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Bowser Calls FreshPAC A 'Distraction,' Supports Decision To Shut It Down

D.C. Mayor Bowser says she supports the decision to shut down FreshPAC, the controversial political action committee that was formed by a group of her supporters to — as they described it — support her agenda.
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How The Pro-Bowser FreshPAC Was Forced To Disband

This week, the treasurer of a controversial political action committee supporting D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced it would be closing down and returning hundreds of thousands of dollars to donors. Why did organizers change course, just days after the mayor strongly defended the PAC?

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Door To Door: Lowes Island, Virginia, And Stronghold, D.C.

It's our ongoing journey around the region. This time, we'll visit Lowes Island, Virginia, and the Stronghold neighborhood of Northeast D.C.

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As Body-Worn Camera Use Spreads, ACLU Pitches Its Own App To Record Cops

Want to quickly record police misconduct and file a complaint with a prominent civil liberties organization? There's now an app for that.
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Are Mobile Urban Farms A Good Use Of Space In D.C.?

On a vacant three-acre patch of land in Southeast Washington, volunteers are building what will be the city's largest urban farm. It's designed in such a way that it can be uprooted and relocated to a new vacant lot when the current parcel is developed in the next few years.

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Why The Fight Over A Bike Lane In Shaw Isn't About Biking

To cycling advocates, and to the District Department of Transportation, bike lanes are about safety — just the same as a crosswalk or stop sign. But in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, a proposed bike lane is sparking heated debates about race, economics and displacement.

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How A Local Chorus Is Going About Memorizing The 70-Minute Brahms' Requiem — In German

The lyrics of the latest three-minute pop song may quickly get stuck in your head, but how do you go about memorizing a piece of music that's 70 minutes ... and in German? We find out how a local chorus is preparing to perform Brahms' Requiem this week, entirely from memory.

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Why Is A Tiny Triangle Of Land In D.C. Dedicated To Sonny Bono?

A pocket park dedicated to pop star-turned-politician Sonny Bono is getting a new lease on life, as a local museum is leading the effort to transform this long-neglected spot off Dupont Circle into a welcoming community space.
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That Amazing Parking Spot Will Come With Higher Costs In Some Parts Of D.C.

Meters in Chinatown and Penn Quarter will now enforce "surge pricing" for street parking — as much as $8 per hour during the busiest times.

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After Two-Year Push, D.C. Says It's On The Cusp Of Ending Veteran Homelessness

The city has housed 1,300 homeless vets over the last two years, coming close to its goal to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, say D.C. officials and homeless advocates.

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