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CSX Train Derailment Raises Concerns About Chemical Safety

A 16-car derailment in Northeast D.C. reignites a debate over freight routes in well-populated areas.

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Effort To Legalize Gambling In D.C. Looks Like A Tough Bet

A group that wants to legalize gambling in D.C. and open a casino in Anacostia is facing legal challenges in its attempt to the put the issue on the November ballot.
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Metro's 'Hard Truth' Maintenance Plan Is Almost Ready For Board And Public

Metro's current work schedule is "not enough to dig out of the deferred maintenance hole," says Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. He's planning to make big changes, and he'll unveil them to the transit authority's board later this week.

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For Mothers Who Were Foster Children, A 'Two-Generation' Approach To Support

The Elizabeth Ministry in Southeast D.C. works with young mothers who have been in the foster-child system to help them adjust to becoming parents themselves. Past traumas weigh heavily on the process.

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D.C. Couple Cries Fowl After Being Cited For Having Backyard Chickens

A family in D.C.'s Chevy Chase neighborhood has filed suit to stop the city's Department of Health from impounding its pet poultry.
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CSX Says Derailment Site Has Been Cleaned Up And Trains Are Running Again

The first train moved through the site Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. and normal operations have resumed, a spokesman for the rail company said.

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Will Raising The Minimum Wage Help Or Hurt Tipped Workers?

In light of two separate proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020 in the District, Kojo explores what the wage increase would mean for tipped workers – particularly those in the restaurant industry.

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$15 Minimum Wage In D.C. Could Help Low-Wage Workers Stay Afloat: Report

Raising the minimum wage in D.C. to $15 an hour would give low-wage workers an additional $329 million a year, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute. The data is likely to fuel the minimum wage debate in the District this year.

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D.C.'s 17-Year-Old Charitable Trust Bankrupts

The DC Trust has declared bankruptcy, leaving more than 70 groups that relied on its funding with questions about what went wrong and what happens next.

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Low-Income Residents Being Squeezed Out Of Silver Spring At High Rates

Low-income residents are being priced out of Silver Spring at a faster rate than in almost any other metro area in the country, according to a new report from real estate firm Trulia.

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