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  • Former aide to Bowser wins D.C. special election

    WASHINGTON — A former political aide to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Brandon Todd, won a special election Tuesday to replace her on the D.C. Council and represent Ward 4. Another candidate with ties to Bowser in…

  • 3 D.C. Council members oppose Pepco-Exelon merger

    WASHINGTON — Some D.C. Council members oppose a deal that would allow a Chicago-based company to purchase local utility provider, Pepco. In a letter to District regulators, D.C. Council members Mary Cheh, Charles Allen and…

  • DC Council to take up bill outlawing private pot clubs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that recreational marijuana is legal in the nation’s capital, city leaders want to make clear that it’s not OK to smoke in private clubs. The D.C. Council will take up emergency…

  • Evans: Sidewalks key to unlock DC for film industry

    by Rahul Bali, wtop.com WASHINGTON – Some of the most popular TV shows and movies are set in D.C., but not filmed in the District. Now there is an effort to change that. D.C. Councilman…

  • Marion Barry’s son to continue campaign after bank incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry is pledging to continue his campaign for the D.C. Council following an incident at a bank that attracted police attention. Thirty-four-year-old Marion…

  • DC Council to consider ending its review of contracts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some members of the D.C. Council want to take away the body’s authority to review contracts. Democratic Councilmember Jack Evans introduced a bill on Tuesday that would remove the council from the…

  • DC to consider instant-runoff voting in local elections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider changing the way the District of Columbia conducts its elections. Independent Councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill on Tuesday calling for instant-runoff voting in elections for mayor,…

  • D.C. Council candidate A.J. Cooper dies

    A 34-year-old man who intended to run for Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser\’s council seat has died.

  • DC Council passes bill regulating Uber

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has approved a bill that regulates popular ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The bill gained initial approval on Tuesday by a 12-1 vote. Among other things, it…

  • DC taxis protest council’s Uber vote

    UPDATE: Tuesday – 10/28/2014, 2:22pm ET WASHINGTON – The D.C. Council has passed a bill regulating ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Stay with WTOP for updates on this developing story. EARLIER: Tuesday –…

  • DC Council to consider new inspector general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider whether to approve a new inspector general. The council will vote Tuesday on whether to confirm Daniel Lucas as the city government’s top internal watchdog. In order…

  • Taxi drivers block D.C. streets, demand regulations for ride-share businesses

    Hundreds of cabs flooded Pennsylvania Avenue late Wednesday morning, blocking streets and blaring their horns, to demand that the D.C. Council create an even playing field for transportation businesses.

  • DC Council approves record sealing for pot crimes

    BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has made further changes to marijuana laws in the nation’s capital as residents weigh whether to legalize pot. On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved a…

  • Obama endorses Bowser’s bid for DC mayor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has endorsed fellow Democrat Muriel Bowser’s bid for District of Columbia mayor. Bowser’s campaign released a statement from the president on Monday. Obama says he’s “proud” to endorse Bowser,…

  • DC transportation bill to get second hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. Council committee will hold a second public hearing on a bill that would consolidate the city government’s management of transportation. Among other things, the bill from Democratic Councilmember Mary Cheh…