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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.
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Machen Sets Up Unit Tasked With Looking Into Wrongful Convictions

U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ron Machen is creating a new unit in his office to look into cases that may have resulted in wrongful convictions, a move that comes after several recent exonerations using DNA evidence.
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Bowser Agrees To Four Mayoral Debates Ahead Of D.C. Election

D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser has agreed to participate in four debates ahead of the Nov. 4 election.
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On 9/11 Anniversary, Cheh Thanks First Responders

The Ward 3 representative toured several city firestations Thursday, offering thanks and refreshments to the men and women in uniform.
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Lanier 'Shocked' By D.C. Police Officer's Intimidation Of Man Recording Arrest

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says an officer should not have interfered with a man who was seen recording an arrest in public. In the video, an officer tells the man "pack up and go" if he doesn't want to be "part of the investigation."
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Lawyer Says Request For Reconsideration Of D.C. Handgun Ruling Is 'Frivolous'

The legal back-and-forth between D.C. and a lawyer fighting the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home continues.
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At D.C. School, 1,300 Students Stopped To Discuss Ferguson

Students at one D.C. school are improving their writing skills by tackling tough social justice issues on paper, including the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
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In Fast-Changing Columbia Heights, Tenants Fight Large Rent Hike

Tenants of a Columbia Heights building are battling a 31.5 percent rent increase — and the possibility their homes may be converted to condos.

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