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Ryan M. McDermott

Articles by Ryan M. McDermott

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

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

Mayor 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

D.C. police trainers and cadets conduct a tactical demonstration of a traffic stop Tuesday at the Metropolitan Police Academy in Southwest. The Metropolitan Police Department wants to double its cadet class. (Ryan M. McDermott/The Washington Times)

D.C. police chief: Force needs more homegrown officers

Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham says the District needs more homegrown officers not only to bolster the police force's ranks but also to foster a sense of community with D.C. residents. Published March 28, 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)

D.C. Council member McDuffie seeks more focus on affordable housing for 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