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See Cathy Lanier feed cake to a bloodhound

It’s Sam the Bloodhound’s third birthday Thursday.

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    D.C. budget autonomy lies in hands of skeptical judges

    City’s spending freedom from Congress is at issue; two of three judges question proponents sharply.

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    Both top candidates for District mayor have serious flaws

    Both top candidates for District mayor have serious flaws

    D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

    Ex-offender groups align behind anti-Catania message

    Ex-offender groups align behind anti-Catania message

    Organizations that advocate for the rights of “returning citizens” back Muriel E. Bowser for D.C. mayor.

    D.C. attorney general candidates look beyond the law

    D.C. attorney general candidates look beyond the law

    The city’s top lawyer has limited duties, but the campaign has been about wide-ranging issues.

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    It’s promise season

    It’s promise season

    D.C.’s mayoral candidates offer up a lot, but neglect the price tags.

    Raucous atmosphere defines final D.C. mayoral debate

    Raucous atmosphere defines final D.C. mayoral debate

    At Anacostia High School Thursday, the crowd — not the moderator or three candidates — was in charge.

    D.C. to begin accepting concealed-carry applications

    D.C. to begin accepting concealed-carry applications

    Residents will be allowed to carry guns in public in the nation’s capital for the first time in four decades.

    D.C. health officials trying to prevent Ebola rumors

    D.C. health officials trying to prevent Ebola rumors

    D.C. is working to limit hospitals’ disclosure of patient information, saying rumors could cause panic

    D.C. mayoral candidates tout leadership styles

    D.C. mayoral candidates tout leadership styles

    Bowser, Catania and Schwartz staked out territory based on their political approaches, not positions.

    Last debates in an unsettled D.C. mayoral race

    Last debates in an unsettled D.C. mayoral race

    Three leading candidates have dwindling chances to transcend their campaign narratives.

    D.C. mayor releases plan to close homeless shelter

    D.C. mayor releases plan to close homeless shelter

    Advocates for homeless families say Mayor Vincent Gray’s plan leaves many key questions unanswered.

    Five things people said about Muriel Bowser

    “She was extremely tough. I can remember going through a community meeting with her, and people being so nasty and angry,” Watkins said.

    New Catania ad highlights ‘shared values’

    Independent candidate’s new 30-second spot is airing on cable starting Tuesday.

    David Catania’s passion cuts two ways

    David Catania’s passion cuts two ways

    The independent candidate for D.C. mayor uses it to get things done but alienates people in the process.

    D.C. may delay marijuana legalization to study sales

    D.C. may delay marijuana legalization to study sales

    The ballot initiative is expected to pass Nov. 4, but it could be months before the pot measure takes effect.

    D.C. audit: Where did Park Southern rent go?

    D.C. audit: Where did Park Southern rent go?

    The district is probing the balance sheet of politically connected property manager Phinis Jones.

    D.C. may vote to legalize pot, but it wouldn’t be that easy

    D.C. may vote to legalize pot, but it wouldn’t be that easy

    If marijuana legalization passes, residents could possess small amounts, but not buy or sell it. And what would Congress say about legal pot in its headquarters city?

    Bowser has $1 million to spend in final weeks of mayor race

    Bowser has $1 million to spend in final weeks of mayor race

    New reports show the Democratic nominee with nearly twice the cash of independent David A. Catania.

    Fact check: Has Bowser’s housing oversight been lacking?

    David Catania says the city left more than $100 million unspent while Muriel Bowser oversaw housing.

    As candidates spar, Gray touts affordable housing record

    As candidates spar, Gray touts affordable housing record

    The outgoing mayor said D.C. is on pace to exceed a goal of financing 10,000 affordable units by 2020.

    Obama’s Bowser endorsement is ‘wonderful,’ Gray says

    Obama’s Bowser endorsement is ‘wonderful,’ Gray says

    But don’t expect the D.C. mayor, loser of a sharply fought primary, to make an endorsement of his own.

    National Democrats push for Bowser in D.C. mayor’s race

    National Democrats push for Bowser in D.C. mayor’s race

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz made a campaign appearance in Anacostia.

    D.C. marijuana offenders could have records sealed

    Bill given initial approval Tuesday would provide simple path for D.C. residents to clear minor pot charges.

    Obama endorses Muriel Bowser for D.C. mayor

    Obama endorses Muriel Bowser for D.C. mayor

    President’s endorsement comes in a statement released amid an unusually hard-fought mayoral race.

    Fact Check: Bowser attempted to ‘grease the wheels’

    Fact Check: Bowser attempted to ‘grease the wheels’

    David Catania accuses Muriel Bowser of attempting to help a political supporter to profit.

    Limited debate schedule may hold peril for Muriel Bowser

    Limited debate schedule may hold peril for Muriel Bowser

    The Democratic mayoral nominee is skipping the gauntlet of community forums, leaving hard feelings behind.

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    Meet the candidates

    Meet the candidates

    Time to learn who’s running for District government.

    Catania wins Sierra Club nod; AG candidates hit the mail

    Catania wins Sierra Club nod; AG candidates hit the mail

    DCision ‘14 potpourri: Bowser’s failure to respond to environmental survey paves way for Catania endorsement.

    David Catania is attending his first Nationals game

    The independent mayoral nominee has shunned the stadium over the public financing deal that built it.

    D.C. mayoral candidates tangle over affordable housing

    D.C. mayoral candidates tangle over affordable housing

    Muriel Bowser accused David Catania of being unfairly dismissive, call his comments “disrespectful.”