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Matt Delaney

Articles by Matt Delaney

A Washington Metropolitan Police officer, puts yellow tape around the Potomac Avenue Metro Station in Southeast Washington, Feb. 1, 2023. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's government has been struggling to handle steadily rising violent crime rates in recent years. Although police and city officials point out that overall crime rates have stayed steady, murders and carjackings have spiked — stoking public anxiety. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Bowser orders youth curfew in D.C.’s high-crime areas

Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered the enforcement of a youth curfew in seven areas across the city amid growing pressure from residents and Capitol Hill lawmakers fed up with a summer of robberies, carjackings and shootings. Published August 17, 2023