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Commercial Property Tax Hike Rejected By Alexandria City Council

In Virginia, members of the Alexandria City Council have rejected a proposal that would have singled out commercial properties for a higher tax rate to help pay for transportation projects. Instead, council members decided to raise taxes on everybody.

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For Flooded Businesses, Reopening Seems Far Away

Three days after the Potomac flooded the Washington Harbour complex, the company that manages the property says they're working around the clock to reinstate full operations. But restaurant and shop owners say they are no closer to knowing when they'll be back in business or why the flood gates that could have prevented the flooding were not in place.

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Fire Spokesman: Georgetown Flooding 'Could Have Been Prevented' By Floodwall

Authorities in D.C. say a coastal flood warning remains in effect along the Potomac River. That includes Washington Harbor in Georgetown, the scene of flooding Monday. Many are questioning why floodwalls, which are supposed to protect property there, were not in place.

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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.

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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.

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New Center To Combat Foreclosures, Improve Financial Literacy

Much of the Washington region wasn't hit as hard by the nation's foreclosure crisis as many other areas, but Prince George's County, Md., was and it's predominantly African-American.

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Washington Kastles To Get A New Home

The Washington Kastles are building a new stadium along the waterfront in Southwest D.C. They'll compete there this summer.

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Real Estate Experts Advise Homeowners In Wake Of Scam

Experts in Loudoun County, Va., say there are some obvious red flags to watch for when trying to buy a home.

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