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Election reflection: Key takeaways from D.C.'s primary

What do the results from the June 21 primary tell us about progressives and moderates on the D.C. Council? And did this election make the case for ranked-choice voting?

Voices of Wards 7 & 8: Shrimp Boat as a landmark and a piece of history

DCist/WAMU spoke to residents of Wards 7 & 8 about the iconic D.C. landmark. Most are happy to see the historic building still standing, despite ongoing changes in the area.

Voices of Wards 7 & 8: Shrimp Boat as a landmark and a piece of history

'Extremely proud': Annandale High School celebrates graduation after the first full year b...

The ceremony was a celebration of the senior class's perseverance amid the pandemic and community pride in Annandale's diversity.

'Extremely proud': Annandale High School celebrates graduation after the first full year b...

Listen: A new clinic offers essential healthcare services to LGBTQ+ patients in the Washin...

Pride Medical also offers a wide ranging virtual care infrastructure to benefit patients from Virginia and Maryland.

Listen: A new clinic offers essential healthcare services to LGBTQ+ patients in the Washin...

D.C.'s climate change response is in the hands of an obscure, unelected commission

When it comes to climate action in the District, the D.C. Public Service Commission may be the most important entity you've never heard of.

D.C.'s climate change response is in the hands of an obscure, unelected commission

Listen: Guess what? The Virginia General Assembly finally passed a budget

Now all eyes are on Governor Glenn Youngkin as he considers what the General Assembly has sent to him.

Listen: Guess what? The Virginia General Assembly finally passed a budget

Listen: Kojo Nnamdi tells us what he, and you, will see on the 2022 D.C. election ballots

A look back at some of the week's top regional stories.

Listen: Kojo Nnamdi tells us what he, and you, will see on the 2022 D.C. election ballots

With his new seafood ghost kitchen in Prince George's, Chef RŌM treats everyone like a VIP

Chef RŌM juggled various food service jobs for the last decade, and now is selling his locally famous crab cakes soul-food seafood out of a ghost kitchen in Prince George's County.

With his new seafood ghost kitchen in Prince George's, Chef RŌM treats everyone like a VIP

Listen: D.C. native Myles Frost plays Michael Jackson in 'MJ the Musical' on Broadway

His performance of "Billy Jean" in a high school talent show led to the Broadway stage.

Listen: D.C. native Myles Frost plays Michael Jackson in 'MJ the Musical' on Broadway