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More than 20,000 Maya immigrants from Central America call the D.C. region home, including around 5,000 Maya Ixil who live in Centreville, Virginia.
What is "missing middle" housing, and why is Arlington studying it now? A primer.
We've been following a group of local residents since the the beginning of the pandemic. Here are their stories, in short videos.
Instead of mitigating COVID-19 spread with government-issued mandates and restrictions, D.C. officials will now shift the responsibility to residents to assess their own risk.
This Thanksgiving marks the first large holiday where many family members, young and old alike, are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19. Analysts are predicting travel to reach near a pre-pandemic level.
As of July 2021, 36 D.C. Public Schools did not have full-time librarians, and a disproportionate number of those schools are in Wards 7 and 8.
Keishia Thorpe from the International High School at Langley Park hopes to use her prize money to help refugee and immigrant students get college scholarships.
The school system argues that their collaboration with the county police department has been successful at preventing instances of deadly violence on school grounds.
Montgomery County Education Association Secretary and Wheaton Woods Elementary first grade teacher Danillya Wilson says teachers are burnt out due to the demands of teaching during a pandemic.
Despite a tumultuous season, the team fought its way to the NWSL final. Here's what locals should know ahead of Saturday's match against Chicago.
We spoke with Rachel Cohen, a reporter with the Intercept, about her recent story highlighting the surveillance program.
A Silver Spring native and Howard University graduate, Elliott led the community-based health clinic through the pandemic, and says he wanted to expand the center’s partnerships as he moves into his new role. 
Federal agencies have to oversee the infrastructure funding and that includes administering new grants and designing new programs.
D.C. corrections officials have promised a “top to bottom” examination of operations at the jail.
7th graders at the Bethesda college-prep recommended events WAMU listeners should check out this weekend.
The emergency approval of the Pfizer vaccine for young children brought relief to families.
Once a decade D.C. lawmakers set about redrawing the city's ward boundaries — a process that often sparks debates about neighborhood identity, political power, and race.
The availability of vaccines and a firmer understanding of how the virus spreads has made it possible to safely plan for homecoming.
D.C. staged the first of two pop-up, first-come-first-served clinics last week — but not everyone in line secured a shot.
The Audubon Naturalist Society, based in Montgomery County, no longer wants to be associated with John James Audubon, a 19th century ornithologist, artist, and enslaver.
Thrive Montgomery 2050, the county's proposed new master plan, is alienating residents who worry it foretells the end of suburbia.
In a governor's race that saw historic turnout, Democrat Terry McAuliffe fell short in energizing Democrats.
Advocates say it’s disheartening to see such unprecedented action taken on jail conditions only after accused Jan. 6 insurrectionists have drawn attention to problems.
His victory is likely to provide a template for Republicans nationwide looking to clinch victory in purple and blue states.
They are working to make vaccines available at schools, community vaccination sites, pop-up clinics, pharmacies, pediatrician offices, and other health care facilities.
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