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Election Wrap-Up: Breaking Down D.C.'s Primaries

The District held a critical Democratic primary on Tuesday. Experts join Kojo to examine what the results mean for the future of the city.

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Infographic: Where D.C.'s Mayoral Candidates Got Their Money

Where did D.C.'s mayoral contenders get the cash to run their campaigns? We breakdown the numbers to see how much each candidate took in, where it came from and who gave it.

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Ward 2: Lessening Gridlock in Georgetown

What can alleviate Georgetown's traffic gridlock? Local officials are exploring everything from street cars to a gondola across the Potomac River.
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Ward 3: Can A Single Middle School's Successes Be Copied Across D.C.?

Alice Deal Middle School has been praised for its many successes. But can Deal's recipe for success be replicated elsewhere?
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Ward 7: Battle Over Mural Exposes Fault Lines Among Community Leaders

Residents in Ward 7 say a battle over a planned mural has exposed rifts between long-time residents and newer arrivals.
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Ward 5: Just How Dirty Is Ivy City's Air?

Many Ward 5 residents regard their part of town as the city's dumping ground, and research shows they have reason to be concerned about air quality.

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The Politics Hour - March 28, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood analyze the home stretch of D.C.'s upcoming Democratic primary. Then, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate, pays a visit to the studio.

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Ward 8: Will Real Estate Heat Up On The East Side Of The River?

Some people are looking at the more than 1,000 vacant buildings in D.C., many in Ward 8, and how they can be utilized to address the city's growing problem in affordable housing.

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Ward 6: 'The Wharf' Aims To Redefine D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront

Last week, hundreds of Washingtonians attended the groundbreaking for The Wharf: a 24-acre mixed-use development that will dominate one mile of waterfront real estate in Southwest D.C. and could transform that part of the city.

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Ward 1: Mt. Pleasant Parents Fear Boundary Changes Will Shut Them Out

As Deal and Wilson approach capacity, and as D.C. prepares to redraw school boundaries, Bancroft parents in Mt. Pleasant worry their kids will lose access to the city's best middle schools.