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This week on Washington City Podcast, we look at a slew of bills the Council considered during a mammoth legislative day. The Council got into, among other things, Metro fare evasion, the statute of limitations for prosecuting sexual abuse, who gets to vote, and hedgehog ownership. Host Will Warren catches you up on all that before Food Editor Laura Hayes joins him to discuss her cover story on mental health in D.C.’s restaurant industry.

Later in the episode, Sports Editor Kelyn Soong interviews Neal Henderson. Henderson is the founder of the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club and was a finalist for the NHL’s prestigious community award this year. The pair talked about his life as a hockey coach and fan as a part of our annual People Issue.

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Stories in this episode:

Jump the Metro Gate and You Might As Well Be Taking $2 Out of Councilmember Jack Evans’ Wallet

Actually, Looks Like the D.C. Council May Not Give 16-Year-Olds the Right to Vote

D.C. Council Pushes Forward Bill to End Statute of Limitations for Prosecuting Sexual Abuse

D.C. Council Passes Controversial Home-Sharing Regulations

Sonic Had His Day at the Dais: D.C. Council Moves Toward Legalizing Pet Hedgehogs

Workers Staffing D.C.’s Restaurant Boom Seek Ways To Care For Their Mental Health

The People Issue 2018

Music for this episode was by Lee Rosevere and Jahzzar, used under the Creative Commons license.