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Andy Shallal is running for D.C. mayor
Mike DeBonis
The Iraqi-born owner of Busboys & Poets is ending nearly three months of rumination.
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Who wants to be D.C. mayor? The field grows.
Mike DeBonis
Council member Vincent B. Orange, Busboys and Poets owner are among those picking up nominating petitions.
Alexandria Boat Club, city get a dry run to advance parking lot arguments
Patricia Sullivan
The city is considering seizing the half-acre lot because it says negotiations have led nowhere.
165 suicide attempts at D.C. jail in two years
Aaron C. Davis
At a council hearing, the corrections chief reveals that an officer was fired for lying on observation records.
In D.C., Styrofoam food containers may be on the way out
Mike DeBonis
The plastic foam isn’t fully biodegradable, and it often ends up in local waterways.
Collision course
Jonetta Rose Barras
The coming D.C. election is shaping up to be a battle between old-line liberals and emerging progressives.
In tight race for AG, Va has specific recount process
Maria Glod
Results of tight Obenshain-Herring race likely won’t be known for weeks.
Agency’s budget on swag called excessive
Josh Hicks
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McAuliffe win shows purple Virginia is getting bluish tinge
Robert McCartney
Lessons of a negative Virginia election: Democrat’s win highlights changing views on guns and gays.
D.C. Council calls on Redskins to ditch name
Mike DeBonis and Aaron C. Davis
Name-change vote was a high-profile but brief stop on a lengthy council agenda.
Federal Faces: Jana Price
— From the Partnership for Public Service
She works at the National Transportation Safety Board to curb drunken driving fatalities and injuries.
D.C. says goodbye and thank you to its library chief
Mike DeBonis
Ginnie Cooper is credited with system improvements large and small during her seven years at the helm.
Prince William evolves into bellwether for Virginia politics
Marc Fisher and Jenna Johnson
In a county shaped by immigration and rising incomes, voters have jobs, transportation, taxes on their minds.
D.C. backs off regular licenses for illegal immigrants
Aaron C. Davis
The driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants would be marked to comply with federal rules.
In D.C., public-private land deals under fire
Mike DeBonis
A group led by Ralph Nader calls the West End library project a giveaway of public assets to private interests.
Reta Jo Lewis announces D.C. mayoral bid
Mike DeBonis
Lewis served as an executive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a senior aide in the State Department.
In race for Va. governor, Cuccinelli took the hard way
Marc Fisher and Laura Vozzella
Given the obstacles Ken Cuccinelli II faced this year, the big surprise may be that the race is as close as it is.
Gray: ‘I certainly didn’t’ know of 2010 campaign violations
Mike DeBonis
In a radio interview, the D.C. mayor portrayed himself as an unwitting victim of trusted campaign deputies.
Robert Shogan, longtime political reporter, dies at 83
Emily Langer
Mr. Shogan chronicled years of U.S. political history in the pages of the Los Angeles Times and in his books.
New coalition in D.C. will push for minimum-wage hike
Mike DeBonis
D.C. Working Families also wants to get involved in the 2014 election and seek campaign finance reform.
House panel to examine VA conference spending
Kathleen Miller
Extravagant events wasted money and deflected the VA’s attention from veterans, a report says.
Poll: Race for Virginia attorney general in a near dead heat
Antonio Olivo and Peyton M. Craighill
If narrow lead holds, Democrats are in position to sweep all three of the top statewide offices.
Federal Faces: Chiraag Bains
— From the Partnership for Public Service
At Department of Justice, he protects rights of hate crime victims and others who may be on wrong side of the law.
A close, contentious race in Virginia’s 87th District
Caitlin Gibson
Republican David Ramadan (Loudoun), a House incumbent, is challenged by Democrat John Bell.
D.C. opens battle over minimum wage increase
Aaron C. Davis
Momentum is building to make the city’s minimum wage the nation’s highest.
Legal bills grow for taxpayers in McDonnell investigation
Rosalind S. Helderman
The number of lawyers appointed is a sign of the complexity of a months-long investigation.
D.C. poised for giant leap toward decriminalizing pot
Aaron C. Davis
Election-year politicking turbocharges a bill to replace jail time for possession with a token $25 fine.
D.C. Council could vote to approve its new CFO on Nov. 5
Mike DeBonis
Jeffrey S. DeWitt, the financial official for the city of Phoenix, sails through a confirmation hearing.
Prospects: Federal government still open for business
Derrick T. Dortch
Jobs may be fewer, but they are still out there if you are looking for government opportunities.
D.C. mayor backs decriminalizing marijuana
Aaron C. Davis
Possession of 1 ounce or less would draw $100 ticket, replacing threat of jail time, big fine, criminal record.
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