Hiker found unconscious on Billy Goat Trail Saturday has died, officials say

By Fenit Nirappil, Rebecca Tan and Cortlynn Stark A woman hiking the Billy Goat Trail in Montgomery County died Saturday in what authorities believe was a heat-related medical emergency during the hottest weekend of the year in the Washington region. Temperatures soared to 99 degrees in the District and to 100 degrees at Dulles and in Baltimore, but some […]

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College student earns her place as one of the youngest ANC officers in D.C. history

Taylor Berlin starts her day like thousands of other college students in the District: interning on Capitol Hill. But she ends it as an elected official, carrying out the duties of local government. Berlin, a 20-year-old American University student, is one of five students in the city serving as a advisory neighborhood commissioner and recently […]

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Marriott was warned about misleading pricing in 2012. Millions of dollars later, a D.C. lawsuit seeks to force the hotel chain to stop.

By Cortlynn Stark and Hannah Denham For more than a decade, Marriott International has been misleading guests about hotel room prices and earning millions in profits as a result, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by D.C.’s attorney general. The complaint, filed in D.C. Superior Court by Attorney General Karl A. Racine, says Marriott used a “deceptive” and illegal […]

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Contract to manage sports betting system and lottery finds shaky support on D.C. Council

By Steve Thompson, Peter Jamison and Cortlynn Stark The D.C. Council’s support for a lucrative deal to manage the District’s sports betting and lottery appeared shaky ahead of a Tuesday vote on whether to award the sole-source contract to Greek gaming company Intralot. Seven of the 13 council members expressed a range of concerns and said they would not approve […]

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