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Bowser Reverses Encryption Of D.C. Fire And EMS Radios

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday that she will reverse the decision made by her predecessor to encrypt the radios used by D.C. firefighters and emergency responders.
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Record-Keeping On D.C. Tax Breaks Is Shoddy, Report Says

A report by the nonprofit Good Jobs First says the city isn’t doing a good job of monitoring what it gets in return for giving tax breaks to companies.

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Jurors Weigh Whistleblower Lawsuit Over D.C. Police Escorts Of Celebrities

A former police commander claims he was demoted by the chief after he told the D.C. Council about the questionable use of police escorts for celebrities.
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D.C. Legislator Worries That New School Initiative Violates Gender Equality Law

A new $20 million initiative to help black and Latino boys in D.C. schools may violate gender equality laws, says D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3).
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Twitter Briefly Blocks D.C.'s Free Condom Campaign From Buying Ad On Service

Millions of people use Twitter for 140-character bursts of news, opinion and insights, but last week there was something they wouldn't see: A local advertising campaign for a D.C. program that distributes millions of free condoms every year.
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Facing Congress, D.C. Council Backtracks On Pot Legalization Hearing

In something of a legislative and legal game of chicken, the D.C. Council squared off against Congress on Monday — and blinked.
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D.C. Board Of Elections Audit Highlights Accessibility, Equipment Problems

An audit of the District's election on Nov. 4 found a number of problems, according to a new report, including outdated equipment and a lack of full accessibility for disabled voters.

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D.C. Council Holding Public Hearing On Pot Legalization

A public hearing with the D.C. Council today will outline plans for the taxation and regulation of marijuana sales in the District.

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Comparing Metro Emergency Protocols To L'Enfant Smoke Incident Response

More than 80 people were injured and one woman died in a Metro emergency last month. As the investigation into the incident continues, we look at at an agreement on emergency procedures between Metro and responders and look at whether things went according to the plan.

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Big And Rare: Exhibit On Renaissance Painter Comes To D.C.

Piero di Cosimo painted on large wood panels. Getting a lot of them in one place isn't easy.