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D.C. Council Struggles With How To Respond To Congress Over Pot Legalization

Members of the D.C. Council were divided today over how to respond to a congressional request for information about a February debate on a bill that would legalize, tax and regulate the sales of marijuana in the city.
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A D.C. Man Walks Into A Police Station And Asks For Marijuana... And Gets It

One D.C. resident recently walked into a police station and asked for his marijuana to be returned to him, a right afforded to all residents under a new marijuana legalization law.
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New Goal Set For D.C.: Totally Eliminate Pedestrian Deaths

The Bowser administration will adopt Vision Zero — a program designed to assess street redesigns and other issues with the goal of totally making the city safe for pedestrians.

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A Year After Relisha Rudd Went Missing, D.C. Police Again Ask Public For Help

D.C. officials are again asking the public for help in finding Relisha Rudd, the nine-year-old D.C. girl who was taken from a homeless shelter last year.
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With Legalization The Reality In D.C., A New Seed Is Planted: Cannabis Capitalism

Marijuana is now legal in D.C., which means that someone is going to try to make money off of it.
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Judge Orders D.C. To Pay $9.2 Million For Wrongful Conviction

The D.C. government has been ordered to pay more than $9 million to Kirk Odom, a District man wrongly imprisoned for more than two decades.

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New Escalator At Dupont Circle South Already Undergoing Major Repair

Metro spent nine months and $12 million rebuilding the escalators at Dupont Circle South. So riders are asking themselves: why is one of those escalators broken already?

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Bowser Administration Considering Killing D.C. Streetcar Expansion Plans

The original vision for the D.C. Streetcar system was a 22-miles of track to connect disparate parts of the District. But a changing budget climate has led to pared down plans that could diminish the streetcar's value.

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D.C. Should Reject Pepco-Exelon Merger, Council Member Mary Cheh Says

If the Pepco-Exelon merger is approved, it would become the largest power distributor in the U.S. — but one D.C. lawmaker says it's bad business for the city.

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Dutch To D.C.: Actually, Our Pot Laws Are More Restrictive Than Yours

After D.C.'s mayor tried to reassure residents that D.C.'s new pot legalization law wouldn't make the city "like Amsterdam," the Dutch Embassy fired back to clarify that it's drug laws are stricter than D.C.'s are.