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How A D.C. Charter School Once Slated For Closure Changed Its Fate

While IDEA Public Charter School was once among the poorest-performing schools in D.C., it's managed to turn things around.

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D.C.'s Animal Control Officers Say More Rights Mean More Protection

The animal control officers at Washington Humane Society say having some of the rights and responsibilities as police officers will help them better perform their duties.

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Frager's Hardware Expected To Be Back Under One Roof By 2017

A year and a half after a fire ravaged Frager's Hardware, the 94-year-old Capitol Hill institution is on the road to rebuilding.

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Sexual Assault Numbers Up On D.C. College Campuses

According to the latest federal data, District college campuses have seen a significant uptick in sexual assaults on campus, but that may actually be an encouraging sign of increased awareness.

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D.C. Marks Record Year For Bike Lanes As Riders Call For More Protection

The District is marking a record year for bike lane construction — nine miles, bringing to 69 the total mileage of bike lanes across the city.
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D.C. Council Approves Bill Allowing Residents To Carry Concealed Handguns

The D.C. Council on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill allowing residents and non-residents alike to apply for concealed carry licenses.
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New Year's Eve Streetcar Ride On H Street? Maybe, But No Promises

The District’s top transportation official says streetcars along H Street and Benning Road Northeast have entered their final testing phase, but it remains to be seen if passenger service can start before Mayor Vincent Gray's term ends.
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So Long, April: D.C. Council Approves Change To Primary Election Date

The date of the District's local primary election is changing — again.
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D.C. United Scores New Stadium After Council Gives Final Approval To Deal

The D.C. Council today gave final approval to a $300 million deal for a new D.C. United stadium in Southwest D.C., scoring the team a new home after 20 years of playing at RFK Stadium.
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D.C. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit, Ending Federal Oversight Of Special Education Cases

The District has been under federal oversight for the way it handles special education cases. But after almost two decades, a judge on Tuesday put an end to that oversight by dismissing a nearly two decade-old class action.