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We wanted to make sure you saw these two articles below noting the progress Mayor Gray and his administration are making to ensure quality patient care at St. Elizabeths Hospital and to fulfill his promise to make DC the digital capital of the world.

• Thanks to the work of Mayor Gray and his commitment to improving health care for all District residents, the longstanding lawsuit involving St. Elizabeths Hospital has been settled.

In the article written by city hall reporter, Mike DeBonis of the Washington Post, you will read about the District’s settlement of the longstanding lawsuit challenging the management of St. Elizabeths Hospital, “the latest of several milestones for the city’s improving mental health system.” The settlement, which renews the partnership between the city and University Legal Services to provide quality care to patients, “is the third major legal victory for the mental health department in two months.”

Read more about “St. Elizabeths suit is settled after six years” by Mike DeBonis

• Thanks to the work of Mayor Gray and his commitment to making DC the digital capital of the world, DC is “one of
the nation’s best-connected cities.”
This second article highlights the District as “one of the nation’s best-connected cities, with nearly 70 percent of residents enjoying high-speed Internet access. But if you look more closely, broadband adoption rates vary widely. In affluent neighborhoods, those rates hover near 100 percent; in poorer neighborhoods, they dip below 40 percent.”

DC is closing the digital divide and “over the next several years, the District will sink around $30 million into a coordinated digital divide project under Mayor Vincent Gray’s One City initiative. D.C. government is using federal stimulus grants to map broadband Internet adoption throughout the city, lay new fiber-optic cable in neighborhoods with poor adoption rates, launch education initiatives designed to boost awareness and, finally, to monitor the results.”

Read more in GOVERNING Magazine about 'Tech Talk - Attacking the Connectivity Gap” by Steve Towns, GOVERNING's executive editor and the editor of Government Technology ...p68 See link: