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A top Hawaiian lawmaker is calling for the legalization of marijuana in order to pay of billions in state debt and improvements to transportation and public education programs. (Getty Images)

D.C. Council Could Make Major Changes to Pot Bill

The D.C. Council is set to take its first vote on decriminalizing marijuana Tuesday, but city lawmakers are considering a major change to the proposed law that would allow police to lock you up if you’re caught lighting up in public.

02/03/2014

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D.C. Councilman Asks LivingSocial to Drop ‘Drink and Shoot’ Deals

A D.C. councilmember is asking LivingSocial to put an end to its deals that involve both alcohol and firearms because they “send the wrong message” about “responsible gun use and ownership.”

07/30/2013

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D.C. Council to Consider Moving Primary to June

The D.C. Council will consider emergency legislation to move next year’s primary election from April to June.

07/08/2013

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D.C. Council to Consider Moving Primary to June

The chairman of the D.C. Council wants to push back the date of the primary that’s likely to decide the city’s next mayor.

04/30/2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray. (Photo Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

Would D.C. Be Ready in an Emergency?

Mayor Vincent Gray is invoking the attack in Boston to make his case for a shift change in the District’s fire and EMS department.

04/29/2013

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Absentee Ballot Request Deadline in D.C.

It’s the last day for District of Columbia residents to get their requests in for absentee ballots for this month’s special election for a D.C. Council seat.

04/17/2013

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Mara Has Most Money to Spend in D.C. Council Race

With a week to go before a special election for an open D.C. Council seat, Republican Patrick Mara appears to have the most money to spend.

04/16/2013

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Michael Brown Withdraws From D.C. Council Race

One of the candidates running for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council has dropped out of the race.

04/02/2013

Councilmember Jim Graham at the Howard Theatre. (credit: Kells Hetherington)

D.C. Council Votes to Reprimand Jim Graham

In an unusual step, the D.C. Council voted overwhelmingly Monday to reprimand member Jim Graham for his intervention in the city’s lottery contract process.

02/25/2013

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Jim Graham Fights Back Against Contracting Allegations

D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham is fighting back against an ethics panel that found he violated the city’s code of conduct when he intervened in the lottery contracting process.

02/22/2013

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