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  • DC Council approves tougher penalties for synthetic drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has unanimously approved emergency legislation that would allow the police chief to temporarily shut down businesses that sell synthetic drugs. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed the bill to combat…

  • DC Council votes to cut taxes starting in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has voted to cut income taxes for middle-class and wealthier residents starting in September. Mayor Muriel Bowser was pushing to delay the tax cuts until next year, and six…

  • Despite fraud lawsuit, food vendor in line to re-sign with District

    WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, the largest food vendor in the D.C. school system agreed to pay $19 million in a suit charging that it mismanaged the program and overcharged the District. Now the D.C.…

  • D.C. teachers want evaluation data to be public

    WASHINGTON — The union representing D.C. public educators says that language tucked into the District’s budget bill would prevent the public and the union alike from accessing teacher evaluation results, but city officials dispute that…

  • D.C. parking tickets, meters could cost more

    WASHINGTON — Parking tickets will cost more and some meters will have extended hours of enforcement under a budget the D.C. Council is expected to approve Wednesday. The proposed fine for a parking ticket would increase…

  • 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 –…