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D.C. Health Department Says Pot Sales Should Be Legal, But Congress Still Says No

The D.C. Department of Health says D.C. officials should consider legalizing, regulating and taxing the sale of marijuana. The only problem? Congress won't allow it.
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'Sad Day' Has Local Immigration Activists Looking To November And Beyond

A tie vote Thursday in the Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to an executive order by President Obama that would have allowed some 4 million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation, including thousands in the Washington region.

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As Capitol Hill Debates Gun Measures, Lawmakers Target D.C. Gun Laws

Kojo explores how the District's local gun restrictions became part of the national debate about reducing violence.

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Who's The D.C. Local Running The General Services Administration?

In the Washington metropolitan region, the General Services Administration is in charge of more than 100 million square feet of federal workspace.

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How Learning 'Soft Skills' Prepares DCPS Students For The Workplace

When you're pursuing jobs in career-oriented fields, sometimes it's the little things that count — like dress, attitude and the way you shake hands. A DCPS program called Tenacity is giving students a leg up in those areas.

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Does The D.C. Region Have A Unique Accent?

If it's not quite Southern, what is it?

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School's Out, But Lunch Is Still On

Across this region there's a push to make sure kids who receive free or reduced-priced lunches don't go hungry when school's out over the summer months.

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LISTEN: What Is Different About This Latest Push For D.C. Statehood?

Mayor Muriel Bowser is leading a renewed push for D.C. statehood this year, but it's hardly the first time the effort has been undertaken. We talk to historian George Musgrove to compare this effort to those in years past.

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D.C. Legislators Give Final Approval To $15 Minimum Wage, Bowser Will Sign Bill

Under the bill, the minimum wage in D.C. will increase to $15 by 2020, and the tipped wage earned by restaurant workers will rise to $5 from the current $2.77.
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Do You Know How To Access Mental Health Care?

A new American Psychiatric Association Foundation study found that only 14 percent of individuals using the top D.C. insurers were able to successfully schedule a psychiatric appointment.

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