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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference in Washington on Dec. 15, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

D.C. Council extends ban on private pot clubs

The D.C. Council on Tuesday extended an emergency measure in the District's marijuana legalization law that bans private pot-smoking clubs. The ban was set to expire on Jan. 15. Published January 5, 2016

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Associated Press)

Norton seeks to ease Metro reimbursement restrictions

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wants the Federal Transit Administration to ease its funding reimbursement restrictions on Metro to allow the transit agency to stop taking out short-term loans from private lenders. Published December 31, 2015

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the slain local reporter was in the wrong place at the wrong time. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

D.C. sees 54% increase in homicides

The District's homicide rate spiked dramatically this year, and officials say there's no single reason for the increase. Published December 30, 2015

D.C.'s Ward 8 to get 'boost' from Homeland Security move

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton predicts that the Department of Homeland Security's move into Southeast "will give a boost to Ward 8" because where federal workers go, commercial development follows. Published December 28, 2015

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference in Washington, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

D.C.'s population up by nearly 2% since July 2014

If you thought lines at the grocery store were growing longer, elbow room at your favorite bar was shrinking and Metro subway cars were getting more stiflingly packed, you weren't imagining it. The District is getting more crowded. Published December 22, 2015

A Metrorail train is shown with U.S. Capitol in the background in this file photo. (Associated Press) **FILE**

D.C. Metro access dominated by young, white, wealthy

Young, white, highly educated workers disproportionately live near Metro subway stops, driving up property values and making it more difficult to build affordable housing with rail access, according to a report by the Census Bureau. Published December 20, 2015

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Associated Press)

Spending bill in Congress seen as win in D.C.

D.C. lawmakers and advocates called Congress' proposed fiscal 2016 spending bill a victory, but said more needs to be done to expunge riders affecting the District, including one that bans the city from permitting retail sales of marijuana. Published December 17, 2015