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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.
Melissa Lyttle

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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Departing members of Congress lobby for new jobs

Dec 12, 2018
An exodus of lawmakers means tough competition for lobbying jobs.
K Street is ground zero for the influence-peddling business in Washington, D.C.
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Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

Nov 13, 2018
The decision ends intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs.
A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. On Oct. 2, 2018, Amazon announced U.S. workers would receive  a minimum of $15 per hour.
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March against gun violence gains philanthropic help

Mar 23, 2018
Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C., in support of stricter gun control laws. Survivors of last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, helped organize the March for Our Lives … and they’ve raised a lot of money to make it happen. How much do events like this cost, and […]

City workers in D.C. have two months to complete sexual harassment training

Dec 20, 2017
As prominent men across media, entertainment and politics face a flood sexual harassment allegations, Washington, D.C., is committing to addressing the problem. No, not Congress, but the District of Columbia. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an order mandating that all 30,000 city employees complete sexual harassment training by February. Click the audio player above to […]

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