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You Can Drink the Water in Shaw and Logan Circle Again Now

washingtoncitypaper.com — Shaw and Logan Circle-area residents can once again drink safely straight from their faucets. At 4 p.m. today, DC Water lifted a "Do Not Drink" advisory for a small portion of Northwest after the water there had tested positive Thursday for some petroleum contamination. Four D.C. public schools were closed due to the advisory.

Tommy Wells Will Run D.C.’s Department of the Environment (Livably and Walkably)

washingtoncitypaper.com — Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser tapped outgoing Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells as the the director of the District Department of the Environment today, bringing her pending-administration closer to being a "team of rivals" composed of lots of one-time competitors. (Bowser clobbered Wells in the April Democratic mayoral primary.)

Thousands Peacefully March to Capitol to Rally Against Police Brutality

washingtoncitypaper.com — Thousands of people marched from Freedom Plaza to the U.S. Capitol Saturday to protest police brutality in the United States. The "Justice for All" rally, organized by Rev.

Can D.C. Still Legalize Marijuana? Depends What “Enact” Means

washingtoncitypaper.com — The House delivered an expected blow to D.C.'s plans to legalize marijuana last night when it voted in favor of a spending bill that contains a provision intended to block Initiative 71-the D.C. ballot measure to legalize the drug that 70 percent of voters supported on Election Day.

Nancy Pelosi Wants Two “Offensive” Provisions Out of Spending Bill. D.C. Marijuana Isn’t One of Them.

washingtoncitypaper.com — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a tactical email to her Democratic colleagues this afternoon saying it's clear that Republicans don't have enough votes to pass the massive cromnibus spending bill and Democrats should use this as leverage to remove two "offensive" provisions from the bill.

Pot and D.C. Activists Protest Congress on Capitol Hill and City Streets

washingtoncitypaper.com — D.C. pot activist-in-chief Adam Eidinger didn't get arrested Wednesday-but it wasn't for lack of trying. The chair of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, which was instrumental in putting Initiative 71 on November's ballot and bringing it to victory, staged a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Capitol Hill office Wednesday to try to get the senator to take a provision out of the massive "cromnibus" spending bill that would kill D.C.'s Initiative 71, or marijuana legalization.

Congressional Spending Bill Could Kill a Very Nascent Weed Delivery Service

washingtoncitypaper.com — As D.C. pot activists scramble to try and save Initiative 71 from Congress' wrath, one D.C. booze delivery service is trying to make the best of the moment. Ultra-the online alcohol delivery service that launched in D.C. in May, was issued a cease-and-desist from the D.C.

What the Heck Happened to D.C.’s Legal Marijuana Yesterday?

washingtoncitypaper.com — On Nov. 6, D.C. marijuana activists were celebrating that a whopping 70 percent of District voters wanted to pass Initiative 71-a ballot initiative that would legalize the possession of up to two ounces of pot for personal use for anyone over 21 and allow residents to grow up to six plants for personal use.

Congress May Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization Law

washingtoncitypaper.com — D.C. marijuana activist Adam Eidinger is sitting in Sen. Harry Reid's office today, waiting to speak with the still-Democratic Senate majority leader. Rumor is circulating that Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have struck a deal with congressional Republicans to upend D.C.'s overwhelmingly voter-approved initiative to legalize marijuana in the city while upholding D.C.'s separate decriminalization law.

NoMa Harris Teeter License Suspended After Live Mouse Found In Storage Container

washingtoncitypaper.com — The Harris Teeter in NoMa was temporarily shut down today after the D.C. Department of Health found a live mouse in a storage container in the pizza prep area during an inspection, according to the inspection report. The inspection also found small and large flies on surfaces in the deli, produce, and meat prep areas.
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Dec 19, 2014

RT @BeschlossDC: When Eleanor Roosevelt started giving press conferences '33 she allowed only women, hoped to encourage more female hiring in journalism.

Dec 19, 2014

@MrTimRegan What news is happening today that can bring it over 100?! You think this is an arbitrary ranking system?

Dec 19, 2014

Working on my last Needle ever for @wcp :(---can't decide if I should sink it, or bring it up to 100

Dec 18, 2014

Reminder: The pop-up cat cafe is tonight at Rock N Roll hotel. There'll be 8 cats and "craft kitty cocktail specials" washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk…

Dec 18, 2014

The most heart-wrenching story of 2014 is the Relisha Rudd story. Shows how much better D.C. can do in 2015 washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/46642…

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