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Write the headlines instead of reading them

Find out how a Master’s in Journalism from Georgetown can prepare you to report on today’s breaking news. (Bonus: No GRE required.)

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Would we bounce back?

DC is readying itself for the destructive impacts of climate change with a resilient-first plan that plans to revamp building codes, and retrofit all at-risk buildings or remove them from risky areas by 2050. Any effective resilience strategy also has to consider issues like gentrification and food insecurity that render some communities more vulnerable than others.

Washington Monument reopens today

After three years, old George’s obelisk is finally open again to the public with an updated elevator. Another new addition is a security screening facility, outfitted with X-rays. You can book free tickets online for tours beginning October 19. Before then, you’ll have to line up (as early as 6 am based on estimates) and get them in-person.

 

Concerning(:) the state of journalism in DC

The last three weeks have been bad for DC-based publicationsthree have shuttered (Governing, ThinkProgress and WaPo Express), leaving at least 117 employees without jobs. Most of their workers were left with little notice.

Statehood explained 

ICYMI, the House of Representatives is holding its first hearing on DC statehood in 26 years. Learn about the past, present, and very hopeful future of DC statehood - what does it mean that DC isn’t a state, and how would this change affect DC residents?

 

"Plant for purpose"

If you’ve got some outdoor space you’re planning on planting, check out this guide to native plants. Help the bees and butterflies.


Also || DC has a Unicorn Lane, Meteor the yak is still on the loose baby!!!!, ‘large-scale xylophone’ going up downtown as public art, the origin story of the paint and sip, cheapest way to get a benz, emergency legislation for medical marijuana patients to get treatment in schools, Mystics’ Emma Meesseman is dope, proposed law could help DC tenants fight eviction

Watch DC statehood hearing

If we haven’t talked about it enough yet, Congress is holding a hearing on DC statehood. Watch it unfold in person at the Rayburn Building, which is opening at 7:30 am for you to get a prime spot. You can also watch with all of your closest family and friends in Spirit of Justice Park, or from the comfort of your own couch on Youtube.

 

Harvest party

Enjoy the good-ass weather we’re having at the Botanic Garden harvest party, featuring farm-fresh food and drink tasting, live music and the feeling you’re really taking advantage of late summer (for a fee). (6pm)

 

Storytelling: theme of hope

Local nonprofit Asylum Seeker Assistance Project is putting on a storytelling night with six of their clients at the Phillips Museum around the theme of hope. (6:30pm)

 

Plan ahead: coworking Wednesday 9/25

Join us at Eaton House for another Locale pop-up coworking day next week! (10am-5pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • 730DC and Locale are at it again, but this time at Maketto! Come co-work with us on H street this week. We’ll be on the first floor, sipping unlimited coffee and *definitely* indulging in an afternoon affogato. (9a-4p)

  • Go see a fight between... *checks notes*... a nursing student and a Naval officer? Haymakers for Hope is a charity boxing event that raises money for cancer research and awareness. (7:30 pm)

Also || giant jenga! | capital arts market | poet laureate: Joy Harjo | new art at Murrow Park | the lines between us | a letter to my ex | zine party + panties | closer to 100% clean energy | CARECEN’s 38th birthday | GovExec Hall of Fame | big ugly truck party | audio happy hour | Best of Gay DC awards party | Caroline Rose @ Union Stage

PATRON COUNT: 223
NEXT GOAL: 250


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