They wanted to be close to the Dunn Loring Metro Station so they could commute on the Orange Line and their kids could walk to a nearby elementary school. The expansion of I-66 could upend that lifestyle.
Black immigration to the U.S. has long been dominated by people from places like Jamaica and Haiti, but that trend is changing, and the D.C. area is at the forefront of the new patterns, researchers say.
Virginia is going to study plans to keep future tolls on I-66 under state control, and state officials say doing so could produce hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for additional road and transit projects.
The Service Employees International Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, Mid-Atlantic Laborers, the Korean American Service and Educational Consortium Fund are some of the groups that are endorsing five candidates across Virginia and deploying an army of volunteers to knock on doors.
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