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It's Not Just Trash, It's Art: Maryland Park Installation Highlights Pollution Crisis

It's Not Just Trash, It's Art: Maryland Park Installation Highlights Pollution Crisis

Some visitors to Brookside Gardens say the installation is eye-opening. Others say it's an eyesore.

It's Not Just Trash, It's Art: Maryland Park Installation Highlights Pollution Crisis

How Prescribing Healthy Food In Ward 8 Could Help African Americans Curb Chronic Illnesses

The Produce Rx program allows medical professionals to prescribe fresh fruit and vegetables to patients experiencing diet-related chronic illnesses and living in poverty.

How Prescribing Healthy Food In Ward 8 Could Help African Americans Curb Chronic Illnesses

How Takoma Park Became 'The Berkeley Of The East'

How Takoma Park Became 'The Berkeley Of The East'

Exploring the origins of a Washington suburb's hippy-dippy reputation.

Fairfax County Proposes Legal Defense Fund For Immigrants

Fairfax County Proposes Legal Defense Fund For Immigrants

The program will benefit immigrants living in the county including permanent residents, DACA recipients and Temporary Protected Status holders who are facing deportation proceedings.

Residents In Southeast D.C. Look To Expand Food Options With Co-op

"The co-op will be a way for residents to really have a sustainable store in their neighborhood that they can control and doesn't just up and leave."

'Compared To Notre Dame, We're A Baby.' National Cathedral Leadership Sees Lesson In Paris Fire

'Compared To Notre Dame, We're A Baby.' National Cathedral Leadership Sees Lesson In Paris Fire

The National Cathedral is currently updating its fire plan. But "ironically, that's not fully funded," the Director of Preservation and Facilities James Shepherd said.

'Compared To Notre Dame, We're A Baby.' National Cathedral Leadership Sees Lesson In Paris Fire

Despite Housing Crunch, Montgomery County Expected To Freeze New Development

Despite Housing Crunch, Montgomery County Expected To Freeze New Development

To mitigate overcrowding, the county is looking at redistricting schools and putting a pause on housing development.

Despite Housing Crunch, Montgomery County Expected To Freeze New Development

What Does It Mean To Have A Military Base In Your Neighborhood?

Between the hundreds of thousands of military personnel, including contractors and civilian employees, there are a host of benefits for local communities that have bases. But there are also some risks.

'Save Black Women': D.C. Gets To Work Addressing Pregnancy-Related Deaths

'Save Black Women': D.C. Gets To Work Addressing Pregnancy-Related Deaths

African American women in D.C. are dying at disproportionate rates after giving birth, when compared to other women in the District and across the country. The city's committing new resources to figure out why.

'Save Black Women': D.C. Gets To Work Addressing Pregnancy-Related Deaths

Kid-Sized 'Traffic Parks' Are D.C.'s New Playgrounds With A Purpose

"It is the city in miniature," says Ellen Drogin Rodgers, a George Mason University professor who helped coordinate the project. Preschoolers learn traffic safety basics. In second grade, DCPS teach students how to ride bikes on the traffic garden.

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