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    Medical marijuana advocates say patients are being left behind amid rush to legalize pot in D.C.

    Medical marijuana advocates in the District are grumbling that prospective patients have been left behind in the rush to decriminalize and legalize pot for recreational use.

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    A D.C. councilmember wants to change the way the city elects its local leaders to boost voter participation and ensure that candidates don't win with less than a majority.

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    Six months after medical marijuana became available in the District, officials have registered less than 15 percent of the people projected to participate, leading council members to propose broadening the list of conditions that qualify patients for the struggling program.

  • D.C. proposal would allow ounce of weed, 6 plants per household

    Activists in Washington, D.C., plan to submit an initiative by week's end that would put marijuana legalization on the ballot in the nation's capital in November — making the city one of a handful of jurisdictions poised to ask voters to consider the issue this year.

  • Recreational marijuana bill to be introduced in D.C. Council

    A D.C. Council member plans to introduce legislation next week that would legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana for recreational use in the nation's capital — the latest in a series of proposed steps to loosen the District's drug laws.

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    EDITORIAL: Hail to the Redtails?

    We should put aside concerns about crime, decrepit schools, perpetual parking and traffic chaos and an unending series of corruption scandals in the District of Columbia government. The D.C. Council is poised to decide what a private business should call itself.

  • ** FILE  ** In this May 1, 2009, file photo, Washington Redskins Marko Mitchell puts his helmet on during their NFL football minicamp practice at their training facility in Ashburn, Va. The Washington Redskins won another legal victory Friday, May 15, 2009, in a 17-year fight with a group of American Indians who argue the football team's trademark is racially offensive. The decision issued Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington doesn't address the main question of racism at the center of the case. Instead, it upholds the lower court's decision in favor of the football team on a legal technicality. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Redskins name change demanded by David Grosso of D.C. Council

    Grosso's resolution suggests "Redtails" as a new nickname. He says it would honor the Tuskegee Airmen and allow the team to maintain its fight song and color scheme with a few minor changes.

  • Grosso’s victory suggests an affinity for progressives

    Stacks of pizza sat untouched, the salad bowls kept their plastic lids and roughly a dozen red-shirted volunteers sat in a circle Tuesday night, gazing at a lone television in search of pleasant news inside their small campaign office on Florida Avenue Northwest.

  • David Grosso (left), running for an at-large D.C. Council seat, greets a voter at a Precinct 33 polling site Tuesday. The Democrat was given the best chance for an upset. Incumbent at-large D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (below), a Democrat, makes a last campaign pitch to voters outside a Precinct 110 polling site Tuesday. There were five challengers for his and another at-large seat.

    Grosso upsets incumbent Brown in D.C. Council bid

    Upstart challenger David Grosso, a relatively unknown former D.C. Council staffer who started campaigning a year ago, unseated incumbent Michael A. Brown on Tuesday for an at-large seat in the only significant upset in the city's elections.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

    Ethics issue looms over D.C. campaigns

    Voters in the District will decide Tuesday whether to reshape the D.C. Council in election contests that serve as a referendum on the makeup of a body that has faced a steady trickle of ethical problems in the past two years.

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D.C. Council incumbents Michael A. Brown, independent (left), and Vincent B. Orange, Democrat (second from right), attend a debate with challengers David Grosso, independent, and Mary Brooks Beatty, Republican, on Thursday.

    Debate for two D.C. Council seats maintains civil tone

    Maybe it was the setting — a house of worship — but a quartet of candidates vying for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council eschewed the bitter rhetoric and personal attacks that have dominated the past few weeks for veiled swipes and even cordiality during a debate in Georgetown on Thursday.

  • D.C. Council member Michael A Brown (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. elections board says Brown can stay on ballot

    The D.C. Board of Elections ruled Monday that D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown collected enough petition signatures from city voters to appear on the ballot in November, despite dual challenges from one of his opponents in the at-large race and a city government watchdog.

  • **FILE** Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C. elections board to decide challenge to Brown's nominating petitions

    The D.C. Board of Elections is expected to decide later today whether D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown collected enough petition signatures from city voters to be on the ballot this November, a hotly contested issue that has put the race for two at-large council seats front-and-center among the city's fall campaigns.

  • D.C. Council candidates ramp up fundraising

    New campaign finance reports show D.C. Council incumbents with adequate war chests or recharging their fundraising efforts with about three months to go before the Nov. 6 election.

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    At-large races for D.C Council draw a crowd of non-Democrats

    The field of candidates for the pair of at-large seats on the D.C. Council is taking shape, an uphill battle against incumbents Michael A. Brown, an independent, and Vincent B. Orange, who earned the Democrats' nomination in April.

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