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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 and daughter.


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Candidate Support Muriel Bowser 30% Vincent Gray 27% Tommy Wells 14% Jack Evans 6% Andy Shallal 6% ...
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D.C.'s mayoral candidates are making their way onto Facebook. The District's mayoral candidates have plenty of campaign signs and newspaper ads, but many of the top contenders are also...
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A coalition of print, radio and television media outlets have written a letter demanding that reporters be allowed into the trial board of a D.C. Fire Department lieutenant facing charges for not responding to a man that collapsed across the street from a fire station in late January. The trial board ...
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Candidate Support Vincent Gray 27% Muriel Bowser 27% Jack Evans 13% Tommy Wells 9% Andy Shallal 7% ...
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Fans of D.C. United have spent close to two decades watching their home team play at the aging RFK Stadium, and are now pushing the D.C. Council to give quick approval to a land swap at the heart of a $300 million plan for a new stadium in Southwest. Team officials said today t...
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The D.C. Department of Health has started accepting petitions from residents seeking to expand the list of conditions that would qualify a resident to use medical marijuana. Under the program's current rules, only residents suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, or severe spasms can get medical marijuana; residents recovering from chemotherapy or radiotherapy can qualify...
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D.C. Council member and mayor-for-life Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has kept quiet on the upcoming D.C. primary — until now. He's endorsing Mayor Vincent Gray for re-election. Barry will make the formal announcement tomorrow at Matthews Memorial Baptist...
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D.C. By The Numbers is a month-long series that will use numbers to highlight and explore exactly how D.C. does — and doesn't — work. Have a number to share? Get in touch. School Year Homeless Students ...
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A new study from the Urban Institute comparing the underground sex economy in eight major U.S. cities found that residents and visitors in and around D.C. spent $103 million on prostitution, erotic massages and escort services in 2007, down substantially from $155 million in 2003. The study, which relied ...
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Read the full version of Mayor Vincent Gray's State of the District address, including the portion where he directly addresses claims that he participated in the illegal 2010 shadow campaign orchestrated by Jeffrey Thompson....
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The afternoon school bell may ring a little later for some D.C. public school students starting in the next academic year. As part of the city's 2015 budget, Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson want to dramatically expand a pilot program that allows low-performing schools to extend their school days. Most D.C. public schools operate...
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The D.C. Board of Elections ruled today that an initiative that would legalize the possession of marijuana is allowed to appear on the November ballot. In its order, the board ruled that the initiative — which would still need more than 25,000 signatures from residents to get on...
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Related Content On Day That Thompson Pleads Guilty, Feds Say Gray Knew Of Shadow Campaign Statement of Offenses for Jeffrey Thompson...
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On the same day that D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson pleaded guilty to masterminding shadow campaigns that helped local and federal candidates to the tune of over $2 million over six years, federal prosecutors claimed in open court that Mayor Vincent Gray — whose 2010 cam...
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Related Content Machen: Thompson Pleas 'Only Tip Of The Iceberg' Statement of Offenses for Jeffrey Thompson ...
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Federal prosecutors are in the final stages of negotiating a plea deal with Jeffrey Thompson, the D.C. businessman accused of illegally funneling campaign contributions to Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign. ...
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The D.C. agency responsible for the city's public housing and housing voucher programs says it is still working its way through how to balance city laws that are becoming more permissive on marijuana and federal ones that continue to see it as an illegal drug. In a letter to the D.C. Board of Elections, D.C. Housing Authority interim general counsel Ken Slaughter wrote that ...
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The D.C. Council has passed a bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana and Mayor Vincent Gray has said he will sign it, but it'll still be some time before the measure actually takes effect. Like any other law passed by the Council, Con...
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D.C. officials say that more than 17,000 students used a new common lottery to apply for public and charter school seats for the coming school year. The new lottery, My School D.C., was unveiled in December as a means to ...