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Half a year of arrests and injuries at protests have strengthened organizers’ commitment to defunding the police — and left them exhausted.
At the start of the pandemic, the U.S. Parole Commission started arresting fewer people for violations. Now, defense attorneys say the number of new warrants is rising.
Meet Xiao Qi Ji, which translates to "Little Miracle," a baby panda whose birth and naming are moments of joy during the pandemic.
"Thanksgiving is about love," says Dr. Ernest Carter of Prince George's County. "Whether I see my daughters on Zoom or I'm hugging and kissing them, the love hasn't changed a bit."
Live music is out. Staycations are in. One hotel's going-out-of-business sale attracts people who are thriving — or just surviving — in the pandemic.
His niece says of Stanley Bell: “For him it was making sure that everyone knew that they can appreciate just the simple things."
In our weekly arts chat, we talked about ways to keep Thanksgiving traditions alive.
They're adapting with "A Christmas Carol" on the radio, and "The Nutcracker" with masked dancers.
Officials have spent four years gathering public feedback on the Comp Plan. But what is it, and why is it back in the news again?
CBG Building Company has overseen dozens of DC-area developments. A new class action lawsuit alleges it shorted laborers along the way.
Across the D.C. region, locals are making tough decisions about traveling to see loved ones and engaging in their typical Thanksgiving traditions in the midst of a pandemic that looks to be worsening.
In our weekly arts chat, we talked about film festivals you can experience from home.
2020 was a huge year for the D.C. statehood movement, with the U.S. House of Representatives approving a bill to make D.C. the 51st state. But hopes for any further action will likely be dashed by the Senate — even if Democrats do take control.
The hub inside the Greenleaf Gardens Apartments, a 493-unit public housing community in Southwest D.C., gives students consistent internet access and roving teaching assistants who help keep kids focused on their virtual schoolwork.
Juli Briskman antagonized Trump at his golf course for three years, but says she’s ready to bury the hatchet now that Joe Biden was elected. Some Trump supporters, with backing from prominent Virginia Republicans, don't accept the results of the vote.
The city's paid family leave program began this summer. It's helped eligible workers care for a newborn — as well as help provide end-of-life care to a loved one.
In D.C., benefits were recently extended an additional seven weeks.
Margaret Sullivan has witnessed elections around the world, from Indonesia to the Philippines. Now, she's helping fellow residents in her retirement home vote by mail.
Loudoun County is home to more than 250 miles of gravel roads, some dating back to the 1700s. As development threatens some of those roads, one cyclist says he'll ride them all in a single sitting to raise awareness.
Gregory will become one of 13 new Cardinals, making him the first African American to hold the high-ranking post.
The system of reviewing ballots for this election year dwarfs those of previous years because so many people are voting by mail.
The 27-acre property on the Potomac River has been open to the public since 1973, but its future is uncertain after it took a financial hit during the pandemic.
State Del. Neil Parrott, a Republican from Washington County, hopes to upset Rep. David Trone, a freshman Democrat. But the district is less friendly to Republicans than it used to be.
A proposed amendment to Virginia's Constitution would change how voting districts are drawn every 10 years, but Democrats who long supported the cause — and are now in power — are urging voters to reject it.
Advocates with Prince George's County NAACP say legislation is needed for the courts to deal with wrongful foreclosures.
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WAMU 88.5
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Nov 30th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 30th, 2020
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