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Returning to in-person instruction after more than a year away from the classroom, Ms. Sharp's eighth grade orchestra students are finding their rhythm. dcist.com/story/21/10/13/eli…
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The American chestnut was wiped out 100 years ago. Could it make a comeback? dcist.com/story/21/10/15/ame…
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D.C.'s 911 system struggles to pinpoint exactly where emergencies are happening, a new audit finds. But problems at the agency are fixable, it says, and reforms are already underway. dcist.com/story/21/10/19/dc-…
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Metro service disruptions are set to continue this week, with headways between trains up to 40 minutes. dcist.com/story/21/10/19/met…
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A U.S. Capitol Police Officer was arrested and charged last week with two counts of obstruction of justice for allegedly directing a Jan. 6 insurrectionist to remove posts from social media that showed the individual storming the U.S. Capitol. dcist.com/story/21/10/15/mic…
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The escape of three zebras from a Md. farm has captivated the region, but the person at the center of it all — exotic animal breeder Jerry Holly — is an enigma. My latest is a deep dive into his business, which has dozens of animal welfare violations: dcist.com/story/21/10/19/zeb…
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Senate Democrats removed a spending bill provision that blocked D.C. from legalizing marijuana sales. The move lifts a notable roadblock to the city’s plans to legalize and license dispensaries to sell the drug for recreational use. dcist.com/story/21/10/19/sen…
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D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee identified the victim of yesterday's police shooting during a domestic violence call as 30-year-old Deandre Johnson. dcist.com/story/21/10/18/per…
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THREAD: The escape of three zebras from a Maryland farm in August has captivated the D.C. region. But behind the escape is an exotic animal breeding business with dozens of animal welfare violations. dcist.com/story/21/10/19/zeb…
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The zebras escaped from the Upper Marlboro farm of Jerry Holly, who's been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for more than 100 violations of the Animal Welfare Act. And documents show an exotic animal breeding business in two states that spans far beyond zebras.
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Documents show violations dating back to 2002, including animals with open wounds and unclean housing and water. There were also issues with fencing and recordkeeping in Upper Marlboro, where Holly reportedly had 39 zebras (including the three escapees). dcist.com/story/21/10/19/zeb…
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.@DCPoliceDept will provide an update at 4 p.m. on yesterday's police shooting in Southeast that left one person dead. The only details provided by police so far is that the shooting happened when officers served a temporary protection order: dcist.com/story/21/10/18/per…
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D.C.’s emergency call system struggles to pinpoint a 911 caller’s exact location, a new audit says, and falls short of national standards for dispatching services in a timely manner. dcist.com/story/21/10/19/dc-…
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Next year is an important one for D.C. voters. Here’s your guide to the people running for office in the city (so far) dcist.com/story/21/10/19/dci…
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Montgomery County is holding a public hearing this afternoon on a bill that would require county employees to either get vaccinated against COVID or apply for a medical exemption to avoid the risk of losing their jobs. dcist.com/story/21/10/19/mon…
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Senate Democrats have removed a spending bill provision that blocked D.C. from legalizing marijuana sales. dcist.com/story/21/10/19/sen…
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Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is rewriting headlines, literally. Plus, Montgomery County to consider employee vaccine mandate today, Wegmans is coming to D.C. in 2022, and more news. dcist.com/story/21/10/19/dc-…
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Chestnuts used to be a staple part of the American diet. Could they be again? dcist.com/story/21/10/15/che…
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