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D.C. Charter Leader Objects To Plan Setting Aside Seats For At-Risk Students

The leader of D.C.'s charter school board says that he opposes an initiative adopted by Mayor Vincent Gray that would set aside a certain percentage of seats at high-performing charter schools for at-risk students.
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'Courtesy Vans' To Serve Areas In D.C. That Taxi Drivers Stay Away From

The D.C. Taxicab Commission unveiled a plan to bring vehicle-for-hire services to underserved neighborhoods in the form of “courtesy vans,” a concession by officials that most regular cab drivers will continue to refuse to go to certain areas of D.C.
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Redrawing D.C.'s School Boundaries

Kojo chats with D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith about the adoption of plans to redraw school boundaries in the District for the first time in decades.

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The Politics Hour - August 22, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Angela Alsobrooks, the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Gray Adopts Changes To D.C. School Boundaries And Feeder Patterns

Mayor Vincent Gray today adopted a series of changes to the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns, but the fate of the politically sensitive proposal remains uncertain as two leading mayoral contenders have said the changes should be put on hold.
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Job Fair For D.C. Residents At Convention Center Thursday

Job seekers in the District can head to the Washington Convention Center today for job training and first dibs at federal, state and local employers with openings.

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Endorsements Begin To Trickle In For D.C. Mayoral Race

The general election for D.C. mayor is still months away, but endorsements for two of the big candidates have started to come in.

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Former D.C. Mayor: Ferguson Pols Should 'Own Up To The Concerns' Of Community

Former D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt, who oversaw the response to riots in Mt. Pleasant in 1991, today drew comparisons between what happened in D.C. and what's happening in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Hoping To Stop D.C. From Going To Pot, Opposition Emerges To Legalization Vote

A 24-year-old D.C. resident has launched a movement to oppose a ballot initiative that would legalize possession of marijuana in D.C.
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IRS Seizes Financial Records For Park Southern Apartment Buildings In D.C.

A troubled housing complex that is becoming an issue in D.C.'s upcoming mayoral election had its records seized by the IRS as part of an apparent federal investigation into its finances.

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