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Report: D.C. lags in holding businesses accountable for subsidies

Union-commissioned report says a few simple steps could bring D.C. in line with its neighbors.

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    D.C. tax revenue rises, but mayor keeps spending expectations low

    D.C. tax revenue rises, but mayor keeps spending expectations low

    Muriel Bowser completes listening tour on city budget, with residents calling for higher taxes on the rich.

    D.C. apologizes for lousy trash collection after snowstorms

    D.C. apologizes for lousy trash collection after snowstorms

    Officials say ice buildup in alleys has created worst garbage backup since 2010’s “Snowmaggedon.”

    D.C. mayor ratchets down marijuana fight with leaders in Congress

    D.C. mayor ratchets down marijuana fight with leaders in Congress

    Muriel Bowser casts blame on a familiar bogeyman in D.C. politics: Maryland Rep. Andy Harris.

    D.C. mayor’s deal with pot backers led to a low-key success

    D.C. mayor’s deal with pot backers led to a low-key success

    Bowser’s defiance of GOP congressmen on pot yields high-profile success — for now.

    On Day 1 of legalization, Bowser submits bill to prevent ‘pot clubs’

    On Day 1 of legalization, Bowser submits bill to prevent ‘pot clubs’

    Current laws banning public use are still in effect, but area police report no marijuana-related arrests.

    With marijuana legalization, green rush is on in D.C.

    With marijuana legalization, green rush is on in D.C.

    Marijuana is expected to quickly become a more overt part of the District’s culture.

    Bowser: Legal pot possession to take effect at midnight in the District

    Bowser: Legal pot possession to take effect at midnight in the District

    The mayor offered a direct retort to House Republicans at a televised news conference Wedneday.

    Lawmakers encourage Bowser to reconsider declaring pot legal in D.C.

    Lawmakers encourage Bowser to reconsider declaring pot legal in D.C.

    In a letter to the D.C. mayor, two GOP lawmakers warned of “severe consequences” if pot becomes legal.

    Study: Skin test could help detect Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases

    Researchers say skin biopsy contains abnormal proteins linked to brain disorders.

    For Marion Barry’s son, filling dad’s shoes is a surprisingly uphill battle

    For Marion Barry’s son, filling dad’s shoes is a surprisingly uphill battle

    Marion Christopher Barry, 34, finds that his name may not be enough to win in D.C.’s Ward 8.

    D.C. delayed snow response in order to protect car owners from towing

    D.C. delayed snow response in order to protect car owners from towing

    The decision precluded a more aggressive, pre-rush hour response to help people get to work.

    In D.C., fears of chaos grow as legal pot nears

    In D.C., fears of chaos grow as legal pot nears

    A marijuana-legalization initiative takes effect in 10 days. It might produce the Wild West of pot.

    D.C. Mayor Bowser signals possible shift in Home Rule budget fight

    Seeks 30-day window to consider reversing predecessor’s opposition to 2013 Council vote and referendum

    D.C. Mayor sets sight on clearing backlog of homeless in city shelters

    D.C. Mayor sets sight on clearing backlog of homeless in city shelters

    Muriel Bowser announces hiring of “housing navigators” to match homeless with apartments.

    Toxic Twitter account of a new leader in Va. GOP thwarts party unity efforts

    Jo Thoburn’s account, calling a candidate a “slut,” was deleted by 9:30 a.m.Thursday.

    D.C.’s ‘shadow senator’ will take statehood cause to Iowa

    D.C.’s ‘shadow senator’ will take statehood cause to Iowa

    Paul Strauss is set to address Des Moines area Democrats on Sunday as 2016 speculation gets underway.

    D.C. mayor to end controversial encryption of firefighter radios

    D.C. mayor to end controversial encryption of firefighter radios

    Muriel Bowser’s administration says move is unrelated to charges that encryption caused failures in Metro.

    D.C. mayor to expand summer jobs program up to age 24

    D.C. mayor to expand summer jobs program up to age 24

    Muriel E. Bowser said unemployed 20-somethings need taxpayer-funded jobs to jump-start their careers.

    D.C. Council backs down on marijuana hearing after attorney general warning

    D.C. Council backs down on marijuana hearing after attorney general warning

    The council had planned hearing on bill to regulate pot, but the city AG said council members risked jail time.

    Audit: No-show poll workers, outdated equipment marred D.C. election

    The auditor says the District needs to replace voting machines bought five years ago and improve training.

    D.C. fire department didn’t track Metro rescue training, chief says

    D.C. fire department didn’t track Metro rescue training, chief says

    Amid scrutiny after a fatal incident, the interim chief said the department will expand and track training.

    In 11th-hour move, D.C. finds more hotel rooms for homeless families

    In 11th-hour move, D.C. finds more hotel rooms for homeless families

    About 100 spots won’t be empty for long, and the city is now out of room for those trying to get out of the cold.

    In Metro probe, blame is directed at the District’s fire department

    In Metro probe, blame is directed at the District’s fire department

    After a woman died on a smoky train, firefighters’ and paramedics’ unions cite radio failures and lack of training.

    Boom or bust? D.C. lawmakers try to make sense of budget contradictions.

    News of a $204 million surplus has D.C. Council members wondering about looming budget gaps.

    Federal Transit Administration to check Metro safety programs

    Federal Transit Administration to check Metro safety programs

    The review will begin March 2 and end in May, perhaps with new safety recommendations.

    D.C. has a new African American affairs director

    D.C. has a new African American affairs director

    Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Rahman Branch, former principal of Ballou High School, to the post.

    Marion Barry University?

    Marion Barry University?

    A D.C. lawmaker is proposing to rename the University of the District of Columbia after the late mayor.

    Bowser-backed candidates hold big fundraising leads

    Mayoral endorsements help Ward 4’s Brandon Todd and Ward 8’s LaRuby May ahead of a D.C. special election.

    How will mental health services fare in Va. budget?

    How will mental health services fare in Va. budget?

    New fiscal realities means lawmakers must weigh growing needs with funding limits.

    Recreational pot would be legal in D.C. if Obama’s budget passes

    Recreational pot would be legal in D.C. if Obama’s budget passes

    The budget would undo Congress’s ban on D.C. implementing a ballot measure passed in November.