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DDOT Best-Case Scenario Targets November Opening For D.C. Streetcar

The opening date for the new D.C. streetcar system on H Street Northeast has long been a source of anticipation, and the latest best-case projections have the system opening later this year.

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D.C. Council Overrides Gray's Budget Veto; Tax Cut Plan Approved

The D.C. Council today voted 12-1 to override a veto by Mayor Vincent Gray of the 2015 budget, handing the outgoing executive a defeat on a spending plan that will largely impact his successor.
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D.C. Council Bill Would Minimize Pre-K Suspensions

D.C. Council member is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the city's public schools from suspending or expelling pre-kindergarten students except in rare circumstances.
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Maryland's Andy Harris Defends Move To Block D.C. Marijuana Bill

The Maryland Republican Congressman who moved to block a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in D.C. defended his actions and criticized the move to boycott businesses in his district, which includes popular tourist destination Ocean City.

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Gray Makes Pitch For D.C. Streetcar Ahead Of Budget Vote Monday

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed the District's spending plan last week and is now making his pitch for compromise on the budget ahead of D.C. Council's override vote on Monday.

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Ridesharing Critics Urge Caution As D.C. Regulation Put On Hold

The move to regulate ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft will likely be put on hold as the D.C. Council moves towards a recess next week, but critics like Council member Mary Cheh say riders this summer may not be covered.

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Congressman Says He'd Support D.C. Marijuana Law If It Echoed Maryland's

Harris' comments could be an end to the dispute between him, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray and supporters of D.C. voting rights, if they're not just the latest chapter.
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The Politics Hour - July 18, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor of the District of Columbia.

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Gray Vetoes D.C. Budget, Asks Council To Delay Summer Recess

Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the 2015 D.C. budget, and is asking the D.C. Council to suspend its upcoming summer recess to work on the spending plan for the fiscal year starting in October.
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Families Moved Out Of D.C. General, But Advocates Worry About Pace Of Progress

Since April, D.C. has moved 198 families from the homeless shelter at D.C. General to apartments and homes, but housing advocates worry that the campaign is moving too slowly for the upcoming winter season.

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