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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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