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AG Racine Sues Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Preschool for Endangering Children, Violating District Childcare Safety Laws

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC), a synagogue that also operates a fee-based childcare center, for routinely ignoring District laws designed to protect children and creating an environment ripe for abuse.

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AG Racine’s Lawsuit Stops Trump Administration’s Cruel Cuts to SNAP Food Assistance for 700,000+ Unemployed Americans

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has permanently blocked an effort by the Trump administration to revoke vital Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility for over 700,000 unemployed Americans.

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ALERT: Food Delivery Workers Should Beware of Car Thefts

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has seen a rise in car thefts involving food delivery drivers because drivers are leaving their cars idling, with keys in the ignition, ripe for theft while the driver is dropping off food.

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AG Racine Announces FY21 Cure the Streets Grantees and Debuts New Logo for Program

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced grant awards to three community partners that will continue to implement the Cure the Streets violence interruption program in Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and the winners of a District-wide contest to design a new logo for the program.

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AG Racine Leads 18-State Coalition Opposing South Carolina’s Witness Requirement For Mail-In Ballots

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that he is leading a group of 18 state Attorneys General in supporting a challenge to a South Carolina law that requires a witness signature for voters to cast their ballots by mail.

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Suicide Prevention Month: Mental Health Resources

This Suicide Prevention Month, the Office of the Attorney General wants you to know that you are not alone.

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AG Racine Leads 22-State Coalition Urging USDA To Remove Red Tape Threatening SNAP During Pandemic

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 22 states and New York City in urging the Trump administration to waive certain administrative burdens so that states can expedite the distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to residents during the pandemic,…

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AG Racine Leads 18-State Coalition Supporting California's Ban On Large-Capacity Magazines

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 18 state Attorneys General to defend California’s ban on large-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Topics: Public Safety

Cure the Streets Spotlight: Timothy Doyle

Cure the Streets (CTS) violence interrupters working in Ward 5 at the Eckington and Truxton site take turns being on-call each night.

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Cure the Streets Spotlight: Frederick Mercer

Walking the streets of Ward 8’s Washington Highlands community, you will likely encounter Frederick Mercer, a Cure the Streets Violence Interrupter.

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