The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture is at once triumphant and crushing.
A CityLab analysis finds that some charter schools disproportionately suspend and expel students, especially in black neighborhoods.
This proposed monument would have rising seas slowly drown D.C.’s famous cherry trees.
A walk with Robert Williams, who sells the Street Sense paper made by and for the homeless in Washington, D.C.
Over the next decade, the city’s demographics will change dramatically, and housing policy will largely determine who gets to stay.
Tired of steep electricity bills, one couple stopped power to their home in Washington, D.C., and made a drastic change.
As Washington, D.C., fills up with a new professional class that’s affluent and mostly white, historically African-American congregations are struggling to stay relevant.
Even in a city with some of the best health-insurance coverage rates and a glut of medical facilities, residents just a few miles apart are projected to have vastly different lifespans.
Washington, D.C., has embarked on an aggressive clean-energy plan, but a big challenge will be making sure it doesn't worsen existing inequalities.
In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, it’s nearly impossible for a poor child to find something to read in the summer.
In four states and the District of Columbia, the contributory negligence standard bars most injured bikers from compensation.
Across the U.S., groups are working to fend off invasive species by helping local ones take root.
The West has broiled with incredible heat, while the East Coast looks forward to more snow.
The city has added “1 million cubic meters of pavement, buildings, and the like every year for nearly three decades,” researchers say.
An urban-forestry nonprofit has mapped the city’s gorgeous, but not-so-touristy, flowering trees.
A pilot collaboration between the D.C. Metro and Peapod places pickup “pods” in three stations.
In the suburbs of Washington, D.C., one school system has opened small campuses especially for recent immigrants.
A friendly PSA from the District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation.