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D.C. Attorney General-Elect Says City Has 'Room' To Pursue Pot Legalization

The District's first elected attorney general is hinting that a recent spending bill passed by Congress may not doom the city's marijuana legalization ballot initiative after all.
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After A Long Wait, Safety Measures Come To Arkansas Avenue

Key safety upgrades on Arkansas Avenue NW in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood came as the result of a minor alteration to the roadway, but one that took months of public outcry to persuade the District Department of Transportation to make.
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Bowser Appoints New Senior Officials For Education, Human Services

D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser today announced new appointments for senior positions in education and human services.
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As Lottery Opens, Bowser Remains Mum On Tweaks To New School Boundaries

The District's citywide school lottery opened to students today, incorporating new school boundaries and feeder patterns adopted by Mayor Vincent Gray. But Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser again said she would tweak those changes, though remained quiet on the details.

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Thousands Rallied In D.C. Saturday For An End To Police Brutality

Protesters carrying signs with slogans like "black lives matter" took to the streets of Washington on Saturday to call for justice after several high-profile deaths where prosecutors opted not to charge police.

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Freer, Sackler Galleries Become First Fully Digitized Smithsonian Museums

The future of the museum may be digital. That's the thinking at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where they have just completed the digitization of their entire collection — a first for the Smithsonian.

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Despite Congressional Vote, Advocates Say D.C. Marijuana Legalization Not Dead

Advocates of a D.C. marijuana legalization that has become a target of a congressional spending bill say that two loopholes may allow the measure to move forward.
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Some D.C. Cabbies See New Mandate As Chance To Compete With Uber

D.C. taxicab drivers say that they have lost business to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, but now the city's Taxicab Commission is developing an e-hailing app that could help them compete.
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Bowser Lays Out Inauguration Plans, Including 5K Run And Ball

District residents will be able to run, pray and dance during Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser's inauguration next month.
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House Passes Spending Bill, D.C. Marijuana Legalization Still In Question

The House on Thursday approved a government spending bill that includes a provision blocking a marijuana legalization initiative in D.C., though questions remain as to the initiative's fate.