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The D.C. Council's proposal, introduced in January 2013 by council member Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, would create a timeline for the asset forfeiture process and would require the District to inform owners within 10 business days of a seizure that the city was seeking forfeiture of property. (The Washington Times)

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"I totally agree that small amounts of marijuana should not put someone through the criminal justice system," council member Mary M. Cheh says. "I don't know that I'm willing to go all the way toward legalization." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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"I totally agree that small amounts of marijuana should not put someone through the criminal justice system," council member Mary M. Cheh says. "I don't know that I'm willing to go all the way toward legalization." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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"A lot of it really revolved around Howard Brooks, as far as I was concerned," said D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh. "He's like a mystery man." She looked into allegations of wrongdoing in the Vincent C. Gray campaign as part of her oversight duties. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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“When you see someone’s picture, it may offer the opportunity to connect a person up with other crimes,” said D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, a Ward 3 Democrat who has introduced a bill to lift the ban on releasing mug shots of suspects. “It allows us to connect a string of crimes in a way we otherwise wouldn’t.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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“When you see someone’s picture, it may offer the opportunity to connect a person up with other crimes,” said D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, a Ward 3 Democrat who has introduced a bill to lift the ban on releasing mug shots of suspects. “It allows us to connect a string of crimes in a way we otherwise wouldn’t.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, said the prevalence of speed cameras is more significant than the fine. “The thing that assures the highest compliance with traffic laws is the certainty that violators will be caught,” she said Tuesday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, says the legislation that passed a first reading Thursday hits a “sweet spot” in reconciling the city’s oversight of taxis, sedans and limousines. Many D.C. taxi drivers think the upstart companies should play by the same rules as the city’s cab fleet. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, says the legislation that passed a first reading Thursday hits a “sweet spot” in reconciling the city’s oversight of taxis, sedans and limousines. Many D.C. taxi drivers think the upstart companies should play by the same rules as the city’s cab fleet. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Mary M. Cheh, chairwoman of the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Environment, Public Works and Transportation, hopes common ground can be found with visionary sedan companies. “This council is not an enemy of innovation,” she said. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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RAYMOND THOMPSON/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ward 3 Council member Mary M. Cheh questions members of the Metropolitan Police Department about automated camera ticket delivery delays during a meeting of the traffic enforcement task force on Tuesday. Ms. Cheh is co-chairperson of the panel.

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Ward 3 Council member Mary M. Cheh questions members of the Metropolitan Police Department about automated camera ticket delivery delays during a meeting of the traffic enforcement task force on Tuesday. Ms. Cheh is co-chairperson of the panel. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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Mary M. Cheh (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council members Mary M. Cheh and Tommy Wells have proposed a bill to ban corporate donations to city candidates and officials. It is a response to a "pay-to-play" culture that can influence policy decisions. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Ward 3 Council member Mary M. Cheh heads a committee that is considering allowing D.C. residents to buy specialty license plates for their vehicles that tout their favorite sports teams. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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"A lot of it really revolved around Howard Brooks, as far as I was concerned," said D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh. "He's like a mystery man." She looked into allegations of wrongdoing in the Vincent C. Gray campaign as part of her oversight duties. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)