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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. 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

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Former D.C. Candidate Pleads Guilty in Money Scheme

A former D.C. Council candidate has pleaded guilty to lying about how much money his campaign received from a businessman who also admitted running a “shadow campaign” for Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray.

06/23/2014

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DC Soccer Fans Upset That Stadium Hearing Is Same Day As Important World Cup Match

Nearly a year after it was first proposed, the plan to build a new soccer stadium at D.C.’s Buzzard Point will finally get a public hearing on June 26.

06/12/2014

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Ex-DC Lawmaker Brown to be Sentenced for Bribes

Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown could be sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting.

05/28/2014

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Ex-Candidate Charged on Campaign Contributions

A former candidate for the D.C. Council has been charged with conspiring to receive and conceal excess campaign contributions during his run for office.

05/20/2014

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DC Council Takes Huge Step Toward Decriminalizing Pot Possession

Washington’s mayor and police chief are concerned that a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana will lead to widespread pot smoking in public.

02/04/2014

Montgomery County lawmakers may soon decide to pass legislation banning styrofoam. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Mayor’s Proposal Would Phase Out Use of Styrofoam in D.C.

Twenty years ago, Jim Foster says, the Anacostia Watershed Society was busy trying to get tires out of the river. Now that the big stuff is more or less gone, and dumping has been made a felony, AWS’s focus is on the smaller stuff.

01/16/2014

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Gray Signs Bill Raising D.C. Minimum Wage to $11.50

The District of Columbia’s mayor has signed a bill that will raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour in 2016.

01/15/2014

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