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  • Metro: System safe despite smoke incidents

    WASHINGTON — Metro has released new information about smoke incidents that occurred in multiple stations this past weekend, including one incident passengers described as an “explosion.” Metro now says there was a sudden release of…

  • D.C. mayor weighs-in 1 year after Relisha Rudd’s disappearance

    WASHINGTON – Sunday marks one year since then-8-year-old Relisha Rudd was last seen. While police are waiting until next week to provide an update on the case, Mayor Muriel Bowser is weighing in ahead of the anniversary. One…

  • Sentence reduced for 2 Supreme Court demonstrators

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two protesters who pleaded guilty to demonstrating inside the Supreme Court have had their sentences reduced from five days in jail to one. The two appeared in D.C. Superior Court on Friday…

  • DC mayor appoints new schools superintendent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed Hansuel Kang as the city’s new schools superintendent. Kang will head the city’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education. That doesn’t mean she’s…

  • Spike Mendelsohn to head DC Food Policy Council

    District Mayor Muriel Bowser has named prolific D.C. chef Spike Mendelsohn as chair of the District’s new Food Policy Council. Mendelsohn will head efforts to promote the food economy and entrepreneurship, improve food access and…

  • 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.