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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…

  • Feb. 26 in the capital: The day D.C. turned green

    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…

  • 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…

  • Perfect timing: Baked & Wired sister store gets go ahead for buildout

    A short permit rundown on this snowy Thursday. Let’s get to it. 440 K St. NW: How about this for timing, on this first day of legal pot in the District. Interior construction of a…

  • Weed in D.C. — what’s legal, what’s not

    WASHINGTON — As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia. Here’s information provided by the D.C. Government on what is legal and illegal under Initiative 71 — the ballot initiative…

  • Cultures crash together at Atlas Intersections on H St.

    WASHINGTON — A six-year tradition is back in action at the Atlas Performing Arts Center along the vibrant H Street corridor in Northeast D.C. The Atlas Intersections Festival is entering the second of its three…

  • Ford’s Theatre museum reopens after water leak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The museum at the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site in Washington has reopened a week after a water leak flooded the museum floor. The museum reopened Wednesday and resumed normal hours for…

  • Caps-Pens fight spills into bench area (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Well, they called Wednesday night Rivalry Night in the NHL, and at Verizon Center, at least, they weren’t kidding. The Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins don’t like each other very much, and the…

  • Apple’s Tim Cook to speak at George Washington U. graduation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University says Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the school’s commencement speech on the National Mall in May. The university announced Wednesday that Cook will be the featured speaker and…

  • U. of Georgia to formally open Washington building

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Georgia is holding a ribbon cutting for a building that will provide living, classroom and study space for students and faculty in the nation’s capital. The university will hold…

  • Are ‘pot-friendly’ D.C. condos, apts. on the way?

    WASHINGTON — The legalization of pot for home use in D.C. has the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington doing outreach to landlords over how to deal with the changes. Nicola Whiteman, senior…

  • Ten burning questions for ‘House of Cards’ Season 3

    WASHINGTON — Season 1 earned a Golden Globe for Robin Wright as Claire Underwood. Season 2 won a Golden Globe for Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood. This weekend, Netflix launches Season 3 of “House of…

  • DC mayor: City to legalize pot despite threat from Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Possession of marijuana will become legal in the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel Bowser reiterated Wednesday, defying a threat from Congress that she and other city leaders could face prison time for implementing…

  • DC man sentenced for attacking woman, assaulting police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a Washington man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for abducting and assaulting a woman in an alley, then firing a gun at police. Forty-five-year-old Kirk Cheeks…