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How Learning 'Soft Skills' Prepares DCPS Students For The Workplace

When you're pursuing jobs in career-oriented fields, sometimes it's the little things that count — like dress, attitude and the way you shake hands. A DCPS program called Tenacity is giving students a leg up in those areas.

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Does The D.C. Region Have A Unique Accent?

If it's not quite Southern, what is it?

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School's Out, But Lunch Is Still On

Across this region there's a push to make sure kids who receive free or reduced-priced lunches don't go hungry when school's out over the summer months.

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LISTEN: What Is Different About This Latest Push For D.C. Statehood?

Mayor Muriel Bowser is leading a renewed push for D.C. statehood this year, but it's hardly the first time the effort has been undertaken. We talk to historian George Musgrove to compare this effort to those in years past.

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D.C. Legislators Give Final Approval To $15 Minimum Wage, Bowser Will Sign Bill

Under the bill, the minimum wage in D.C. will increase to $15 by 2020, and the tipped wage earned by restaurant workers will rise to $5 from the current $2.77.
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Do You Know How To Access Mental Health Care?

A new American Psychiatric Association Foundation study found that only 14 percent of individuals using the top D.C. insurers were able to successfully schedule a psychiatric appointment.

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Major Metro Shutdowns Begin

Today marks the first weekday of the 16-day shutdown of large portions of three heavily-traveled Metrorail lines.

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What To Expect On Metro With SafeTrack Segment Shutdown Monday

The second surge in Metro's SafeTrack reconstruction program is expected to have much bigger impacts for rush hour commuters the next two weeks, starting Monday.

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In Fight For More Housing In Washington, Groups Hope To Make Case For 'Yes'

The NIMBY or "not in my backyard" impulse is strong in cities like Washington D.C., but what if there was an organized group of YIMBYs to balance them?

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Next SafeTrack Surge Will Be Tough Ride In Northern Virginia, Prince George's Co.

The second planned maintenance surge under Metro's SafeTrack plan will shut down stretches of track in Prince George's County and in Arlington, affecting nearly 60,000 riders trips per day during the two week stretch.

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