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Bill could set D.C. gas tax at 9th highest in nation

D.C. councilman Jim Graham has introduced a bill that would raise the city's gas tax by 10 cents in order to fund Metro's daily costs.

Tags: gas tax , Metro , budget

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 06:58am EDT

Capital Pride more than just a party for D.C. representatives

Throughout the District, rainbow flags wave in anticipation. The annual Capital Pride celebration has been in full swing since June 1 and will culminate Saturday with the gay pride parade.

Tags: capital pride , Gay marriage , same-sex marriage , David Catania ,

Friday - 06/10/2011, 04:06pm EDT

Graham: AIDS 30 years ago a 'baffling' disease

Sunday will mark 30 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of the disease that would become known as AIDS.

Tags: AIDS , HIV , D.C. Council , Whitman-Walker Clinic , Veronica Robinson

Friday - 06/03/2011, 05:59pm EDT

Wells: Shorter Metro hours would decrease D.C.'s status

Should Metro stop running at midnight on the weekends to save money and increase maintenance time? Metro board members weighed in Wednesday on the possibility. WTOP's Adam Tuss reports.

Tags: Metro , Tommy Wells , Metro Board , Tom Downs , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 06:32pm EST

Metro investigates impostor bus driver incident

Metro is still investigating how a 19-year-old was able to walk into the Bladensburg bus facility on Friday and drive out with a Metrobus.

Tags: Metro , Metro Board , Richard Sarles , Metrobus , William Jackson , Marcus Dockery , Southeast D.C. , Adam Tuss

Monday - 07/12/2010, 03:15pm EDT

Gray elected as D.C. mayor, AG measure approved

Voters in the District of Columbia are going to the polls to elect a mayor and other offices.

Tags: Alysoun McLaughlin , Vincent Gray , Adrian Fenty , Mary Cheh , D.C. Board of Elections , D.C. Council , Attorney General , Rokey Suleman , Harry Thomas , Tommy Wells , Dave Hedgepeth , The Washington Post , Kwame Brown , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 08:43pm EDT

Somber scene at vigil outside DC9

At least 100 people crowded around the temporarily closed DC9 nightclub in Northwest D.C. Tuesday night to remember a man who died after a confrontation at the club last week.

Tags: DC9 , Ali Mohammed , Cathy Lanier , Ahmed Galtchu , Kalid Mohammed , Nunu Wako , Peter Newsham , Adrian Fenty , Michelle Basch

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 11:13pm EDT

Metro may not deliver on promised discounts

Flawed information and system weaknesses may prevent Metro board members from following through on a promised discount for riders.

Tags: SmarTrip , Adam Tuss , Metro , WMATA , Cathy Hudgins , Fare hike , fare increase

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 02:01pm EDT

Promised discounts in jeopardy for Metro riders

Riders were supposed to be able to buy a SmarTrip card for $2.50 -- half the price of the going rate of $5.

Tags: SmarTrip , Metro , Fare hike , Chris Zimmerman , Peter Benjamin , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 02:46pm EDT
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