Economy

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Alexandria To Consider Waterfront Hotels

City planners in Alexandria, Va., want to overturn a longstanding ban on hotels along the waterfront. But the proposal is facing some serious resistance.

WAMU 88.5

Arlington Schools Help Hungry Students Beyond School Walls

An elementary school in Arlington County, Va., is partnering with a local food bank to help hungry students get the nutrition they need even when they head home for the weekend.

WAMU 88.5

Local Medicaid Money Pulled Early From D.C. Abortion Funding

A group in D.C. that helps women pay for abortion care discovered late Wednesday night that local Medicaid dollars could no longer be applied, effective immediately.

WAMU 88.5

Budget Cuts Coming To Montgomery County Fire Department

The Montgomery County, Md., has held hearings all week on the $300 million that County Executive Isiah Leggett has proposed cutting from the budget, and with about a month to go before the budget must be passed, things are beginning to get testy.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Considers Online Gambling

The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, moving ahead of traditional gaming meccas like New Jersey and Nevada.

WAMU 88.5

Civil Rights Groups: Banks Discriminate Against Pr. George's Residents

Prince George's County, Md., has seen more foreclosures than any other parts of the D.C. region, and some civil rights groups are accusing banks of discriminating against county residents, who are predominately African-American.

WAMU 88.5

Fresh From Jail, Gray Blasts D.C. Riders

Less than 24 hours after his release from a U.S. Capitol Police station, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray continues to fire back at congressional Republicans, Democrats, and the White House over the budget deal that imposes new restrictions on D.C.

WAMU 88.5

Budget Deal Allows D.C. To Offer Internet Gambling

The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling. The city is moving ahead of traditional gaming meccas.

Pages