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Martin Austermuhle

Web Producer & Reporter

Austermuhle joined WAMU as a web producer and reporter in April 2013. Prior to that, he served as editor-in-chief for DCist.com, and has written for the Washington City Paper, Washington Diplomat and other publications. Born in Switzerland, Martin lived throughout Latin America before coming to the U.S. to attend Penn State University and later Georgetown University, where he received a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies. He lives in Columbia Heights with his wife Carolina, a school teacher, and daughter.


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More on D.C. Marijuana Here's Just About Everything You Need To Know About Pot Legalization In D.C. ...
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Members of the D.C. Council were divided today over how to respond to a congressional request for information about a February debate on a bill that would legalize, tax and r...
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More on D.C. Marijuana Here's Just About Everything You Need To Know About Pot Legalization In D.C. ...
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When Relisha Rudd disappeared last year, it provoked an outcry from city legislators and advocates for the homeless who asked how the young girl, then eight years old, could have fallen through the cracks. But a year later she remains missing, and for Mayor Muriel Bowser, who spoke about the case on Monday, that's even worse. "It’s even more tragic today that we ...
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On Saturday, Jacob Asbell worked a room at a D.C. hotel two blocks south of the National Mall. He and a business partner approached people who had paid to attend a conference focusing on the new era of legal marijuana in the District — especially how to make money off of it. His new company, Hydro-City, will offer hydroponic growing sys...
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This post has been updated. It's not much of an international incident, but the Dutch Embassy in Washington this week protested comparisons made by D.C. officials on marijuana legalization laws in Amsterdam and the nation's capital. Earlier this week, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other city officials briefed city legislators and the public on the ...
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At 12:01 a.m. on Thursday morning marijuana became legal in the District, putting the nation's capital alongside Colorado, Washington state and Alaska on the list of jurisdictions across the U.S. that have loosened their pot laws. But unlike both Colorado and...
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Related Stories D.C. Elections Board Puts Marijuana Legalization Initiative On November Ballot ...
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A congressional Republican leader has warned D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser that implementing a marijuana legalization law would be considered a "knowing and willful violation of the law," raising the prospect of a protracted legal battle over a the voter-approved measure th...
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Related Stories D.C. Elections Board Puts Marijuana Legalization Initiative On November Ballot ...
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D.C. is taking its anti-littering efforts to the city’s most impressionable residents: school kids. The District spends roughly $20 million a year cleaning litter off of the city’s streets and alleys, money that most city officials say could be put to better use elsewhere. So now D.C. has hatched what it says is a better plan: Teach kids the costs and consequences of li...
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Metro Connection Segments Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February ...
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Six years ago, Waldon Adams was living on the streets of the District, suffering from both bipolar disorder and HIV. He entered the hospital for what he thought would be the final time, resolving to end his life. Listen as Adams explains how an ill-conceived plan to "burn away" his medication with exercise gave him a new lease on life. ...
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked a judge to give her 30 days to consider her position on the legality of a 2013 voter referendum that would have granted city officials more flexibility in spending locally raised revenue. In April 2013, 83 percent of D.C. voters approved a change to the c...
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D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson on Friday rejected suggestions that city legislators should run the risk of arrest by defying Congress over a bill that would legalize and regulate the sales of marijuana in D.C. Speaking on WAMU 88.5's ...
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In her first initiative to tackle a stubborn if worsening homeless crisis in the District, Mayor Muriel Bowser today announced that she would hire four "housing navigators" who would be tasked with finding homes across the city that could be used for homeless individuals and families who currently rely on emergency shelters. The navigators, she explained, would focus exclusi...
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A federal judge in Texas has ruled that a portion of a federal law regulating out-of-state gun purchases is unconstitutional, effectively making it much easier to D.C. residents to buy a handgun beyond the city's borders and bring it back home with them. Under a federal requirement dating back to 1968, a resident of one state buying a handgun in another is required to have t...
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The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs announced today that it had revoked the business license of a convenience store in Northeast D.C. found to have been selling synthetic marijuana, the first such closure since the city adopted rules last year allowing it to crack down on businesses selling the drugs. According to DCRA, the convenience store located at a M...
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday that she will reverse the decision made by her predecessor to encrypt the radios used by D.C. firefighters and emergency responders, saying that having them communicate on open channels will ease cooperation with responders from other jurisdictions. In a statement, City Administrator Rashad Young said the decision followed a two...