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New Faces, New Residents, New Neighbors In Anacostia

Jeff Herrell is a white man living in one of the most heavily African-American parts of the District. Kojo and "Anacostia Unmapped" contributor John Johnson talk to Herrell about his experiences living and working east of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.

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The Struggle To Eat Out East Of The Anacostia

For decades, Anacostia has struggled to attract and retain eateries that weren't carry-out or fast food chains. But innovative restaurateurs are slowly changing the food scene east of the Anacostia River. We explore the changes.

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D.C. Police To Search National Arboretum For Relisha Rudd

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced on Wednesday morning that police will search the National Arboretum for Relisha Rudd, who disappeared from the D.C. General homeless shelter two years ago when she was 8.
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On Closing D.C. General Homeless Shelter, A Tug Of War Over Terms And Timelines

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to replace the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General with 7 smaller, neighborhood-based shelters faces criticism over costs and locations.

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D.C. Starts Mosquito Trapping Early, Tests For More Viruses, Including Zika

Officials announced they are starting mosquito trapping this week, two months earlier than in previous years, and they'll continue through the first frost in the fall.

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Documenting Change East of the Anacostia River In D.C.

Do conversations about D.C. neighborhoods East of the Anacostia River square with the reality of what actually takes place there?

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With Studio Space Scarce In D.C., Fillmore School Building To Offer Reprieve

With D.C. real estate as expensive as ever, a chronic problem for artists in recent years has been finding adequate studio space. One nonprofit is making it their mission to support local artists by offering prime space — for free.

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In Rethinking RFK Stadium Site, Some Say One Thing Is Missing: Housing

A 65,000-seat stadium? Check. An urban beach? Check. But how about housing? There's none envisioned for the 190-acre RFK stadium site, and for some D.C. residents, that's a problem.
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Public Vote On $15 Minimum Wage Moves Forward After D.C. Judge Reverses Course

A D.C. judge ruled on Monday that the question of whether the city should raise its minimum wage to $15 can be put to voters in November. But now proponents have to collect close to 25,000 signatures from voters to get the measure on the November ballot.
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D.C. Has A New Tool In The Fight To Fill Potholes: Tablets

Filling potholes isn't much of a science, but the District is now using technology — tablet computers, to be specific — to improve its performance during its annual pothole-filling campaign.

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