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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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For Metro Riders, 2016 Feels A Lot Like 2015

Broken train doors, jammed brakes, cracked rails and malfunctioning signals — so far this year has felt a lot like last year.

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As D.C. Debates Paid-Leave, One Big Question Remains: How Much Will It Cost?

A report estimates that providing paid-leave to workers in D.C. could cost between $30 and $150 million per year. But a business group says it could cost far more than that.
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Creation Of New Metro Safety Group Pushed Back To 2017

The federal government’s temporary role of directly watching over Metro will extend into next year. Transportation departments in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. missed their deadline.

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In D.C., Nearly Half Of Homeless Youth Identify As LGBTQ, Survey Finds

The Homeless Youth Census found that that 43 percent of homeless youth surveyed identified as LGBTQ. "These kids face discrimination and bullying right in their own homes," says D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
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Why Can't Washingtonians Resist Asking Each Other What They Do For A Living?

Is "What do you do?" the quintessential Washington question? And what exactly are people asking it trying to find out?

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