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Metrorail Won't Get Federal Bailout, House Republicans Say

The Washington area's struggling subway system won't get a federal bailout, GOP Rep. John Mica said Thursday as Republicans blamed the Metro system's recent series of crises on poor management rather than a lack of funding.

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Washington: Not Just Government Jobs Anymore (But Government Still Matters)

What's the prospect for economic growth and jobs in the Washington region as the federal government cuts back on spending? It's not as bad as you think.
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We'll Have A New President Eventually, So Congress Gets Moving On Inauguration

No nominees, no problem. Congress is taking the first steps on staging the inauguration of the 45th president next January.

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Meet The Creators of D.C.'s Proposed Art-Focused Hotel

Last year, when a developer bought the property at 411 New York Ave. NE, the artists working out of the building protested their eviction. The developer proposed a new idea: a hotel which would include artist studios and an art gallery--the first in the nation.

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Metro Stop Violence Shakes A D.C. Neighborhood

A man was stabbed inside the Deanwood Metro stop on Monday, the second deadly incident to take place inside the stop in less than a month.

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First DCPS Teacher To Win Arbitration Over Evaluation System Discusses His Case

In 2010, during the second year of the new teacher evaluation system called IMPACT, Thomas O'Rourke received an "ineffective" rating, and he eventually lost his job. Four years later, an arbitrator ruled in his favor. He talks about the case with WAMU 88.5's Kavitha Cardoza.

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Taking The Statehood Fight To The Streets

Tax Day has special meaning for those fighting to get representation in Congress for D.C.'s citizens.

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Problems With D.C. Circulator Buses Started With Decision To Hire Private Firm, Union Says

An audit released last week found systemic problems with the District's fleet of Circulator buses, which union officials are saying is the consequence of the decision to hire a private, for-profit contractor to run the system.

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Drivers' Union Seeks Major Changes After Audit Exposes Problems With Circulator

The union representing D.C. Circulator drivers called on the District to fire the private firm in charge of operating and maintaining the bus line, after an audit determined Cincinnati-based First Transit kept buses in service that were in a state of disrepair.

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Defective Buses, Inadequate Maintenance Found In Audit Of D.C. Circulator

The oldest D.C. Circulator buses in the District’s fleet have remained on the roads despite “an exceptionally high number of defects,” says an audit by the District Department of Transportation.

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