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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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Emergency responders were dispatched to Howard University after several people were hurt on the 2400 block of 4th St. NW. A mass casualty task force was called after reports that several people had been trampled at the gates of Yardfest, a day-long concert and the annual highlight of Howard Homecoming Weekend. As many as seven people were injured, according to fire off...
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A group of D.C. taxi drivers announced the formation of the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, a group to represent their interests in the creation and implementation of taxicab regulations in the city. The association is to be affiliated with Teamsters Local 922 in Washington, the local arm of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Though it will be affiliated ...
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Personality Traits Ranked (Out Of 49) District of Columbia Virginia Maryland Extroversion 2 30 44 Agreeableness 49 34 44 Conscientious...
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Do you think paying sales tax online would alter your shopping habits? Maryland residents should enjoy tax-free online shopping at Amazon now, because next year they'l...
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A woman was struck by a Metro train at the Cleveland Park station on the Red Line, according to WMATA. Metro Police report that an adult female was struck, and that she intentionally placed herself in the path of the train. District firefighters ...
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How do you use Capital Bikeshare? In just three years, Capital Bikeshare has become ubiquitous in Washington D.C. With more than 250,000 rides a month, it's hard to av...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } With the government shutdown in the rearview mirror, the doors at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum are open on...
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In the last two weeks, the government shutdown shuttered many of the District's most beloved institutions. With the bipartisan deal struck late Wednesday night, residents and visitors alike can expect to see open doors once more. First and foremost, t...
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Source: AlltheSky.comThe Orionid meteors should appear to above and to the left of the red supergiant Betelgeuse. Has the government shutdown tightened...
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What is your favorite craft brewery in the D.C. area? Virginia breweries cleaned up over the weekend with 14 medals at the country's most well-respected beer competition. On...
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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 5 p.m. for most of the D.C. region. The watch includes the District of Columbia, 11 counties in Maryland from Baltimore to Montgomery County, and Northern Virginia. A cold front is making its way through the area, bringing thunderstorms with potentially damaging winds and rain in its wake, ...
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 A government shutdown will have far-reaching consequences for many in the D.C. area, but exactly what is going to continue to run and what will be shut down varies widely. What's Open Metro announced on Monday morning that they ...
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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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Related Coverage 'A Sense Of Panic,' Says Witness To Navy Yard Shooting Witness To Navy Yard Shooting Describes 'Surreal...
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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...