D.C. aims to make housing down payments more affordable for lower-income families

Aug 24, 2022
The city is doubling the amount of low-interest loans that first-time homeowners can qualify for in its Home Purchase Assistance Program, but analysts say that only addresses part of the problem.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced this week that first-time homebuyers could qualify for as much as $202,000 in assistance in the form of low-interest loans.
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Congress returns to funding, Build Back Better attempt

Jan 31, 2022
Talk of a Supreme Court nomination is on everyone's lips these days, but Congress has an economic laundry list to address.
With Congress back in session, Democrats will want another try at passing at least portions of the Build Back Better agenda.
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So what exactly is in the infrastructure bill?

Nov 8, 2021
And how exactly does it address the biggest challenges facing this economy?
President Joe Biden speaks Saturday, after the House passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill. It invests in climate-friendly transportation and addresses equity for marginalized communities, among other issues.
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Will the Bureau of Land Management's new headquarters stay in the West?

Jul 12, 2021
The Trump administration moved the agency's headquarters to Colorado from Washington, D.C. in a controversial move that's still questioned.
The Bureau of Land Management is renting out space in this building near the airport in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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Security concerns take toll on pandemic-ravaged Washington businesses

Jan 14, 2021
Instead of an inauguration boost, businesses in and around the nation's capital plan to curtail hours or even close.
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How the Capitol insurrection affects those who live and work in Washington

Wednesday's violence caused chaos for our democracy, but also for people living, working and running businesses.
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington.
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Meet Gaile, 70, convenience store cashier

Feb 18, 2020
Gaile is part of the sales industry and works part time. She's part of the largest growing segment of workers — those over 55.
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When teachers can't afford to live where they work

Feb 14, 2020
A startup partners with school districts to help educators buy homes.
Claire Battle, 33, relaxes at home with her son Leo, 3, after a long commute from her teaching job.
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Landing a home on a teacher's salary

Feb 12, 2020
In exchange for a big cut, a startup is helping educators to buy houses in expensive cities.
Buying a house in the Bay Area of California has become out of reach for a lot of families.
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President Trump’s July 4 events in Washington, D.C. come at a cost

Jul 4, 2019
Tanks, flyovers and extra policing all add to the tab for a military-themed “Salute to America."
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle arrives as preparations are made for the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, July 3, 2019, which will feature flyovers by the Blue Angels, an airplane used as Air Force One, as well as military demonstrations and a speech by Trump.
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