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Despite sequester, D.C. sees credit rating boost

Citing the District's strong financial policies, Standard & Poor's has raised the city's credit rating even though federal budget cuts could limit the District's future revenue growth.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 09:15pm EDT

Tags: credit rating agencies, Standard and Poor, Finances

Smith appointed to key D.C. education post

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has selected a new deputy mayor for education.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 08:01pm EDT

Tags: Abigail Smith, D.C. schools,

D.C. mayor wants to study traffic congestion fee

Driving into the District could get more expensive.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 08:41am EST

Tags: ABC 7, congestion tax

D.C. mayor weighs 2024 Olympics offer

The District recently received a letter from the U.S. Olympic Committee seeking to gauge the District's interest and ability in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. And Mayor Vincent Gray says he'd have to consider careful whether to move ahead with a bid.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 03:56pm EST

Tags: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Olympics, US Olympic Committee, Events D.C., D.C. Chamber of Commerce


Girl, 4, dies after D.C. house fire

D.C. police say a 4-year-old girl has died following a house fire that's being investigated as a possible arson.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 07:21am EST

Tags: fire

Streetcars in D.C. in 2013? Gray says yes

Will the District see streetcars by the end of this year? According to Mayor Vincent Gray, the answer is yes.

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 09:00am EST

Tags: streetcars, D.C., Jamie Forzato

Gray: District ready for whatever Old Man Winter brings

Washington is breathing a sigh of relief that the blizzard, which dropped more than two feet of snow on New England, didn't come here. Three years after snowpocalypse, the District says it's now prepared to handle a massive storm.

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 05:44pm EST

Tags: snowmageddon, weather, blizzard, Jamie Forzato

D.C.'s chief financial officer to resign

Natwar M. Gandhi, who has overseen the District of Columbia's finances since the dark days of the 1990s when the city was under federal control, announced his resignation Friday as the district's chief financial officer.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 02:49pm EST

Tags: Natwar Gandhi,


D.C. turns down Donald Trump's request for tax break

District of Columbia officials are requiring Donald Trump's organization to pay millions in local property taxes to redevelop the Old Post Office Pavilion into a luxury hotel.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 06:34am EST

Tags: Pedro Ribeiro, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Old Post Office Pavilion

D.C. cabs ordered to take credit cards by March 30

All taxicabs in the District of Columbia will be required to accept credit cards by March 30.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 03:06pm EST

Tags: D.C. Taxicab Commission, taxis, Verizon Center

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