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Wake to Washington

Our election guide for procrastinators

Haven’t voted yet? We’re here for you. Check out our guide to the at-large and Ward 2 candidates, plus resources and references for Initiative 81 and everything else on the ballot. 

 

A new statewide holiday in Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam announced that legislation to approve Juneteenth as a paid holiday was unanimously passed. Long celebrated annually on June 19 in honor of the end of American enslavement, the (white) mainstream has recently paid more attention to the holiday after nationwide police brutality protests and the pandemic's brutal impacts on our Black population

 

6,380 Washingtonians are without homes on any given night in D.C.

D.C. newsrooms joined together for the fifth annual D.C. homelessness crisis news blitz, which investigates the barriers and solutions to ending homelessnesssheds and sheds light on the stories of people experiencing homelessness in the city. Some must-reads:

 

A new DC museum? Sure, why not

The U.S. Navy plans on building a new National Museum of the U.S. Navy with a groundbreaking slated for 2023. The $450 million, six-acre flagship museum would replace the existing 1963-opened National Museum of the U.S. Navy. The final location is not yet finalized, but the hope is to remain in the vicinity of Navy Yard.

 

When MPD misbehaves, they don’t go to timeout

The majority of recent validated complaints of police misconduct in D.C. were not met with serious punishment,” reports the DC Police Complaints Board.


Also || Rosslyn debuts outdoor coworking space, “Heroes of the Crisis,” Cindy Sherman + more photographers sell $150 prints to combat voter suppression, Adams Morgan park proves flashpoint in neighborhood gentrification

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Emergency & You

This weekend at Rhizome

 

Treat yourself to self-discovery

Woolgatherings, instruction-based performances aimed at audiences of one, is back this fall with rolling availability in October. Grab a ticket to be guided through reflection, discovery, and connection. (varies)

 

100 Days of Solitude...and Counting

Reflect on the strangeness and isolation of quarantine through the eyes of 30+ artists. On exhibit online through October 18. (Online)

 

Saturday: Protest against Trump, Coney Barrett’s nomination, and more

The Women’s March is organizing again this year at Freedom Plaza with a rally starting at noon and a march at 1 pm. Later, a socially distant text-banking telethon will be organized on the National Mall with the goal to send 5 million text messages to get out the vote. (11am)

 

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