Despite Shutdown, D.C. Had Record Visitation In 2013Even though museums and memorials were shuttered last fall by a government shutdown, 2013 was another record-breaking year for attractions in the nation's capital with an increase in domestic visitors and spending, tourism officials said Tuesday.
D.C. Mayoral Nominee Can't Breeze To VictoryMuriel 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.
Scandal-Weary Voters Boot D.C. Mayor From OfficeReeling 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.
D.C. Mayor Trails Challenger In Initial ReturnsThe embattled mayor of the nation's capital sought a second term Tuesday, with many voters weighing praise for his performance in office against a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign that has cloaked the incumbent in scandal.
D.C. Mayor Signs Pot Decriminalization BillDistrict of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Amid Scandal, Some Seek Alternative To D.C. MayorThe defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation's capital wasn't provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week's primary. Instead, it came from the city's top prosecutor.
Spate Of Corruption Stains Otherwise Thriving D.C.Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia "the envy of the nation" for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but some say the local government he leads -- plagued by corruption, pay-to-play politics and disengaged voters -- is a stain on the city's progress.
Marion Barry Endorses D.C. Mayor Amid Federal ProbeFormer District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry said Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray's 2010 campaign, saying, "I know about how U.S. attorneys work."

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