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Ryan M. McDermott

Articles by Ryan M. McDermott

On Tuesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged keep in place automatic tax cuts triggered by the city’s recent financial success. “What we did was, we looked at what we needed and what we could invest in this year and in the whole financial plan and what those investments would turn into. And this is where we landed,” she said. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) **FILE**

Muriel 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

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Muriel Bowser vows to make big investments in affordable housing

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday night made a broad range of promises to residents, saying she would make major investments in affordable housing and education, and call on Congress to fix federal roads in the city and help fund Metro repairs. Published March 30, 2017

FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo,  Washington's famed cherry blossoms are covered in ice during a late winter storm in Washington, looking toward the Washington Monument. The National Park Service is concerned about the impact of cold weather on the blossoms. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Cherry blossoms fight back against March cold snap

This week's cold snap decimated about half of the city's cherry blossoms, but festival organizers said tourists traveling to see the famous trees will still get a spectacular show. Published March 17, 2017

Kenyan McDuffie (Associated Press/File)

Kenyan McDuffie seeks D.C. housing focus on families

D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Democrat, has introduced legislation that he says would ensure developers using city funds provide affordable homes for families. He also questioned whether city leaders have focused more on the number of affordable units and less on who needs those living spaces. Published March 13, 2017