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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

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Man Who Flew Gyrocopter To Capitol Grounds Gets 4 Months In Jail

Florida resident Douglas Hughes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

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Is Jazz Sustainable In Washington, D.C.?

When the historic jazz venue Bohemian Caverns closed, it left regional artists reeling. Now, instead of bemoaning the loss of the local institution, some musicians are organizing.

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Has The Time Come To Change D.C.'s Contributory Negligence Law For Cyclists?

Under current standards, cyclists involved in an accident can be denied compensation if they are even 1 percent at fault. A bill that made it through the D.C. Council's judicial committee Thursday could move towards changing that.

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Why Is There Such A Large Ethiopian Population In The Washington Region?

How did D.C. become home to 'Little Ethiopia' and 'Little Eritrea?' For the latest in our 'What's With Washington' series, reporter Matthew S. Schwartz looks into the origins.

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Longest-Serving Director Of D.C. Disability Agency Departs

Laura Nuss, who led the D.C. Department on Disability Services, is departing the agency this week. Her tenure has been marked by a significant turnaround in services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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American University President Neil Kerwin Discusses The School's Past, Present And Future

American University President Neil Kerwin joins Kojo to discuss his tenure, AU's role in our region, and the future of his campus.

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Teachers In D.C, Maryland Keep Up The Pressure As PARCC Season Is Upon Us

D.C. and Maryland schools are gearing up to administer the PARCC tests for a second year. Kavitha Cardoza checks in on how one school is changing its preparation strategy, and she talks to an academic who studies the tests' relationship to the so-called "opportunity gap."

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D.C. Mayor Fleshes Out Minimum Wage Plan, Including Boost For Tipped Workers

Mayor Muriel Bowser released details of a plan she announced last month. D.C.'s minimum wage would increase to $15 an hour by 2020, and hourly wages for tipped restaurant workers would more than double by 2022.
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From Europe To Bolivia To D.C.: 'Mission Baroque' Finds New Life In Georgetown

Local covers of international hits aren't a new phenomenon. The Georgetown University Chamber Singers are resurrecting covers known as 'Mission Baroque' — South American takes on European Baroque music.

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