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The derailment of a CSX train caused a sodium hydroxide leak and shutdown the Rhode Island Avenue area near the tracks Sunday.

The derailment of a CSX train caused a sodium hydroxide leak and shutdown the Rhode Island Avenue area near the tracks Sunday.

Thursday, May 05 12:40 p.m. (ET)

CSX Train Derailment Raises Concerns About Chemical Safety

A 16-car derailment in Northeast D.C. reignites a debate over freight routes in well-populated areas.

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A cocktail engineer at Barmini in Washington, D.C.

A cocktail engineer at Barmini in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, May 04 12 p.m. (ET)

Will Raising The Minimum Wage Help Or Hurt Tipped Workers?

In light of two separate proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020 in the District, Kojo explores what the wage increase would mean for tipped workers – particularly those in the restaurant industry.

Tuesday, May 03 12 p.m. (ET)

D.C.’s 17-Year-Old Charitable Trust Bankrupts

The DC Trust has declared bankruptcy, leaving more than 70 groups that relied on its funding with questions about what went wrong and what happens next.

The former WMATA Board of Directors. Top row, left to right: Tony Giancola, Kathy Porter, Malcolm Augustine, Tom Bulger, Christian Dorsey, Michael Goldman, Leif Dormsjo, Tony Costa, Paul Smedberg and Harriet Tregoning. Bottom row, left to right: Corbett Price, Jim Corcoran, Jack Evans, Keturah Harley, Mort Downey and Catherine Hudgins.

The former WMATA Board of Directors. Top row, left to right: Tony Giancola, Kathy Porter, Malcolm Augustine, Tom Bulger, Christian Dorsey, Michael Goldman, Leif Dormsjo, Tony Costa, Paul Smedberg and Harriet Tregoning. Bottom row, left to right: Corbett Price, Jim Corcoran, Jack Evans, Keturah Harley, Mort Downey and Catherine Hudgins.

Monday, May 02 12:40 p.m. (ET)

Shaking Up Metro’s Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx replaced three Metro board members with safety experts, while a Maryland Congressman introduced legislation which would require the next three federally appointed Metro board members have relevant expertise.