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  • Unprecedented D.C. trash collection after cold snap

    WASHINGTON — After an extended cold snap led to a delay in garbage collection, D.C. is launching an unprecedented effort to clean up the streets. Extra crews from the Department of Public Works will be…

  • Cold weather could delay blooming of cherry blossoms

    WASHINGTON — The frigid weather that has lingered in the D.C. area this season could impact D.C.’s famous cherry blossom trees. According to the National Park Service, peak bloom typically occurs around April 4, but…

  • With pot legal, it’s time to talk with your kids

    WASHINGTON — Now that it’s legal to possess and use marijuana in the District, some experts say it’s time to have a discussion with your children about the drug. “Sit down and have an open…

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

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation’s capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser had little choice, given…

  • D.C. mosque vandalized for 2nd time in a week

    WASHINGTON — Tape and plastic have again been added to a broken window at a mosque in Northeast D.C. after vandals struck for the second time in a week. On Monday, the Ivy City Majid &…

  • 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…

  • D.C. Mayor Bowser on MSNBC’s ‘Maddow’ show: Pot legalization ‘is in force’

    WASHINGTON – D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser took to the national media on Thursday night to deliver a straightforward message regarding marijuana legalization in the District, and to stump for D.C. statehood. “I’m the mayor of…

  • Bowser appoints new Food Policy chair

    WASHINGTON — A famous chef with ties to D.C. has a new gig. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed Spike Mendelsohn to be the chair of D.C.’s new Food Policy Council. His job will be to…

  • 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…

  • 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…