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Washington City Paper
Spice World: Synthetic drugs have plagued D.C. for years. What took the city so long to mount a full response?Nebiyu Jamal Fanta was still training as a clerk at Benning Market & Dollar Plu
Spice World: Synthetic drugs have plagued D.C. for years. What took the city so long to mount a full response?
Washington City Paper / Posted yesterday
Nebiyu Jamal Fanta was still training as a clerk at Benning Market & Dollar Plus in December 2013 when narcotics investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department came in asking whether the store sold products such as “Spice,” “K2,” or “Scooby... Read more
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Washington City Paper
A House Provided: After crisis intervention, domestic violence survivors face another hurdle: D.C.’s affordable housing crunch.Tucked into a back hallway on the fifth floor of the D.C. Superior Court is Sur
A House Provided: After crisis intervention, domestic violence survivors face another hurdle: D.C.’s affordable housing crunch.
Washington City Paper / Posted 7 days ago
Tucked into a back hallway on the fifth floor of the D.C. Superior Court is Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment’s office. In the waiting room, a young mother bounces a toddler on one knee while her second child plays on the floor with wooden... Read more
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NBC Washington
Mayor Bowser to Announce Plan to Fight Crime SpikeWith a 43 percent spike in homicides this year, Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected
Mayor Bowser to Announce Plan to Fight Crime Spike
NBC Washington / Posted 8 days ago
With a 43 percent spike in homicides this year, Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to ask the D.C. Council on Thursday for additional powers to search people on probation, in a bid to prevent crime by repeat offenders. Bowser briefed D.C. Council... Read more
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Washington Post
D.C. mayor to ask for expanded police powers amid homicide spikeD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, seen here to the left of Police Chief Cathy L. Lan
D.C. mayor to ask for expanded police powers amid homicide spike
Washington Post / Posted 9 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, seen here to the left of Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, will ask the D.C. Council for expanded police powers to detain those who violate terms of parole and probation. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) Responding to... Read more
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Washington Post
D.C. mayor to ask for expanded police powers amid homicide spikeD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, seen here to the left of Police Chief Cathy L. Lan
D.C. mayor to ask for expanded police powers amid homicide spike
Washington Post / Posted 9 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, seen here to the left of Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, will ask the D.C. Council for expanded police powers to detain those who violate terms of parole and probation. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) Responding to... Read more
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Washington Post
We’ve ignored a reason for homicides of blacks: Look at the enemy within.When it comes to the causes of homicide among black people, there’s something a
We’ve ignored a reason for homicides of blacks: Look at the enemy within.
Washington Post / Posted 9 days ago
When it comes to the causes of homicide among black people, there’s something a lot of black people are saying among themselves: It’s not all due to institutional racism. Few dare say it publicly, lest some animus-filled, right-wing conservatives... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Phil Mendelson Gives In, Joins TwitterNine years after Twitter started and at least three years since he became the l
Phil Mendelson Gives In, Joins Twitter
Washington City Paper / Posted 11 days ago
Nine years after Twitter started and at least three years since he became the last member of the D.C. Council who didn't tweet (or at least whose staff didn't tweet for them), D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson has made a Twitter account. Here's... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in deadly violence is dictating the agenda for D.C.’s mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in deadly violence is dictating the agenda for D.C.’s mayor
Washington Post / Posted 12 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in violence dictates agenda for D.C.’s mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in violence dictates agenda for D.C.’s mayor
Washington Post / Posted 12 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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Washington Post
Surge in deadly violence is dictating agenda for new D.C. mayorD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing
Surge in deadly violence is dictating agenda for new D.C. mayor
Washington Post / Posted 12 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addresses the press and public prior to signing the “Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015” into law on July 10 in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post) When Muriel E. Bowser was... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: D.C. officials blasted at Baptist church forumANALYSIS/OPINION: ‘The devil is on the loose, and we need to lock it back up.”
DEBORAH SIMMONS: D.C. officials blasted at Baptist church forum
The Washington Times / Posted 14 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: ‘The devil is on the loose, and we need to lock it back up.” Those words fittingly summed up the cultural earthquake that is rocking the nation’s capital, where Official D.C. can’t seem to acknowledge the city’s problem — let... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Fearing Overdevelopment, Southwest D.C. Resists Shakespeare Theatre Company's Planned HeadquartersWhat remains of Southeastern University David Ehrlich has lived in Southwest s
Fearing Overdevelopment, Southwest D.C. Resists Shakespeare Theatre Company's Planned Headquarters
Washington City Paper / Posted 15 days ago
What remains of Southeastern University David Ehrlich has lived in Southwest since 1979. After managing his family’s retail business in Boston, he came to the District to work for the Smithsonian. The quadrant, a one-time enclave for both poor and... Read more
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Washington Post
How well is D.C.’s new mayor doing?Mayor Muriel E. Bowser chats with staff members in March. (Amanda Voisard/For T
How well is D.C.’s new mayor doing?
Washington Post / Posted 26 days ago
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser chats with staff members in March. (Amanda Voisard/For The Washington Post) D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Friday declared her first six months in office a success, in a “progress report” detailing achievements ranging from... Read more
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Washington Post
As cloud of corruption passes in D.C., regular dysfunction back in spotlightD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser meets with members of the D.C. Council earlier this ye
As cloud of corruption passes in D.C., regular dysfunction back in spotlight
Washington Post / Posted 1 months ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser meets with members of the D.C. Council earlier this year. She has promised to hold her administration more accountable for problems with contracting with private companies. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) Outside the... Read more

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