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Lane Hudson | Posted 06.19.2014 | DC
Lane Hudson

Despite the claim to being America's fittest city, the District still has major health problems to address like our obesity rate and health disparities across social and economic groups.

Voters Deciding Whether To Reelect Ethically-Clouded Mayor

Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

By BEN NUCKOLS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in the nation's capital are deciding whether Mayor Vincent Gray should get a second...

Marijuana Decriminalization Advances In Washington, D.C.

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has approved a watered-down marijuana decriminalization bill that maintains criminal penalties for smoking in pub...

D.C. Council Runs Amok as Members Run for Office

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.08.2014 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Four members of the D.C. Council are running in the Democratic primary and one Independent is has announced he is exploring a run for Mayor. What is becoming apparent is that some of them are going overboard pandering to grasp every vote they can.

D.C. Poised To Make Big Pot Move

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columb...

Walmart and the Mayoral Field Give D.C. the Bait-and-Switch

Sam Jewler | Posted 10.06.2013 | DC
Sam Jewler

The real bait-and-switch is happening right now, as politicians who once called for city-wide agreements and reasonable wages at local Walmart stores -- including the mayor and two mayoral candidates -- switch their rhetoric and their votes.

Decriminalizing Marijuana In The Nation's Capital?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Marijuana advocates in the District have a few friends on the D.C. Council. D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) unveiled a bill...

Preston Maddock

Printing Handguns At Home? Maybe Not In D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

Most people aren't particularly familiar with 3D printers, but their potential to be used for sinister purposes has already prompted D.C. Councilmembe...

Tommy Wells Discusses Mayoral Bid, Political Turmoil

| Posted 07.23.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells arrived late to the interview, glistening with sweat after rushing from one appointm...

Could This Guy Be The Next Mayor Of D.C.?

Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) confirmed news that he's planning a mayoral run, something that's been talked ...

Arthur Delaney

Capitol Hill Corner Store Battle Heats Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2012 | DC

While New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg wages war on supersized sodas, local Washington, D.C., politicians have been battling beers. First, the D....

Next Mayor In Nation's Capital May Be White

Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since Home Rule was granted to the District of Columbia in the early 1970s, all of the city's mayors have been African American. Could t...

LOOK: Google's Self-Driving Car In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood and Michael Grass | Posted 05.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Google showed off its driverless car during a demonstration Thursday morning outside its offices on New York Avenue NW downtown. The ...

Make the One City Summit a Success

Adam Clampitt | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

The issues facing our city are many, ranging from a failing public education system to income inequality to crime. Most residents agree on what needs fixing, and they look to their elected leaders for solutions.

Rachel Tepper

'Heat Seekers' Visits Capitol Hill's DC-3 (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you dropped by hot dog shop DC-3 on Capitol Hill's Barracks Row on Tuesday, you likely witnessed quite a scene. Food Network show "He...

D.C. Councilmembers Meet To Discuss Harry Thomas Jr.

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia councilmembers met beind closed doors Monday afternoon to discuss their colleague, Ward 5 Democrat Harry Thomas Jr....

Streetcar Setback: 11th Street Bridge To Be Built Without Tracks

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A critical link for the District of Columbia's future streetcar network will be built without rails necessary to run trolley vehicles. A...

Nobody Getting Along Here

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

The eruption of personal tensions among our local legislators, triggered at least in part by instances of ethically challenged behaviors, is an embarrassment for a city government that can't afford public ridicule.

D.C. Dysfunction: 'This Is The Worst Council I've Ever Served On'

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's often dysfunctional and contentious District of Columbia Council proceedings, where members uttered profanity, called each oth...