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The Politics Hour: July 15, 2016

The D.C. Council wraps up its session with a slew of legislation. A lawsuit alleges Maryland Congressional districts are unconstitutional. And our region’s Republican leaders and delegates ramp up for next week’s GOP convention in Cleveland

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Anacostia Residents Fed Up With Negligent Property-Owner: The D.C. Government

In D.C., property owners who allow homes to be vacant or blighted can be punished. But what if those vacant homes are actually owned by the D.C. government? That's the case in Anacostia's historic district.

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Community, Developers Grapple Over Adams Morgan Plaza

The debate over how to develop the SunTrust site in Adams Morgan raises questions about privately-held public spaces.

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U.S. Senator Takes Aim At D.C. Over... Occupational Licensing

Republican Mike Lee of Utah is proposing a bill that would streamline — or gut, depending on your point of view — the city's occupational licensing rules and regulations for dozens of professions.

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How One D.C. Delegate Tried To Soften The GOP Party Platform On LGBT Issues

Rachel Hoff is an openly gay D.C. Republican, and this week she tried to soften the Republican Party's official position on same-sex marriage.
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TransportDC Faces Massive Cutbacks, Angering D.C. Disabled Community

The popular paratransit service is a victim of its own success — with ridership well beyond the original design of the program. But does it still have a future?

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LISTEN: Anacostia Unmapped's Kymone Freeman On Race And Policing In D.C.

"It can happen anywhere," Kymone Freeman says about the types of shootings that have stirred protests nationwide.

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LISTEN: Hundreds Turn Out To D.C. Vigil For Two Black Men Slain By Police

The deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota galvanized D.C. residents Sunday, drawing hundreds to the African American Civil War monument for a vigil.

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LISTEN: The Head Of D.C.'s Police Union On The Dangers And Politics Of Policing

Sgt. Matthew Mahl said Friday on WAMU 88.5's The Politics Hour that the killing of five officers in Dallas underscores the danger police face every day. The union leader also questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's decision to release body camera footage this week from a local police shooting.
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Permitting Problems: Who’s Working On Your House? In D.C., It’s Not Clear

Some D.C. homeowners say that licensed electricians and plumbers have long pulled permits for work that's done by someone else, leaving the consumer in the dark as to who's working on their house and potentially enabling shoddy house-flippers.

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