D.C.’s Mayor Mourned Covid’s Unequal Toll. Her Sister Is the Latest Victim.

“People who could not speak for themselves, she was their microphone,” said Daniel W. Thomas, a chef in Washington. He would know. More than 30 years ago, when Mr. Thomas was about 1, social workers rescued him from a troubled home, he said. Ms. Bowser, who was working at Catholic Charities, saw him and immediately […]

Texas disaster ‘foreseeable and preventable’, Houston mayor says

Texas will hold hearings this week into how a winter storm cut millions off from utilities and killed dozens, a disaster which the mayor of Houston called “foreseeable and preventable”. Texas State Representative Craig Goldman said on Sunday that power companies, including the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and other stakeholders would take part […]

5 Killed in Indianpolis Shooting That Mayor Condemns as ‘Mass Murder’

Five people were found shot to death in a home in Indianapolis on Sunday morning, a crime that the city’s mayor denounced as an evil act of “mass murder” that amplified a recent spate of gun violence there. One of the victims was a pregnant woman, according to the authorities, who said that efforts to […]

Madrid Mayor Says Snowstorm Caused Nearly $2 Billion in Damage

MADRID — Madrid’s mayor on Thursday called on the central government to declare Spain’s capital a disaster zone, warning that the damage caused by last weekend’s snowstorm would cost at least 1.4 billion euros, or $1.7 billion, to fix. Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida told a news conference that the disaster designation would release emergency funds […]

Washington, DC mayor wants tighter security at Biden inauguration

Request comes as US lawmakers raise concerns about ongoing threat of violence from hardline groups after deadly Capitol Hill riot. The mayor of Washington, DC has asked for security to be bolstered during United States President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration in the US capital after deadly violence on Capitol Hill last week. In a […]

DC Mayor blames Trump, extends emergency in US capital

Mayor Muriel Bowser says US President Donald Trump must be held accountable for an ‘unprecedented attack on our democracy’. Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Thursday the brazen attack on the US Capitol by supporters of United States President Donald Trump was “clearly the result of a failure” and called for an investigation into […]

Washington, DC mayor declares December 24 ‘Dr Fauci Day’

Mayor Muriel Bowser says day aims to honour Dr Anthony Fauci for his ‘tireless’ work during COVID-19 pandemic. As the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the mayor of Washington, DC, has honoured the country’s top infectious disease expert, declaring Thursday as “Dr Anthony S Fauci Day” in the US capital. In a […]

NYC’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, has died

David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first Black mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93. Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. The department said officers were called […]