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D.C. mayor issues order banning city-funded travel to Indiana

washingtonpost.com — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order Tuesday banning city-funded travel to Indiana until the state repeals its Religious Freedom Restoration Act - a controversial law Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed last week that many argue could be interpreted to allow businesses to discriminate against gay people in the name of religious freedom.

Actor Steve Buscemi raising money for a documentary on D.C. ‘gay gang’

washingtonpost.com — In 2005, a group of bullied, transgender and gay ninth-graders started a gang in Washington, D.C. Many of the boys in the gang wore lipstick and stilettos while carrying brass knuckles and knives, forming a seemingly unlikely crew called "Check It."

Uber of food? App’s ‘dashers’ deliver for a &u0024;7 fee

washingtonpost.com — Some D.C. residents now have another way to take advantage of the city's growing food options without leaving their couches and cubicles. DoorDash - an app-based restaurant delivery service - made its official D.C. debut last week with about 100 partnered restaurants and 50 drivers, who are independent contractors.

D.C. Council member calls for ban on city-funded trips to Indiana

washingtonpost.com — D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) is calling for Mayor Muriel Bowser to ban publicly financed trips to Indiana - a move similar to those of left-leaning politicians throughout the country in the aftermath of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last week.

Brick thrown through windshield of X2 bus, two treated for injuries

washingtonpost.com — Someone chucked a brick through the windshield of an X2 bus at around 9:45 a.m. Monday morning, sending two passengers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident occurred around 19th and Benning Road NE. Metro spokesman Michael Tolbert said the bus driver was not hurt and the passengers who were not injured were picked up by another bus about 10 a.m.

District of Dogs: Number of pet licenses surges in DC

10tv.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of pricey dog-offered amenities in the District of Columbia is often used to signify just how much wealth there is in the District. There's the apartment building with a rooftop dog park, the apartment complex that has a communal bull dog and the restaurant that has an $8 steak on the menu for dog diners.

Columbus to D.C. residents: Move here because it’s cheaper

washingtonpost.com — Considering how many studies exist showing just how expensive D.C. is these days, it's not surprising that Columbus, Ohio, can safely boast a cheaper cost of living - a reality that hasn't escaped the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Hundreds of D.C. residents now have marijuana seeds. But can they grow it?

washingtonpost.com — Matt Skarbeck handed out free marijuana seeds from his personal collection at the D.C. Cannabis Campaign's seed share Thursday evening. Skarbeck, who said he's been a professional grower since 1992, had a variety of marijuana strains on hand, some of which he said were worth $40 per seed.

Pot luck: Americans line up for biggest legal marijuana giveaway

smh.com.au — The queue to for free marijuana seeds distributed at the Libertine bar and restaurant in Washington snaked around 18th Street NW. Photo: Washington Post/Matt McClain Washington: Washington DC witnessed a massive, public drug deal on Thursday - and for those involved, it was quite a bargain.

D.C. could exhaust its 202 area code by 2019

washingtonpost.com — It's quite literally the plot of a 1998 Seinfeld episode. A main character in the show lobbies to get a coveted Manhattan 212 phone area code from a dead neighbor after she is assigned the apparently less desirable 646 area code.
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Mar 31, 2015

@ahauslohner I bet it wouldn't have snowed or even dropped below freezing if Catania were mayor

Mar 31, 2015

Mayor Bowser admits that she failed in making snow stop hitting D.C. #SODA15

Mar 31, 2015

All D.C. Police officers will be wearing body cameras in the next 18 months #SODA15

Mar 31, 2015

Bowser wants students to be able to ride for free on Metro rail, not just buses. #SODA15

Mar 31, 2015

In #SODA15, Mayor Bowser mentions her order issued today to ban city-funded travel to Indiana washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Mar 31, 2015

Bowser says she will not kill streetcar, promises to bring it to downtown Ward 7 #SODA15

Mar 31, 2015

Mayor Bowser says she'll put $5 mill extra to Marion Barry summer jobs program. Expand age limit to 24. #SODA15

Mar 31, 2015

RT @willsommer: A racing president and Save McMillan protestors. The most DC picture ever taken. pic.twitter.com/rJPfMqEQjm

Mar 31, 2015

While AG Karl Racine is in Indianapolis, Mayor Bowser issues executive order banning city travel to the state washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @asmith83: This Steve Buscemi-backed documentary on a gay and transgender teen gang in DC looks really great. washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

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