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2014-05-13 16:20:46

INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest property/casualty insurance trade association in the country has told the D.C. Council that it is concerned about what kind of insurance covers the growing ridesharing industry, and under what circumstances. The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies wants the council to make sure citizens "are not caught in a gap where coverage may not be provided." Erin Collins, state affairs director for the...

2011-11-22 05:00:00

New bill would eliminate testing for electricians to receive licenses for working in Washington, D.C. Annandale, VA (PRWEB) November 22, 2011 The D.C. Council is moving closer to passing a bill that jeopardizes the safety of all District residents and workers, according to the Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA. The "Electrician's Equality Act,â would eliminate the need for electricians to pass a test based on the National Electric Code (and administered by the...

2011-06-14 13:28:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) District of Columbia public health advocates call on Mayor Gray and the city council to reject language inserted into the Budget Support Act by Councilman Michael Brown that would create a loophole in the District's highly...

2010-06-10 10:13:00

Union Moves to Gain National Support for Gray's Mayoral Candidacy WASHINGTON , June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest federal and D.C. employee union, The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and its board of directors will meet today with D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray. The union has announced its support for Gray's mayoral candidacy, but plans to take action to get support from unions across the country. Today's strategy meeting follows AFGE's and other...

2008-12-16 13:45:00

D.C. Council Takes 'Bold Step Forward' in Approving Franchise Legislation; Verizon to Offer Its Award-Winning FiOS TV Service Throughout District Within Nine Years; First Residents Will be able to Order Service Within a Year WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of the District of Columbia Tuesday (Dec. 16) unanimously approved, with one abstention, legislation authorizing Verizon Washington DC to offer its all-fiber-optic FiOS TV service to District residents. As part of the...

2006-02-08 01:33:13

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing course, the Washington, D.C., city council early on Wednesday approved a new stadium lease with Major League Baseball that caps the city's project costs at $610.8 million, easing a threat that the Washington Nationals could move elsewhere. New language inserted into an emergency measure sparked a ninth-inning rally of support for the project, allowing the lease to pass by a 9-4 vote, hours after the council rejected it 8-5. The...

2006-02-08 01:08:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing course, the Washington, D.C., city council early on Wednesday approved a new stadium lease with Major League Baseball, capping the city's project costs at $610.8 million and easing a threat that Washington Nationals could move elsewhere. New language inserted in an emergency measure won enough support to allow the lease to pass by a 9-4 vote, less than two hours after the council rejected it 8-5.


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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