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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Budget Referendum About to Become Law

An effort by District of Columbia residents to give the city government more control over its municipal budget is about to reach a milestone.

07/22/2013

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D.C. Sees Increase of About 1 Million Visitors in 2012

Tourism officials say Washington saw an increase of about 1 million visitors last year, counting a record 18.9 million tourists visiting the nation’s capital.

05/07/2013

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Gray Says Tech Sector Key to District’s Economy

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray doesn’t want to bank on the federal government to keep the city’s economy afloat, so he’s turning his focus to the technology sector.

04/28/2013

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DC Among Most Air-Polluted U.S. Cities

The American Lung Association is out with its annual Air Quality Report Card and, suffice it to stay, DC may need to stay after class.

04/25/2013

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DC Officials Respond to School Closing Lawsuit

District of Columbia officials are responding to a lawsuit over the closure of 15 schools, saying their plan was the result of extensive study and will improve education for all students.

04/25/2013

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Referendum Could Grant DC Control of Budget

On Tuesday, voters in the nation’s capital are all but certain to approve a charter amendment that would grant the city more control over its municipal budget.

04/21/2013

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D.C.’s Public Education Landscape Changing Rapidly

Nine D.C. Charter Schools could receive enrollment ceiling increases at Monday evening’s meeting of the DC Public Charter School Board.

04/15/2013

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Early Voting Set to Begin for DC’s Special Election

Early voting is getting underway for a special election in the District of Columbia.

04/08/2013

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DC Segway Tour Business Loses Lawsuit Against City

The operators of a Washington Segway tour business have lost a lawsuit against the city over regulations that require tour guides to be knowledgeable about city history and architecture.

03/28/2013

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Public Braves Snow for Gay Marriage Case Tickets

People waiting to attend to gay marriage cases being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court have been undeterred by snow falling in the nation’s capital.

03/25/2013

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