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Polly Donaldson picked to lead D.C. housing department

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser taps affordable housing developer to lead Department of Housing and Community Development.

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    The relativity of winning

    The relativity of winning

    In D.C., losing isn’t always the worst option.

    Census: D.C. keeps growing, albeit at slower pace

    New estimates show 1.5 percent growth for the District, pushing population close to 660,000.

    Faith groups pressure Bowser to act against D.C.’s surge in homelessness

    Faith groups pressure Bowser to act against D.C.’s surge in homelessness

    With shelters at capacity or filling fast, organizers warn more must be done to address the growing need.

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    Give Gray credit: D.C. mayor, his taxi boss brought needed change to cabs

    Give Gray credit: D.C. mayor, his taxi boss brought needed change to cabs

    COLUMN | The taxi chief upgraded cabs and gave drivers a chance to compete with Uber.

    D.C. Council reorganizes to address housing, homeless

    D.C. Council reorganizes to address housing, homeless

    The economic development panel will be dismantled, with affordable housing targeted as a priority.

    Wells, Falcicchio among latest Bowser appointments

    Wells, Falcicchio among latest Bowser appointments

    Tommy Wells could become the first D.C. Council member to assume a mayoral cabinet post.

    Luck takes over when District voters can’t pick winners

    Random draws of envelopes dictated the results for two neighborhood elections.

    Arlington poised to close arts center in Rosslyn after years of losses

    Arlington poised to close arts center in Rosslyn after years of losses

    Shutting down the Artisphere venue would save $2.5 million a year, according to the county manager.

    ‘It’s hard to say goodbye’: Gray bids farewell

    ‘It’s hard to say goodbye’: Gray bids farewell

    The D.C. mayor’s closing remarks come after a whirlwind of recent unveilings and ribbon cuttings.

    D.C. primary election date to remain a moving target

    D.C. primary election date to remain a moving target

    To avoid a repeat of this year’s dismal turnout, council approves votes in June and Sept. over next four years.

    Bowser, Chaffetz agree: Olympics would be great for D.C.

    Bowser, Chaffetz agree: Olympics would be great for D.C.

    Utah Republican says he will press Congress to help fund games if Washington is selected for U.S. bid.

    Gray shelves vote on controversial pick for jail contract

    Gray shelves vote on controversial pick for jail contract

    Council, critics questioned the track record of Corizon Health, which had been favored for the $66 million deal.

    D.C. health exchange glitch affects hundreds

    As many as 500 applications for health coverage were left in limbo at deadline for Jan. 1 coverage

    Marion Barry’s son, others, consider filling Ward 8 seat

    Marion Barry’s son, others, consider filling Ward 8 seat

    Candidates swarm into special election to fill Ward 8 council seat — including, perhaps, Barry’s son.

    United Medical Center set to ally with Howard U.

    The partnership would give the D.C. hospital a long-term operator and shift financial responsibility.

    D.C. setting up a showdown with Congress over marijuana legalization

    D.C. setting up a showdown with Congress over marijuana legalization

    The D.C. Council chairman plans to send lawmakers a bill to implement the voter referendum in January.

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    Just Asking: Mayor Gray says he deserved second term

    Just Asking: Mayor Gray says he deserved second term

    The outgoing mayor on his replacement and whether he’s looking forward to taking a break

    Funding for D.C. soccer stadium is hashed out

    Funding for D.C. soccer stadium is hashed out

    Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson agree to spend $139M on D.C. United deal.

    Five reasons why D.C. may still declare pot legal

    Five reasons why D.C. may still declare pot legal

    The budget deal poised to block D.C.’s decision to legalize pot will almost certainly not be the final word.

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    More than words

    More than words

    The District needs politicians who follow up with actions.

    Protests as Congress tilts toward blocking D.C. pot law

    Protests as Congress tilts toward blocking D.C. pot law

    City leaders are scrambling to assess whether there is a loophole to salvage Initiative 71.

    Bowser is asked to help make case for D.C. Olympic bid

    Bowser is asked to help make case for D.C. Olympic bid

    A closing argument set for next week in California conflicts with Bowser’s final D.C. Council meeting.

    Congressional spending deal would block marijuana legalization in D.C.

    Congressional spending deal would block marijuana legalization in D.C.

    The development, which upends a measure voters passed by a more than 2-to-1 margin, shocked D.C. leaders.

    Groups seek to shape D.C. mayor-elect’s transition

    Groups seek to shape D.C. mayor-elect’s transition

    ‘Talking Transition’ effort seeks to connect incoming D.C. mayor with input from disconnected residents.

    William Kennedy Smith keeps focus on improving D.C.

    William Kennedy Smith keeps focus on improving D.C.

    The famous Kennedy cousin who was acquitted of rape in 1991 will soon be a D.C. neighborhood official.

    Bowser taps Alexandria executive to manage D.C.

    Rashad Young, 38, succeeds Allen Y. Lew, who served as city administrator for outgoing Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

    Accomplished — and homeless

    Accomplished — and homeless

    At 16, Sareana Kimia attends college classes and is active in politics, but she has no permanent home.

    Accomplished — and homeless

    Accomplished — and homeless

    At 16, Sareana Kimia attends college classes and is active in politics, but she has no permanent home.

    D.C. bids a long, loving final farewell to Marion Barry

    D.C. bids a long, loving final farewell to Marion Barry

    The “Mayor for Life” was sent off by dignitaries, scores of clergy, soaring music and fiery speeches.

    Rollicking processional a fitting coda for Marion Barry

    Rollicking processional a fitting coda for Marion Barry

    Thousands lined D.C. sidewalks to pay tribute to the former mayor who shaped the city.