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Study: Dismissal Threats, Potential Pay Raises Motivating D.C. Teachers to Improve

Public school teachers in the District of Columbia are improving their performance because they’re motivated by the possibility of substantial pay raises or because they don’t want to get fired, according to a study.


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Report: 3 D.C. Ambulance Fires Were Accidental

An investigation into fires in three District of Columbia fire department ambulances in August says the blazes were accidental.


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House to Pass Bills to Reopen National Parks, Keep D.C. Government Open

House and Senate Democrats say they’ll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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Gray Has Plans in Place For D.C. Government Shut Down

A federal government shutdown is looming but the city government for the nation’s capital insists it will be open for business as usual.


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District to More Than Double Traffic Enforcement Cameras

Motorists in D.C. have racked up nearly $70 million in traffic camera fines this year, and that number is only going to increase as the city plans to more than double its number of traffic enforcement cameras.


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Capitol Hill Intern Attempts to Crowdfund Unpaid Internship

They say money can’t buy happiness, but it might buy one Nevada college student success. Jessica Padron started a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com to raise the funds she needs to spend four months working and living in D.C. as an unpaid Capitol Hill intern.


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D.C. Police Investigate 2 Fatal Traffic Accidents

D.C. police are investigating two fatal traffic crashes this week— one northeast Washington, the other near the Washington National Cathedral.


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New School Bus Safety Recommendations Expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year. The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a […]


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D.C. Shuts Down 9 Restaurants Over Sales Taxes

The District of Columbia has shut down nine restaurants because city officials say their owner failed to pay nearly $500,000 in sales taxes.


Hundreds gathered at Malcolm X Park to rally for Trayvon Martin, a day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges, Sunday, July 14. (Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Rallies, Protests in D.C. After Zimmerman Verdict

In the nation’s capital, hundreds of people marched from Malcolm X Park to Howard University on Sunday in protest of the Zimmerman verdict.