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D.C. Council Transmits Marijuana Initiative To Congress, Defying Republicans

The D.C. Council is moving to implement a ballot initiative that would legalize possession of up to two ounces of marijuana, despite congressional Republicans' opposition.
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Serving On A D.C. Charter School Board: Not As Easy As It Looks

Part of the DNA of charter schools is that they operate at the behest of school boards more than city lawmakers. While that can be a boon, it can also be a burden.

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One Dead, 84 Hospitalized After Smoke Fills Metro Tunnel, Yellow Line Train

One woman died after smoke filled Metro tunnels and a Yellow Line train outside the L'Enfant Plaza station on Monday afternoon. While NTSB investigates the incident Tuesday morning, Blue Line trains are replacing the Yellow Line.
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National Park Service Proposes New Fees For C&O Canal To Cover Budget Shortfalls

New user fees could be coming to the C&O Canal, the national park that stretches 184.5 miles from D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.
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DCPS To Honor 1,400 High-Performing Educators At Kennedy Center

At a glitzy event at the Kennedy Center Monday evening, D.C. Public Schools will honor the best among its ranks.

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D.C. Statehood Advocates Hope For State Of The Union Mention

President Obama voiced his support for D.C. statehood last year, something advocates hope he will repeat again in front of the nation in the State of the Union.

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Dogs Rescued From 'Meat Farm' Moved To D.C. Shelters

Nearly two dozen dogs rescued from a "meat farm'' in South Korea are a step closer to finding safe homes here in the D.C. region.
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D.C. Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award

Second-grade teacher Michelle Johnson is the only D.C. teacher to receive the Milken Educator Award this year.
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D.C. Streetcar Involved In Another Fender Bender, Eighth So Far

D.C.'s new streetcar line hasn't opened to the public yet, but it was involved in another crash last night.
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This Week On Metro Connection: The 51st State, Or The Last Colony?

Metro Connection marks the 40th anniversary of home rule in D.C. What's next in the push for voting rights and statehood?