Authorities found no evidence of a shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard on Thursday. Someone had reported shots fired in the same building as a shooting rampage in 2013.
Street Sense, a Washington, D.C., media nonprofit that publishes a newspaper written and sold by the homeless, has branched out to filmmaking. The Street Sense Filmmaker Co-op gives its members the tools to craft their stories, while equipping them with…
By Eric Krupke
It’s hard to say how many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth are homeless in the U.S. A townhouse in Washington, D.C., decorated with rainbow pinwheels and inspirational messages, is one place where the teens can go to stay…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls.
By PBS NewsHour
The District of Columbia joined Colorado, Alaska and Washington state in legalizing recreational use and possession of marijuana. Federal law still outlaws the drug, however, putting the nation’s capital at the high-profile crossroads of both state and federal laws. Gwen…
By Colleen Shalby
Nearly 300 volunteers have until 2 a.m. to find and survey every homeless person they can find on the streets of Washington, D.C. It’s part of Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual point-in-time count of the homeless.
Public Libraries have become more than just a makeshift day shelter for the homeless, they are actively reaching out to them to provide services. Here are seven examples of what libraries across the nation are doing to serve the homeless.
By PBS NewsHour
Homicide Watch, an online database that records and tracks homicide cases, was created to document under-reported crimes in Washington, D.C. The site has been praised by law enforcement and the families of victims, but is shutting down in that city.
By Margaret Myers
It’s holiday season in D.C. And you can’t swing a dead appropriations bill in this town without hitting an amateur pundit with an open bar tab and an opinion. So with only a few days until Christmas, NewsHour's "Politics on…
By Corinne Segal
Thousands marched in New York City and Washington, D.C. on Saturday in two of the largest protests this year against fatal shootings by police.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.