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Ryan M. McDermott

Articles by Ryan M. McDermott

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

D.C. City Council extending 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

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

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

D.C. sees growth rate of 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**

Washington, 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