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D.C. Mayor to Sign Bill Banning Styrofoam

Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia.

07/29/2014

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DC Council Approves Extension of Lottery Contract

The D.C. Council has approved a 5-year, $38 million contract extension for the partnership that runs the District of Columbia lottery.

07/14/2014

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DC Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto of Budget

The D.C. Council has delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray’s priorities by overriding his veto of the city’s $10.6 billion budget.

07/14/2014

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D.C. Bill Would Ban Suspension of Pre-K Students

A D.C. councilmember is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the city’s public schools from suspending or expelling pre-kindergarten students except in rare circumstances.

07/14/2014

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D.C. Council Votes to Keep ‘Yoga Tax’

Yoga and fitness buffs have been angered by the D.C. Council’s plans to subject those services to sales tax for the first time, and it appears their voices have been heard.

06/24/2014

View from the upper seats of the proposed new D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point. (Rendering from D.C. United)

D.C. United Releases New Photos of Proposed Soccer Stadium

D.C. United has released new renderings of its proposed Buzzard Point stadium in an effort to drum up support before the City Council’s public hearing.

06/13/2014

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D.C. Council Wants Doctors To Be Able To Prescribe More Medical Marijuana

The D.C. Council wants doctors to be able to prescribe medical marijuana to any patient they think would benefit from it.

06/13/2014

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Vote Coming on Bill to Crackdown On Underpaying Employers

A bill would enhance penalties for employers who pay their employees illegal wages or less than what they agreed to pay.

06/03/2014

D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser. (Photo from Muriel Bowser)

DC Mayoral Nominee Bowser to Promote Democratic Unity

More than half of her colleagues on the D.C. Council will join the city’s Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser at a downtown fundraiser.

05/31/2014

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown leaves a Washington courthouse on May 29 after being sentenced for accepting bribes. (credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1)

Former Councilmember Michael Brown Gets 3 Years For Bribes

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting.

05/29/2014

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