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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13:  Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks about transportation funding while flanked by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a news conference on Capitol Hill, May 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Conference of Mayors hosted the news conference to urge Congress to enact a long term renewal of the federal transportation law, that significantly increases investment in roads, bridges, and the transit system.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘Black Lives Matter’ Boos Washington Mayor’s Anti-Crime Plans

The boos began as soon as Washington’s mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn’t let up for the next 18 minutes as Democrat Muriel Bowser laid out her plans to address an increase in homicides in the nation’s capital.

08/27/2015

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D.C. Mayor Avoids Saying ‘Redskins,’ Wants To Speak To Owner

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is once again referring to the Washington Redskins without mentioning the team’s full name. But she still wants to talk to the team and owner Dan Snyder about a new stadium in the nation’s capital.

06/09/2015

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Pot Fight Between D.C. Mayor, Congress Could Cost The City

The new mayor of the nation’s capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private.

02/27/2015

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D.C. Mayor Says City Will Work To Get Marijuana Law Enforced

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city will “explore every option” to get its law legalizing marijuana enforced.

01/04/2015

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D.C. Mayoral Candidate To Turn In Petitions

Another District of Columbia mayoral candidate is scheduled to turn in nominating petitions to get on the ballot in November.

08/06/2014

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Democratic D.C. Mayoral Nominee Leads In Fundraising

Muriel Bowser has built a big fundraising lead over her biggest rival as she seeks to become the District of Columbia’s next mayor.

06/12/2014

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D.C. Mayoral Nominee Pledges To Retain Chancellor

District of Columbia Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Kaya Henderson as chancellor of the District’s public schools.

06/11/2014

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David Catania On D.C. Mayor’s Race: ‘I Know I’ll Win’

Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.

04/30/2014

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D.C. Mayoral Nominee Can’t Breeze To Victory

Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.

04/03/2014

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Scandal-Weary Voters Boot D.C. Mayor From Office

Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren’t nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.

04/02/2014