Patrick Madden

WAMU reporter

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Unlikely Advocates Push To Give 16-Year-Olds A Vote — And A Voice

Monday, January 18, 2016

Washington, D.C., residents pushing to enfranchise teens think their opinions matter and the move would boost voter participation. But some worry 16-year-olds aren't ready to cast ballots.


D.C. PAC Shutters, Highlighting Fine Ethical Line For Groups Across The Country

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A group in Washington, D.C., collected money from government contractors to elect allies of the city's mayor, fueling fears of a pay-to-play culture.


Campaign Urges Black Men To Focus More On Their Children's Education

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The group called Million Father March is trying to get African-American fathers more engaged in their children's education. That includes urging them to walk their kids to school.


A Plan To Boost Police Presence Causes Friction In The Nation's Capital

Friday, August 28, 2015

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser devised a plan to combat the city's spiking crime rate. Her idea to put more officers on the street sparked anger from the group Black Lives Matter.


Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.

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Dogged By Scandal, DC Incumbent Goes Down In Primary

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The incumbent mayor of the nation's capital will not be re-elected. A federal investigation into Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign, along with allegations lodged just weeks before the elec...


Washington Landmarks Get Unwelcome Paint Job

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Green paint has been showing up on historic landmarks in Washington, D.C. Now, a woman has been charged with defacing property after the Washington National Cathedral was splattered.


Wal-Mart Fumes Over D.C. Council Wage Vote

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Over the strong objections of Wal-Mart, the City Council in Washington D.C. has approved a bill that would require some large retailers to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour. The...


Will D.C.'s Streetcar Open Before 2014? There's a "65/35" Chance

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


D.C. officials say they're hopeful the city's new streetcar system will be up and running by the end of the year.

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Takeouts: Misery Index, Jobs Benefits, Gay Marriage in DC

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Business Takeout:  Some financial analysts over at Moody's are suggesting that it's time for a new misery index.  New York Times finance reporter Louise Story drops by the show to e...

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