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Ris Lacoste Redefines Fast Food at Newest Venture | Food Court

Some local toques start small while dreaming big, tirelessly working their way from modest venture to name brand via fits and starts of epicurean inspiration.

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D.C. Council Approves Scholarship Program, Despite Potential Threat to Federal Grants

Despite warnings that a new District-funded scholarship program might cost D.C. students congressionally appropriated grant money, the D.C. Council unanimously approved the D.C. Promise Act on Tuesday.

Obama Hires D.C. Planning Director at HUD

The White House has snatched the Districtís point person for making Washington a more walkable and bikeable city.

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From Capitol Hill to City Hall: D.C. Shadow Rep. Charts His Course

For most politicians, stepping from Congress to a city council would be considered a backward move in a career trajectory.

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Wells, Civil Rights Groups Push for Potent D.C. Pot Bill

On Tuesday, the D.C. Council will have a chance to pass what civil rights groups are calling the strongest marijuana decriminalization bill in the country.

HUD Clears Path for Walter Reed Redevelopment

Plans to transform the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center site in the District into a 3 million-square-foot town center project have moved a step closer to fruition, thanks to a recent federal government approval.

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Despite Setback, Budget Autonomy Picks Up Key Congressional Support

One step forward and two steps back is how one warrior in the Districtís fight for budget autonomy characterized recent federal action.

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D.C. Still Waiting for a SOTU Shoutout From Obama

President Harry S. Truman called attention to the District of Columbiaís fight for self-determination in his 1946 State of the Union address, and again in í50 and í52.

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D.C. Leaders Hope Statehood, Budget Autonomy Will Get SOTU Dues

Outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C., a scrolling sign makes a straightforward request of Barack Obama: ďMr. President, Demand DC Voting Rights.Ē

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D.C. Considers 'Paradigm Shift' on Pot

While members of Congress slowly begin to modify their approach to marijuana, the D.C. Council is delving into the minutiae of decriminalizing pot in the nationís capital.

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Wells' Former Chief of Staff Wants to Represent Capitol Hill

D.C. Council candidate Charles Allenís initial venture into political campaigning ended tragically.

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More Apologies to Come From Mayor Gray

Three days before the official launch of his re-election bid, Mayor Vincent Gray offered a rather vague apology to the District for the federal corruption probe surrounding his 2010 campaign.

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D.C. Wants Legislative Autonomy

If Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., has her way, Congress will no longer have to provide a final say on D.C. Council legislation.

D.C. Council Approves Plan to Put Power Lines Underground

Frustration over prolonged power outages following the June 2012 derecho spurred the District to probe the possibility of moving its power lines underground.

D.C. Mayoral Primary Ballot Takes Shape

Candidates for the Districtís 2014 mayoral race aimed to solidify their slots on the primary ballot this week.

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D.C. Budget Autonomy Advocates Celebrate New Law

In addition to commemorating the new year, local activists on Wednesday celebrated a milestone in the Districtís fight for budget autonomy. A new law initiated by an April ballot referendum unlinks the local budget from the congressional appropriations process. The law, which was supported by 83 percent of D.C. voters, went into effect at midnight Wednesday.

The Biggest Campus Stories of 2013

Two traumatic days in the fall of 2013 ó the Sept. 16 Navy Yard shooting and the Oct. 3 car chase that resulted in the death of Miriam Carey ó pushed the Capitol campus into lockdown. Capitol Police armed themselves with long guns, armored vehicles rolled across the East Front and the campus community descended into a state of panic.

H Street Wal-Mart Helps Local Veterans Feast

It didnít take long for H Streetís new Wal-Mart to establish itself as a good neighbor in the eyes of one local veterans organization.

Gray Says Soccer Stadium Deal Is Moving Forward

Soccer fans might be in store for a holiday surprise from the District government.

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District Leaders Trying to Hash Out Differences on Height Act

At the urging of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., District leaders are talking out their differing opinions on the future of the Height Act.

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