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Peter Newsham confirmed as D.C.'s police chief

The D.C. Council confirmed Assistant Chief Peter Newsham as the Metropolitan Police Department's top cop, but some lawmakers expressed reservations about his appointment before the vote. Published May 2, 2017

Attorney General of the District of Columbia Karl Racine speaks at a press conference Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Karl Racine, D.C. AG considering mayor run, yet to make his mark

Halfway through his first term, Karl Racine has set out to make his mark as the District's first elected attorney general, but critics charge that he has done little to define the office — or himself — since stepping into the spotlight. Published April 25, 2017

Report: Little benefit from 'technology fee' levied

The District has collected more than $7 million from businesses to upgrade its licensing system but has little to show for its so-called "technology fee," a new report says. Published April 18, 2017

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner (The Washington Times)

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue life members fight plan to shrink their station

A group of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue life members are fighting plans to sell a large swath of the squad's property to be developed into a residential high-rise apartment building, challenging arguments by their leadership that the money is needed to replace a facility that has fallen into disrepair. Published April 12, 2017

Mayor Bowser's budget slammed by D.C. Council

D.C. Council members from the city's poorest wards slammed Mayor Muriel Bowser's proposed budget for continuing to leave behind the District's most vulnerable residents. Published April 6, 2017

FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, a U.S. fighter aircraft F-16 performs during the Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India. The Trump administration told Congress on Wednesday, March 29, that it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

Military jet crashes outside Joint Base Andrews in Maryland

A jet fighter pilot flying with training ammunition experienced a "mechanical issue" with his aircraft, steered it toward a wooded area and ejected safely before it crashed near Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County, Air Force officials said Wednesday. Published April 5, 2017

Mayor Bowser promises to keep automatic tax cuts in place

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged Tuesday to keep in place automatic tax cuts triggered by the city's recent financial success, despite a push from progressive groups to use that money for more affordable housing. Published April 4, 2017