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Fight Over Barry Farm Highlights Fears About Public Housing Redevelopment

The District is planning to redevelop Barry Farm, transforming the 432 run-down townhouses into 1,400 mixed-income units with 50,000 square feet of retail. But residents worry they won't be able to return.

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Before Passengers Grace D.C. Streetcar, Rails Already Under Repair

No, you still can't ride a streetcar down H Street. But work is underway to repair broken lines and address a laundry list of recommendations from national safety experts.

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Widespread Power Outage In D.C. Affects White House, Metro, Museums

A large swath of Washington D.C. was without power Tuesday afternoon, affecting everything from Metro stations and museums to the White House and State Department buildings.

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D.C. Students Primed For National Competition On New Common Core Exams

Teachers and school administrators have been preparing students for new, rigorous Common Core exams which will show where they stand against students across the country.
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Bowser Seeks To Strip Newly Independent D.C. Attorney General Of Some Power

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city’s new attorney general — Karl Racine — are at odds over how much power the attorney general’s office should have.
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D.C. Landlords Will Soon Have To Provide Tenants With 'Bill Of Rights'

Starting in July, D.C. landlords will be required to give prospective renters a four-page "Tenant Bill of Rights" laying out the city's tenant-friendly laws and regulations.
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Wish Granted: U Street Will Shut Down For Funk Parade In May

D.C. will shut down U Street NW for the parade on May 2. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcement Friday morning.

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Bowser Commits Money For Modest Extension Of D.C. Streetcar Line

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is proposing that $335 million be spent over the next six years to extend the H Street streetcar line east to Ward 7 and west to Georgetown, but will not give a timeline for the project's completion.
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Q&A: D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine

The District's first elected Attorney General, Karl Racine, joined us to discuss his plans to take his funding request to the D.C. Council, as well as budget autonomy in D.C., his thoughts on the city's ban on Indiana travel and of course, marijuana legalization.
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One Teacher's Journey Through The Challenges Of A High-Risk School

We'll hear from a high-achieving DCPS teacher who says she's struggling with burnout after eight years on the job.

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