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Anacostia Unmapped: Go See Miss Teresa Howe-Jones

In most D.C. neighborhoods, there’s a person you have to go see to get anything done. In Anacostia that person is 83-year-old Teresa Howe-Jones. She has a 2,000-person phone list, and she knows how to use it.

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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

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How Much Parking Does Our Region Need?

In a region that relies heavily on public transportation, developers and regulators have the difficult task of monitoring parking demand.

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Bowser Unveils More Details About Shelter Plan, But Critics Say Questions Remain

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has released additional details about her plan to replace the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General with seven smaller, neighborhood-based shelters — but some of the plan's fiercest critics still say that many questions remain unanswered.

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Anacostia Unmapped: At Barry Farm, Deep Roots And New Promises

Barry Farm, a large public housing project in Southeast D.C., is slated for demolition. The government has promised that residents can return after new, modern residences are built. But many are skeptical. In this installment of Anacostia Unmapped, housing organizer Schyla Pondexter-Moore talks to one of them.

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Controversy Roils D.C. Mayor's Homeless Shelter Plan

Questions over high price tags, an opaque selection process, and the potential beneficiaries from city leases plague Mayor Bowser's homeless shelter proposal.

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Debate Over U.S. Re-engagement With Cuba As President Obama Makes A Historic Visit

President Obama travels to Cuba -- the first visit by a U.S. president in almost ninety years. Debate over what re-engaging with the Castro regime and Cuban society could mean for commerce, human rights and politics.

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Gun Store Rattles Arlington's Lyon Park Neighborhood

A new business is causing some heartburn in a revitalized Arlington neighborhood: NOVA Armory, a gun store that's scheduled to open next weekend.

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Jane Bryant Quinn: "How To Make Your Money Last"

A longtime personal finance commentator explains how to stretch your retirement savings including advice on sound investment strategies when interest rates are low and how to put together a budget that matches spending to future income estimates.

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Homeless Shelters in Every Ward - A Community Responds

Kojo finds out how communities across the city are responding to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to place small, transitional homeless shelters in the District's eight wards.

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