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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 00:00

John Oliver: Give Washington D.C. Statehood

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver asked why Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, lacks many of the basic freedoms afforded to the rest of the Land of the Free.

Published in Statehood for DC

Affordable housing has been tougher and tougher to come by in D.C. in recent years, and city officials have been taking steps to preserve and create new housing options for low-income residents. But even as those efforts are taking place, many housing advocates admit that they may be coming too late.

Published in End Homelessness Now

For almost a decade now, Charles Gladden has been working from the same building where most of influential people of the country also serve from.

Gladden, 63, works as a janitor at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, where senators and lobbyists also do their daily share of work, taking important decisions and whose voice are always heard by people of America. But the 8 years that Gladden has worked there, his voice has gone unheard, until now.

Published in End Homelessness Now
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

D.C. pot fight puts GOP in an awkward spot

The House Republican who could end up undoing a District of Columbia voter referendum to legalize marijuana has a blunt message for residents of the capital city: If you don’t like it, move out.