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D.C. Council Approves Rules Letting Public Access Video From Body-Worn Cameras

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to rules that give the press and public wide access to footage from body-worn cameras, paving the way for thousands more patrol officers to be outfitted with the cameras.
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D.C. Sending Delegation To Climate Talks In Paris

Some argue that the real work of addressing climate change happens at the local level, which is why Tommy Wells — D.C.'s director of the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment — is headed to Paris.

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Only A Quarter Of D.C. Students Ready For College And Career, Per New Test

A quarter of all third- to eighth-graders in D.C. public and charter schools are considered “on track” for college or a career, according to the results of new, more rigorous tests in English and math.
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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge

Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.

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Pepco-Exelon Again Under The Microscope In D.C.

The proposed merger between Pepco and energy giant Exelon will again make their case in front of the D.C. Public Service Commission, but this time there may be support.

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On Black Friday, Walmart Workers In D.C. To Demand $15 Wage

Walmart workers in Washington and other cities will be spending Black Friday protesting for higher wages.
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Where Is Food Insecurity Greatest In The D.C. Region? There's A Map For That

Even in a wealthy area like the D.C. region, hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of going hungry. But how do you locate them, to give them the help they need?

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Longtime Chef For The Homeless Hangs Up His Apron

After 14 years feeding some of the city's neediest residents, Chef Steve Badt has helped change how people think about cooking for the homeless.

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Baby Boomers Back In the D.C. Startup Game, Working With Their Kids

Think "startup" and you might think young millennials or Gen Xers. But it turns out people in their 50s and 60s are launching new businesses faster than anyone.

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Man Works To Preserve His Brother's Restaurant Dreams

When a restaurant owner suddenly died, his brother decided to take on his sibling's culinary legacy.

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