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Former Reid Deputy Takes National Experience to Local Level

As a deputy chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Darrel Thompson worked on the forefront of economic development and labor issues for one of the nation’s most prominent politicians.

H Street Wal-Mart Ready for D.C. Debut

From deep fryers costing less than $30 to jumbo packs of discount diapers, H Street Northwest’s newest retailer is ready for its Wednesday opening.

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Gray Wants to Focus on 2014, but 2010 Is Still Hanging Around

The past is the past, Mayor Vincent Gray would like to convince District voters, and “2010 is getting ready to be 40 years ago,” he said at his first news conference since entering the District’s 2014 mayoral race.

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Gray Gears Up for Re-Election

The District’s 2014 mayoral campaign got a bit more crowded on Monday afternoon.

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Height Act Hearing Reveals Fissures in D.C.

When Rep. Darrell Issa asked local planning bodies to review how well the federal Height Act served the District, he didn’t expect to see hundreds of models for vertical growth along the city’s skyline.

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Home Rule Questions Likely to Dominate Height Act Hearing

When the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last convened to talk about the District’s low-rise landscape, members questioned whether Congress should amend the century-old federal Height Act to give local leaders some leeway on shaping their skyline.

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D.C. Asks Congress for Local Control Over Its Skyline

Despite concerns that dual reports on changes to the District’s height limit could send a confusing message to Congress, two recommendations suggesting different fates for the future of the 1910 Height of Buildings Act are on their way to Capitol Hill.

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Where to Get Your Holiday Shopping Done on Your Lunch Break

Thanksgiving falling so late this year means there’s a little less time than usual for holiday shopping. Fortunately for lawmakers and staffers, the Capitol Hill area is home to many local businesses and stores with unique gifts.

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Capitol Police Investigating Attack on Meng

Capitol Police continue to investigate an attack on Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., that occurred Tuesday night.

Giving Thanks for a Bounty of Holiday Dining Options

If going home for Thanksgiving is a nonstarter and hosting a multi-course shindig sounds more torturous than a government-sponsored trip to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the local hospitality gods may have the answers to your dining prayers.

H Street Walmart to Open Dec. 4

Walmart’s new H Street location will open its doors in a little more than two weeks, just in time to cash in on the holiday shopping season.

Planning Commission Opens Door to Taller D.C.

Federal planners have warmed to the vision of some taller buildings in the mix of the District’s skyline, but they want future growth to be deliberate, targeted and tightly controlled.

D.C. Mayoral Candidates Pitch Novel Ideas for Statehood

The District’s six Democratic mayoral candidates pitched some outside-the-box ideas on Wednesday night for achieving statehood — from using local tax dollars to pay the city’s shadow delegation to Congress to flying the D.C. flag upside down until it becomes the 51st state.

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Congress Punts on Redskins Name

Capitol Hill efforts to force Washington’s National Football League franchise to change its name remain stalled, even as President Barack Obama welcomes tribal leaders to the White House this week to launch the administration’s Council on Native American Affairs.

Wounded Warriors Experience Aims to Increase PTSD Awareness

Since the Vietnam War, the diagnosis and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in veterans has substantially increased.

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Visiting the WWII Memorial This Veterans Day? There's an App for That

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, 1919, as the first commemoration of Armistice Day for reflections “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”

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Gray's Styrofoam Proposal Might Rub House Wrong Way

Styrofoam reigns supreme in many of the Capitol’s eateries, but if Mayor Vincent Gray has his way, the rest of the District might do away with the material as part of an initiative to cut pollution.

Whole Foods Coming to H Street

Foodies rejoice! You’ll soon be able to buy high-end olive oil and organic greens a few blocks from the Capitol.

McCollum to Protest Redskins' Arrival on Her Home Turf

The D.C. Council strongly supported a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to ditch their controversial name, fueling the fire for one of Capitol Hill’s foremost opponents of the name.

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Parties Scramble for Consensus on D.C. Height Act Recommendations

Federal and District differences of opinion on Congress’ century-old cap on D.C. buildings’ height may muddy any chance to send a clear message about the future of the city’s skyline to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee later this month.

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