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As D.C. Razes Tent Cities, One Resident Talks About Getting Under A Roof

Miguel Elerson recently traded a tent for a roof over his head as part of D.C.'s efforts to end chronic homelessness. The move towards apartment living is switch from much-maligned shelters.

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FTA Adds 217 Unresolved Safety Problems To Metro's To-Do List

The federal overseers put in charge of Metro safety earlier this year issued a new directive this week, adding open safety findings to the list of things the transit agency will have to address.

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Mayor Bowser Unveils District's Plan To End Traffic Deaths

The Vision Zero action plan is the result of 10 months of collaboration by more than 20 city agencies. Washington is among a handful of U.S. cities to adopt such a program.

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'Maybe We Should Have A Do-Over' — Vincent Gray On The Mayoral Election He Lost

WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi talks with Vincent Gray about the 2014 mayoral primary, which the former mayor lost in the aftermath of accusations that he knew about an illegal financing scheme during his 2010 campaign.
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Court Disqualifies Judge On D.C. Concealed Carry Lawsuit, Setting Case Back

A federal court dealt a blow to D.C. gun rights advocates on Tuesday, disqualifying a judge who earlier this year ruled that the city's new concealed carry law is unconstitutional.
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How A D.C. Bike Shop Is Helping Youth Find Their Way

Gearin’ Up Bicycles — a nonprofit bike shop in Northeast D.C. — serves as a refuge for young men, teaching them practical mechanical skills even as it provides alternatives to the streets.

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Public Hearing On Pepco-Exelon Merger Draws Tough Questions But Sparse Attendance From D.C. Council

The latest public hearings on the proposed merger between Pepco and energy giant Exelon featured tough questions by environmental organizations and good government groups, but only one D.C. Council member from the five-member environment committee was on hand for the whole thing.

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Why Did 70,000 Washingtonians Ignore Their Jury Summons Last Year?

Last year in D.C., less than a quarter of jury summonses worked as they should. The national average is double that. A few reasons why so many D.C. residents don't make it to jury duty.
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Uber Launches Wheelchair-Accessible Service In D.C. After Years Of Criticism

Wheelchair-accessible van service is coming to Uber in D.C. just weeks before the deadline — but the plan is not without critics.

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Environment Back In Spotlight For Hearings On Pepco-Exelon Merger Monday

Much of the debate on a proposed merger between power companies Pepco and Exelon has focused on what a deal might mean for the bottom line, but on Monday the agenda will be the potential impact on the environment.

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