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Marion Barry's Ward 8 Council Seat Officially Open

If you thought D.C. was done with elections for a bit, hold on for a second. There are now council seats to fill in Ward 8 and Ward 4 come April.

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Rabbi Fired After Charges Of Voyeurism

Prominent D.C. rabbi Barry Freundel, accused of secretly videotaping women in a ritual bathing area, has been fired from Kesher Israel, the synagogue he led in Georgetown.
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Metro's Proposed Funding Increase Runs Up Against Local Budget Realities

Metro says it needs more money from its jurisdictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia or it may have to cut rail service, even during rush hour.
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September To April And Back? The Saga Of D.C.'s Primary Date Continues

D.C. could soon return to a September primary date for local elections, abandoning a brief and controversial experiment with holding the primaries in April.
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D.C. Council To Vote On Stadium Deal, Without Reeves Center Swap

The D.C. Council will vote on an bill authorizing the city to help build a new stadium for D.C. United, but recent changes will both save — and cost — the city money.
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Ferguson Protests Shut Down Traffic On 14th Street

For the third time in as many days, protesters angry with the failure of a Missouri grand jury to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown shut down traffic on a major D.C. thoroughfare.
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Despite Promises To Remove Them, 'Zebras' Remain On Penn. Ave. Bike Lane

A project to better protest cyclists on the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lane from motorists making illegal U-turns has been delayed since this summer.
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Petition Calls On D.C. To Rename Street After Marion Barry

In the wake of Marion Barry's death last week, there's an effort underway to rename a major D.C. thoroughfare after the late mayor and D.C. Council member.
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Ferguson Protesters Block Traffic On I-395, Eight Arrested

Protesters rallying in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting brought I-395 traffic to a standstill during the weekend.
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Bowser Transition Team To Host Open Houses On D.C. Issues

Have an opinion on a pressing D.C. issue? Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser wants to hear it.