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Pharrell Williams is a Muriel Bowser fan

The performer and producer tweeted his support for the D.C. mayoral candidate Thursday.

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    In D.C., election board, too, has a lot on the line

    In D.C., election board, too, has a lot on the line

    Future of embattled D.C. Board of Elections may hang in the balance.

    Legal pot sales in D.C. could reach $130 million a year

    Legal pot sales in D.C. could reach $130 million a year

    City officials think 122,000 people a year could seek out legalized cannabis should it be made available.

    D.C. mayoral candidates mostly quiet on poverty issues

    D.C. mayoral candidates mostly quiet on poverty issues

    The campaigns of the three hopefuls have talked about employment but have offered few details.

    Election-year politics stir up D.C. Council meeting

    Election-year politics stir up D.C. Council meeting

    Members weaken aggressive affordable-housing measure, back tickets for failing to remove snow.

    For Bowser, ethics reforms look better in hindsight

    For Bowser, ethics reforms look better in hindsight

    The mayoral candidate’s 2011 bill, once maligned, has been burnished by the watchdog agency it created.

    Muriel Bowser starts spending down mayoral coffers

    Muriel Bowser starts spending down mayoral coffers

    Final major filing shows $255,931 spent on TV ads, plus another $500 on “styling services.”

    Report to D.C. Council on soccer stadium deal is delayed

    Report to D.C. Council on soccer stadium deal is delayed

    Mendelson’s postponement of presentation until after election may make approval this year difficult.

    Housing advocates hold sit-in at Bowser’s council office

    Housing advocates hold sit-in at Bowser’s council office

    Social justice group demands help for residents near convention center who could see rents rise to market rates.

    D.C. families split on education approach for next mayor

    D.C. families split on education approach for next mayor

    Middle-class families are enrolling in public schools, but they’re not sure whether they will stay and see it out.

    Catania’s departure means a long ballot for council seats

    Fifteen candidates are vying for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council, one reserved for a non-Democrat.

    D.C. early-voting stations open to a steady stream of voters

    D.C. early-voting stations open to a steady stream of voters

    Hundreds cast votes — as mayoral candidates campaign — in the first hours after stations opened citywide.

    Dozens of developers in default on D.C. affordable-housing loans

    Dozens of developers in default on D.C. affordable-housing loans

    The city has allowed many debts — including some owed by politically connected groups — to languish.

    D.C. lawmaker questions Maryland’s Ebola policy

    Council member Yvette Alexander asks if Md. should send Ebola patients to D.C.,as planned.

    The different leadership styles of D.C.’s mayoral candidates

    The different leadership styles of D.C.’s mayoral candidates

    A look at how Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz think about leadership.

    Critical audits roil D.C. attorney general race

    Reports criticizing the Venable law firm’s billing practices have sparked questions for candidate Karl Racine.

    Guilty plea for treasurer of disgraced D.C. council member

    Guilty plea for treasurer of disgraced D.C. council member

    Hakim Sutton had been former council member Michael A. Brown’s campaign treasurer.

    With Smith absent, his wife handles questions in ANC race

    Some forum attendees said they could not look beyond William Kennedy Smith’s checkered past.

    One thing D.C. mayoral hopefuls agree on: Meet-and-greets

    One thing D.C. mayoral hopefuls agree on: Meet-and-greets

    Leading candidates have spent far more time making pitches before small groups than public audiences.

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    Cold weather revives D.C. worries about homeless families

    Cold weather revives D.C. worries about homeless families

    COLUMN | Another D.C. family homelessness crisis is feared despite lessons from last winter’s debacle.

    Arlington hospital unready for suspected Ebola case last week

    Arlington hospital unready for suspected Ebola case last week

    Virginia Hospital Center turned away a patient suspected of having Ebola, blaming changes in CDC guidelines.

    Inside the D.C. mayoral campaign money

    Inside the D.C. mayoral campaign money

    A Washington Post analysis shows what neighborhoods Muriel Bowser and David Catania have tapped for support.

    Schwartz proposes disparity initiative to narrow D.C.’s rich-poor gap

    Schwartz proposes disparity initiative to narrow D.C.’s rich-poor gap

    The mayoral hopeful said she would create an agency focused on health care, education and employment.

    Black D.C. voters usually unite behind one mayoral candidate. Not this time.

    Black D.C. voters usually unite behind one mayoral candidate. Not this time.

    The black electorate seems fragmented and hasn’t fully aligned behind Democrat Muriel Bowser.

    Early voting begins Monday in D.C.

    Early voting begins Monday  in D.C.

    Competitive mayor, attorney general and D.C. Council races are on the ballot along with a marijuana legalization question.

    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.