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Desperate parents and discount marijuana: DC in a shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 7:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — No city experiences a shutdown quite like Washington. Besides the economic impact, a shutdown warps the nation's capital on a cultural, recreational and logistical level -- touching everybody from garbage collectors to young parents, prospective newlyweds to aspiring Eagle Scouts. The...

Zoo animals still need to be fed despite government shutdown

Jan. 2, 2019 5:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hungry pandas don't particularly care whether there's a partial government shutdown. The Washington National Zoological Park's most famous residents still need to be fed, as do thousands of other animals, even as the facility closed its gates Wednesday. The zoo is part of the Smithsonian...

DC mayor urges Trump to end shutdown over severe city impact

Dec. 27, 2018 6:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of Washington, D.C., has written a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to end the partial federal government shutdown. WTOP-FM reports Mayor Muriel Bowser's Wednesday letter says the city, its residents and its businesses will severely suffer if the shutdown continues. A...

Mayor: DC will stay open during federal government shutdown

Dec. 24, 2018 4:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of Washington, D.C., says her city will remain open during the federal government shutdown. WTOP-FM reports the mayor's office says the city has a level of "shutdown protection" to minimize the impact a federal government shutdown can have on residents and visitors. A quarter of...

Gambling capital: DC votes to legalize sports betting

Dec. 18, 2018 6:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the nation's capital the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to authorize sports books. The D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to authorize betting on professional sports at the city's stadiums and arenas,...

Metaphorical Washington 'swamp' overrun by actual vermin

Dec. 12, 2018 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn't corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it's Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat. The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild...