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More Rides, Shorter Trips: Agency Offers 3 Plans To Improve Northeast Corridor

Efforts to improve the Northeast rail infrastructure used by Amtrak and other passenger lines will take many years and billions of dollars, but the federal government is now weighing its options.

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D.C. Targets Late February For Streetcar Grand Opening

After years of delays and multiple false starts, District officials say that passengers could finally start riding a streetcar along H Street NE by late February.
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D.C. Council Lifts Ban On Private Pot Clubs, And Then Changes Its Mind

Legislators briefly voted to lift a ban on private pot clubs in D.C., but then reversed course when Mayor Muriel Bowser argued that the city has no means to license or regulate the clubs.
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D.C. Mayor Bowser Addresses Rising Crime, FreshPAC, Unemployment On 'Kojo' Show

The mayor sat down for an interview with WAMU 88.5's Kojo Nnamdi Monday to discuss her administration's approach to crime, the FreshPAC set up to support her efforts and D.C.'s lowering unemployment rate.
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Can 'Derelict' Franklin Square Park Revive? D.C. And The Park Service Have A Plan

Franklin Square Park looks largely the same as it did in 1935, and it's mostly deserted after business hours. The District of Columbia government and the National Park Service have a unique plan to co-manage the five-acre space after an $18 million upgrade.

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Styrofoam Banned In D.C., Montgomery County Starting Jan. 1

Containers made of expanded polystyrene, or styrofoam, are banned in D.C. and Montgomery County starting New Year's Day.
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In D.C., Homelessness Is Up, But More Families Are Finding Permanent Housing

Homelessness is still on the rise in D.C., but so is the number of families leaving homeless shelters, according to the D.C. Department of Human Services.
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National Zoo Cuts Hours, Prompting A Petition From Neighbors

Starting Jan. 1, the Smithsonian National Zoo will open later and close earlier, eliminating three hours of visitor time each day, and some D.C. residents aren't happy about it.
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Freer Gallery Closing for Renovations; Here's What To Expect On Its Return

The Freer Gallery of Art closes in early January for renovations — but the new look promises to offer something new to visitors.

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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge (Rebroadcast)

Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.

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