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Understanding Zika And Mosquito Control In The D.C. Region

It's hot, humid and officially summer, which means mosquito season is upon us. Kojo discusses local prevention efforts and the ways to keep yourself and your family safe from the viruses they can carry.

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D.C. Addresses Safety Of Local Water System

Kojo chats with D.C. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Kevin Donahue about how the city is responding to concerns –old and new– regarding its water system.

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As Capitol Hill Debates Gun Measures, Lawmakers Target D.C. Gun Laws

Kojo explores how the District's local gun restrictions became part of the national debate about reducing violence.

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Who's The D.C. Local Running The General Services Administration?

In the Washington metropolitan region, the General Services Administration is in charge of more than 100 million square feet of federal workspace.

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Fort Totten Crash Still Weighs Heavily On Discussions About Metro Safety

Seven years after the darkest day in Metro’s 40-year history, safety experts say the transit authority has made limited strides improving safety but has not entirely escaped the shadow of the Red Line crash near Fort Totten station that killed eight passengers and a train operator.

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If At First You Don't Succeed: The Local And National Gun Debate

We examine the seemingly-cyclical gun debate with one of our region's lawmakers on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

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Major Metro Shutdowns Begin

Today marks the first weekday of the 16-day shutdown of large portions of three heavily-traveled Metrorail lines.

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Montgomery County Police: Latino Youth Gang Violence On The Rise In Recent Months

Latino youth gang violence — including nine gang-related murders — has expanded alarmingly in Montgomery County over the past eight months, according to a new report from Montgomery County police.

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Maryland's Moves Against Drunk Driving

We explore how the landscape is changing for the enforcement of drunk driving rules, and where the conversation is likely to go next.

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The Orlando Massacre And Ongoing Debate Over America's Cultural Diversity And Security

Many of the victims of the Orlando massacre were young, gay and Latino. Please join us to discuss the latest on the investigation and the ongoing debate over America's tradition of cultural diversity and the threat of terrorism.

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