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True Cost of a Wedding: DC Area Among Most Affordable Places to Get Hitched

With the average American wedding costing more than $25,000 these days, planning a wedding can seem like a daunting financial task for many couples. But those in the DC area are lucky, as personal finance site NerdWallet has found that Loudoun, Fairfax, and Arlington counties are the nation’s 1st, 3rd, and 4th most affordable places
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Spotted: August Alsina in DC, Performs at Fillmore Silver Spring

R&B singer August Alsina is hot on his tour for his latest album, “Testimony.” The “Testimony Live” Tour ran through the DMV earlier this week as August performed at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. But before he stepped onstage, he took some time to chop it up with WKYS’ Angie Ange. Featured @ The Fab
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DC Statehood Green Party urges Congress to pass DC statehood bills

D.C. Statehood Green Party to Congress: Pass the proposed D.C. statehood bills • Senate committee hearing on the “New Columbia Admissions Act” takes place Sept. 15 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The D.C. Statehood Green Party is calling for passage of two bills in Congress which would make the District of Columbia the 51st state of the
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D.C. government practices abuse public trust in traffic enforcement programs

Governments raise money from a variety of human failings. Could be smoking, could be breaking traffic laws. Taxes and fines can discourage the behavior. But sometimes the government becomes an addict, relying so heavily on the revenue that it loses focus on the behavior it was trying to moderate. That’s what was so disheartening about
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Cougar reportedly spotted near elementary school in Fairfax County

Fairfax County officials are investigating two reports of a large cat, possibly a cougar in Alexandria The cat was described as sand-colored or orange and was estimated to be the size of a large dog with tail equal to the length of its body, according to Fairfax County Police. The cat was spotted twice within 48 hours
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D.C.’s Marvin Gaye Park: Neighbors work to reclaim a space long defined by its troubles

For some Northeast Washington residents, Marvin Gaye Park mimics the iconic singing legend for whom it is named: beautiful, complicated, attractive and, at times, troubled. Some days, women in yoga pants power-walk its blacktop paths while preteens pedal dirt bikes across its grassy hills. They pass men playing chess near two new playgrounds, an amphitheater
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