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Mayor Wants Statehood Vote This Year By D.C. Residents

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants residents to vote this November on whether the nation's capital should become the 51st state.
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Report: Credibility Of Key Figure In 'Shadow Campaign' Probe Was Doomed By Sex Allegations

A report by The Washington Post explains why prosecutors' case against Vincent Gray never materialized.

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Judge To Unseal 'Shadow Campaign' Docs From Gray Campaign Probe

Documents from the investigation into former Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign will soon be released after pressure from lawyers.

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'National Mall' And 'Kennedy Center' To Be Added To Names Of Metro Stations

The Smithsonian and Foggy Bottom-GWU stops will each get appendages to their names as the result of a process that concluded this week.

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Politician Who Rarely Rode The Trains Emerging As Metro's Most Vocal Champion

D.C. Council Member Jack Evans was forceful in advocating for the Metro in front of lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week, continuing his outspoken advocacy as chairman of Metro’s board of directors.

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Bowser Unveils More Details About Shelter Plan, But Critics Say Questions Remain

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has released additional details about her plan to replace the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General with seven smaller, neighborhood-based shelters — but some of the plan's fiercest critics still say that many questions remain unanswered.

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National Cathedral Moving To Phase 2 Of Repairs Stemming From 2011 Earthquake

When an earthquake centered in Virginia struck in 2011, it caused an estimated $34 million in damage to the Washington National Cathedral. The house of worship has conducted structural repairs, but now turns to the cosmetic.

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Metrorail Won't Get Federal Bailout, House Republicans Say

The Washington area's struggling subway system won't get a federal bailout, GOP Rep. John Mica said Thursday as Republicans blamed the Metro system's recent series of crises on poor management rather than a lack of funding.

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Washington: Not Just Government Jobs Anymore (But Government Still Matters)

What's the prospect for economic growth and jobs in the Washington region as the federal government cuts back on spending? It's not as bad as you think.
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We'll Have A New President Eventually, So Congress Gets Moving On Inauguration

No nominees, no problem. Congress is taking the first steps on staging the inauguration of the 45th president next January.

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