DC's new paid family leave is one of the most generous in the nation. But economist Harry Holzer worries the policy could have unintended consequences and hurt the women it's trying to help.
By Paul Solman
By PBS NewsHour
The District of Columbia's new family policy will be a boon for not only workers, but for business and the District as a whole, says economist Heather Boushey.
By Paul Solman
If you live in the Washington, D.C. area and are looking for ways to help as the snow falls, you have plenty of options.
By Dominique Bonessi
By Ben Nuckols, Associated Press
Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and…
This week, the District of Columbia became the latest jurisdiction to decriminalize possession of marijuana. It’s part of a growing national trend that may signal a changing attitude across the nation about the issue. Hari Sreenivasan discusses this shift with…
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There is a historically tense relationship between the government and the DC's residents.
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
In the first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting.
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