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A Case for Homeless Shelter Networks as Basic Infrastructure

D.C.’s promising new plan would equitably distribute such facilities across the city and serve more residents.

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

The Triumphant Return of the Chinatown Bus

Two years after a federal safety crackdown, the intercity option is carrying more passengers than ever.

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Mapping Snow Plow Activity in Washington, D.C.

Winter Storm Jonas has come and gone. Has your street recovered?

NASA

A NASA Supercomputer Has Simulated the Blizzard's Next Movements

An incredible data-crunching system predicts the storm’s future in incredible detail.

NWS

A Quick Guide to the U.S. East Coast Blizzard's Snow Accumulations

Forecasters say to expect up to 2 feet in places, especially around Washington, D.C.

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You Can't Achieve Vision Zero If Pedestrians Don't Come First

A friendly reminder to Washington, D.C.

I/O Spaces

A U.S. Co-Working Space Aimed at the African Diaspora

Why I/O Spaces in Silver Spring, Maryland, decided to focus on professionals from the region’s large African population.

AP Photo/Molly Riley

What Do Drivers Really Think About Cyclists?

Not much, according to a new survey.

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Chicago Is Predicting Food Safety Violations. Why Aren't Other Cities?

A case study in applying data-based civic solutions to other places.

AP Photo/David Goldman

A User's Guide to Amtrak's New Rewards System

America’s passenger train switches to a fare-based redemption program in 2016.

Mapping Student Debt

Where Do Americans Have the Most Student Debt?

A new map tracks the growing crisis down to a zip code.

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Why Most Northeast U.S. Intercity Travelers Still Drive

The price is just too right.

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Why Your Grandma Loves Pickleball

The fast-growing sport is a hybrid of tennis, ping pong, and badminton—and seniors are crazy for it.

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Opposing a Bike Lane on the Grounds of 'Religious Freedom'

What the United House of Prayer in Washington, D.C., really means is “free parking.”

NASA

Tonight's NASA Rocket Launch Will Create a Psychedelic Cloud

The spectacle may be visible as far north as Long Island and south as North Carolina.

NOAA

Whatever Hurricane Joaquin's Track, We're Still Getting Flooded

No matter which path the hurricane ends up taking, the Mid-Atlantic is in for an absolute rain bomb.

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

What you need to know in case Hurricane Joaquin makes landfall.

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Why Popemageddon Traffic Jams Didn't Happen (But Still Could)

As L.A.’s Carmageddon proved a few years ago, congestion alerts can be extremely effective—until they wear off.