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  • 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…

  • DC Council to examine small business spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember says city agencies aren’t spending enough money on small, local businesses as required by law. Councilmember Vincent Orange will hold a hearing on Friday to press city officials on…

  • Correction: American Indian Nicknames-DC story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about American Indian nicknames at District of Columbia public schools, The Associated Press, relying on information from the D.C. Council and public school officials,…

  • D.C. Council approves concealed carry

    D.C. Council votes to allow concealed carry weapons.

  • DC prosecutors defer to judge in corruption case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they won’t oppose a light sentence for a former District of Columbia Council candidate who lied about his campaign financing. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1vLlEXt ) reports that prosecutors say they…

  • Former DC mayors to celebrate nominee’s birthday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation’s capital is turning 42, and a who’s who of local politics is helping her celebrate. Two former mayors and several other D.C. councilmembers will serve…

  • Judge delays his ruling against DC handgun ban

    JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three…

  • DC mayor vetoes $10.6 billion budget

    BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the $10.6 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council. Gray said Friday that he can’t “in good conscience” support a…