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Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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D.C. autonomy bills introduced in Senate

An Alaska lawmaker introduced two bills in the Senate on Thursday that would grant the District both budget and legislative autonomy. Published April 11, 2014

D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (The Washington Times)

Bill would loosen medical marijuana restrictions in D.C.

D.C. Council members introduced legislation Tuesday that would greatly expand the availability of medical marijuana to D.C. patients by doing away with the list of qualifying conditions that currently restrict access to the program. Published April 8, 2014


Proposed $10.7B D.C. budget likely to spark mayoral campaign fights

D.C. Council members got their first look at outgoing Mayor Vincent C. Gray's $10.7 billion fiscal 2015 budget, with one of the contenders for his job putting the lame-duck executive "on notice" that portions of the spending plan will spark a fight. Published April 3, 2014

Taking the next steps: "We take no voters for granted," Muriel Bowser says in a post-primary speech. Political observers predict a bruising battle for D.C. mayor against David A. Catania in November. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. mayoral hopefuls Bowser, Catania set for contentious race

Two D.C. Council members will face off in an unusual contested general election for mayor in November, giving the candidates seven months to try to re-energize voters, who appeared apathetic and turned out in small numbers for Tuesday's primary election. Published April 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray delivers his concession speech on election night at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill after losing to Muriel Bowser, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Scandal-weary D.C. voters send Mayor Gray packing

D.C. voters, weary of the shadow of corruption and federal investigation that clouded the administration of Vincent C. Gray seemingly from his first day in office, rejected the mayor's bid for a second term, choosing instead a two-term council member and political protege of the man he ousted four years ago. Published April 1, 2014

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray shakes hands with District residents at the Rhode Island Metro Station the night before election day, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 31, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. mayoral contest a referendum on Gray scandal

After a steady drip, drip of guilty pleas and tantalizing disclosures from prosecutors, D.C. voters on Tuesday weighed on whether an ongoing campaign finance investigation should disqualify embattled Mr. Gray from office. Published April 1, 2014

Councilmember and mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser greets District residents after attending a Washington Animal Rescue League 100th Anniversary celebration Monday. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

Turnout seen as crucial to D.C. mayoral primary

Fewer D.C. voters turned out to cast ballots ahead of the city's Democratic primary election than in 2010, leaving mayoral candidates working to get out the vote for what's expected to be a close race Tuesday. Published March 31, 2014

Mayor Vincent Gray

The race to be the next mayor of D.C. turns largely on scandal

Voters in Washington, D.C., will take to the polls Tuesday to choose a Democratic nominee for mayor, a process that largely turns on whether residents believe they are better off with an incumbent shrouded in scandal or that the city needs a change in leadership. Published March 30, 2014

This undated photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Relisha Tenau Rudd. On Monday, March 24, 2014, authorities released more photos of Relisha, 8, who was reported missing in Washington last week, and a man who may be with her, 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum. Police in Prince George's County, Md., obtained a warrant on Friday charging Tatum with murder in the death of his wife, whose body was found in an Oxon Hill, Md., motel room. (AP Photo/FBI)

New details lead police to D.C. park in search of missing 8-year-old girl

A weeklong search for a missing 8-year-old girl that has spanned the East Coast shifted Thursday to a large wooded parkland in the District, where police mounted a "recovery operation" and said they couldn't ignore the possibility that Relisha Rudd was killed. Published March 27, 2014

Sloan Wilson Rappoport

Former Bush administration official charged with sexual assault

A lobbyist and former George W. Bush administration official was arrested and charged with sexual battery in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a woman that began outside a Bailey's Crossroads clothing store. Published March 19, 2014

Steve Kreiss of Washington, D.C. shovels out his car Monday on East Capitol Street in Capitol Hill after another snowstorm hit the nation's capitol. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

After another snowstorm, thoughts spring forward to warmer weather

The first day of spring on Thursday can't come soon enough to the D.C. area, which has seen snow crews hit the streets at a record pace, schools and government offices closed upwards of two weeks of classes in some cases, and among the highest snowfall totals in the past three decades. Published March 17, 2014