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Wiedefeld Shrinks Metro's Management Ranks, Including 7 Senior Leaders

A major management shakeup is underway at Metro. General Manager Paul Wiedefeld greatly reduced the number of managers directly reporting to him, potentially streamlining Metro’s inefficient bureaucracy.

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Howard University Looks To The Future

Howard University has long been among the nation's best-known historically black universities. We talk with the university's president, Wayne Frederick, about the way forward for the D.C. institution.

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Who's Responsible When Car And Bike Collide?

D.C. is one of only a handful of places that won't allow a cyclist or pedestrian to sue a driver if they are partially at fault in a collision.

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Metro Releases Final Plan For Reconstruction Work, Related Shutdowns

Metro has released a final, revised version of its massive SafeTrack reconstruction schedule, after consultation with federal safety officials who asked for certain repairs to be moved up to the start of work next month.

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News Update: Homeless Shelters, Guns & Budget Autonomy

A number of local debates came to a head this week in D.C.

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Judge Overturns Key Provision Of D.C.'s Concealed-Carry Law — Again

A federal judge ordered D.C. to stop enforcing the provision of the city's law requiring that anyone applying for a concealed-carry permit demonstrate a "good reason" for needing to carry a handgun in public.
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The Rain In May Has Mainly Canceled Games

For most recreational baseball, soccer and other sports leagues in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia this spring is like a stormy day at the airport: Lots of cancellations and no reprieve in sight.

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D.C. Leaders Remain Defiant As Congress Exerts Authority Over City Budget

D.C. leaders on Tuesday defiantly claimed the right to spend local funds with less congressional interference, just as Republicans on Capitol Hill passed a bill re-exerting their authority over the city's finances.
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Words Fly After D.C. Council Alters Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an amended version of Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to close the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General and replace it with seven smaller, neighborhood-based shelters.
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D.C. Council Votes On Changes to Homeless Shelters Plan

The D.C. Council voted on a number of changes to Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan for the city's new homeless shelters, including where to put them and how to pay for them.

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