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D.C. Decoded: Open Data, Open Government?

All D.C. residents are expected to abide by the D.C. Code. But until recently, most residents didn't have direct online access to the code itself.

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Trial Board Continues For D.C. Firefighters, But Daughter Of Deceased Man Kicked Out

The hearing continues today of the five D.C. firefighters who failed to aid a man suffering a heart attack in January, but the press still isn't being let in.
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Proposed Legislation Would Put the Brakes on Wage Theft

Mario de la Cruz is a victim of wage theft — the construction company he works for owes him close to $5,000. A bill currently working its way through the D.C. Council could change that, and increase protection for workers against this kind of treatment.
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Audit Finds Evidence Of Cheating On Tests At Four D.C. Schools

A review of test-taking at 195 schools in D.C. found evidence of cheating at four of the schools.
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D.C. Brings Underground Streams Back to Light

In a process known as "daylighting," D.C.'s Department of the Environment is in the midst of unearthing Broad Branch stream, which city planners pumped underground decades ago.
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U.S. Marine Shares The Lowdown On Logistics

A D.C.-based U.S. Marine shares the logistics involved in the transitioning out of Afghanistan in his very first book.

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New Wave Of D.C. Brews Draws From Tradition Going Back Centuries

A new wave of craft breweries in D.C. has reignited the city's taste for suds, but as Garrett Peck explains in his new book, the nation's capital has a long history with brewing beer.

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With Primary On The Horizon, New Poll Finds Gray and Bowser Neck And Neck

A new poll commissioned by WAMU's the Kojo Nnamdi Show and the Washington City Paper finds Mayor Vincent Gray and Council member Muriel Bowser tied at 27 percent.
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Non-Threatening Ricin Found In Georgetown Dorm Room

A non-threatening version of Ricin — the highly toxic poison produced in the seeds of the castor oil plant and made famous in recent years on the television show Breaking Bad — was found in a Georgetown dorm room Wednesday.

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In Case Of Dead Man, Press Barred From Trial Board Of D.C. Fire Lieutenant

The public will not hear first hand why a D.C. Fire Department lieutenant failed to render aid to a man dying steps from her firehouse.

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