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Maryland Officials Battling Over Land Control And Development

State and local officials in Maryland are battling over a plan to slow the rate of land development.

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Fairfax Tax Exemptions Questioned

In Virginia, officials in Fairfax County have launched an investigation to find out why some properties in Mount Vernon are not assessed property taxes. The effort stems from an expansion of Mount Vernon Inova Hospital.

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Residents In D.C. Apartment Complex Say Security Gate Threatens Their Lives

Some residents of an apartment complex in southeast D.C. say a security fence meant to protect them is instead putting their lives at risk.

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At Impasse On Waterfront Plan, Alexandria Hires $25,000 Facilitator

In Virginia, city leaders in Alexandria have hired a facilitator to help craft a plan for three sites slated for redevelopment. The move comes after months of disagreement.

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D.C. Looks More Affordable In Light Of Commuting Costs

Despite higher housing costs, it may be actually be cheaper to live in the District and other urban centers, according to a D.C. government report released Aug. 3.

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Former Slave Pen Becomes Home For Seniors

Low-income seniors now have a new place to live in Alexandria: an affordable housing complex opened by a historically African-American church and located on a block that was once a slave pen.

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Walter Reed Closure May Be Felt Most Along Georgia Ave.

After more than a century of providing medical care to wounded warriors, Walter Reed Army Medical Center is ending its mission. The change leaves some of its longtime neighbors wondering what's next.

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Mayor Gray Still Seeking Welfare Reform In D.C.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray continues to press for welfare reform in the District after reducing benefits for long-term recipients earlier this year.

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Va.'s Emergency Loan Program Deadline Is July 22

Homeowners in Virginia who have fallen behind on their mortgages have a few days left to apply for a HUD sponsored emergency program that gives interest-free, forgivable loans to unemployed and underemployed residents.

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