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News features from the Washington, DC Metro Area.

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Climate Change Is Making D.C. Weather 'Warmer, Wetter And Wilder'

Rising sea level. Hotter days. Unpredictable weather — how climate change is playing out in the region.

Cricket Is Growing In Popularity In Montgomery County. Now, There's A New Field For People To Play

One league used to play cricket in parking lots and on tennis courts before the Germantown field opened.

Cricket Is Growing In Popularity In Montgomery County. Now, There's A New Field For People To Play

Chevy Chase Dog Park Latest Local Doggie Drama

A debate over noise shut down a Chevy Chase dog park, but in many places, they're controversial symbols of neighborhood change.

A Northern Virginia Mother Was A Victim Of Domestic Violence. She Was Deported.

Undocumented immigrants who've been victims of a crime can qualify for a special visa known as the U visa. But advocates fear changes under the Trump administration will mean more people with pending applications will be deported.

A Northern Virginia Mother Was A Victim Of Domestic Violence. She Was Deported.

Elrich Says Montgomery County To Meet With ICE To Resolve Disputes

"I'm not averse to having conversations with people. But if the conversation is going to be, 'Illegal people come into in the country and do bad things, we don't know who the individuals are, so we want all of them taken away,' that's not a conversation I'm going to have," Elrich said.

Get Out There: Back-To-School For Adults

Get Out There: Back-To-School For Adults

As children around the Washington region head back to school, adults can keep learning, too.

It Takes A Village ⁠— And A Diversity Course ⁠— To Drive Out Hate In Anne Arundel County

How one high school principal decided to turn a hate-based incident into a teachable moment.

It Takes A Village ⁠— And A Diversity Course ⁠— To Drive Out Hate In Anne Arundel County

What It Might Take to Fix Washington's Housing Shortage

A new report from the Urban Institute grapples with the state of affordability throughout the region and identifies actionable strategies to change it over time.

'It's About Power': D.C. Students Seek To Remove Bias In School Dress Codes

A new report from the National Women's Law Center looks at the work student activists and policymakers are doing to promote equitable school dress codes in D.C.

'It's About Power': D.C. Students Seek To Remove Bias In School Dress Codes

How Food Banks Are Working To Combat D.C.'s Hunger Problem And What You Can Do To Help

Food banks have challenges: a growing need despite a growing economy, limits to government funding and restrictions on applying for money that vary by jurisdiction. These roadblocks can make it difficult to coordinate efforts.

How Food Banks Are Working To Combat D.C.'s Hunger Problem And What You Can Do To Help

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