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D.C. Council To Take Up Bill Allowing Residents To Carry Concealed Handguns

Next week the D.C. Council will vote on an emergency bill that will allow residents to carry handguns outside their homes, though it will impose significant restrictions on who can carry and where they can go with their gun.
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Opponents Of D.C. Marijuana Legalization Launch Campaign

Opponents of a ballot initiative that would legalize the possession of marijuana and allow D.C. residents to grow up to six plants in their homes today launched their campaign against the measure, urging residents to vote it down on Nov. 4.
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Ferguson Shooting Sparks Town Hall Discussion About D.C. Policing

Concerns about D.C. police and and their perceived discriminatory practices were the topic of conversation at a town hall in Anacostia on Tuesday night in the wake of the shooting death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Miss.

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Simulated Streetcar Service In D.C. Scheduled To Begin Sept. 29

The District Department of Transportation will begin simulated streetcar service on H Street in less than two weeks, keeping the project on a timeline that could see it open before the end of the year.

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The Politics Hour - Sept. 19, 2014

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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D.C. Advocates Pitch Statehood To Senate Panel, But Bill Unlikely To Move

A Senate hearing on a D.C. statehood bill —the first in two decades — produced little by way of assurances that the measure would move through the Democratic chamber.
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D.C. Statehood Bill Prompts Questions Over Constitutionality

Legal scholars disagree over whether a bill granting D.C. statehood would be constitutional or not, an issue that will likely be raised at a Senate hearing to be held on Monday.
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Neighbors Say DDOT Silent After Latest Crash In 16th Street Heights

Another accident on Arkansas Avenue Northwest has residents of the neighborhood expressing frustration with the District Department of Transportation, which has failed to act on what they say is the most important recommendation from its own safety report.

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Council Calls For Presidential Support Ahead Of Senate Hearing In D.C. Statehood

The Senate is holding hearings on Monday morning on the topic of D.C. statehood, and District lawmakers are hoping the president will join them in backing the effort.

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Ahead Of Hearing, Norton Celebrates Record Support For D.C. Statehood Bill

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is celebrating a milestone in her push for D.C. statehood, but she knows it’s still an uphill battle.