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Explainer: The Region Moves On Minimum Wage Hike, Paid Sick Leave

Two WAMU 88.5 reporters explain how D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George's County are cooperating — and competing — on measures that help low-wage workers.
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Thousands Of Documents, But No 'Solid Conclusions' In Metro Smoke Incident

A chaotic picture emerged from the first day of testimony at National Transportation Safety Board headquarters about the harrowing Jan. 12 incident.

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In Dwindling Chinatown, Families Fight Developer Over Fate Of Building

For the residents fighting to stay in their subsidized building in the heart of D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood, it’s not just the District’s dwindling stock of affordable housing that’s at stake — but the future of the city’s Chinese-American population.
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Fort Reno Concert Series In Trouble Again

Organizers of a popular summer concert series at D.C.'s Fort Reno Park say they need donations for the shows to go on.
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More D.C. Police Officers To Be Outfitted With Body-Worn Cameras By Next Year

More D.C. police officers will be outfitted with body-worn cameras by the end of 2016, though funding for deployment of the cameras to every patrol officer in the city could hinge on how effective they are.
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Can MedStar Georgetown Deny Breast Implant Surgery To Transgender Women?

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital may be facing charges of discrimination after refusing to perform breast implant surgery for a transgender D.C. woman.

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D.C. AME Church Holds Vigil For Charleston Shooting Victims

The pews of Metropolitan AME church were filled with people of all faiths and backgrounds as the religious community in D.C. remembered those killed by a gunman during bible study at Emanuel AME church in South Carolina.
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No Funds, No Festival: '15 Adams Morgan Day Canceled Amid Sponsor’s Turmoil

The 2015 Adams Morgan Day festival has been canceled amid a crisis of leadership and tens of thousands of dollars worth of unpaid bills to the city.
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D.C. Fire Department Lags On Making Changes Recommended Years Ago

An new audit finds uneven progress in D.C’s promise to reform its Fire and Emergency Medical Services department following the 2007 death of New York Times journalist David Rosenbaum.
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D.C. Introduces Cap And Trade System To Keep Dirty Water Out Of Local Streams

"Cap and trade" is traditionally thought of as a program designed to reduce air-based pollution. But D.C. is also using the system to keep dirty runoff from flowing into local rivers.

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