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7 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Charter Schools Want More Money From D.C.

Charter schools sued the District of Columbia on Wednesday, claiming the District underfunds charter schools that serve 37,000 of the District's children.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Former DC mayors to celebrate nominee's birthday

The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital is turning 42, and a who's who of local politics is helping her celebrate.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Washington DC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Canadian Plastics Magazine

Washington, D.C. banning PS foam food and drink containers

Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray has signed a law that will ban food and drink containers made of plastic foam for carryout use in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: US Governors, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

ThinkProgress

D.C. Announces Plan To Finally Clean Up The City's 'Forgotten River'

At first glance, some stretches of the Anacostia river in Washington, D.C. look like those of any other urban waterway - muddy-brown, crossed-over by bridges, flanked by a few grassy trails and dotted with docks here and there.

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Related Topix: Anacostia (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WJLA-TV Arlington

D.C. Council members rack up $14,000 bill on Las Vegas trip

A group of D.C. Council members spent close to $14,000 in taxpayer money on a trip to Las Vegas, according to a Washington Times report.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Las Vegas Travel, US Governors

Russia Taday

Washington DC police will not enforce handgun ban

District of Columbia police officers were told Sunday to cease enforcing the city's ban on carrying loaded handguns in public places.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Guns, The Washington Post Company, US Governors, US News, US Supreme Court

Mass Transit

DC: Metro Launches Silver Line, Largest Expansion of Region's Rail System in More Than Two Decades

Metrorail, the nation's second busiest rapid transit system, grew 10 percent larger July 26 with five new stations and new direct rail service between the Washington region's two largest employment centers, all as a result of the opening of the Silver Line's first phase.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Downtown (Washington, DC), US Politics, Republican, Frank Wolf, us Travel, Travel, Virginia, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The George Towner

Trumps, D.C. Officials Break Ground on Old Post Office Redevelopment

The first of two major redevelopments expected on Pennsylvania Avenue, "America's Boulevard," broke ground July 23 as construction began to transform the Old Post Office into the Trump International Hotel.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Pennsylvania, US Governors, Trump Organization, Real Estate, John Mica, US Politics, Republican

Government Computer News

DC government commits to transparency with FOIA portal and open data policies

Washington, D.C., took a big step this week on the road to government transparency.

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Related Topix: US Governors

The Washington Post

Jonetta Rose Barras: Plenty of blame to go around on Park Southern controversy

No one is blameless in the controversy surrounding Park Southern Apartments - not Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration, the D.C. Council or the building's nonprofit owner.

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Related Topix: US Governors, African-American, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Republic

Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best

Donald Trump says his new hotel in the Old Post Office building in downtown Washington "will be one of the fine ... and maybe the finest" hotels in the world.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, US Governors, Pennsylvania

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Bowser defends her actions in Park Southern takeover controversy

The front gate of the Park Southern complex is bent and broken. The Park Southern Towers has many maintenance-related problems due to negligence and lack of care.

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Related Topix: US Governors

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Philly.com

Marijuana decriminalization is in effect in DC - Philly next?

Our nation's capital is putting a pragmatic new policy into place today: removing criminal penalties for adults caught with small amounts of marijuana .

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Philadelphia, PA

Roll Call

Scarce Prospects for Senate Shooting Down D.C. Gun Control

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Alfred Durham, prepare for a news conference in Rayburn on a House passed amendment by Rep. Thomas Massie's, R-Ky., that would "block D.C. from enforcing its local gun laws, as part of the Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services and General Services ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Entertainment, Drama, Television, US Governors, Republican, US Politics, Representative Thomas Massie, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul

The Baltimore Sun

Decriminalized pot takes effect in Washington, D.C.

Bob Leeds, co-owner of Sea of Green Farms, shows some of the marijuana he produces during a tour of his company's facility in Seattle, Washington.

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Related Topix: Drugs, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, US Governors, Baltimore, MD

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Roll Call

Mayoral Candidates Would Vary Approach to Hill on Home Rule

A day after Rep. Andy Harris declared he was targeting with an appropriations rider a locally passed law that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia punishable by only a $25 ticket, Mayor Vincent Gray publicly denounced the congressman.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marijuana, Columbia, SC, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, US Governors

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Pedro Ribeiro, top spokesman for Vincent Gray, departs for federal post

Mayor Vincent C. Gray will serve the last 51/2 months of his term without his most stalwart public defender, chief spokesman Pedro Ribeiro.

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Related Topix: US Governors, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, US Politics, Zoe Lofgren

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Roll Call

Priorities, Priorities: In D.C., Yoga More Expensive, Beer More Available

How's this for a city motto: Washington, D.C., where the yoga's expensive and the beer is easy! That might need a little work, but that's the gist of the fiscal 2015 D.C. spending plan that is on a glide path now that the D.C. Council has over-ridden Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of its $10.6 billion spending plan.

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Related Topix: Dc Yoga, Health Club, US Governors, Roll Call, Washington DC

Roll Call

D.C. Council Overrides Gray's Veto of Yoga Tax, but Beer Language Safe

The District's fiscal 2015 spending plan will likely make D.C.-brewed beer more accessible, and working out a little more expensive.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Columbia, SC

The Washington Post

Gray campaign accuses head of Park Southern nonprofit of 'double dealing'

The Rev. Rowena Joyce Scott holds a prayer service for 8-year-old Makayla Darden at Imagine Public Charter School in Washington, on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Washington Post, Publishing, The Washington Post Company, US Governors

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