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The D.C. Bookstore Landscape

We consider the health and heft of D.C.'s bookstore landscape with representatives from the oldest -- and newest -- shops in the city.

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$15 Minimum Wage Advances In D.C., With Compromise On Tipped Workers

A D.C. Council committee has approved a bill raising the city's minimum wage to $15 and giving tipped workers a pay hike from $2.77 to $5.55 an hour.
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With Final Vote, D.C. Moves To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave final approval to Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to close the troubled D.C. General homeless shelter, replacing it with seven smaller facilities scattered across the city.
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It Begins: One Year Of Metro's SafeTrack Repairs

One year of aggressive Metrorail repairs begins this week. Is the region ready?

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Metro's After-Midnight Rides Will Go On Hiatus After This Weekend

If you're a regular on Metro after midnight, it's time to scope out alternatives.

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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Take Serious Step Toward Creating Metro Safety Panel

Leaders in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have agreed on a proposal to create a Metro Safety Commission that is supposed to supplant the Federal Transit Administration’s temporary oversight role. It's a key step in a process that will rely on action in all three jurisdictions' legislatures.

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Anacostia Unmapped: In Go-Go's 'Pocket'

Musician, actor and longtime Southeast D.C. resident Jason Anderson has been playing go-go since he was young. He talks about what it's like when a go-go band gets to the part of a song when percussion reigns supreme.

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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud, and it's moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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