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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: Hats Off to the Nats

Opinion: Hats Off to the Nats

The Nationals tired to take back the park from Phillies fans over the weekend. Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Later D.C. Bar Hours Defeated in Committee

A D.C. Council committee defeated a measure to allow bars to stay open later, dealing a big setback to Mayor Vincent Gray’s budget plan. Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: The Gavel Bangs Down

Opinion: The Gavel Bangs Down

Barring a last-minute change, former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. on Thursday will likely get a prison sentence for his corrupt embezzlement of city youth funds. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Sunday Liquor Stores, Later Bar Hours in D.C.?

AM Read: Sunday Liquor Stores, Later Bar Hours in D.C.?

D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham said he is likely to recommend allowing liquors stores to stay open on Sundays Read »

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Md. Property Tax Rate To Remain Same

AM Read: Md. Property Tax Rate To Remain Same

The Maryland Board of Public works voted Wednesday to keep the state property tax rate at 11.2 cents per $100 of a property's assessed value. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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By Perry Stein

Morning Read: MD, VA Try to Pass Overdue Budgets

Morning Read: MD, VA Try to Pass Overdue Budgets

Virginia lawmakers are hoping to vote on a spending plan on Tuesday, while Maryland Gov. O'Malley mulls whether to call a special session to fix the "doomsday" budget lawmakers passed as time ran out in the... Read »

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Should D.C. Bars Stay Open Later?

AM Read: Should D.C. Bars Stay Open Later?

Mayor Vincent Gray's proposal to extend alcohol sales in the District until 3 a.m. is gaining a lot of support from bar and club owners in D.C. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Resistance to Keeping Bars Open an Extra Hour

Resistance to Keeping Bars Open an Extra Hour

Closing time for bars in the District could be pushed back an hour if Mayor Vincent Gray gets his way, but some worry the move might create a "Bourbon Street atmosphere" in some neighborhoods. Read »

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