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Chris Chester

Web Producer

Chester is a web producer for WAMU 88.5. He posts and supplements content from the WAMU news team, and maintains the station’s presence on social media channels. He also writes stories .

Chester is a graduate of American University and has worked as a full-time web professional since 2008. His prior employers include The Washington Post and AOL Tech.

He resides in Arlington, Va., with his wife Rachel.


Articles Written by Chris Chester

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A bill that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana as well as regulating its licensure and sale was formally introduced to the D.C. Council on Tuesday by Councilman David Grosso (I-At Large). As discussed last week, the legislation would remov...
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The Smithsonian National Zoo's new giant panda cub received a clean bill of health from vets during an exam late Monday. The cub, born to mother Mei Xiang to considerable fanfare late last month, now weighs nearly two pounds and with her black and white markings bears more of a resem...
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Walmart and other large retailers won't be required to pay their employees a "living wage'' of at least $12.50 an hour in the District of Columbia — at least not right away. The D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of the wage bill on ...
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The scheduled between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves has been postponed until 1 p.m. tomorrow in the wake of the shooting at the nearby Washington Navy Yard. Nationals Park is located just blocks from the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in Southeast W...
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Roughly 13,000 Pepco customers are without power in Montgomery County tonight. A power company spokesperson says that's because a substation is damaged due to lightning and strong winds. Crews are currently on the scene assessing the damage. Pepco also has around 3,500 customers in the District and 900 in Prince George's County without power at this time. About...
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State Number (in thousands) Percent of married-couple households Margin of Error United States 4,091 7.4 - District of Columbia 7 12.4 1.8 Maryland 71...
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As many as 70 percent of pregnancies in the District of Columbia are unintended, according to a report released today by the Guttmach...
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Do you think paying sales tax online would alter your shopping habits? Frequent online shoppers might may be in for an unexpected surprise the next time they hit check...
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Category Cost Virginia's Rank Repairs $382 6 Taxes/fees $1,568 7 Gasoline $1,002 27 (T) Insurance $670 31 ...
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Unemployment rates rose in D.C., Maryland and Virginia in the month of July, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on Monday. The District lost 1,300 jobs in the government sector, of 1,600 jobs lost overall, as the jobless rate climbed a tick from 8.5 percent to 8.6 percent. Maryland wa...
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Annual Salary Profession $80,129 NEEDED TO AFFORD MEDIAN-PRICED HOME $74,611 Software Programmer $72,631 Nurse (Registered) ...
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Retired Redskins running back Clinton Portis has filed a lawsuit against the NFL for failing to do enough to protect players against head injuries. Portis is the lead plaintiff in an 85-player lawsuit filed in a Florida District Court Tuesday. According to the complaint, ...
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Jurisdiction July 2013 Price Year Over Year Growth (Percent) DC Metro $425,000  10.4 Falls Church City $750,000  23.5 Arlington $525,000  1.0 ...
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Do you have children? The District was recently christened ...
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Language other than English spoken at home Percent of non-English households Spanish 44.9 Other Indo-European languages 23.5 Asian and Pacific Island languages 21.1 Other 10...
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Metro is looking to promote bicycle safety and security, and as part of that campaign will be handing out free bike locks at a busy stop on the Green Line this morning. Free U-Locks are being offered at the College Park Metro station from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday to all riders who register their bicycles with the Metro Transit Police Department. The station is the site of ...
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Criteria D.C.'s Rank Unemployment 35 Hours Worked 18 Commute 4 Volunteering 11 Sleep 16 Workers/Household 41...