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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.

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Ward 4: Columbia Heights Residents Push Back Against Displacement — And Win

After years of fighting, a group of low-income Latino residents in Columbia Heights made the difficult transition from renting to owning.
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Can The Success Of D.C.'s Best Middle Schools Be Replicated?

Mayoral contender and D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser said she wants to replicate the educational successes of Alice Deal Middle School. But does the school really offer a model for the whole city?

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Bonds Ahead In At-Large D.C. Council Race

A poll commissioned by WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show and the Washington City Paper finds D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D-At Large) cruising to re-election this year.