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D.C. Composer And Neighbors Fight Unwanted Symphony — Leaf-Blowers

They clean lawns and sidewalks — and inflame passions. Gas-powered leaf-blowers are a nuisance worthy of being banned, say some D.C. residents.
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To Combat 'Summer Slide,' 10 DCPS Schools Move To Extended School Year

School's out for... never? Ten D.C. public schools — mostly in Wards 7 and 8 — are adding 20 days of instruction to the coming school year.

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D.C. Elections Board Seeks To Reverse Judge's Ruling On Minimum Wage Vote

The D.C. attorney general is seeking to intervene in a ruling that D.C.'s three-person elections board was improperly constituted — a ruling that affects a vote on a $15 minimum wage vote and more.
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D.C. Shadow Senator On How Iowa Could Help With D.C. Statehood

The delegation is hoping to convince local caucuses to make D.C. statehood part of the parties platforms at their national conventions in summer.
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Wheelchair Users Say They Are Forgotten In Blizzard Cleanup Efforts

January's blizzard kept everybody indoors for several days last week, but as the rest of the region digs out, wheelchair-bound residents of the District say the cleanup left them behind.

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What Business Do D.C.’s Elected Officials Have Going To The Iowa Caucuses?

Most Washington residents will be observing the Iowa caucuses from afar, but a group of public officials from the District are traveling there to generate support for D.C. statehood: Sens. Michael Brown and Paul Strauss and Rep. Franklin Garcia.
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Rosebud Film Festival Shows Off D.C. Region's Filmmakers

Local independent filmmakers show off their work Saturday during a film festival at the Naval Heritage Center in D.C.
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D.C. Judge Shoots Down Public Vote On $15 Minimum Wage

A D.C. judge on Friday ruled that an effort for a public vote on raising the minimum wage to $15 cannot be placed on the November ballot, handing a temporary victory to business leaders who say a wage that high would at best limit hiring and at worst drive businesses out of the city.
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Investigators: Reforms Have Made Lasting Impact On D.C. Police

Eight years ago, the Justice Department ended its oversight of the D.C. Police Department. Investigators have returned to check on whether reforms have improved the department in the long term, and their report is largely positive.
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Jack Evans Elected Chair Of Metro Board In Unanimous Vote

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), an infrequent Metro rider, has been tapped to head the transit system’s governing body, as expected.

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