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In Dwindling Chinatown, Families Fight Developer Over Fate Of Building

For the residents fighting to stay in their subsidized building in the heart of D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood, it’s not just the District’s dwindling stock of affordable housing that’s at stake — but the future of the city’s Chinese-American population.
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After A Stunning Alexandria Primary, What's Next For The Waterfront?

Is there still room for compromise on plans that would tear down old warehouses and redevelop those properties? The path forward will become clearer after November's election.

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Scientology-Related Drug Center Blocked By Frederick County Council

The Trout Run resort will not become a Narconon facility. The lone dissenter on the council said the involvement of Scientology "clouded" his colleagues' judgment on the matter.

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Buying The Farm In Arlington: County Leaders To Sell Historic Reevesland

Leaders in Arlington County are taking action to sell a historic property — a move that has neighbors in the Bluemont neighborhood up in arms.
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Prince George's County Turns To Property Tax Hike To Pump Up Flagging Schools

A property tax hike of 15 cents on every $100 of assessed value is on the table for the Prince George's County Council — an increase the county executive says is necessary to boost schools.

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D.C. Legislators Add Money For Illegal-Construction Inspectors

In the wake of a WAMU report on house-flipping, three D.C. legislators have set aside money for the city to hire two new illegal-construction inspectors.
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The Georgelas Family: Three Generations Of Building Fairfax County

John Georgelas built his first home in 1963 from a kit ordered through a catalog. More than 50 years later, his family is playing a major role in the redevelopment  of Tyson's Corner.

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Fairfax County's Economy, Long Driven By Uncle Sam, Seeks A New Engine

The county is chock full of empty office space, due to a reduction in spending by the federal government, leaving local officials seeking ways to make up the difference.

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D.C. Files Suit Against Virginia Couple Over Shoddy House Renovations

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says a Virginia couple broke D.C. laws in renovating and selling over a dozen homes without proper permits or inspections.

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'Flipped Off': How D.C. Homebuyers Get Scammed By Developers Who Cut Corners

D.C.'s hot real estate market has plenty of winners — and losers. Including people who purchase shoddily renovated homes.

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