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Shortfall: What A Roof Says About The State Of D.C.'s Public Housing

The D.C. Housing Authority says it's facing a $1.3 billion shortfall in federal funding it needs to maintain thousands of units of public housing in the nation's capital.

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The First Amendment Meets Trump's New D.C. Hotel

When Trump's hotel opens on Pennsylvania Avenue, will you be able to protest it?

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Anacostia Unmapped: Love For A Landmark

Anacostia residents know the power and fame associated with the home of Frederick Douglass. A few even remember the period between the famous abolitionist's death and the property's designation as a national historic site — the years when the community, including a Cub Scout troop, took care of things.

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Exploring A Gondola Between Georgetown And Rosslyn

Kojo explores an unconventional transit solution for our region: an aerial gondola that would connect the Rosslyn metro to the heart of Georgetown.

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Historic Ellicott City Faces Long Recovery After Flood Tears Through Main Street

Rebuilding homes, businesses and infrastructure along the picturesque Main Street of the Maryland town could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said.

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Anacostia Unmapped: Does Art Have A Color?

Spend time in Anacostia, and the G-word often comes up: gentrification. It's the "most loaded word in the English language," says Anacostia Playhouse founder Adele Robey, who sometimes finds herself as the "resident white woman" in community conversations about arts and development.

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Can Domestic Violence Shelters Afford D.C. Rent?

High housing costs make it difficult for local shelters to provide housing for domestic violence victims.

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How Changing Rent Subsidies Could Impact D.C.

Kojo explores how a recalculation of federal rent subsidies could impact neighborhoods and the upward mobility of poor families in our region.

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Newly Approved Pedestrian Bridge Would Simplify Access To Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center has been called a “marble island” because of its isolation from downtown D.C., but a planned pedestrian bridge aims to make the arts venue more accessible to foot traffic.
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Anacostia Residents Fed Up With Negligent Property-Owner: The D.C. Government

In D.C., property owners who allow homes to be vacant or blighted can be punished. But what if those vacant homes are actually owned by the D.C. government? That's the case in Anacostia's historic district.

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