected to Pass DC Statehood Bill Friday

A historic vote is set for D.C. statehood Friday. For the first time ever, the House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill making “Washington Douglass Commonwealth†the 51st state. The new name is a nod to abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Even though the bill has the votes in the House, it isn’t expected to go anywhere in the Senate….

Loudoun County Treasurer Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Social Media Post

Loudoun County’s treasurer issued an apology after making an insensitive post on Facebook following the Quaker Oats announcement to remove Aunt Jemima from their products because of the ties to “racial stereotypes.†Roger Zurn wrote “wondering if Aunt Jemima will change to Uncle Tom’s.†Friends told him to take down the post, but the damage had already been done. “When…

Regional Agreement With Local Police Under Review Following Park Police Treatment of Protesters

The force Park Police officers have used against protesters could cost the agency its working relationship with some local police departments. In a statement to News4, Metropolitan Washington’s Council of Governments confirms it is now planning to review the regional mutual aid agreement which governs those relationships. “Mutual aid among local, state, and federal public safety agencies is critically important…