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Facing Criticism Over Second Job, D.C. Legislator Vincent Orange Resigns Seat

Vincent Orange on Friday resigned his seat on the D.C. Council, a move made after he was criticized for taking a second job with the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, which represents 1,400 businesses in the city.
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The Politics Hour - August 5, 2016

An at-large D.C. Council member faces mounting pressure to resign over his new job. A Virginia state senator aims to remove a gay marriage ban from the state constitution. And Ellicott City rebuilds after devastating floods.

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D.C. Streetcar Quietly Exceeds Low Expectations Six Months In

The bar was set low for the D.C. Streetcar, but so far it's performed as it's needed to. Questions linger, though: Will DDOT expand service? And will it remain free for good?

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Got A Newborn? D.C., Nearby States Aren't In Sync On Laws To Help, Report Says

New parents in the Washington region may have very different experiences, depending on whether they live in D.C., Maryland or Virginia: A new national report highly ranks the District for laws supporting people with very young children, but the two states lag far behind.

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As Questions Mount Over New Job, D.C. Legislator Says He'll Give Up Some Power

Faced with mounting questions and criticisms over a new job as head of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, D.C. Council member Vincent Orange says he will likely give up his chairmanship of a Council committee handling business and regulatory affairs.

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Exploring A Gondola Between Georgetown And Rosslyn

Kojo explores an unconventional transit solution for our region: an aerial gondola that would connect the Rosslyn metro to the heart of Georgetown.

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Body Camera Program For D.C. Police Gets Mixed Marks From Civil Rights Groups

A new national scorecard evaluating the body camera programs of 50 police departments around the country finds MPD's planned program is pioneering in some areas and lacking in others.

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Mental Health Issues Need Deeper Attention In D.C., Report Says

Mental and behavioral health — even things like stress and trauma, that aren't directly linked to specific diseases — are two of the top concerns for many D.C. patients, according to a new survey by a group of District hospitals and health care providers.

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A Whiff Of The Corpse Flower, Washington's Stinkiest Tourist Attraction

“It’s a little cabbagey right now — a cabbagey stink," says a spokesperson for the U.S. Botanic Garden.
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National Night Out: A Chance To Improve Relations With Police?

Across the Washington region, residents will congregate Tuesday evening for block parties as part of National Night Out — an annual tradition that has taken on new urgency after a spate of police-involved shootings in the U.S.

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