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Churches And Cemeteries Decry Fees For River Cleanup

A new bill will partially exempt cemeteries from the Impervious Area Charge, which in theory accounts for areas of land that cause stormwater runoff into sewers.

D.C. Delays New Degree Requirements For Childcare Workers

D.C. officials say they will give childcare workers in the city more time to comply with a new requirement that they obtain an associate's degree or other higher education credential.

Weekly Politics Wrap: What Would GOP Tax Reform Mean For The D.C. Region?

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey and The Washington Post's Robert McCartney discuss this week's top political stories in the region.

Weekly Politics Wrap: What Would GOP Tax Reform Mean For The D.C. Region?

Prosecuting Hate Crimes A Challenge Even As Their Numbers Rise

The District and Maryland both saw an increase in hate crimes last year, but prosecuting under hate crimes statues remains challenging for law enforcement.

What Does Metro Mean By 'On-Time'?

Metro says more riders are getting to their destinations on time, but do riders agree? WAMU asked the transit authority, outside observers and riders to weigh in on what "on time" means to them.

It's Open Enrollment Season. What's Different In Healthcare Plans This Year?

WAMU's Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey spoke with Kaiser Health News' Chief Washington Correspondent, Julie Rovner about what to expect during this year's open enrollment period.

It's Open Enrollment Season. What's Different In Healthcare Plans This Year?

Board Member Discusses Next Steps For Southeast D.C.'s Only Hospital

Wayne Turnage, the director of the Department of Health Care Finance, had recommended Veritas to the District in 2016.

What's Inside D.C.'s New Museum Of The Bible — And What Isn't

A high-tech, $500 million museum is making its way to the National Mall this weekend dedicated to one book — the Bible. The facility, largely credited to the CEO of Hobby Lobby, is likely to draw crowds, even if some critics say the scholarship is incomplete.

Meet Lee Carter, The Democratic Socialist Heading To Virginia's House Of Delegates

The Democratic gains in Virginia House of Delegates were fueled by a slate of candidates from Northern Virginia, including one former Marine who openly called himself a democratic socialist on his way to defeating a 10-year Republican incumbent.

Meet Lee Carter, The Democratic Socialist Heading To Virginia's House Of Delegates

Locals Tell Park Service: Don't Restrict Sports On National Mall

D.C. groups such as DC Fray and District Sports disagree with the move to restrict sports on the National Mall.

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