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The Washington Times
D.C. moves to repeal ban on Tasers for homeowner defenseresidents who filed the lawsuit to obtain and possess Tasers in their homes. T
D.C. moves to repeal ban on Tasers for homeowner defense
The Washington Times / Posted 12 hours ago
residents who filed the lawsuit to obtain and possess Tasers in their homes. The lawsuit will be placed on hold while the D.C. Council considers legislation that would make it legal for residents to possess and carry stun guns and also do away... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. statehood supporters see council rush, citizen snubD.C. agency, approved in July a draft constitution to be used as a template sho
D.C. statehood supporters see council rush, citizen snub
The Washington Times / Posted 15 hours ago
D.C. agency, approved in July a draft constitution to be used as a template should the city become the 51st state. The D.C. Council is expected to mark up the draft on Oct. 8. The draft is only one part of the statehood initiative, which would... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. officials release video of fatal police shooting of a motorcyclist in Northweston the scene equipped with a body-worn camera, but he did not activate it until
D.C. officials release video of fatal police shooting of a motorcyclist in Northwest
The Washington Times / Posted 18 hours ago
on the scene equipped with a body-worn camera, but he did not activate it until after the shooting. At a breakfast with D.C. Council members Tuesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said it took two weeks to release the footage because it would not have... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Police to Release Terrence Sterling Shooting Videoof motorcyclist Terrence Sterling, officials say. Deputy Mayor for Public Safe
DC Police to Release Terrence Sterling Shooting Video
NBC Washington / Posted 21 hours ago
of motorcyclist Terrence Sterling, officials say. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue said at a D.C. Council hearing that video of the aftermath of the shooting will be released. Also, officials will release the name of... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Council to Hold Hearing on State Constitution for CityThe D.C. Council is holding the first of two hearings on a bill to establish a
DC Council to Hold Hearing on State Constitution for City
NBC Washington / Posted yesterday
The D.C. Council is holding the first of two hearings on a bill to establish a constitution in the unlikely event that the District of Columbia becomes the nation's 51st state. The proposed constitution is part of Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser's... Read more
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NBC Washington
Right-to-Die Advocates Lobby DC LawmakersSupporters of the Death With Dignity Act urged members of the D.C. Council on T
Right-to-Die Advocates Lobby DC Lawmakers
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
Supporters of the Death With Dignity Act urged members of the D.C. Council on Thursday to allow terminally ill patients with less than six months to live be prescribed medication that would allow them to die. News4's Mark Segraves spoke with... Read more
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NBC Washington
Brittany Maynard's Widower in DC to Push for New LawNow the D.C. Council is considering the legislation that would allow patients w
Brittany Maynard's Widower in DC to Push for New Law
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
Now the D.C. Council is considering the legislation that would allow patients with 6 months or less to live to request lethal medication from their doctors. Physician-assisted death is legal in five states, and several others are considering... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
Neighbors discuss clean-ups of nearby homeless encampmentsnotify the individuals out there with signs,” Livingstone said. “We address beh
Neighbors discuss clean-ups of nearby homeless encampments
The GW Hatchet / Posted 6 days ago
notify the individuals out there with signs,” Livingstone said. “We address behavior, we do not remove people.” At-large D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman also attended the meeting in Funger Hall and spoke about her support for the Universal... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. regulates landlord late fees, grace periodsregulate how much a landlord can charge in late fees and how much time renters
D.C. regulates landlord late fees, grace periods
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
regulate how much a landlord can charge in late fees and how much time renters have before those fees can be applied. The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that caps late fees on rental units and creates a grace period for... Read more
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NBC Washington
Raising Smoking Age in D.C. Would Cost $5 Milliontobacco products would cost the city $1.3 million in tax revenue next year and
Raising Smoking Age in D.C. Would Cost $5 Million
NBC Washington / Posted 6 days ago
tobacco products would cost the city $1.3 million in tax revenue next year and $5 million over four years. Even if the D.C. Council approves the bill to raise the smoking age, it would not take effect until the mayor and the council put money... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council to consider right-to-die legislationCoalitions for and against assisted suicide will clash in the nation’s capital
D.C. Council to consider right-to-die legislation
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
Coalitions for and against assisted suicide will clash in the nation’s capital this week, as the D.C. Council considers legislation to allow physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives. The Death with Dignity Act, introduced by... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council tables employee advanced scheduling actWith more than 100 workers protesting outside City Hall, the D.C. Council voted
D.C. Council tables employee advanced scheduling act
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
With more than 100 workers protesting outside City Hall, the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to table a bill that would force some businesses to provide employee schedules weeks in advance, likely ensuring the legislation will not be approved before the... Read more
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The Washington Times
Federal appeals court panel questions D.C.’s concealed carry lawsheard oral arguments in two cases challenging the constitutionality of the conc
Federal appeals court panel questions D.C.’s concealed carry laws
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the constitutionality of the concealed carry permitting laws, which the D.C. Council adopted after the city’s ban on the carrying of firearms in public was overturned by a federal court in... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council, regional authorities must push global tourismANALYSIS/OPINION: D.C. Council members finally return to work Tuesday after a
D.C. Council, regional authorities must push global tourism
The Washington Times / Posted 8 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: D.C. Council members finally return to work Tuesday after a summer break had them doing whatever they do when there’s no gavel or crisis forcing them to earn their paychecks. This means it’s a perfect time to add to the to-do list... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. paid family, medical leave gains council supportSeveral D.C. Council members have pledged to pass legislation by the end of the
D.C. paid family, medical leave gains council support
The Washington Times / Posted 8 days ago
Several D.C. Council members have pledged to pass legislation by the end of the year that would give workers in the District paid family and medical leave. “Momentum to pass a comprehensive paid family leave program in the District has been steadily... Read more
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The Washington Times
Robert White sworn-in, replaces Vincent Orange as D.C. Council’s at-large representativeThe D.C. Democratic State Committee has appointed as interim member to the D.C.
Robert White sworn-in, replaces Vincent Orange as D.C. Council’s at-large representative
The Washington Times / Posted 9 days ago
The D.C. Democratic State Committee has appointed as interim member to the D.C. Council the same city activist who won the party’s nomination for the seat in June. Robert White was sworn-in Friday as the council’s newest at-large representative. “I... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC to Start its 2nd Annual Homeless Youth Censustheir options run short, shelter to shelter." DCAYA says on its website that t
DC to Start its 2nd Annual Homeless Youth Census
NBC Washington / Posted 11 days ago
their options run short, shelter to shelter." DCAYA says on its website that the $2.3 million Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council allocated for homelessness services in the District's 2017 budget can largely be attributed to the use of census... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier celebrates last day on the force, tinged with controversybroken.” Mayor Muriel Bowser stood by Chief Lanier for the comments, but they
D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier celebrates last day on the force, tinged with controversy
The Washington Times / Posted 12 days ago
broken.” Mayor Muriel Bowser stood by Chief Lanier for the comments, but they drew the ire of other city officials. D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, who heads the Judiciary Committee, said he disagreed with her characterization of the... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. violent crime rate down 25% in 10 yearssupervision at the time of the homicide.” Council of Governments board member
D.C. violent crime rate down 25% in 10 years
The Washington Times / Posted 13 days ago
supervision at the time of the homicide.” Council of Governments board member Phil Mendelson, who also chairs the D.C. Council, said guns have long been a problem in the city, even when the homicide rate was much lower. “This doesn’t help... Read more
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Roll Call
D.C. Pot Decriminalization Takes Effect, but Don't Bring Bud to Capitol Hillthe Capitol, and on other federal property, however, can still land you behind
D.C. Pot Decriminalization Takes Effect, but Don't Bring Bud to Capitol Hill
Roll Call / Posted 19 days ago
the Capitol, and on other federal property, however, can still land you behind bars. Capitol Police say laws passed by the D.C. Council cannot alter federal law or decriminalize the possession, use, or distribution of marijuana for federal law... Read more
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NBC Washington
Labor Day Done…Now What?work out a taxpayer-friendly deal to bring the team to Northern Virginia, likel
Labor Day Done…Now What?
NBC Washington / Posted 21 days ago
work out a taxpayer-friendly deal to bring the team to Northern Virginia, likely Loudoun County. Not so fast, says Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans, the No. 1 fan of the idea of all local pro teams playing in the District. Only the ’Skins... Read more

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