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40 Years Of Metro: Was D.C.'s Transit System Always Like This?

Kojo examines 40 years of Metro history and how the transit system's bright beginnings shed light on its current troubles.

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LISTEN: What Did Virginia's Lawmakers (And Governor) Accomplish This Session?

WAMU 88.5 reporter Michael Pope discusses what the Virginia General Assembly achieved in 2016, and what it means for Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who still has one more legislative session left in his governorship.

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Controversial Arlington Gun Store's Owner Breaks His Silence

Dennis Pratte, the owner of a gun store opposed by residents in Arlington's Lyon Park neighborhood, reiterated his threat to sue members of the General Assembly and assured concerned neighbors his store would not stock machine guns.

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Metrorail Reopens Thursday After 26 Defects Found And Repaired

Metro service has returned to normal on Thursday after emergency repairs shut down the entire system on Wednesday, in an unprecedented closure which rippled throughout the region.

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Gun Store Rattles Arlington's Lyon Park Neighborhood

A new business is causing some heartburn in a revitalized Arlington neighborhood: NOVA Armory, a gun store that's scheduled to open next weekend.

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24 Hours With No Trains: How Will The D.C. Region Fare?

After a morning commute with no trains, we consider how the city fared and whether riders see this as a positive safety sign.

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LISTEN: Rep. Gerry Connolly On The Metro Shutdown: 'It's A Sad, Sad Day'

The Democrat from Northern Virginia said he was "stunned" about Metro's plan for a 29-hour full shutdown of rail service from midnight Tuesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.

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The Long Road To Compensating Victims Of Virginia's Eugenics Law

An effort to compensate victims of forced sterilizations is funded and underway.

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The History Of Eugenics And Sterilization In Virginia

The Commonwealth sterilized "mental defectives" from 1927 through 1979.

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Has Dominion's Political Power Clouded The Fight Over Coal Ash?

Dominion's plan to close its coal ash ponds is fueling protests and lawsuits in Virginia. We explore the controversy and look at the relationship between Virginia environmental regulators and the state's politically powerful utility.

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