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DC names new director of night life and culture

WASHINGTON — D.C.’s restaurant and night life scene has been booming in recent years, and now the newly appointed person in charge of keeping it running is someone who is familiar with the job already. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has named Shawn Townsend as the District’s new Director of Night Life and Culture. It sounds […]

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My Take: DC’s mayor is dishing out food takes for the holiday

Apparently D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has some hot food takes for Thanksgiving. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

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Dear DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, You Can Be Wrong but You Can’t be Loud and Wrong About Mumbo Sauce

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Many years ago I remember getting into an argument with a friend about the documentary, Waiting for Superman, the 2010 documentary that looks at the American public school system. The argument wasn’t about the specifics of the film at all. The argument was about how […]

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DC mayor stirs up controversy with saucy mumbo criticism

By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) — Washington’s mayor started a heated Thanksgiving discussion early by telling the city she is “annoyed” with a beloved condiment in the nation’s capital. “Is anybody else annoyed by Mumbo sauce? I wish people would stop suggesting that it is quintessential DC. I’m just saying I was a full grown […]

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Dozens of children find new homes at annual DC Adoption Day

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was the guest speaker at the Annual DC Adoption Day ceremony on Saturday. Bowser, who recently adopted a baby girl named Miranda last May, said that families are “made in beautiful ways.” “You may have been foster parents. You may be part of a familial adoption. You may be […]

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PHOTOS: Meet the dogs and cats of the DC mayor’s office

Sheila Reid — director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Affairs — hangs out with Millie, who was up for adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance, and has since been adopted. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) WASHINGTON — Contrary to popular belief, D.C. does not actually stand for “District of Cuties.” But […]

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Anita Bonds wins 1 of 2 DC Council at-large seats

WASHINGTON — Democrat Anita Bonds is projected to secure one of two at-large seats on the D.C. Council. Five candidates were vying to unseat Democrat Anita Bonds as well as independent Elissa Silverman, a frequent rival of Mayor Muriel Bowser. Candidates for those at-large seats included Republican Ralph Chittams Sr.; Libertarian Denise Hicks; independents Rustin Lewis and […]

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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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Reeder, Silverman minimize mayor’s role in at-large DC Council race

WASHINGTON — Incumbent At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman and challenger Dionne Reeder say the battle for the seat is not about Mayor Muriel Bowser. Earlier this month, Bowser endorsed Reeder in her race against Silverman, but each candidate maintains they are competing against each other, not running with or against Bowser “I’m running against who’s on the […]

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Caps’ home opener: Red carpet event, outdoor viewing party among festivities

WASHINGTON — The Caps are poised to start their 2018-2019 season, which means it’s time to raise the Stanley Cup Champions banner at Capital One Arena. And even those who can’t get inside to see the history firsthand Wednesday night will still be able to celebrate outside during an outdoor viewing party at G and […]

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Excel Academy reopens as DC’s only all-girls public school

WASHINGTON — As students in D.C. began a new school year Monday morning, students from the first all-girls school under D.C. Public Schools  received a special welcome back to school. “Today I am proud to open with all of you, the Excel Academy for girls in Ward 8,” said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on the […]

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Call for quicker notifications after District boil water advisory

WASHINGTON — The head of the D.C. Council’s Public Safety Committee says District residents should have been notified more quickly about possible water contamination during last week’s boil-water advisory. Ward Six Councilmember Charles Allen told WTOP D.C. Water could have used two powerful tools to more effectively alert the public that 100,000 people needed to […]

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Affordable housing part of former Walter Reed redevelopment

WASHINGTON — Years in the making, development is taking shape at the former Walter Reed campus on Georgia Avenue. Now known as the Parks at Historic Walter Reed, the 66-acre campus will eventually be comprised of more than 3 million square feet of retail, office and residential space, about a fifth of which will be […]

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DC Council moves to overturn voter-approved Initiative 77

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council could be poised to overturn Initiative 77, a contentious measure approve by voters in the June primary which would mandate employers to pay the standard minimum wage to employees who rely on tips to supplement their pay. The measure passed on a 55-45 margin, though critics say it happened in […]

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