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How D.C. Is Turning A 'Pedestrian Dead-Zone' Into An Eco-Showcase

From brown and gray to bright green: 15 blocks of Southwest Washington are on their way to becoming a "high performance environmental showcase."

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D.C. Celebrates Emancipation Day With A Tighter Budget

The city budgeted $250,000 to cover the festivities this year, after a fight last year between then-Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council.

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$15 Minimum Wage? Labor Groups Want D.C. Voters To Decide

A coalition of labor and social justice groups have announced plans for a ballot initiative in 2016 that would raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, above the increase to $11.50 that is currently being phased in.
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Medical Marijuana Cultivators Given Boost By D.C. Council

Under legislation approved yesterday, the city's three medical marijuana cultivators can double, to 1,000, the number of plants they grow.

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As D.C. Expands Use Of Body Cameras, Bowser Moves To Limit Access To Video

D.C. residents will soon be recorded by police officers outfitted with body-worn cameras, but Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to make it impossible for those residents to get copies of those recordings.
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On National Mall, A Museum Building Prepares To Reopen Its Doors

The Arts and Industries Building is scheduled to be open for events in late 2015.

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D.C. Area's Safety Net For Immigrant Children Is Stretched Thin, Report Says

Thousands of children who fled Central American violence have been relocated to the D.C. area, and this wave of immigration is seriously testing the resources of organizations that help such kids navigate life in the United States.

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D.C. Statehood Bill Hits New Record For Cosponsors

The bill by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton now has 113 supporters in the House, and she plans to push for more this week, which includes D.C.'s Emancipation Day holiday.

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Power Transfer Would Go Against Voters' Wishes, D.C.'s Attorney General Says

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says he'll fight a proposal by Mayor Muriel Bowser to strip his new office of its authority to review big city contracts and land deals.

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Capitol Police Chief Submits Resignation

Kim Dine, who has led the department during a stretch when it faced several high-profile incidents, has submitted his letter of resignation.