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D.C. legalizes pot, despite Congressional threats

Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city was implementing marijuana legalization as approved by voters.

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  • Online auction offers Rhino Bar goods for sale

    WASHINGTON — A local bar that’s been filling pints since 1998 is about to close its doors for good, and everything inside is being sold to the highest bidder in an online auction. Rhino Bar…

  • Md. bill would lower drinking age for service members

    WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers want to lower the legal drinking age for members of the military and the bill has support from veterans. “If he’s eligible to be in the military and dodge bullets, he…

  • Century-Old House in Ballston to be Demolished

    In a matter of months, a house possibly built in the 1800s will be torn down. The two-story shingle and frame house at 4210 Washington Blvd will be replaced with a four-story duplex with a rooftop…

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    Marijuana supporters in the District wasted little time carrying out the new freedoms they had pushed for.

  • Metro riders get relief as fare hikes killed

    WASHINGTON — Metro riders got some relief Thursday as proposals to raise fares and cut service were killed. The proposed fare hikes would have added 10 cents to rail and bus trips, and service cuts…

  • Police Report: Burglary, Stolen Car in Reston

    Fairfax County Police are investigating a burglary that took place in the 12000 block of Waterside View Drive in Reston on Feb. 19. Police said a resident at the Waterside View Apartments in North Reston…

  • Residents Hoping to Launch North Arlington Farmers Market

    A group of residents is working to establish a farmers market at Marymount University, near the northernmost part of Arlington County. According to an email forwarded to ARLnow.com, Marymount has agreed to support the idea of…

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    WASHINGTON — The record low temperatures of recent days have resulted in a record high number of severe frostbite cases in the Washington area. At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the increase has been especially dramatic.…

  • Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation’s capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Instead, they’ve threatened her with prison and she has accused them of acting like…

  • USGS confirms small earthquake overnight near Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a small earthquake overnight about 24 miles west of the capital of Virginia. The USGS reported on its website that the quake happened around 3:50…

  • Police investigate attempted rape in Silver Spring

    WASHINGTON – A 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Silver Spring on Wednesday night, according to a Montgomery County police. The woman was on the 1400 block of Hamphshire Court West around 11:15 p.m. when…

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  • Photo Contest: Reston Dogs in the Snow

    With another snow day upon us, we asked for some great dogs-in-the-snow pictures for a photo contest. Here are some of the best entries. Reston Now picks Syd at Lake Newport as the winner. Congratulations to…