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The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington takes place on Aug. 28, but individuals, organizations and venues throughout the D.C. area are honoring the occasion all weekend long -- from serious and reflective gatherings, to more festive and family-focused affairs. Many of the events are free and open to the public. Here are our top picks for the weekend.
The motorcade fiasco is the result of "some serious miscommunication," according to Mayor Vincent Gray's office.
A D.C. bill that sparked a national debate because it would require big retailers to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour remains in the hands of the D.C. Council more than 40 days after lawmakers officially approved it.
The owner of Frager's Hardware is reconsidering his bid to raze what's left of his fire-ravaged, approximately block-long Capitol Hill storefront.
Ted's Bulletin has been a local favorite for years, luring diners back to its Capitol Hill location for its boozy milkshakes and homemade pop tarts. Now, Ted's is expanding its reach with its second location on 14th Street in Northwest D.C.
The Metropolitan Police Department has been asked to investigate whether "anything untoward" is taking place after two D.C. ambulance fires occurred.
Virginia-based band Parachute is kicking off a six-week tour. Local fans hoping to catch the band live can do so on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
It's not a state, but that doesn't stop the District of Columbia from having a state fair. Back for its fourth year, the annual DC State Fair is slated for Sept. 28.
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