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Transportation Secretary Says He Almost Ordered Metro Shutdown Last Week

The nation’s top transportation official says he almost ordered a shutdown of the D.C. region’s subway system after inspectors were denied access to the tracks following an explosion May 5 at Federal Center Southwest.

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What's In A Name For Washington's Football Team?

Despite the controversy surrounding its name, the Washington football team remains one of the most valuable brands and franchises in the NFL. We consider the legal action pending to possible change its name and the racial politics driving that push.

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ACLU: D.C. Public Schools Initiative Is Unfair To Girls

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a report that finds a D.C. Public Schools initiative, which focuses on boys of color, is not fair to girls.
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As Metro Faces Crisis, Is Paul Wiedefeld The Leader The System Needs?

As the leader of a transit agency known for breakdowns, delays and concerns about rider safety, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld stands at the center of a vortex of rider anger. But is his approach in the first few months on the job what the transit agency needs?

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When D.C.'s Frogs Call for Mates, These Human Volunteers Respond

We're often told that a chorus of frogs will set about doing a lot of "ribbiting," but as a group of citizen scientists saw firsthand, D.C.'s amphibian friends have a much different signature sound.
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In Push For Statehood, D.C. Leaders Unveil Constitution For State Of 'New Columbia'

D.C. leaders on Friday unveiled a draft 31-page state constitution that would serve as a part of a petition for statehood she wants to present to the new president and Congress next year.
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Are DCPS Teachers Due For A Bigger Raise? Negotiations Fuels Protest

Teachers at D.C. Public Schools are slated to get a 1 percent raise for the upcoming year after several years of flat salaries — leading many to protest, saying they feel the school chancellor doesn't value educators.

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Critics Take DMV To Task For 'Separate But Not Equal' Driver's License Process For Undocumented Immigrants

D.C. began issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants back in 2014, but critics say the process is unfair because it puts them in a separate waiting list and not enough language resources are provided to help them pass.

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Two Metro Stations Closed Due To Another Electrical Malfunction

In the thick of Thursday's afternoon rush hour, Metro evacuated and closed two downtown stations after reports of smoke triggered a massive fire-department response to Federal Center SW along the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

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As Developers Eye Anacostia, $50 Million Is Pledged To Minimize Displacement

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation says it will put $50 million into projects that help long-time residents stay in Anacostia as it takes in development from the planned 11th Street Bridge Park.

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