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D.C. Takes Up The Assisted Suicide Debate

So far this year, at least two dozen states, including Maryland, have introduced aid-in-dying laws. Now the fight is coming to D.C., where a majority of residents supports legalizing assisted suicide, though many medical professionals opposite it.

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One Year After D.C. Legalizes Marijuana, 'Cannabusinesses' Aim High

When D.C. voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71 last fall, Donald Periera immediately saw a business opportunity. Soon, he'll open the District's first school dedicated to cannabis cultivation.
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Inside The HQ Of D.C.'s Short-Lived But Influential Lesbian Separatist Collective

For members of The Furies Collective, lesbianism was about more than sexual preference; it was a political act. The 1970s separatist group was based in a Capitol Hill row-house, which could eventually become an official historic landmark.
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Metro Lines Up Next Candidate For GM As A Tough Report Card Comes In

The transit agency is trying to reach agreement with its latest general manager candidate on a day when its board will hear the details of a troubling report about the performance of bus and rail service.

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Is Uber Filling A Taxi Void East Of The Anacostia River?

Trips either starting or ending in the two wards east of the Anacostia River have increased 700 percent in the past year, according to data released by the tech company.
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Who's The Biggest Donor To The FreshPAC? Not Who You'd Expect.

Robert Goodrich chipped in $20,000 to a PAC that supports D.C. Mayor Bowser. Unlike most donors, he isn't a big real estate developer or government contractor. Why did this self-described "old-fashioned travel agent" give the PAC its biggest donation?
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D.C. Council Signs Off On $60 Million Tax Deal For Advisory Board Company

The Advisory Board Company, a large education and healthcare consulting firm, will be staying in D.C. — and they'll be getting a $60-million property tax break in the process.
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Top Pick For Metro GM Dropped Out Because 'Job Was Bigger Than He Thought'

As more information surfaced about why the top pick for Metro’s general manager position rejected the job offer, a member of the hiring committee said the runner-up might make his decision as soon as Wednesday.

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D.C. Council Passes Bill To Speed Closure Of D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday advanced a measure that could speed the closure of the troubled family homeless shelter at D.C. General, but not without dissent from some legislators and homeless advocates over whether families should have access to private bathrooms.
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Metro's Top Candidate For General Manager Drops Out — Again

For the second time in a year, Metro is rebooting its search for a new general manager. Former financial executive Neal Cohen, whose name surfaced last week, is no longer in the running.

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