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New poll: Bowser leads Catania by 8 points

Survey commissioned by pro-business group finds closer D.C. mayor race than previous published polls.

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    Infant mortality ticks up in D.C. amid federal funding cut

    Infant mortality ticks up in D.C. amid federal funding cut

    The rate remains above the most recent U.S. average but represents a decrease for the city historically.

    Catania, an independent, endorsed for D.C. mayor by high-ranking Democrat

    Catania, an independent, endorsed for D.C. mayor by high-ranking Democrat

    The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association backed David Catania over Muriel Bowser.

    Declining traffic-camera revenue threatens D.C. budget

    The city’s chief financial officer warns that the trend could force District leaders to cut $70 million in spending.

    Mayor touts infant-mortality plan, but bureau eyed for cuts

    Loss of federal grant threatens 38 city workers; officials say they hope services will continue for families.

    D.C. considers new protections for bike riders

    D.C. considers new protections for bike riders

    Advocates say the change would give cyclists a fairer chance of collecting on insurance claims after a crash.

    Another election, same question: Will Cathy Lanier stay?

    Another election, same question: Will Cathy Lanier stay?

    One mayoral candidate says she would keep the police chief; others are noncommittal.

    Overdose epidemic prompts march on Mall

    Overdose epidemic prompts march on Mall

    Activists say FDA has been lax in regulating opioids — painkillers that can be highly addictive and lethal.

    On D.C. Council, Carol Schwartz struggled to leave mark

    On D.C. Council, Carol Schwartz struggled to leave mark

    She claims to have accomplished much, but her record shows that her contributions were often less clear.

    Holder raises D.C. voting rights issue on way out of office

    Holder raises D.C. voting rights issue on way out of office

    A day after announcing he would step down, the U.S. attorney general speaks on voting rights.

    Gray taps Navy official for D.C. inspector general post

    Gray taps Navy official for D.C. inspector general post

    Daniel W. Lucas is deputy inspector general for $30B Naval Sea Systems Command. But council fight looms.

    Texan sentenced for defrauding US, firm of $1.6M

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for defrauding a federal agency and a company based in Mexico of more than $1.6 million.

    D.C. Council member says agencies shortchange small businesses

    D.C. Council member says agencies shortchange small businesses

    Council member Vincent B. Orange led a rally to draw attention to shortfalls in city spending with small businesses.

    Concealed-carry gun bill passes D.C. Council

    Concealed-carry gun bill passes D.C. Council

    District lawmakers said they passed legislation only grudgingly to comply with federal court ruling.

    Council to vote on gun law nobody seems to like

    The bill placing restrictions on concealed carry replaces a District ban that a judge struck down.

    Restaurant owner, son get probation in bribery attempts

    Restaurant owner, son get probation in bribery attempts

    The Chengs tried to make illegal payments to two public officials to start a taxi and tow-truck business.

    D.C. launches project to prevent infant deaths

    In partnership with Aegis Health Security, the city will try improve care for babies and parents.

    Column

    In Bowser vs. Catania, he can’t get traction despite record

    In Bowser vs. Catania, he can’t get traction despite record

    Frustrated Catania scorns Bowser’s shortage of achievements, but he still trails her in D.C. mayoral race.

    With platform, Bowser seeks to blunt criticism

    With platform, Bowser seeks to blunt criticism

    The Democratic mayoral nominee released a 41-page policy plan shortly before Thursday’s first debate.

    Lawmaker suggests Relisha Rudd report was whitewashed

    Lawmaker suggests Relisha Rudd report was whitewashed

    Jim Graham says the District should not have absolved itself of blame in the girl’s disappearance.

    First debate in D.C. mayoral race is a testy, three-way affair

    First debate in D.C. mayoral race is a testy, three-way affair

    Muriel E. Bowser and David A. Catania sparred nastily during the 90-minute face-off.

    Campaign notebook

    D.C. elections officials refuse to ‘guarantee’ smooth Nov. 4

    D.C. elections officials refuse to ‘guarantee’ smooth Nov. 4

    Seven weeks before the D.C. election, council hearing answers few questions about primary problems.

    Poll: Attorney general race draws little interest from voters

    Paul Zukerberg leads five Democratic candidates in a new poll, but a vast swath of the electorate is undecided.

    Poll: D.C. poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash.

    Poll: D.C. poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash.

    Two-thirds of D.C. voters back a Nov. ballot measure that is certain to cause consternation in the nation’s capital.

    Bowser earns big lead in new poll; vulnerabilities remain

    Bowser earns big lead in new poll; vulnerabilities remain

    Bowser earned 43 percent; David Catania earned 26 percent and Carol Schwartz earned 16 percent.

    Column

    Critics to D.C.: No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

    Critics to D.C.: No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

    D.C. statehood opponents cite Grave Snowplow Threat among various specious reasons to deny rights.

    D.C. leaders plan to allow ‘concealed carry’ of guns

    D.C. leaders plan to allow ‘concealed carry’ of guns

    Emergency legislation is expected to get Tuesday vote; gun owners could apply for permits within months.

    Group forms to oppose D.C. marijuana legalization

    Leader plans to launch campaign against measure before vote this fall, challenges other side to debate.

    Can D.C.’s next mayor advance statehood?

    Can D.C.’s next mayor advance statehood?

    Candidates have very different approaches to breaking congressional logjam.

    Six months after primary loss, probe inches toward Gray

    Six months after primary loss, probe inches toward Gray

    Prosecutors explore actions Vincent Gray may have taken as mayor to benefit Jeffrey Thompson.