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DC leaders eager for Metro to restore full service

WASHINGTON — Metro wants to extend its reduced rail service hours for at least another year, but Mayor Muriel Bowser and members of the D.C. Council weren’t shy to let Metro know they’re unhappy the rail system is not ready to restore full weekend and late-night rail service. Metro’s preventive maintenance program began after major […]

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High security costs scuttle DC’s St. Patrick’s Parade

WASHINGTON — Citing the high costs of government-required security, organizers say this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Washington has been canceled. The parade on Constitution Avenue usually steps off the Sunday before March 17, featuring marching bands, bagpipes, Irish step dancers and floats. About 100 units have comprised some past parades. The St. Patrick’s Parade […]

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Shutdown closes DC Marriage Bureau, but ‘we’re still going to get married’

WASHINGTON — Happy couples tying the knot can often be seen flitting in and out of D.C. Superior Court — but not this week. The partial government shutdown has closed the D.C. Marriage Bureau, halting civil ceremonies and the issuing of marriage licenses. “We’ve been planning this for a while to revolve around my school […]

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1 caught, another sought in DC-Md. kidnap and rape

WASHINGTON — A D.C. man is in custody, and police are looking for a second person in a nightmarish kidnap and rape of a woman who was taken at gunpoint after leaving a Metrorail station on her way home. It happened on Dec. 3 at the Naylor Road Metro Station in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland. The […]

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A rare find in a Rock Creek Park stream — the American eel

WASHINGTON — Eels were once a tasty meal for early Washingtonians and Native Americans who lived along the banks of the Potomac River. The American eel thrived in the rivers and streams of our area, but are now rare — victims of the urban landscape. Therefore, environmentalists were excited when they found a small American […]

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DC public safety committee votes to join Md., other states with ‘red flag’ laws

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council Judiciary and Public Safety Committee has voted unanimously to join Maryland and a dozen other states with “red flag” laws — laws intended to temporarily remove guns from the hands of individuals who may be in crisis. The measure would allow a household member or a law enforcement officer to […]

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Alexandria leaders say Amazon won’t quash affordable housing

WASHINGTON — Alexandria officials are confident housing prices and rental rates won’t become unbearable when Amazon sets up shop in Crystal City — even with skyrocketing rent in Seattle, where the online retailer has deep roots. “People have looked at Seattle and said that’s what’s going to happen in Northern Virginia, but we’re a different […]

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Alexandria leaders see Amazon HQ2 as economic boom, not traffic nightmare

WASHINGTON — Alexandria city leaders are promising that Amazon’s move to Crystal City and Virginia Tech’s plan to build a high-tech campus in Alexandria will produce an economic boom, not a traffic nightmare. “We are focusing on ways to keep people moving in lots of different ways to get people around and we know we’re […]

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‘Such an unspeakable tragedy’: Area leaders show solidarity at DC synagogue

WASHINGTON — The region’s top three elected leaders and religious officials from many denominations gathered for an interfaith prayer service Monday night in Northwest D.C., following the deadly attack Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser offered sympathy and messages of support to the […]

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Lawmakers react to report that GSA was wrong on cost of FBI HQ move

WASHINGTON — Area lawmakers are demanding that the General Services Administration reverse its decision to keep FBI headquarters in Washington by demolishing the J. Edgar Hoover building and constructing a new building at the site on Pennsylvania Avenue at 9th Street. The demands follow a report Monday from the GSA’s Inspector General which found fault […]

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Water boil advisory caught some DC residents by surprise

WASHINGTON — While there are no reports of anyone falling ill after D.C.’s water emergency, DC Water is being criticized for failing to promptly notify all affected customers of the boil water advisory that was issued in the early hours Friday morning. At the height of the emergency, tens of thousands of customers in the […]

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