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Parent-led play groups in DC may be exempt from day care licensing

WASHINGTON — A proposal to exempt children’s play groups from day-care type regulations is moving forward in the D.C. Council. The Council passed the legislation without debate on the consent calendar Tuesday night. The legislation will be up for a second and final vote on Dec. 18. The Parent-led Play Cooperative Amendment Act of 2018 is inspired […]

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400 free Thanksgiving dinners mean more than full bellies to local military

WASHINGTON — The old adage that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree reflects how children often share the values of their parents. That sentiment was on full display Monday during a free turkey giveaway at the D.C. Armory. Four hundred turkey dinners were distributed to military members at the armory. Operation Homefront sponsors Holiday […]

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How can the DC area ease traffic? Task force releases suggestions

WASHINGTON — Motorists waste so much time in D.C.-area traffic, and a Council of Governments task force that has recently released suggested solutions for easing congestion has an ironically appropriate acronym: TIME. The Traffic Incident Management Enhancement Task Force outlined several action plans that local leaders can begin acting upon right way, as well as […]

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Changes may be coming to Airbnb-type rentals in D.C.

WASHINGTON — A move to amend short term rental rules in D.C. is making its way through the city council. The effort — which is still open to amendments — would create a scheme for licensing the rentals, allow the rentals to take place only in a homeowner’s primary residence and limit the rentals to […]

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Noxious fumes in luxury apartment building near Nationals Park lead to stop work order

WASHINGTON — Gasoline fumes infiltrating a luxury apartment building have prompted a stop-work order on a neighboring property where a 13-story apartment building is planned near Nationals Park in Southeast. For about a month before the cease and desist order issued Aug. 24, residents complained of a noxious odor in building common areas and in […]

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Go Bei Bei, it’s your birthday: Panda turns 3, wilds out at zoo (video)

WASHINGTON — Giant Panda Bei Bei’s third birthday Wednesday at the National Zoo included him munching contentedly on frozen treats through multiple rounds of “Happy Birthday.” “He’s my boy. To see him grow up and to see him become 3 today — it’s bringing tears to my eyes,” said Amie Russian of Fairfax, Virginia. People […]

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‘It changed my life’: Nonprofit teaches tennis and more to disadvantaged kids

A mural by Aniekan Udofia will celebrate the work being accomplished by the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. (Courtesy Aniekan Udofia) WASHINGTON — The 2018 Citi Open that begins next week in D.C. marks the 50th anniversary of the tennis tournament that has the unusual situation of being owned by a nonprofit that benefits from […]

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Fish Market fluctuations: Avoid the pinch when buying crabs

WASHINGTON — Market prices for blue crabs can fluctuate with the calendar and as trucks bring them to the D.C. Fish Market in Southwest. But generally speaking, you’ll pay between $105 and $225 a bushel. At Jessie Taylor’s Seafood mid-day on Friday, a bushel of mediums was going for $105, large males were priced at […]

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