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Remaking Reservation 13: Why A Plot Of Undeveloped D.C. Land Remains Untapped

It's been over a decade since residents of the Hill East neighborhood were promised that the 67-acre plot of land known as Reservation 13 would be developed into a mixed-use neighborhood. Why hasn't that happened?
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Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost

From a highway running through the core of the neighborhood to a proposed "East Mall," the Capitol Hill Restoration Society has spent 60 years years fighting to preserve the uniquely historic nature of the Capitol Hill community.

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As Campaign Cash Loophole Closes, D.C. Businesses Rush To Give Big

A new D.C. law limiting campaign contributions by certain corporations went into effect last month, but not before those very corporations could give big one last time.
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The Rise And Fall And Rise Again Of The Hawk 'N' Dove Bar

The long-time proprietor of the Hawk 'n' Dove, one of Capitol Hill's best-known bars, explains how it came to be and, ultimately, how it ultimately slipped out of his grasp.

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D.C. Council Moves To Ban Suspension Of Pre-K Students

As many as 180 Pre-K students were suspended in the last school year for which data is available. D.C.'s lawmakers are supporting a bill to put a stop to the practice.

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Climate Change May Spark Debate In Washington, But D.C. Is Preparing For It

Climate change and how to respond to it may provoke partisan fights in Washington, but that's not stopping the nation's capital from preparing for the consequences of changing weather patterns.
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You Can Now Give Bitcoins To Political Candidates And Campaigns In D.C.

There's now a new way to donate to political campaigns in D.C.: bitcoin.
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Bag Checks, Other Measures Planned For National Zoo On Certain Days

A shooting last year caused the D.C. attraction to rethink its security procedures, and it will ramp up screenings on some of its busiest days.

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$1.1 Million Price Tag Disclosed For Bowser Inauguration

It took less than a month for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to disclose the cost of her inauguration, and the costs — covered by private donations — totaled $1.1 million.

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D.C.'s Salvadorans Greet Pope's Romero Announcement With 'Jubilation'

Parishioners at a Catholic church in Mount Pleasant are celebrating the declaration by the Vatican that murdered Salvadoran Monsignor Oscar Romero is a martyr of the faith.