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From legalizing sports betting to closing a rent-control loophole, new council bills tackle myriad subjects

Since returning in mid-September from summer recess, DC Council members have drafted a wide array of proposed legislation in hopes of passage before the two-year session ends in December. Among the notable new bills under consideration are…
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Deanwood businesses, community groups push back against evictions by developer

The owners of several Deanwood businesses filed a legal complaint this morning against Neighborhood Development Co., the company responsible for abruptly evicting them from their properties and padlocking their storefronts days later.…
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Find design inspiration with these six upcoming DC home tours

Part of what makes the nation’s capital so exciting is that there is so much variety here — from the food to the people to the architecture. Every few months, events celebrate the District’s mixed bag of tastes, sounds, sights and…
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Brightwood honors a local Civil War legend buried in lore

Two simple wreaths at Fort Stevens are all that comprise the grandest memorial that stands today for Elizabeth Proctor Thomas, a Brightwood resident who became a local Civil War legend and a symbol of sacrifice for black Washingtonians.…
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Southwest slated for light-filled library inspired by area’s mid-century architecture

The upcoming reconstruction of the Southwest Neighborhood Library building and grounds will incorporate many more windows, as well as new outdoor areas for both kids and adults, planners said at a recent library meeting. The roof will house…
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Arts and Culture

Find design inspiration with these six upcoming DC home tours

Part of what makes the nation’s capital so exciting is that there is so much variety here — from the food to the people to the architecture. Every few months, events celebrate the District’s mixed bag of tastes, sounds, sights and…

Brightwood honors a local Civil War legend buried in lore

Two simple wreaths at Fort Stevens are all that comprise the grandest memorial that stands today for Elizabeth Proctor Thomas, a Brightwood resident who became a local Civil War legend and a symbol of sacrifice for black Washingtonians.…

DC’s fall exhibit season promises wide diversity

From ancient Iranian ceramics to the latest interactive light installations, the fall exhibit season in DC stands out for its broad diversity, if not for any single blockbuster show. Highlights include some of the oldest objects to be…

The DC Lineup for this weekend: Beers, buildings, a brand-new museum and more

The District offers events for a wide range of interests this weekend (Oct 12 to 14). Among the choices are activities focused on gender equality in science, the craft of spackling and construction, hip-hop dance, spirituality and films.…

Opinion

jonetta rose barras: Housing doublespeak from Mayor Bowser

Ward 1 DC Council member Brianne Nadeau pushed back against Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) last week, after learning that some funds previously cut from housing counseling programs had…
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jonetta rose barras: Advocating lawlessness in DC

Some DC Council members, including Ward 6’s Charles Allen, have somehow come to believe that one of the best methods for assisting low-income and African-American residents in the city is to create an environment of lawlessness. Allen…
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Leonard S. Greenberger: Restroom access is a universal human right

Almost all of us can tell stories about personal restroom emergencies, many of which come to an embarrassing end. I have plenty, including the time I suddenly had to turn around less than a mile into a run and sprint back to my hotel in…
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jonetta rose barras: Steamrolled in Ward 8?

Mayor Muriel Bowser threw down two legislative proposals last week that could escalate economic development at Reunion Square in downtown Anacostia in Ward 8 and at Ward 5’s Brookland Manor on Rhode Island Avenue NE, an apartment complex…
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WTOP: Rabid raccoon attacks 3 people in Northwest DC

WASHINGTON — A rabid raccoon ran rampant in Northwest D.C. on Sunday morning, attacking three people and two pets who now require preventive treatment for the dangerous viral infection. D.C. Health…

Washington Post: Metro aims for a late-2019 return to computer-driven trains

More than a year after ditching plans to bring back automatic train operation — the self-driving train technology that launched when Metro did in 1976 — the agency’s leaders have changed course,…

WTOP: ‘The 51st’: City Winery launches new wine to support DC statehood

WASHINGTON — City Winery, which opened a 42,000-square-foot entertainment venue with a working winery and restaurant in Ivy City earlier this year, has partnered with nonprofit DC Vote to launch “The…

Washington Post: Pressure builds as National Park Service considers proposals to change how protests are done in D.C.

On the final day that the National Park Service was accepting input on more than a dozen policy changes to alter how and where protests are conducted in the District, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton…

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