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Critics Take DMV To Task For 'Separate But Not Equal' Driver's License Process For Undocumented Immigrants

D.C. began issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants back in 2014, but critics say the process is unfair because it puts them in a separate waiting list and not enough language resources are provided to help them pass.

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Two Metro Stations Closed Due To Another Electrical Malfunction

In the thick of Thursday's afternoon rush hour, Metro evacuated and closed two downtown stations after reports of smoke triggered a massive fire-department response to Federal Center SW along the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

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As Developers Eye Anacostia, $50 Million Is Pledged To Minimize Displacement

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation says it will put $50 million into projects that help long-time residents stay in Anacostia as it takes in development from the planned 11th Street Bridge Park.
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CSX Train Derailment Raises Concerns About Chemical Safety

A 16-car derailment in Northeast D.C. reignites a debate over freight routes in well-populated areas.

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Effort To Legalize Gambling In D.C. Looks Like A Tough Bet

A group that wants to legalize gambling in D.C. and open a casino in Anacostia is facing legal challenges in its attempt to the put the issue on the November ballot.
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Metro's 'Hard Truth' Maintenance Plan Is Almost Ready For Board And Public

Metro's current work schedule is "not enough to dig out of the deferred maintenance hole," says Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. He's planning to make big changes, and he'll unveil them to the transit authority's board later this week.

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For Mothers Who Were Foster Children, A 'Two-Generation' Approach To Support

The Elizabeth Ministry in Southeast D.C. works with young mothers who have been in the foster-child system to help them adjust to becoming parents themselves. Past traumas weigh heavily on the process.

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D.C. Couple Cries Fowl After Being Cited For Having Backyard Chickens

A family in D.C.'s Chevy Chase neighborhood has filed suit to stop the city's Department of Health from impounding its pet poultry.
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CSX Says Derailment Site Has Been Cleaned Up And Trains Are Running Again

The first train moved through the site Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. and normal operations have resumed, a spokesman for the rail company said.

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Will Raising The Minimum Wage Help Or Hurt Tipped Workers?

In light of two separate proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020 in the District, Kojo explores what the wage increase would mean for tipped workers – particularly those in the restaurant industry.

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