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The Relationship Between Congress And D.C.: It's Complicated

Congress has long worked to block D.C. policies on everything from abortion rights to gun control. And its most recent action — to stop the city's legalization of marijuana — has some folks gearing up for a fight.

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D.C. Legislator Wants Council Out Of Contract Approval Business

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) is introducing a bill to remove the D.C. Council from the procurement process.
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Officials Say Stronger-Than-Expected Storm Caught Region By Surprise

A stronger-than-expected storm caught the region by surprise this morning, leaving local roads covered in snow and ice and motorists stranded for hours as they tried to get to work.
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A New Year, A New Attempt To Change D.C.'s Bike Crash Liability Law

With the new year comes another new plan to change a D.C. law that now prevents bike riders and pedestrians from receiving compensation when injured in a traffic crash.
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Christopher Barry Files Paperwork To Run For D.C. Council Seat Held By Father

Marion Barry’s son Christopher will run in the special election to fill his late father’s D.C. Council seat.
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Bowser Calls On Republicans To Restore Norton's House Vote

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is kicking off her new administration by lobbying Congress for more representation.
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Streetcar Gets In 'Minor Accident' While On Test Run

Less than three weeks remain until the scheduled opening of the streetcar along H Street Northeast in Washington D.C., which shouldn't change even after a reported accident over the weekend.

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Bowser Says D.C. Pot Legalization Alive Despite Congressional Attempt To Block

Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city's marijuana legalization ballot initiative is safe despite congressional action to block it.
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National Museum Of Women In The Arts To Receive Prestigious Prize

The Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women's Freedom will be awarded later this week to the D.C. museum for recognizing women's role in the arts.

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Northeast D.C. Getting New Craft Distillery

One Eight Distilling is set to open this week, expanding the District's craft liquor offerings.