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An executive order rescinding the school mask mandate goes into effect on Monday. Local school systems say they won't comply.
WAMU has brought back our weekly segment where we discuss some of the biggest stories from around the region.
Trying to keep your New Year's resolution? We've got local suggestions to keep you inspired.
The D.C. State Board of Education provides regular opportunities for students, educators and families to share their experiences with education in the city.
DCPS teachers say they want better communication from the school system and more support as they juggle COVID protocols, in-person instruction, and isolation and quarantine guidelines for students. 
The vaccine mandate went into effect Saturday and requires people to show proof of vaccination to enter some establishments.
The most widespread COVID-19 outbreak at the facility to date has led to complaints from jail residents, staff, and advocates.
Some Spirit investors have joined forces and enlisted the help of a high-profile lawyer in this battle.
Local organizations are hosting plenty of arts-related events in honor of the civil rights leader's life and work. 
County leaders are pushing for funding for schools, mental health, and other priorities.
State lawmakers will debate paid family and medical leave, a $6 billion dollar budget surplus, and expanded access to abortion.
"We are all kind of a commodity," says one local emergency medicine doctor.
Omicron continues to exacerbate staffing shortages across all industries in the Washington region.
One year after the violent Capitol insurrection, locals reflect on how Jan. 6, 2021 unfolded and their lives have changed in the aftermath.
The D.C. artist was the first Black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972. Before that, she was a middle school teacher in Shaw.
D.C.-area bartenders dreamed up drink recipes based on noteworthy local stories from this past year.
In a city hungry for representation on Capitol Hill and in media that sees beyond federal Washington, we look at how writers use D.C. as a location for love.
“It’s like a homecoming:" Former and current residents of Halls Hill gather each Thanksgiving in one of the few remaining traditions from the neighborhood's heyday.
D.C. Public Schools has shifted students at 11 campuses to virtual instruction in recent days.
Officials are urging residents to get their booster shots and to continue practicing other mitigation strategies as the region heads into a second pandemic winter holiday season. 
Educators in D.C. Public Schools say the assessments, known as RCTs, are taking time away from instruction and contributing to burnout.
The Washington region is once again making changes to curb the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
D.C. artist and poet Halim Flowers joins the 'Get Out There' crew to share his thoughts on how to find and interact with local artists.
The proposed legislation comes as D.C. has the most traffic fatalities in 14 years.
Thousands of federal employees may never return full-time to D.C. offices, spelling trouble for the city's economy.
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