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LISTEN: Apologies And Preparations In D.C. As Storm Heads In

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about D.C.'s reaction to a storm on Jan. 20, and how it set the table for the city's response to the weekend's incoming blizzard.

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Bowser Warns D.C. About 'Life Or Death' Stakes With This Storm

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is warning residents that the blizzard bearing down on the region could have "life and death implications," and is urging residents to be off the streets by 3 p.m. and ready to hunker down for up to 72 hours.
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With Blizzard Bearing Down On Region, Metro Suspends All Weekend Service

No Metro trains or buses will run from Friday night to Monday morning, further immobilizing the region as it deals with a blizzard expected to bring two feet of snow.
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Overscared and Overprepared? The Sense In Snow Panic

For many weather-wary Washingtonians, this week's pending snowstorm is eliciting groans about over-hyped winter weather. We find out why pressing the panic button during storms can be a good thing, and how it helps communities stay safe.

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As D.C. Braces, Kentucky And Tennessee Feeling Effects Of Winter Weather

As the South and East prepared for a nor'easter with the potential for significant snowfall by week's end, snow began to blanket much of Kentucky and Tennessee and contributed to at least one traffic-related death Wednesday.

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For First Time, D.C. Can Fine Residents Who Don't Shovel Sidewalks After Storm

The new law is simple: Property owners and businesses have to clear their sidewalks to a width of 36 inches within a period of eight daylight hours after the end of a storm.

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To Reverse Ridership Declines, Metro Pins Hopes On Development Around Stations

Problems with reliability have helped drive commuters away from using Metro, but the transit agency now hopes that more development around stations will help reverse declines in ridership.
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D.C. Has A New Zoning Code. Here's How It Could Change The City's Look And Feel

After eight years, D.C. has approved changes to rules that govern how city land is used. Some say it's been a long time coming — the existing zoning code dates back to 1958, when D.C. was a vastly different place than it is today.
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Meet The Man DCPS Tapped To Head A New All-Male Public High School

Benjamin Williams says that when he was young, a DCPS teacher changed his life. The two recently met again as Williams gets ready to head the first all-male public high school in the District.

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D.C. Paid Family Leave Proposal Faces Two Hurdles: Cost And Mayor Bowser

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she supports paid family leave, but not a D.C. Council bill that would offer workers 16 weeks of leave covered by a tax on employers.

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