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Chancellor Kaya Henderson Says She's Leaving D.C. Public Schools

Kaya Henderson, who has served as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools since late 2010, announced Wednesday that she is leaving the school system's top job.
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It's Official: If D.C. Becomes The 51st State, It Will Be Known As... New Columbia

If D.C. ever becomes the 51st state, it will officially be known as the State of New Columbia. And what's now the 13-member D.C. Council will become a 21-person House of Delegates.
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Black D.C. Residents More Likely To Fear For Safety And Distrust Police, Says Survey

There are stark disparities in feelings of safety between the District's 8 wards, with the city's African American population also reporting greater distrust of police.
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Dispute Between D.C. Council Members Could Derail Bike And Pedestrian Safety Bill

Bicyclists who are found even 1 percent at fault in an accident often cannot get compensation for injuries. That would change under proposed legislation before the D.C. Council, but two legislators are sparring over the extent of the law.

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Bowser Signs Bill Raising D.C.'s Minimum Wage To $15, With Nod From Obama

"I commend the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the Council of the District of Columbia for raising the District's minimum wage," said President Barack Obama in a statement on Monday evening.
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Metro's Chief Looks To Slash 500 Positions In Major Restructuring

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is cutting 500 positions in the transit agency, a move aimed at slimming down Metro’s bureaucracy to save money ahead of a tough budget year.
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D.C. Health Department Says Pot Sales Should Be Legal, But Congress Still Says No

The D.C. Department of Health says D.C. officials should consider legalizing, regulating and taxing the sale of marijuana. The only problem? Congress won't allow it.
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'Sad Day' Has Local Immigration Activists Looking To November And Beyond

A tie vote Thursday in the Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to an executive order by President Obama that would have allowed some 4 million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation, including thousands in the Washington region.

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As Capitol Hill Debates Gun Measures, Lawmakers Target D.C. Gun Laws

Kojo explores how the District's local gun restrictions became part of the national debate about reducing violence.

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Who's The D.C. Local Running The General Services Administration?

In the Washington metropolitan region, the General Services Administration is in charge of more than 100 million square feet of federal workspace.

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