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Public Vote On $15 Minimum Wage In D.C. Remains In Legal Limbo

An effort to have D.C. residents vote whether the city should raise its minimum wage to $15 remained in legal limbo after a court hearing on Thursday, eating into the time that proponents need to collect the necessary signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.
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LISTEN: What's Next For The Proposed Pepco-Exelon Deal

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden talks with All Things Considered host Jonathan Wilson about what took the proposed Pepco-Exelon merger off track, and what might be ahead for the deal between the two power companies.

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Peak Cherry Blossoms Coming To D.C. March 31-April 3, Says Park Service

Peak cherry blossoms will come right in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival this year.

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How One D.C. Elementary's 5th Grade Enrollment Highlights Concerns About Middle School

Brent Elementary on Capitol Hill has a robust student body through 4th grade. After that, things change dramatically. Why?

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Mayor, Other Top D.C. Officials Reject Latest Version Of Pepco-Exelon Deal

The proposed merger of Pepco and the energy giant Exelon hit the rocks again Tuesday as top D.C. officials — including Mayor Muriel Bowser — moved back into the “no” column.

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Kid's Farm At National Zoo Closed After Discovery Of E. Coli

Don't pet the goat! The Kid's Farm at Smithsonian's National Zoo has been closed over concerns about bacteria.

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Foxx Puts It In Writing: Create Metro Safety Agency Or Lose Transit Funding

The federal secretary of Transportation is intensifying his pressure on D.C., Maryland and Virginia to create a new Metro safety oversight body in 2016.

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After 50-Year Hiatus, Streetcars Are Running Again In Washington D.C.

It's hard to believe, but it's finally happened. The D.C. Streetcar officially opened to the public Saturday morning, and transportation reporter Martin Di Caro was there for the inaugural ride.

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Home Of 'Father Of Black History' To Find New Life As A Museum

Carter G. Woodson in 1948
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, recognized as the father of black history, co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in D.C. Its headquarters are being transformed into a museum.
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On Eve Of Launch, D.C. Streetcar Backers Recall Origins Of Its Revival

Will our collective patience pay off with the launch of the D.C. Streetcar on Saturday? We look back at where the project came from and look elsewhere in the country for models for how it might go.