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Metro's general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, listens to a question during a news conference to announce that the DC Metrorail service will be shut down for a full day at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority headquarters, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Derailment after Metro 'Safe Track' work alarms riders

Commuters on the Silver and Orange lines said Monday that their confidence has been shaken in Metro safety following a train derailment, but added that they will continue to ride the rail for want of better options. Published August 1, 2016

Children form a drum circle to learn African drumming, music and dance from teaching artists Sylvia Soumah and Abdou Muhammad for Inner City-Inner Child, an arts outreach program. (Aubri Juhasz/The Washington Times)

Teaching artists embrace alternative styles to reach different children

Sylvia Soumah is a teaching artist for Inner City-Inner Child (ICIC), an arts outreach program that works with preschools in low-income areas of the District. Since she began working with the program 20 years ago, her goals have been simple: Inspire children to learn, while keeping their minds open to diversity. Published July 28, 2016

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said Red Line repairs are slated for the month of August and riders should expect lengthy delays. (Associated Press)

Red Line repairs in August to cause major delays

If you ride the Red Line, don't head to work, head to the beach, Metro officials are saying as they encourage Maryland commuters to stay off the busiest subway line for much of the month of August while tracks are repaired. Published July 27, 2016

"The plan will affect every single commuter. Even repairs outside of the District will affect us," D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday at a press event at the Eastern Market Metro station, which will be affected by the second phase of the transit agency's "SafeTrack" plan. "We believe Washington, D.C., will be affected by all 15 surges." (Associated Press)

Nationals fans avoiding games over SafeTrack

Washington Nationals fans are saying railway repairs are making it difficult for the subway to take them out to the ballgame, but Metro and ballpark officials say there has been no noticeable drop in attendance. Published July 19, 2016

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Group tackling female opioid issue

A new all-female nonprofit task force plans to tackle the growing problem of opioid addiction in women, saying that about 7,000 women each year die due to the stigma associated with addiction. Published June 23, 2016

Millennials are breaking tradition by purchasing fewer homes. (Associated Press)

Home ownership on decade decline

The number of families looking to buy a home is likely to increase in the next 10 years, but financial restraints may keep them in the rental market, according to a new report by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. Published June 22, 2016

Metro has shut down parts of the Orange, Silver and Blue subway lines and has deployed congested shuttle buses to ferry commuters between inoperable stations. (Aubri Juhasz/The Washington Times)

Metro riders feel pain of second repair phase

This time, Metro riders are upset. With the second phase of its yearlong repair operation underway, Metro has shut down parts of the Orange, Silver and Blue lines, reduced and delayed train service, and deployed congested shuttle buses to ferry commuters between inoperable stations. And subway riders are feeling the pain. Published June 21, 2016

Pop-up work space provides an alternative to cubicles

Amid the ongoing construction and redevelopment in downtown Silver Spring, a "curious," colorful new structure caught the eye of longtime resident Steve Coffey earlier this month. Published June 19, 2016

Metro's general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, listens to a question during a news conference to announce that the D.C. Metrorail service will be shut down for a full day at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority headquarters, in this Tuesday, March 15, 2016, file photo in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Metro gets counsel from other mass transit systems

Washington-area government and business leaders met Monday with transit officials from across North America to discuss the challenges and approaches to repairing Metrorail's facilities and reputation. Published June 13, 2016

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, participate in a news conference in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015, to discuss the investigation into the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Lanier said investigators believe a suspect in the slayings is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) **FILE**

D.C. officials seek training, hiring changes for special police

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday new plans to toughen hiring standards and training for the more than 17,000 private special police and security officers in the District, following the deaths of two men in altercations with security guards last year. Published June 9, 2016