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D.C. Swim League Busting The Myth That Black People Don't Swim

In the second part of our series on District pools, we'll look at the D.C. Swim League's efforts to get more African-American youth swimming.

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How Maryland Officials Hope To Cut D.C. To Baltimore Commute To Just 15 Minutes

Taking a plane-free trip from D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes — or D.C. to New York in an hour — could soon become a reality.

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In Petworth, Residents Fight A Developer — And The Developer Fights Back

A fight between a developer and a group of residents in the Grant Circle area of Petworth has prompted a $25 million lawsuit and allegations that the residents used the city's historic designation process to stop the renovation of three rowhouses.
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Escape Rooms Playing To D.C.'s Nerdy, Competitive Crowds

Tired of meeting friends at a bar? A growing trend in the District is to spend the evening in an "escape room" — solving puzzles as a team before the clock expires.

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Red-Light Tickets In D.C. Are Dropping. Does That Mean Drivers Are Behaving Better?

For years there was a steady increase in red-light camera tickets in D.C. — tens of thousands each year. But in 2014, D.C. police issued close to 80,000 tickets, the lowest level since 2008.
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H Street Residents Greet Streetcar News With Skepticism, Hope

The latest word is that the D.C. Streetcar will finally open "within months," but residents of H Street say they have heard it before.

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Meet D.C.'s New Streetcar Launch Manager

DDOT is determined not to miss any more deadlines, so they're bringing in Australian rail consultant Tim Borchers to help the streetcar system get over its final hurdles.

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Virginia Caregivers Given Help To Do Their Thankless, Underappreciated Jobs

Caregivers do billions of dollars in uncompensated labor for the elderly and infirm, and new legislation in Virginia will help them get training


Carter Barron, Fort Dupont Announce 2015 Summer Concert Schedules

The two popular summer concert series return this week, but their lineups might seem anemic to longtime attendees.
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New Southwest Waterfront Project Bottoms Out — But That's A Good Thing

Construction crews working on a large construction project on the Southwest Waterfront have finished digging and will now start building, bringing hope for an ambitious redevelopment that could transform the area.