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Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks Jan. 2, 2015, after taking the oath of office at the District of Columbia Mayoral Inauguration ceremony at the Convention Center in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

All-boys high school in D.C. gets legal OK from attorney general

Washington, D.C.'s Attorney General says the city's plan to open an all-boys college preparatory school is lawful, despite concerns the plan could run afoul of federal protections meant to ensure education equality for girls. Published March 31, 2015

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine
(Associated Press)

In D.C., flaw in police data forces case dismissals

The D.C. Office of the Attorney General has dismissed some cases and requested continuances in others as it works through a review of about 14,000 criminal and juvenile cases that were potentially compromised by a flaw in the city police department's data management system. Published March 29, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, introduced legislation to roll back restrictive gun laws in the District, arguing that congressional intervention is needed to "correct" prohibitions that prevented law-abiding citizens from owning and carrying firearms. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio takes aim at restrictive D.C. gun control laws

Sen. Marco Rubio, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2016, introduced legislation Thursday to roll back restrictive gun laws in the District of Columbia, arguing that congressional intervention is needed to "correct" laws that violate the Second Amendment. Published March 26, 2015

Construction continues inside the large main dance area in Washington's newest nightclub Ibiza, which is set to open on June 29th.  Crews are working to finish construction of the large club in Northeast.    Photo taken on Wednesday, June 13, 2007.     (Bert V. Goulait  /  The Washington Times)

Shuttered megaclub Ibiza faces bankruptcy

The party may be coming to an end for D.C. megaclub Ibiza, long after complaints about noise and violence at the Northeast establishment. Published March 25, 2015

An arson detection dog and investigator from the State Fire Marshal's office search through debris after an apartment fire in Lawrence, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Two children died in the blaze. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

National Fire Dog Monument defaced with paint

A memorial that honors arson-investigating dogs in the nation’s capitol was defaced with paint Wednesday, prompting a search for the vandals responsible. Published March 19, 2015

D.C. Jail (File)

D.C. Jail medical contract sparks city council criticism

A contract that would put a for-profit company in charge of medical services at the city jail is back before the D.C. Council for approval, setting up a potential showdown between the mayor and lawmakers concerned about the company's performance at other detention centers. Published March 18, 2015

U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald Machen Jr. said D.C. Metro Police will phase out the "imperfect" data system that withheld pertinent information from police reports. (The Washington Times)

D.C. police data glitch kept relevant information from defense attorneys

D.C. prosecutors failed to provide criminal defense attorneys all relevant information obtained by police in an unknown number of cases, sparking a "large-scale" review of past and present cases that were potentially compromised by a flaw in the Metropolitan Police Department's data management system. Published March 17, 2015

The $45 million New Beginnings Youth Center in Laurel. (Photo courtesy D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services)

DYRS to spend $1.6M to house youths in Fairfax

The District has contracted with a Virginia detention center to house some juveniles awaiting placement through the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services in order to avoid overcrowding at a city-run facility. Published March 15, 2015