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Polarized debate over masking In Northern Virginia schools
4 days ago
An executive order rescinding the school mask mandate goes into effect on Monday. Local school systems say they won't comply.
Listen: We’re back! Kojo Nnamdi helps reboot of our weekly reflection on top regional stories
4 days ago
WAMU has brought back our weekly segment where we discuss some of the biggest stories from around the region.
Get Out There: Sticking to New Year’s resolutions
5 days ago
Trying to keep your New Year's resolution? We've got local suggestions to keep you inspired.
Listen: A D.C. student leader talks lessons learned on navigating the pandemic
The D.C. State Board of Education provides regular opportunities for students, educators and families to share their experiences with education in the city.
Listen: Teachers at D.C. Public Schools say they’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed
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.
Businesses and patrons are adjusting to D.C.’s new vaccine mandate
The vaccine mandate went into effect Saturday and requires people to show proof of vaccination to enter some establishments.
Strained Situation At D.C. Jail Exacerbated By COVID Outbreak
The most widespread COVID-19 outbreak at the facility to date has led to complaints from jail residents, staff, and advocates.
Listen: The fight for control of the Washington Spirit is getting ugly
Some Spirit investors have joined forces and enlisted the help of a high-profile lawyer in this battle.
Get Out There: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Arts And Culture Events Around D.C.
Local organizations are hosting plenty of arts-related events in honor of the civil rights leader's life and work.
Here’s what Northern Virginia officials want from Richmond
County leaders are pushing for funding for schools, mental health, and other priorities.
Five Things To Watch For During Maryland’s 2022 Legislative Session
State lawmakers will debate paid family and medical leave, a $6 billion dollar budget surplus, and expanded access to abortion.
Listen: Local Healthcare Workers Strained Amid Omicron Surge
"We are all kind of a commodity," says one local emergency medicine doctor.
The Week Ahead: D.C. Region Grapples With Covid Hospitalizations Spike, School Bus Driver Shortage
Omicron continues to exacerbate staffing shortages across all industries in the Washington region.
How 11 Washingtonians remember the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
One year after the violent Capitol insurrection, locals reflect on how Jan. 6, 2021 unfolded and their lives have changed in the aftermath.
Listen: The ‘Overwhelming And Intimate’ Alma Thomas Exhibit At The Phillips Collection
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.
The D.C. region’s notable 2021 stories told through cocktails
D.C.-area bartenders dreamed up drink recipes based on noteworthy local stories from this past year.
How 5 Recent Romance Novels Portray The D.C. Region
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.
Black Community In Arlington Neighborhood Reunites Over Holiday Football Tradition
“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.
As COVID Cases Rise In Some D.C. Schools, Teachers And Families Are Feeling Strained
D.C. Public Schools has shifted students at 11 campuses to virtual instruction in recent days.
Listen: Virginia’s Health Commissioner On Protecting Yourself From Omicron
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.
New Tests Are Overwhelming D.C. Teachers In An Already Draining Year
Educators in D.C. Public Schools say the assessments, known as RCTs, are taking time away from instruction and contributing to burnout.
The Week Ahead: How The Omicron Variant Is Affecting The D.C. Region
The Washington region is once again making changes to curb the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Get Out There: Halim Flowers
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.
D.C. Councilmembers Introduce New Bills To Improve Traffic Safety Around Schools
The proposed legislation comes as D.C. has the most traffic fatalities in 14 years.
Can D.C.’s Economy Survive Federal Telework?
Thousands of federal employees may never return full-time to D.C. offices, spelling trouble for the city's economy.
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